The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the suspension of KZN Police Commissioner, Mmamonnye Ngobeni and calls for her swift removal so that a competent and trustworthy commissioner can be appointed without delay.
“For the past two years we have been questioning the competence and integrity of Commissioner Ngobeni but our concerns fell on the deaf ears of the now suspended National Police Commissioner and the MEC for Community Safety & Liaison, Willis Mchunu in KZN. We could see that she was not fit for the job and that the morale of the police in our province was at an all-time low. When her contract had expired in October 2015 and she was still in office, we questioned Premier Senzo Mchunu during a sitting of the provincial legislature about her status but he failed to provide an explanation. Soon thereafter her contract was covertly renewed. We do not believe that the Acting National Commissioner has sucked information out of his thumb to now suspend Ngobeni”, said IFP National Chairman and KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety, Hon Blessed Gwala MPL.
“In spite of this suspension we still demand to know on what grounds and with what justification was Ngobeni’s contract renewed when it expired last year. There was a cloud hanging over her head for a long time and we as the IFP have been calling for her to be investigated. Our wisdom was ignored in the past but our calls have now been justified. We hope that a suitable person will now be appointed to lead the crime fighters in our province. The next person to be appointed must be an experienced and competent police officer and not a cadre deployed to do the work of the ruling party”, concluded Hon Gwala.
Hon Blessed Gwala
IFP National Chairman and Spokesperson on Community Safety in the KZN Legislature
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