Friday, October 28, 2011

Mkhwanazi promoted to lieutenant-general

By Lelethu Mquqo
28 October 2011


President Jacob Zuma has promoted acting National Police Commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi to the rank of lieutenant-general.

This happened two days after the 38-year-old Mkhawanazi was appointed as stand-in for the suspended Bheki Cele.

Cele was suspended on Monday pending an investigation in his involment in the police building lease deals.

Experts say the promotion came after outcry over the fact that about 26 more senior lieutenant-generals, who were overlooked for the acting position, would have had to report to the more junior-ranked Mkhwanazi.

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