The affordable education loan option
Johannesburg - Lt-Gen Bethuel Zuma has been appointed Gauteng provincial commissioner, national commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Saturday.
"Lt-Gen Zuma has 20 years experience as a policeman," Phiyega told reporters in Pretoria.
"He worked his ranks up in the police from constable to major general."
He was not related to President Jacob Zuma.
Zuma would replace Lt-Gen Mzwandile Petros, whose last day as provincial commissioner was Saturday.
"I wish to also take this opportunity to thank Lt-Gen Petros for being a loyal servant of the service," Phiyega said.
"He is the epitome of a professional police officer."
She said Petros had agreed to stay with the police for a year.
"We have been engaged in discussions about his future role in the police.
"He indicated his desire to move on and pursue other interests. I have tried hard to ensure that his skills are not lost to the SAPS [SA Police Service]. He has kindly agreed to stay on until the end of this year to focus on a number of special projects," she said.
New provincial commissioners were also appointed for Limpopo and the Free State.
Lt-Gen Sehlahle Fanie Masemola was appointed as the Limpopo commissioner.
Lt-Gen Simon Mpembe, the former Limpopo commissioner, was appointed to the Free State.
Phiyega also announced three new deputy national commissioners.
They were Lt-Gen Kehla John Sithole for policing operation, Lt-Gen Stefanus Johannes Paulus Schutte for resource management, finance administration procurement and technology management, and Lt-Gen Christabel Nobuble Mbekela for corporate service management.
"The changes I have introduced are not about individuals. They are about the interest of the organisation and our country," Phiyega said. - Sapa