Johannesburg - Police Minister Bheki Cele has a few months to inform MPs of his preferred candidate to take over the helm at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).
This after Cele extended the contract of the acting head of Ipid, Victor Senna, until the end of next month.
Senna took over in March following a wrangle between Cele and former Ipid head Robert McBride.
McBride took Cele to court in a bid to remain in the post after the minister refused to extend his contract for another five years.
ANC MPs backed Cele in the dispute.