JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety and Liaison MEC Mxolisi Kaunda on Monday welcomed the appointment of the new provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula.
“The appointment of the new provincial commissioner could not have come at a better time as the department of community safety and liaison had just tabled a budget policy statement which outlines the province’s key priorities in the fight against crime,” said Kaunda.
Jula, who was the Western Cape police commissioner, has more than 35 years of experience in the police service and is expected to resume his duties from August 1, Kaunda's office said.
Kaunda said he was looking forward to working with Jula in defeating the scourge of crime in the province and said Jula's impeccable record and experience at a senior management level in the police would stand him in good stead.
“One of the critical aspects of his job will be to improve community policing which requires close collaboration with community crime fighting structures,” said Kaunda.