Cele appoints new Crime Intelligence boss

Cele appoints new Crime Intelligence boss

Police Minister Bheki Cele has appointed Lieutenant General Anthony Jacobs as the new head of Crime Intelligence.

Police in Cape Town SONA 2017
Photo: Slindelo Masikane

Jacobs replaces Bhoyi Ngcobo, who had been acting in the position since August 2017.

His predecessor, Major General Pat Mokushane, was fired last year after allegations that he was using the unit's funds for his own personal benefit.

National Police Commissioner Kehla Sitole says there are no skeletons in Jacobs’ closet.

“General Jacobs has been screened, and he has also been taken to an evaluation and he is a clean appointee. So it has never been necessary for me to ask anyone to try and withdraw anything against him to try and clean him up.” 

Sitole was questioned about the tensions between Jacobs and other top officials in the Western Cape.

He conceded that there is currently an intervention to deal with leadership challenges between top police officials.

“I am aware of the tensions within the management of the Western Cape SAPS and this is why I have intervened. And this is not the only province in which I have instructed a national intervention."

Other key appointments include:

Head of Detective Services: Lieutenant General Tebello Mosikili.

Head of Security Services Lieutenant General Samson Shitlabane.

Free State Provincial Commissioner: Lieutenant General Moeletsi Sempe.

Cele assured the public that all key appointees have been properly vetted. 

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