Gauteng deputy police commissioner Johannes Pharasi dies

Gauteng deputy police commissioner Johannes Pharasi dies

The South African Police Service has confirmed that Gauteng police deputy commissioner Johannes Pharasi.

Gauteng deputy police commissioner Johannes Pharasi dies

The 59-year-old died on Monday following a short illness.

Provincial police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters describes Pharasi’s death as a major blow to the police force.


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“He served the organisation diligently and with distinction for almost 40 years since 1980 when he joined the South African Police Service as a constable, and moved up the ranks to major-general, a rank he held since April 2010 until his passing.

“General Pharasi departs at a time when his intellect, passion, commitment, professionalism and assertiveness are most needed as security forces strive to maintain a balance between crime prevention and enforcing the Covid-19 disaster management regulations.”

According to Peters, Pharasi was due to hand in his badge in November.

“On behalf of the management of the SAPS in Gauteng, lieutenant-general (Elias) Mawela has extended condolences to Mme Idah Pharasi, his children, the extended family and everyone who worked closely with the late general.”

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