SA top cop succumbs to COVID-19


LIEUTENANT-General Sindile Mfazi, a deputy national commissioner in the South African Police Service (SAPS), has passed on after he lost a battle with COVID-19.

SA’s national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole paid a tribute to Mfazi, a highly decorated cop with a 39-year career. He said Mfazi was an exemplary leader who was dedicated to the cause of serving and protecting the people of SA.

Sitole said: “”The SAPS has lost one of its reliable, dedicated and greatly respected leaders in the organisation. Lieutenant General Mfazi led by example and served this country with distinction until his death. On behalf of the SAPS family, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.”

During his career, Mfazi served in the SAPS in different capacities.  He served as  Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for corporate services. From 2008 to 2018 he was head of crime intelligence in the Eastern Cape. That year, relocated to the SAPS headquarters in Pretoria after he was promoted to the position of Deputy National Commissioner of Management Advisory Services. In March 2020, was appointed as Deputy National Commissioner of Crime Detection.

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