Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, has appointed Patrick Setshedi as the Acting Executive Director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
Setshedi will act on the position for the next two months.His appointment came after Victor Ofentse Senna’s acting period ended at the end of February.
“The process to recruit and appoint a new Executive Director led to the request by the Ministry of Police to extend the deadline, and the Portfolio Committee on Police acceded to a two-month extension,” acting spokesperson of the police ministry Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said.
Cele extended his appreciation to Senna for leading the Ipid for the past 12 months, and also wished Setshedi well for the next two months.
“We need to work as a team and continuously ensure that the working environment is conducive towards enabling the Ipid to fulfill its legislative mandate in the best interests of the communities we serve,” Cele said as he presented the acting executive director to the Ipid management team.