The police are to introduce lifestyle audits on members as part of sweeping reforms that newly appointed national commissioner Khehla Sitole has promised to introduce. The circumstances around Pat Mokushane’s appointment as acting crime intelligence boss without his having proper clearance were being investigated as part of efforts to beef up the police’s vetting process, which has been mired in controversy. Former acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane vacated the position under a cloud following allegations of an improper relationship with a service provider. Sitole also vowed to dust off Operation Fiela, a controversial exercise during which the Department of Home Affairs, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the military conducted operations in areas predominantly populated by migrants. Sitole made his debut appearance in Parliament before the standing committee on public accounts, whose MPs instructed the SAPS to cancel its contracts with Forensic Data Ana...

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