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National Commissioner of Police tests positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the National Commissioner


PRETORIA - The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole has just learnt that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

General Sitole underwent a test yesterday after coming into contact with a member of the SAPS who tested positive for Covid-19.

General Sitole is not showing any signs or symptoms of the virus at this stage.

In the meantime, Lieutenant General Sindile Mfazi has been appointed to act as the National Commissioner until further notice.

"I have undergone various other tests as well and my doctor is satisfied that it is not necessary for me to be hospitalised, instead he has prescribed certain vitamins and ordered that I immediately self-isolate for at least a period of 10 days", said General Sitole.

General Sitole has, since learning about his Covid-19 status, immediately gone into self-isolation and he is self-medicating.

The member with whom the National Commissioner had come into contact is also in self-isolation and is doing well.


Brigadier Vish Naidoo
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