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Police chief chosen

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, March 15, 2014

THE government is awaiting word from the person chosen to take over the reigns of the country's police force.

The Prime Minister's permanent secretary, Colonel Pio Tikoduadua, said after the four final candidates for the post were interviewed, the best recommended candidate was chosen.

He said the officer had returned to his home nation to talk with his family.

According to Col. Tikoduadua, the government is waiting for his response and once this is done, an announcement would be made.

Earlier this week, PM Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, during a talkback show on FBC's Radio Fiji One, said in the iTaukei language the new commissioner was South African.

Col. Tikoduadua said they would not disclose the name until all other matters were finalised.

However, all fingers are pointing towards General John George Fivaz, who was South African police chief from 1995 to 2000.

He was appointed by the late South African president Nelson Mandela.

Col. Tikoduadua said the government would make an official announcement later.

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