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Groenewald is new police commissioner

By NASIK SWAMI
Friday, May 02, 2014

Update: 12:03PM SOUTH African national Bernadus Groenewald is Fiji's new Commissioner of Police.

An Information Ministry statement issued today read the decision to appoint Mr Groenewald is line with the 2013 Constitution and in accordance with the appointment process by the Constitutional Offices Commission.

Mr Groenewald has served extensively in South Africas Defence and Security forces.

He served 42 years in the South African Police Service and retired in 2010 at the rank of Major-General.

Mr Groenewald was also the commanding officer of the South African police academy.

And as a senior police officer, he has also been responsible as the head of the security and safety of former presidents of South Africa and has overseen the security detail of various global events, such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama has welcomed his appointment.

He begins work on May 14.








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