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Bernadus Groenewald is new police chief

Nasik Swami
Saturday, May 03, 2014

SOUTH African national Bernadus Groenewald is Fiji's new Commissioner of Police.

The decision to appoint Mr Groenewald was done in line with the 2013 Constitution and in accordance with the appointment process by the Constitutional Offices Commission, an Information Ministry statement said.

Mr Groenewald has served extensively in South Africa's Defence and Security forces.

"He served 42 years in the South African Police Service and retired in 2010 at the rank of Major-General. He was also the commanding officer of the South African police academy," the statement said.

And as a senior police, he was responsible as the head of the security for the 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 welcomed the appointment saying Mr Groenewald brought with him a level of experience and professionalism.

"The Fijian Government is confident that Mr Groenewald's track record will strengthen the work undertaken by the Fiji Police Force."

He begins work on May 14.








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