Lieutenant-General Johannes Khomotso Phahlane was appointed as acting national commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) not too long ago .
He took over from Riah Phiyega who was suspended on Wednesday on full pay.
To ensure that he is welcomed and loved by all police officers across the country, the commissioner announced late yesterday that he is giving all of them some time off on the 25th and the 31st of December.
“Police Officers want to party too, I mean we are all humans, So this year, I want all the police officers to enjoy the festive season and be home with their families. They have worked so hard during the year, now it is their time to rest. Report crimes to your Community Policing Forums.”said Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane.
The Lieutenant also stated that the Ministry of health will close down hospitals to allow nurses and doctors to spend time with their families.
A formal announcement is still to be released.
Sick people will have to be taken to traditional healers.
Source:National News Bulletin