Mozambique: New Police Commander Appointed

President Filipe Nyusi on 3 March appointed Major-General Julio dos Santos Jane the new General Commander of the Mozambican police force.

He takes over from Jorge Khalau, who was dismissed on the previous day after holding the post since 2008.

Jane is a career officer from the armed forces (FADM), who was trained in the former Soviet Union.

During the war of destabilization he was commander of the Maputo City Garrison, protecting the capital from the apartheid-backed Renamo rebels. He has been credited with successfully preventing Renamo units from infiltrating Maputo.

Although Jane has no prior experience of police matters, he will be working alongside one of the country’s most experienced police officers. Jose Weng San, whom President Nyusi appointed deputy commander last August.

Source All Africa