In a no-holds barred letter, Police Minister Bheki Cele has instructed outgoing national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole to step back from making any major decisions at the police and to reveal all “major” or “high-profile investigations” to his office before his notice ends. This, News24 reports, is likely to include the names of ANC politicians and businesspeople under investigation by the Hawks for their role in state capture. Cele’s critics in the police accuse him of wanting to be the de factopolice commissioner and see his latest salvo as an attempt to gain influence over the office of the national police commissioner before President Cyril Ramaphosa announces Sitole’s successor.