20 October 1999 – George Fivaz steps down, Jackie Selebi steps up

On this day in South Africa’s history:
20 October 1999

George Fivaz and Jackie Selebi
On 20 October 1999, it was announced that Jacob Sello Selebi (Jackie) was appointed the new National Commissioner of the South African Police service as from 1 January 2000. He will succeed Commissioner George Fivaz.

Interviewed by Peta Krost a week after the announcement, Fivaz said he was happy to step down.