The Western Cape provincial police commissioner Khombinkosi Jula will leave his post on 1 August and resume his duties in KwaZulu-Natal.
Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz confirmed the news but refused to be drawn to reveal a possible replacement.
“I will raise the matter at the NCOP today. We hope to get an indication from Minister Bheke Cele on Thursday on who the possible replacement will be,” Fritz said.
However, a Cape Argus source Peter Jacobs and Jeremy Veary were the front runners for the position, unless somebody from outside the province was appointed.
On Monday national police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo said that only the minister will make an announcement in this regard.
Khombinkosi Jula has been accused by senior police officers and Solidarity of creating divisions within the police. Anti Gang-Unit chief Andre Lincoln said officers purportedly appointed by Jula to the unit ordered a tracing operation of suspects without his authorisation.