The stability at the provincial level of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) is expected to be further tightened following the appointment of the Major Generals who will be responsible for the daily operations in various provinces.
The Eastern Cape province will be headed by Major General Nyameko Nogwanya. Having accumulated 21 years of experience in the Crime operation support and legal department in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, the current provincial head of Legal Services in Mpumalanga will cherish the challenge of serving the people from his province of birth.
Major General Kholekile Galawe, who was the acting head in the Eastern Cape province, has been appointed to head the provincial Hawks in the Northern Cape province. Having accumulated 15 years’ experience in the service, Major General Galawe relieves Major General Liziwe Ntshinga who has been juggling as the acting provincial head of both the Northern Cape Province and Free State Province.
“I believe this appointment will certainly add value in the Province in the fight against crime, especially Organised Crime involving Drugs and Firearms as well as serious corruption, e.g. tender fraud,” said Lieutenant General Binta on Wednesday.
Major General Nogwanya is not new to the SAPS and the crime fighting environment. He joined the SAPS in Mthatha 23 years ago as a Legal Officer.
He previously worked as a Senior Legal Officer in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces as a Colonel, Brigadier and Major General. At the time of his appointment he was a Provincial Head of Legal Services in Mpumalanga at the level of a Major General. He also acted as a Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga for a long time when the former Provincial Commissioner retired.
Major General Nogwanya has vast experience in policing matters particularly in operations and support environment.
Major General Jabulani Zikhali has been appointed to head the KwaZulu-Natal province. Major General Zikhali has 32-year working experience and was the Acting Cluster Commander of the Durban Central before his appointment to head the Hawks in the province.
The Hawks’ Section Head of the Serious Organized Crime Major General Ntombizodwa Mokoena has been elevated to be the Hawks’ head in Mpumalanga. Major General Mokoena has over 28 years’ experience in the service, and with her having headed the national serious organised crime for over five years, criminals are in for a torrid time.
The North West province will have a new Hawks head in Major General Linda Mbana. With three Law degrees behind her back, the current Northern Cape provincial head of Legal Services will rely on her 10 years’ experience in the SAPS’ Legal environment to keep criminals at bay.
Major General Ntshinga she will solely focus on the Free State Province where she has been appointed as the Provincial Head of the Hawks. Major General Ntshinga bring to the table 30 years working experience, having also headed the Organised Crime and Fraud and Corruption units in the Northern Cape.
With Mpumalanga, Free State and North West all headed by women, Limpopo becomes the fourth province to have a woman entrusted with keeping criminals at bay. Major General Thobeka Jozi’s two Law Degrees and 14 years’ experience in the policing environment will come in handy in ridding Limpopo of all serious organised crime, serious corruption and fraud.
KwaZulu-Natal will also have a new Provincial Commander of Organised Crime in Brigadier Bongani Maqhashalala who has been heading the Crime Intelligence in the Eastern Cape. He has 31 years’ experience in the service. Brigadier Mmeli Makinyane, the provincial commander of Commercial Crime in North West has been appointed as the Provincial Commander of the Serious Economic Offences in Pretoria, while the former station commander of Makhado in Limpopo, Brigadier Mushavhaduvha Ramovha has been appointed the Provincial Commander of Anti-Corruption in the Western Cape Province.