Former police commissioner dies

By Drum Digital
19 March 2015

Former Mpumalanga police commissioner Mhlabunzima Eric Nkabinde has died, the SA Police Service said on Thursday.

"Lt-Gen Nkabinde passed on after a short illness and is expected to be buried this coming weekend," the SAPS said in a statement.

Nkabinde served in the police for over 36 years. He was first appointed as a constable at Merebank Railway Police in 1969.

"He held the accolade of being the first African warrant officer and later the first African lieutenant in the railway police department.

"Nkabinde then continued to rise through the ranks until he was appointed Mpumalanga commissioner in 2000."

He retired in 2005. He is survived by his wife Ruth and 11 children.

-SAPA

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