KwaDukuza man becomes SAPS Major General

2016-09-07 06:00
Major General Keerath Nunkumar. Photo: supplied

Major General Keerath Nunkumar. Photo: supplied

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KWADUKUZA resident and well known policeman Keerath Nunkumar is lifting his community to great heights after he was promoted to the rank of Major General.
Ethekwini Inner South cluster celebrated the new appointment of their cluster commander Nunkumar, who was promoted to Major General on Thursday, 1 September.

Nunkumar spent 32 years in the South African Police Service (SAPS) and welcomed his promotion to Major General after serving the communities of Durban, Pinetown and Chatsworth for 17 years as a Brigadier.

Speaking to the Weekly, Nunkumar said he was proud of his achievements thus far and he is happy to bring honour to the small town.

He added that he is grateful for the love and support of his family and friends and to the SAPS for recognising what he brings to the table in terms of policing.

Nunkumar was born and raised in the small rural community of Nonoti.
After matriculating in 1981 from Stanger High School, he began his career in teaching, only to realise his true calling and passion lay in the South African Police Service.
He pursued his career as a constable in the SAPS in 1984, and he climbed the ladder by being promoted every two years.
He was promoted to Sergeant in 1986, then in 1988 he was promoted to Warrant Officer, in 1990 he became a Lieutenant, in 1992 he was promoted to Captain, in 1994 he became a Major – where he was stationed at KwaDukuza SAPS - and in 1996 he was promoted to Colonel where Nunkumar held a position of deputy station commander in Phoenix.

In 2000, Nunkumar was promoted to Brigadier and held a management position as the station commander of Pinetown SAPS. He spent four years in Pinetown before venturing into the post of assistant to the area commissioner in 2004 where he dedicated three years of his policing career.
His latest chapter began in 2008, where Nunkumar was placed in Chatsworth as the cluster commander, heading seven stations - Chatsworth, Bellair, Bayview, Lamontville, Malvern, Mariannhill and Kwandengezi.

However, the clusters in South Africa were upgraded recently and Chatsworth cluster became Ethekwini Inner South cluster, welcoming Brighton Beach, Wentworth and Montclair into the cluster.

Nunkumar, who will retain his post as commander of the Ethekwini Inner South cluster, now has 10 stations under his leadership, aiming only to move further up the ranks in the future.

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