New Hawks appointees mostly women

By Drum Digital
15 January 2016

By Ayanda Sitole

The SAPS has announced the names of the newly appointed heads of its crime intelligence wing, The Hawks, and most of them are women.

The Major Generals will be responsible for the daily operations in various provinces, which is expected to make the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) more effective at provincial level.

Major General Jabulani Zikhali has been appointed to lead the KZN wing of the DPCI. He has 32 years working experience and was previously Acting Cluster Commander of the Durban Central Police.

Major General Ntombizodwa Mokoena, the Hawks’ Section Head of the Serious Organised Crime, has been promoted to provincial head in Mpumalanga. Mokoena has over 28 years’ experience in the service and headed the Serious Organised Crime unit for over five years.

Major General Linda Mbana will be the new Hawks head in the North West province. She has three law degrees and the SAPS says 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.

The Eastern Cape Province will be headed by Major General Nyameko Nogwanya, who has 21 years of experience in the Crime Operation Support and legal departments in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Currently he is the provincial head of Legal Services in Mpumalanga.

Major General Kholekile Galawe, who was the Acting Head in the Eastern Cape province, has been appointed in the Northern Cape. He has 15 years’ experience in the service and will relieve Major General Liziwe Ntshinga, who has been working as the Acting Head of both the Northern Cape Province and Free State.

Ntshinga has now been appointed Head of the Free State Hawks. She has 30 years working experience, having also headed the Organised Crime and Fraud and Corruption units in the Northern Cape.

Limpopo is the fourth province to be entrusted to a woman: the SAPS says 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.

KZN will also have a new Provincial Commander of Organised Crime in Brigadier Bongani Maqashalala, 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.

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