New branch commander at Pinetown SAPS

2016-02-09 06:00
 Photo:suppliedPinetown SAPS branch commander, Colonel Mhlabunzima Ronald Buthelezi.

Photo:suppliedPinetown SAPS branch commander, Colonel Mhlabunzima Ronald Buthelezi.

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PINETOWN SAPS recently welcomed the appointment of Colonel Mhlabunzima Ronald Buthelezi as their branch commander (head of detectives).

Buthelezi, who joined the SAPS in 1989, said he is honoured to be entrusted with such a huge responsibility.

He said as a child it was his wish to be a police officer because he liked “digging for information” and solving problems.

“Since I was eight I had a passion to work as a police officer. My dad's brother was also a police officer and he was my biggest role model. I told myself that I need to finish school and apply as a SAPS member. Fortunately, after matric I applied and got appointed and furthered my studies within the SAPS.”

Buthelezi completed basic police training at Hammanskraal Police College in 1990.

“In 1991 I was attached to East Rand Murder and Robbery Unit as the investigator. At that time I investigated serious and violence crimes. In 1992 I was promoted to sergeant and transferred to Brakpan Police Station as the Community Service Centre official.

In 1996 he was promoted from sergeant to warrant officer and transferred to Eshowe Police Station. In 1999 Buthelezi was appointed acting branch commander of Eshowe SAPS.

“In 2000 I was promoted to captain and was appointed as branch commander, In 2005 I was again promoted to superintendent.”

The most challenging part of his job he said, is not having enough information to solve a case.

“It is difficult to solve a case if you have little information, therefore we always tell the community to not be afraid to report crime.”

“Pinetown SAPS is a different atmosphere from the places I am use to, and as detective commander I will ensure that effective investigation is being done by members under my supervision to improve service delivery.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to the staff and the station commander of Pinetown - they have made me feel welcome at the station.”

Besides solving cases, Buthelezi is also a sportsman. “I love soccer. I coach the KwaZulu-Natal SAPS ladies soccer team and am looking forward to our next tournament where we will be selecting the provincial team.”

He advised youngsters, who one day wish to become police officers, not to get involved in criminal activities. “Education comes first. If they want to become an officer they should stay away from crime in order to have a clean criminal record.”

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