THE Port Shepstone Road Traffic Inspectorate appointed a new station commander this month. The new commander, Bheki Zondi, assumed duties from September 1 and is committed to ensuring that the challenges facing the station are permanently dealt with.“He joins a station that has had unresolved problems for some years, affecting the daily functioning of the station. Issues ranging from racism, lack of resources, transfers, cases of assault, abuse and unsafe working conditions have drawn the attention of MEC Mxolisi Kaunda, who has also committed to make necessary interventions,” the Department of Transport spokesperson Nathi Sikwazi said in a statement last week. He said Zondi had moved to Port Shepstone from the Umzimkhulu RTI where he has served as acting station commander since 2010. Prior to that he had served in the Kokstad RTI since 1995 in several roles, including provincial inspector and chief provincial inspector. “He led a couple of committees including the monitoring and evaluation committee and the awards committee. His future aspirations is that he wants to leave a mark when the time comes for him to retire,” said Sikwazi.Of his appointment Zondi said he wanted to do his bit to ensure the station functions efficiently. “I have given an undertaking to solve their problems. Most of the issues are operational here. I am not the only person who can come up with solutions, but all of us must work together to come up with a conducive solution. Every officer should be made to feel important,” he said. - Supplied.