National Commissioner announces new appointments

The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole has today announced two critical appointments at Top Management level, that of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the SAPS and the Divisional Commissioner for Human Resources Development (HRD).

Lieutenant General (Dr) Bongiwe Zulu has been appointed as the Divisional Commissioner for Human Resources Development (HRD) with immediate effect, retaining the rank of Lieutenant General.

Lieutenant General Zulu succeeds Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi who is the current Acting Provincial Commissioner for Kwa-Zulu-Natal. She comes into the post with a wealth of policing experience after having served for a period of 16 years in the Service. She has held several management positions and in recent years, she was responsible for heading Research within the South African Police Service. She holds a PHD in Education, specializing in Educational Psychology.

Major General Puleng Dimpane has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for the Service, with immediate effect. She has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.

She joined the SAPS in 2007 as a Senior Superintendent (Colonel) Provincial Commander Internal Audit, she was appointed as Provincial Head Financial and Administration Services for 6 years.

Prior to being appointment as the CFO she was serving as a Major General, Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Asset Management in the Free State Province. She has experience in internal Auditing as well as finance

She has 11 years of Service and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce as well as a Honours Degree in Business Administration.

General Sitole has wished both Generals well in their new positions. “The posts of training and development of a workforce of more than 190 000 personnel as well as the management of a budget of approximately 80 billion rand are critical posts indeed” said General Sitole.

“I am confident that both Generals will perform exceptionally in their respective posts”, added General Sitole.

Source: South African Police Service