Several senior officials in the South African Police Service have been appointed to key positions, and more than 20,000 members have either been promoted or their positions upgraded.
The move is part of the 2019-’20 financial year, according to a police statement.
Lt. Genl. Lineo Ntshiea, 46, has been appointed as human resources management divisional commissioner. She joined the police service in 2009.
Maj. Michael Motlhala, 52, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and appointed the divisional commissioner of forensic services. He joined the police station in Sebokeng in 1988 as a student constable and worked his way up to the rank of Major General in 2010.
He was previously the chief of lightning and police emergency services in the visible policing unit.
Maj. Johannes Riet joined the police in 1986 as a student constable. He was previously the Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Corporate Services and subsequently the Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Asset Management. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed the Divisional Commissioner of Supply Chain Management.
According to the statement, 21,364 police officers benefited from promoting or upgrading positions in the 2019-20 financial year.
The promotions included 236 officers promoted from lieutenant colonel to colonel, 565 from captain to lieutenant colonel, and 1 133 promoted from lieutenant officer to captain.