In an effort to strengthen crime prevention amid of the during the festive season, Eastern Cape provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Liziwe Ntshinga and her deputies welcomed 10 members to their senior management echelons on Monday.
To ensure that all critical posts were filled the 10 ten members, who have taken the positions of deputy provincial commissioners, provincial component heads, as well as cluster-based station commanders, were tasked with the crucial duty of providing leadership in various stations in the region.
Ntshinga said the positions became vacant for various reasons, such as retirement, while some of the vacancies were newly established and fully-fledged, independent components which fell under crime detection.
She added that it was crucial for Eastern Cape SAPS management to ensure these critical vacancies were filled so that service delivery was not hampered or delayed in any way.
“These new appointments must be understood within the context of growth and development within the SAPS in the Eastern Cape. Growth means skillful and capable senior management and development. These candidates have undergone a rigorous and objective process of assessment and selection to test their suitability in the fields in which they applied.
“They have exhibited a sense of diligence, commitment and passion for their work. During this festive season I want to assure the community that work has begun as these senior managers are not only endowed with skills and proficiency, but are disciplined and loyal cadres of the SAPS. I urge all of you to support them so they can discharge their responsibilities freely and with enthusiasm,” she said.
“We are here to acknowledge and commit ourselves to the code of conduct and serving our people clients both internally and externally.
“We are going to ensure we do our best – we won’t try, we will serve our community and make the Eastern Cape a safer province,” said Major General Zithulele Moses Dladla.