Appointment of Deputy National Commissioner Operations
31 Mar 2012The Acting National Commissioner of Police, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkwanazi has this week announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola as the Deputy National Commissioner for Operations.
General Masemola has served in the police for the past 25 years and he has been in the operational environment throughout his career. He has served briefly in all provinces conducting operations but for the greater part of his career he served 10 years in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). In KZN he was also the Deputy Provincial Commissioner, at the rank of Major General, in charge of operations before he was transferred to Pretoria in 2010 as the Acting Divisional Commissioner of Protection and Security Services. He remained a Major General until October 2010 when he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General to head the Division, Protection and Security Services.
General Masemola not only possess vast experience, he also has both a Diploma and a Higher Diploma in Policing and he is currently doing his Masters in Public Management. The appointment of General Masemola as Deputy National Commissioner is not a promotion as he still remains a Lieutenant General. He will now serve as an adviser on operations to the Acting National Commissioner and his appointment will be with effect from 1 April 2012.
Colonel Vishnu Naidoo
Tel: 012 400 6584
Cell: 082 567 4153
Fax: 012 400 7018
Issued by: South African Police Service
31 Mar 2012
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