As part of intensifying the fight against crime, the South African Police Services (SAPS) in Gauteng will transfer and rotate nine senior managers at different levels of command across the province.
These include Major General Makhosazana Maloka from Human Resource Management to Physical Resources Major General Tebello Mosikili, currently Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Crime Detection to Cluster Commander for Katlehong and Major General Norman Taioe, currently Provincial Head: Crime Detection to Cluster Commander: Sebokeng.
The rotations will also see Major General Dimakatso Ndaba, currently Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Physical Resources Management being moved to Cluster Commander Hillbrow Major General Deliwe de Lange, currently Cluster Commander of Sebokeng moved to Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Human Resource Management.
Others include Major General Theko Pharasi, currently Cluster Commander of Hillbrow who will move to Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Policing, Major General Nneke Ledwaba, currently Cluster Commander of Katlehong will move to Cluster Commander of Sunnyside and Major General Kotsi Nkomo, currently Component Head: Auxiliary and Security Services at the National Office will move to Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Crime Detection.
Only Major General Phumza Gela has been asked to go outside Gauteng Province to the Free State, SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said on Tuesday.
Makgale said as an organisation which is operating in a dynamic environment, it is vital that they occasionally review their plans and tactics as well as the leadership team that is tasked with ensuring that the SAPS intensify the fight against crime.
“In view of this, SAPS management has taken a decision to revitalize policing in Gauteng by enhancing capacity at operational level, where it is needed the most, with experienced senior managers,” Makgale said, adding that their skills profiles, personal circumstance and the interests of the SAPS were taken into consideration.
Makgale insisted that the SAPS have followed “a very dignified process” whereby all those affected were called individually to a meeting to discuss the changes.
The majority of them have already accepted the redeployment.
“The affected individuals were also given 21 working days, which expires on 29 January 2015, to go and consider management’s proposal.”
Should they come up with compelling reasons as to why they shouldn’t be rotated, then Makgale said the management will certainly consider those.
“There will be no loss of benefits. SAPS management is confident that these proposed changes will enhance our crime fighting efforts as well as overall service delivery to the people of Gauteng.”
Source : SAnews.gov.za