By Augustine Ehikioya
To prevent vacuum, the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole has appointed Lieutenant General Liziwe Evelyn Ntshinga as the Deputy National Commissioner (DNC) for Crime Detection.
Ntshinga took over the post of DNC for Crime Detection on Wednesday 1st September, 2021.
Her new post became vacant following the untimely passing of Lieutenant General Sindile Mfazi on 8 July, 2021.
A press statement by the Spokesperson for the National Commissioner, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) said “she will be responsible for the Division Crime Intelligence as well as the Division Detective and Forensic Services.
“General Ntshinga attained a B-Tech Degree in Policing after obtaining a National Diploma in Policing at Technikon South Africa.
“She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience having served the organisation in various facets of policing from 1985 to date”.
The statement added: “She is currently working towards a M-Tech Degree in Forensic Investigation with particular focus on Project Management, Forensic Methods & Techniques and Intelligence”.
Ntshinga’s career within the detective environment, the statement said “Began in December 1992 where she served as an investigator between the ranks of Constable to Inspector (now called Warrant Officer) in the Park Road Sexual Offences Unit and subsequently the Child Protection Unit.
“In September 2001 she continued as an investigator but this time in Organised Crime Investigations in Bloemfontein before becoming the Acting Provincial Commander of this Unit in 2003 at the level of Senior Superintendent”.
Ntshinga, in 2004, “Was appointed as a Section of Head at the level of Brigadier responsible for Policy Standard and Monitoring still within the field of Organised Crime investigations.
“In 2010 she was appointed as a Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) at the level of Major General in the Northern Cape Province”.
General Ntshinga, in July 2016, “was appointed as the Provincial Commissioner of the Eastern Cape at the level of Lieutenant General”.
The National Commissioner, according to the statement, “has wished the Deputy National Commissioner well in her new role.
“Given her vast experience and knowledge of the detective and forensic field, I am confident that General Ntshinga will add much needed value within the detective and forensic environment”, General Sitole added