Ntlemeza’s work history
Mthandazo Ntlemeza was appointed acting head of the Hawks in September 2015 by then police minister Nathi Nhleko.
He had been acting in the position since December 2014, following the suspension and subsequent resignation of Anwa Dramat.
He is a career policeman who joined the service in 1981 in the then Transkei.
He studied and completed a bachelor’s degree in police science at the University of Transkei (now Walter Sisulu University) in 1989.
He then completed a B Juris degree at the same university in 1996.
He is currently studying towards an LLB degree with the University of SA.
He served as a commander for the detectives branch in Alexandra in Gauteng and as its acting station commander between 1996 and 1998.
In 1998 he was appointed to the position of area commander for detective services in northern Gauteng, a position which he occupied for two years until he was promoted to provincial commander general for investigations in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.
He also served as a deputy provincial commissioner for the Eastern Cape and Limpopo in various roles and responsibilities, including in the detectives section, crime detection services, policing and crime intelligence for more than 11 years.