Se­nior po­si­tions filled at Hawks

Cape Argus - - METRO -

SEV­ERAL ap­point­ments have been made in the Hawks’ top man­age­ment, in­clud­ing three new pro­vin­cial heads.

The new ap­point­ments were ef­fec­tive from Au­gust 1 and in­tended to bring “com­mit­ted lead­er­ship and sta­bil­ity” to the di­rec­torate, Hawks spokesper­son Hang­wani Mu­laudzi said.

Trevor Hoys takes over the post of West­ern Cape Hawks pro­vin­cial com­man­der of se­ri­ous com­mer­cial crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Hoys joined the ser­vice in 1995. He has a Na­tional Diploma in polic­ing and a BTech in polic­ing. He has com­pleted a num­ber of de­tec­tive cour­ses as well as man­age­ment and lead­er­ship pro­grammes.

Obed Ng­wenya was ap­pointed new Hawks head in the East­ern Cape. Ng­wenya has more than 30 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the po­lice. He holds an MTech in foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tion and has suc­cess­fully com­pleted sev­eral op­er­a­tional cour­ses and man­age­ment and lead­er­ship pro­grammes. Prior to his ap­point­ment he was the pro­vin­cial com­man­der of the Hawks’ se­ri­ous or­gan­ised crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion in Mpumalanga.

Ebrahim Kadwa has been ap­pointed as the new Hawks head in Gaut­eng. Kadwa joined the po­lice in 1985 and has a Na­tional Diploma in po­lice ad­min­is­tra­tion. He has com­pleted a re­gional drug en­force­ment course and a ma­jor case man­age­ment and ex­ec­u­tive de­vel­op­ment learn­ing pro­gramme, among oth­ers. He was ap­pointed as a bri­gadier on Jan­uary 1, 2007, as the sec­tion head of op­er­a­tions within the Hawks se­ri­ous or­gan­ised crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion at head of­fice.

Le­setja Senona was ap­pointed as the new Hawks head in KwaZulu-Na­tal. Senona also joined the SAPS in 1985 and has a BTech in polic­ing. He has com­pleted nu­mer­ous op­er­a­tional cour­ses and man­age­ment and lead­er­ship pro­grammes. He was ap­pointed as a Bri­gadier on Jan­uary 1, 2017, as the sec­tion head of project in­ves­ti­ga­tion at the po­lice head of­fice.

Msizi Nyuswa was ap­pointed as the new pro­vin­cial com­man­der of the Hawks se­ri­ous or­gan­ised crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion in KZN. With more than 30 years in the po­lice ser­vice, Nyuswa has a Na­tional Diploma in po­lice ad­min­is­tra­tion, BTech in polic­ing, Bach­e­lor of Law de­gree, and MTech in foren­sic and in­ves­tiga­tive au­dit­ing. He has com­pleted a num­ber of de­tec­tive cour­ses as well as man­age­ment and lead­er­ship pro­grammes.

Mafiwa Mmekwa will head spe­cialised foren­sic anal­y­sis: foren­sic ac­count­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion at head of­fice. Mmekwa joined the po­lice in 2010 and has more than 10 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence. She has a Na­tional Diploma in in­ter­nal au­dit­ing and a BTech in in­ter­nal au­dit­ing. She is a des­ig­nated foren­sic prac­ti­tioner and has com­pleted a num­ber of re­lated cour­ses.

Thipe Rapholo was ap­pointed head of spe­cialised foren­sic anal­y­sis: foren­sic ac­count­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion in Pre­to­ria. Rapholo joined the SAPS in 1995 and has more than 20 years’ work ex­pe­ri­ence. He has a Na­tional Diploma in polic­ing, a BTech in polic­ing, BTech in se­cu­rity risk man­age­ment, and MTech in polic­ing. He is a cer­ti­fied fraud ex­am­iner and has com­pleted var­i­ous re­lated cour­ses.

Fred­er­ick Smith will head the Hawks’ tac­ti­cal op­er­a­tions. Smith joined the ser­vice in 1983 and has more than 37 years in the po­lice ser­vice. He has a Na­tional Diploma in po­lice ad­min­is­tra­tion and has com­pleted a num­ber of cour­ses.

Rasekaka Makuoane is the new sec­tion head of eco­nomic pro­tected re­sources at the Hawks’ head of­fice. Makuoane joined the po­lice in 1988 and holds a Na­tional Diploma and BTech in polic­ing. He has com­pleted a num­ber of de­tec­tive cour­ses as well as man­age­ment and lead­er­ship pro­grammes.

Hawks head God­frey Le­beya wel­comed the new ap­point­ments, say­ing the ap­point­ment of the pro­vin­cial heads had been made fol­low­ing the nec­es­sary se­lec­tion process and sub­se­quently with the con­cur­rence of the Cabi­net, as pro­vided for in terms of the SAPS Act. |

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