The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation appoints new Component Head for Forensic Accounting Investigation and Section Head for Corporate Communication.

The Directorate has appointed Major General Lebogang Matjeke as the Component Head for Forensic Accounting Investigation. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting Sciences and Honours. In 2016, she was registered as a Chartered Accountant and also holds other certificates in Public Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations.

Major General Matjeke was a trainee accountant from January 2013 to March 2016 at Deloitte Pretoria until she was appointed an Audit Manager from April 2016 to March 2018. She became a Senior Accountant at the Road Accident Fund from February 2018 to July 2019 and was later appointed as an Internal Auditor from August 2019 until her recent appointment in the Directorate for priority Investigation. She has made an indelible mark in the accounting industry and immensely accomplished because of her great managerial skills.

Brigadier Nomthandazo (Thandi) Mbambo has been appointed the Section Head of Corporate Communication in the DPCI. Brigadier Mbambo was inducted into the South African Police Service in 2000 as a shift worker in the Client Service Centre. She proceeded to become a Communication Officer in 2002 in the rank of Sergeant seven years later. A few months later in 2010, she was promoted to Senior Communication Officer holding the rank of Inspector. From 2010 to 2016, she was promoted to Assistant Director in Communication as head of the Media Relations section at the Free State Provincial office of the SAPS. Brigadier plied her trade in the Communication environment from 2016 until now holding a rank of Colonel as the Section Head of Corporate Communication.

She boasts a Bachelor of Administration degree, Bachelor of Administration Honours in Industrial Psychology from the University of Free State and a National Diploma in Public Relations Management from the University of South Africa.

Brigadier Mbambo has immense experience in Corporate Communication spanning over 19 years within the South African Police Service. She has attained a number of short courses during her tenure. These courses includes Project Management, Disaster Management, Television interview skills as well as Middle Management Leadership Programme. She has been awarded with various notable achievements such as Best Student as a finalist, Government Communicator-Bua Awards finalist, acknowledgement as Shoprite Woman of the Year 2005, SAPS National Woman of the Year 2005 runner-up and Winner of the Free State Woman of the Year award in 2006.

The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya welcomed the new appointees and believes that this will go a long way in addressing capacity challenges currently faced by the Directorate.

Source: South African Police Service

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