POLOKWANE – The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe and top Provincial Police Management kick-started the Women’s month on a positive note following the appointment of a highly dedicated Policewoman, Major General Junior Lehabe-Metsi, as the new District Commissioner of Sekhukhune , one of the five Districts in the Province.

The rank of a Major General was conferred to the newly appointed District Commissioner by the Provincial Commissioner this morning, Wednesday 03 August 2022, during the event that was attended by the Deputy Provincial Commissioners, Provincial Heads and the two Brigadier Station Commanders from the same District, Tubatse and Burgersfort police stations.

Major General Lehabe-Metsi brings with her a wealth of experience, having served for many years in the South African Police Service at various levels in Gauteng and North West provinces. She began her career in 1989 as a Constable and steadily progressed through the ranks until she was appointed as the Provincial Head of Corporate Communication and Liaison in the North West Province, holding the rank of Colonel.

Before her appointment as the District Commissioner, Major General Lehabe-Metsi was the Station Commander of Ga-Rankuwa Police Station holding the rank of Brigadier. This was preceded by her stint as the Director of Community Safety and Transport Management in Gauteng, where she was the programme manager of crime prevention, civil society and mobilisation.

As the District Commissioner, Major General Lehabe-Metsi will be overseeing twenty one (21) Police Stations falling under Sekhukhune District and these include; Burgersfort, Tubatse, Groblersdal, Denilton, Nebo, Mecklenburg, Masemola, Hlogotlou, Marblehall, Motetema, Sekhukhune, Maklereng, Rakgoadi, Zaaiplaas, Roosenekal, Apel, Elandskraal, Driekop, Jane Furse, Ohristad and Leboyeng.

Wishing the new District Commissioner well in her new responsibilities, the Provincial Commissioner has also told her to be decisive in her dealings and be resolute when confronting the scourge of crime, especially inter-provincial criminal activities as the District shares boundaries with Mpumalanga and Gauteng Provinces.

Source: South African Police Service