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Yolisa Matakata Appointed As New Western Cape Police Commissioner

Police Minister Bheki Cele has announced that Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has been appointed as the new Western Cape police commissioner.

Matakata has 34 years of service in the police and was at one stage the acting national head of the Hawks before Godfrey Lebeya was appointed.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde welcomes the decision: “The appointment will bring steadfast leadership and stability to policing in the Western Cape. We look forward to working with Lieutenant General Matakata on improving safety in our province, and on our provincial safety plan, and trust that national government will give her the support required to effectively lead the police in our province.”