Transformation in police service favours women - Sitole

Transformation in police service favours women - Sitole

National police commissioner Khehla Sitole believed women have benefitted greatly from transformation in SAPS.

Khehla
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Sitole spoke at the National Police Day celebrations in Tshwane on Thursday.  

 

"In terms of the transformation performance of the South African police we have now gone beyond 51% in favour of women.” 

 

Sitole adds that the organisation wants the number of women provincial commissioners to rise to five.  

"Secondly, we have just inaugurated the few last women as provincial commissioners. The last one was in Limpopo. Which contributed to us rising to four of the nine provincial commissioners to be females. We are left with the Northern Cape in order to reach our ratio, and this is to take women to five and that is attainable."


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This year's National Police Day is the first celebration since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

It was marked by an all-women parade, which was inspected by Police Minister Bheki Cele. 

 

During his speech, Cele urged all women to handle gender-based violence cases with the utmost care. 

 

He said policewomen should be mothers before officers when handling gender-based violence cases.

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