On Monday (01/08) it was announced that Lt Gen Koliswa Constance Otola was appointed as the Northern Cape Provincial Police Commissioner.
This appointment comes as the country observes Women’s Month, Col Mashay Gamieldien of the police’s Corporate Communication and Liaison office in the Northern Cape, said in a press release.
The Minister of Police, Gen Bheki Cele, the Premier of the Northern Cape, Dr Zamani Saul, as well as the National Commissioner, Gen Fanie Masemola, were present in Pretoria during the announcement of Otola’s appointment.
This announcement was in addition to the introduction of the first ever deputy National Commissioner responsible for Policing, Lt Gen Tebello Mosikili, and the new Divisional Commissioner for Supply Chain Management, Molefe Fani.
In her acceptance speech, Otola thanked the Minister, the Premier and the National Commissioner for the confidence they placed in her.
She indicated that police action on gender-based violence, illicit mining and theft of copper cables will be a priority, and said it will require collective and concerted efforts from government, churches, businesses and the community at large to address and curb these crimes.