SAPS announces Semakaleng Manamela as new Provincial Commissioner


PRETORIA – The South African Police Service management is proud to announce the appointment of Lt Gen Semakaleng Daphney Manamela as the new Provincial Commissioner. 

SAPS described her appointment as part of the organisations plans to enhance accountability and bring about stability in the province.

General Manamela holds a Honours degree in Public Administration and she is currently finalising her Masters degree in the same field. She also holds a degree in Human and Social Studies specialising in Policy Studies as well as a degree in Public Administration which attained between 2010 and 2016 at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

“She too brings with her a wealth of experience having served in the SAPS for over 26 years at various levels in Gauteng and Mpumalanga,” said SAPS. The National Commissioner, Lt Gen Khehla Sitole has wished her well in her new role.

“Both Provincial Commissioners are aware that the road they are to travel is a long and hard one.” said General Sitole

“I am confident that they have what it takes to decisively address crime in their respective provinces”, said General Sitole. 

General Manamela began her career in the SAPS as a Constable in Kempton Park in Gauteng in 1995 and also steadily grew in the ranks to Major General as Deputy Provincial Commissioner (DPC) Operations from 2012 to 2016, thereafter DPC Management Intervention followed by Acting DPC Corporate Support until her appointment today as the Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga. 

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