Executive mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, has nominated a policewoman Johanna Nkomo for the position of chief of Tshwane Metro Police Department.

Msimanga announced the nomination at Tshwane House ahead of the council sitting on Thursday.

“I am glad to announce that the interview process has been concluded and we now have a nominee for the position of TMPD Police Chief.

Msimanga hailed Nkomo as “someone with vast experience” within the policing environment.

“The nominee is someone we strongly believe can fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position of Tshwane’s top cop and assist in bringing the change to Tshwane which we desire and making the city a safer place to live in,” said Msimanga.

He said Nkomo would assist the City in keeping residents safe.

“We look forward to working with Nkomo in engaging some of the more challenging issues that are before us and some of the most exciting things that the City is working on to bring to the people of Tshwane to make our city safer and more efficient,” he said.

Nkomo would take over from Jenny Malan who has been acting in the position following the departure of the police chief Steven Ngobeni in April this year.

Nkomo’s qualifications include, a National Diploma in Police Administration from Technikon SA and Master of Law from the University of South Africa.

“She is clearly someone who has a multiplicity of skills and has worked across various fields within the country’s police services,” Msimanga said.

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