Dikeledi Jennifer Ntlantseng was appointed as the new and first woman to hold the position as executive director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate(Ipid) as announced by Police minister, Bheki Cele.
She has 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system and the community policing sector.
Cele has encouraged Ntlantseng to occupy this role without fear or favour.
“Ipid’s role is very important for the SA Police Service, and we hope the directorate remains a corrective body and not a punitive one for our members.”said Cele in a statement.
The 49-year old fills the post which was left vacant since February 2019 after Robert McBride left it.
“I want to steer this ship in the right direction, and at the same time be open and transparent while trying to rebrand Ipid to win back the confidence of the community.” Ntlantseng said.
Her appointment couldn’t have come at a better time as this was women’s month and government’s efforts to improve gender representation by appointing more women in senior management positions according to Cele.