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New police commissioner appointed in Gauteng

Deliwe de Lange, who has been in the service for over 33 years, replaces acting commissioner Eric Nkuna.

Police officers stand at attention at the commemoration of the almost 60 police officers killed so far in 2015 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 6 September 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN
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JOHANNESBURG - General Deliwe de Lange has been announced as Gauteng’s new police commissioner.

The general replaces acting commissioner Major General Eric Nkuna.

De Lange, who will now leave her post as deputy commissioner, has been described as a career police officer who has been in the service for over 33 years.

Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says, “She must not be seen as an affirmative action [appointment], she is not an affirmative action candidate. She is appointed amongst other capable men and she came out tops, so she is one of the best.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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