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2021/05/31      |  Written By:  Mr M Ngxukumeshe   |   Province:  Western Cape

Outgoing Deputy provincial Police Commissioner Gen Felix Mbeki has joined other senior SAPS leaders in the province who have left the organisation recently to pursue his legal profession at Justice and Constitutional Development department and 31 May 2021 on Monday would be his last day.

Speaking in his farewell function at Cattle Baron Restaurant in Cape Town on the 24 May 2021 on Monday Gen Mbeki has thanked all the members and managers who have helped to shape and sharpen and his managerial skills during his tenure.

Mbeki joined SAPS in 2012 as a Brigadier at Legal Services. He was later promoted as the Provincial Head of Legal Services and Policy Services in May 2016 at the rank of a Major General.

Ironically it was also in the month of May that he was again appointed as Acting Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Support Services, in which he assumed the position on the 1st May 2021.

“During my tenure at SAPS I have served under seven Provincial Commissioners including those who acted for long periods. Each of these Provincial Commissioners had his or her management style. And this has improved my managerial skills.”  

He said during his tenure he has met a lot of different people who contributed to his personal development in a number of positive ways.

“I have worked with a number of people at Legal Services and each one of those people had his or her way of contributing towards my development.”

However, he said his journey was not a smooth sailing one. He said there were challenges, but those challenges has shaped and taught him on how to be the manager that he is today.

Mbeki said though he was leaving SAPS, he was not flying away from the organisation as he would at times formed working relationship, wearing a different cap of Justice and Constitutional Development a department he was set to join.  

Acting Provincial Commissioner Maj Gen Thembekile Patekile has thanked Gen Mbeki for his contribution to the organisation which include the quality of service delivery and expertise he has helped the organisation in good times and difficult.

 He also thanked his family for being a good support system to Gen Mbeki in his work.

Gen Mbeki has joined a list of Police Generals and other senior managers in the province who has left the organisation not so long ago, they include Maj Gen Fick, Maj Gen Jordaan, Major Gen Mzamane and Maj Gen Burger who have all retired from the organisation.

“Go well General,”
Outgoing Deputy provincial Police Commissioner Gen Felix Mbeki