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2021/07/09      |  Written By:  Colonel A Mathe   |   Province:  Head Office

Pretoria, 09 July 2021: The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) General Khehla Sitole is saddenned to announce the passing of the Deputy National Commissioner (DNC) responsible for Crime Detection, Lieutenant General Sindile Mfazi due to Covid-19 related complications.

Fifty-nine-year-old Lieutenant General Mfazi who was a highly decorated senior officer, served the organisation for 39 years during which time he held a variety of executive roles which include the following:

From 2003 to 2008, the late DNC held the position of Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Corporate Services in the Western Cape. He was in 2008, transferred to the Eastern Cape where he held the position of Provincial Head: Crime Intelligence until 2018.

In 2018, Mfazi moved to the National Head Office in Pretoria following his appointment by the National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Khehla Sitole to the position of Deputy National Commissioner: Management Advisory Services.

From March 2020 up until his passing, Lieutenant General Mfazi held the position of Deputy National Commissioner: Crime Detection, a position in which he was appointed in line with the new structure.

The National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Khehla Sitole has described the late member as an exemplary leader who was dedicated to the cause of serving and protecting the people of South Africa.

" The SAPS has lost one of its reliable, dedicated and greatly respected leaders in the organisation. Lieutenant General Mfazi led by example and served this country with distinction until his death. On behalf of the SAPS family, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues".

Memorial and funeral details will be communicated in due course.