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South African Police Service sends condolences to the Royal Eswatini Police Service

Media Statement
South African Police Service

PRETORIA - The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Fannie Masemola has on behalf of the organisation sent his condolences to the Royal Eswatini Police Service as well as the family of Commissioner William Dlamini.

Commissioner William Dlamini passed away on Saturday morning at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA). He was in-transit to the Kingdom of Eswatini from Angola where he attended the 26th Interpol African Regional Conference.

The Commissioner collapsed and died at the Airport. Both the family and the delegation that accompanied the late Commissioner on his official trip have received psychosocial services by psychologists attached to the SAPS Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) unit.

General Masemola has described Commissioner Dlamini as a soft spoken and committed senior police officer who was dedicated to enhancing cooperation to counter transnational organised crime in the region.

“Our sincerest condolences to the Royal Eswatini Police Service and the family of the late Commissioner. Commissioner Dlamini was a humble and dedicated to the cause of serving. He was always available to discuss collaboration in preventing and combating cross border crime in the SADC region. The SAPS is providing the necessary support in line with its expertise through its Interpol office”, said General Fannie Masemola.

ORTIA Police have also registered an inquest docket to determine the cause of death.


Brigadier Athlenda Mathe
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