Dikeledi Ntlatseng appointed as the new Ipid head

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The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has appointed a new boss after the portfolio committee on police approved the appointment of Jennifer Dikeledi Ntlatseng as the new executive director.

Ntlatseng will be replacing Robert McBride.

On Wednesday, Police Minister Bheki Cele briefed parliament on the process he had followed to nominate Ntlatseng to occupy the position.

Ntlatseng Background

The 49 year-old Ntlatseng was born in Soweto (December 1970).

Her professional career commenced in an administrative role in the Gauteng provincial department of community safety. She went on to obtain a Bproc and a Bachelor of Law from the University of South Africa [UNISA], the latter degree obtained in 2010. From 2001 to 2004 she served as the Assistant Director in youth crime prevention.  Progressing in 2004 on to become the Deputy Director in Community police relations for a year before being promoted and being the director of the unit. A role she held until 2017. She was also a member of the Gauteng Community Forum Provincial board for two decades (1997-2017).

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved the appointment of Robert McBride as the Director for the Foreign Branch of the State Security Agency.

McBride has been appointed for a period of three years and his term commenced on July 1.

State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the appointment of McBride will serve to bring organisational stability at the agency.

Dlodlo cites McBride’s wealth of experience from leading the Metropolitan Police for Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and later the Ipid.

Full statement below: