Policewoman Major General Junior Lehabe-Metsi has been appointed as the new District Commissioner of Sekhukhune, one of the five Limpopo districts.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe said the appointment kickstarts Women’s Month on a positive note.
The rank of a major general was conferred to the newly appointed district commissioner by the provincial commissioner on Wednesday, 3 August 2022, during an event attended by the deputy provincial commissioners, provincial heads, and the two brigadier station commanders from the same district – Tubatse and Burgersfort police stations.
Major General Lehabe-Metsi brings with her a wealth of experience, having served for many years in the South African Police (SAPS) Service at various levels in Gauteng and North West provinces.
She began her career in 1989 as a constable and steadily progressed through the ranks until she was appointed as the provincial head of corporate communication and liaison in the North West, holding the rank of colonel.
Before she was appointed the district commissioner, Major General Lehabe-Metsi was the station commander of Ga-Rankuwa Police Station, holding the rank of brigadier.
This was preceded by her stint as the director of community safety and transport management in Gauteng, where she was the programme manager of crime prevention, civil society, and mobilasation.
As the district commissioner, Major General Lehabe-Metsi will be overseeing 21 police stations falling under the Sekhukhune District.
The police stations include; Burgersfort, Tubatse, Groblersdal, Denilton, Nebo, Mecklenburg, Masemola, Hlogotlou, Marblehall, Motetema, Sekhukhune, Maklereng, Rakgoadi, Zaaiplaas, Roosenekal, Apel, Elandskraal, Driekop, Jane Furse, Ohristad and Leboyeng.
“Wishing the new District Commissioner well in her new responsibilities, the provincial commissioner has also told her to be decisive in her dealings and be resolute when confronting the scourge of crime, especially inter-provincial criminal activities as the district shares boundaries with Mpumalanga and Gauteng Provinces,” said Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.