Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Major-General Mathipa Makgato appointed as Western Cape's Hawks Head

The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) has appointed Major General Mathipa Makgato as its Western Cape Provincial Head.

Makgato started his career as a Constable in 1988 and climbed the ranks of the South African Police when he was promoted to a Captain in 2000.

‘’During his tenure as a Captain, General Makgato served as a Commander in the following units: Client Service Centre in Honeydew; Westonaria Detectives, as an Area Task Team Commander and as a Group Commander at Florida Detectives. He was then promoted to a Lieutenant Colonel in 2004 and appointed to the Serious and Violent Crimes unit. He continued his work at as Lieutenant Colonel at Organised Crime in Gauteng and was transferred to Pretoria in 2010 where he assumed his duties as a Group leader and Investigator at the Organised Crime,’’ the Hawks said in a statement.

In 2010 he was appointed as a Section Commander at DPCI and promoted to a Colonel in 2012 at Serious Organised Crime – Northern Cape. In 2016 he was transferred as a Provincial Commander – Serious Organised Crime. During his tenure as a Provincial Commander, he was promoted to Brigadier and appointed as the Section Head – Serious Organised Crime.

Major General Makgato holds a National Diploma in Public Administration and a B-Tech Degree from Technikon South Africa and is currently studying toward a M-Tech degree at UNISA.

The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya welcomed the new appointment

The Hawks’ Thandi Mbambo said Lebeya believes that this will go a long way in addressing capacity challenges currently faced by the Directorate.


PICTURE: Hawks - Mathipa Makgato 

Done By: Mitchum George

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