New JMPD chief, David Tembe, has the skill and experience, writes Yusuf Abramjee

David Tembe was this week appointed as the new chief of the JMPD.

While Tembe’s appointment has been welcomed by some, others say he is not the right man for the job.
Mayor Herman Mashaba, announcing Tembe’s appointment, said Tembe has the required experience for the job. I agree.
I have come to know Tembe well over the years – at the time he become Operations Head of the JMPD.
Tembe is a man of action. He gets the job done. We worked on a number of projects over the years.  When I headed up Crime Line, the anonymous tip-off service, Tembe always acted speedily. 
Tembe understands policing and I’m sure he is going to restore credibility and morale within the JMPD. Justice Project SA agrees. 
By-laws need to be enforced: from stopping window-washers to bringing and end to the hijacking of buildings.
Our roads need to become safer and visible policing is critical. 
Smash and Grab’s are common around the city and I’m sure Tembe is going to start a clean-up with urgency. 
When Tembe was Operations Head, he also led a special project to make sure taxi drivers obeyed the rules of the road.
Good luck David: Make your mark and let’s make Joburg safe. Your experience and skill is needed. 
*Remember to download the Namola Safety App FREE and report crime. Information will also be passed on to the JMPD to act. 

JOHANNESBURG – Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba has announced the appointment of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD)’s new police chief, David Tembe, who he says has a wealth of experience to run a corruption-free city.

Tembe’s public safety career began in 1981 as a paramedic. After almost 20 years he was appointed director of operations at the Johannesburg Metro Police Department.

He has diplomas in Personnel Management, Metro Policing and FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership from the USA.

The city’s Luyanda Mfeka said: “Mr Tembe commenced his duties in January 2018. The mayor has confidence in his ability to provide much-needed leadership to the JMPD.”

*Yusuf Abramjee is an anti-crime activist and Namola’s Chief Ambassador. He also heads-up #MakeSASafe

Twitter: @abramjee

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