Major-General Molefe leading the way for policewoman

By Doug Mattushek - 30 August 2019Views : 715

Major General Zodwa Molefe is proud to be the only female district commander in Gauteng.

The Sowetan reports that Molefe's role includes overseeing 12 police stations stretching from Vanderbijlpark to Orange Farm. Molefe is eager to use her position as a leader to inspire police woman.

"When I joined the police at the Hammanskraal Police College, I realised that there weren't enough officers dealing with issues that women were facing,” she told The Sowetan.

"It was only right for me to take on the challenge and make a difference.

"I have a strong team . What I am most proud of is that eight of the 12 stations are headed by women. They are doing very well, they are dedicated and committed and know what they are doing.

"I want to have an impact on young police women. They need to understand that this a career and if they treat it as such, it will bear positive fruits for them."

Molefe added that Mzanso has to deal with a lot of violent crime. She added that this is not out of necessity, but rather a result of an "angry society".

"Violent crime is a result of an angry society," continued Molefe.

"It's something that is hard to police. We can prevent crime, but an angry society points to other symptoms that are beyond crime."