Table View’s new police chief was introduced to the community last week.
Colonel Lindiwe Dyantyi has been appointed acting police station commander, after Colonel Dirk Vosloo was redeployed to Philippi temporarily .
Table View residents, including members of the neighbourhood watch and community police forum, welcomed Colonel Dyantyi into her new position during a meeting at the Kingsgate Fellowship Church, on Thursday November 23.
Colonel Dyantyi is a seasoned officer who started from humble beginnings in Elliot in the Eastern Cape and now runs one of the best performing stations in the province.
Table View police spokeswoman, Captain Adriana Chandler, said provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, had appointed Colonel Vosloo as the operational commander of the Nyanga cluster to tackle the area’s high murder rate.
“He started at the new post on October 2 and will stay there until the end of March next year as this is a temporary arrangement,” said Captain Chandler.
Colonel Dyantyi said she was humbled by the warm welcome she had received from the community of Table View.
“I was deputy cluster commander in Vredendal prior to being brought here, and I will act here until further notice. Looking back, I can say that I am blessed, and I think I have a bright future in the South African Police Service.
“I am very happy to be here and excited to work with the people of this community,” said Colonel Dyantyi.
Table View CPF chairman, David Harris, said they were very happy to have the new acting station commander.
“I met her the other night, and she made all the right noises. We had a great relationship with Colonel Vosloo, and I believe we will have an equally or even better relationship with Colonel Dyantyi,” said Mr Harris.
Neighbourhood watch chairman Grant Lemos said he was optimistic about the new appointment.
“I met her on Monday night for the first time and what I see is that she will be good for our community. It looks like she also wants to go out and work on the road and not just sit behind a desk. That will affect her members positively because that means she will be leading by example. I like what I see.”