Ohangwena's Shindinge retires after 30 years

11 June 2020 | Police



The Ohangwena police commander, Commissioner Simeon Shindinge, retired at the end of May after serving in the police force for 30 years.

According to a statement by the police, Shindinge joined the police on 9 May 1990 and served in various capacities, including as the regional commander for Omaheke, Omusati and Ohangwena.

Police Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga has promoted Deputy Commissioner Elizabeth Sibolile to the rank of commissioner and appointed her as the new regional commander for Ohangwena.

Commissioner Sibolile was heading the Performance Evaluation Division at the national police headquarters. Sibolile joined the force on 10 July 1990.

Woman in charge

“The appointment of Sibolile is a great commitment of the inspector-general in strengthening and promoting women's development and advancement in the police,” the statement said.

She becomes the third woman commander leading a region and therefore forming part of the police's senior management team, said the statement.

It added that Ndeitunga, the management, rank and file and the civilian component of the police are proud of Shindinge's commitment, leadership style and the dedicated policing service he rendered to the Namibian people for all these years, and that he is now retiring with honour and dignity.