Lieutenant Malesela Ledwaba was today conferred with the new rank of a Colonel and subsequently appointed as the Limpopo Provincial Commander of Media Relations.

Ledwaba was conferred with 13 Colonels appointed in other environments. The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe said these new appointments carry with them huge responsibilities which demand hard work.


Colonel Ledwaba possesses vast experience in the environment of Media Liaison which spans for 26 years. During the period when policing in the province was still divided into four areas which were led by the Area Commissioners, Colonel Ledwaba was the Area Head of Communication and Liaison Services in the then Waterberg Area.

Before his appointment in the then Waterberg Area, Colonel Ledwaba worked in different environments such as Community Service Centre, Human Resource Management as well as Visible Policing.

Colonel Malesela Ledwaba appointed Limpopo commander of media
Colonel Malesela Ledwaba


From SAPS basic training in college, he was detailed to Namakgale SAPS in the Community Service Centre, Phalaborwa. From Namakgale he was then transferred to Lebowakgomo, VISPOL Environment and later to Lebowakgomo Head Quarters in the HRM environment. He was later transferred to Seshego, then District Head Office, in the Communications and Liaison Services.

In 2002 he was appointed the Area Head of Communications and Liaison Services in Waterberg Area Offices. In 2012 he was transferred to Provincial Head Office in the Communications and dealing with Events Management and Protocol Services.

Colonel Ledwaba has a wealth of experience acquired in the SAPS and hasn’t shied away from self-skilling. Having acquired a Degree in Police Management from UNISA. He also empowered himself with knowledge and certificates in the Media as well as Events Management spaces. Colonel Ledwaba went on to demonstrate his passion for what he does. His work ethics are clearly manifested by his willingness to always go the extra mile to get the work done.

This father of two is also results driven and likes to serve the community, something which brings pleasure and satisfaction to him.

Colonel Ledwaba takes over from the retired Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, who left the Police Service in March this year. He can be contacted on 082 451 7180, 015 2901021 or on email