SAPS announced Dimpane's appointment, along with the new divisional commissioner for HR Development, in December.
The appointment of major-general Puleng Dimpane as the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) new chief financial officer came shortly after the suspension of previous CFO Avhashoni Ramikosi, who had been implicated in a series of questionable contracts which SARS entered into with service provider Forensic Data Analysts (FDA), which amounted to R106 million in expenditure in three years.
Dimpane stepped into her new role with immediate effect and has also been promoted to lieutenant-general.
In a statement, South Africa's national police commissioner, General Khehla John Sitole, said:
“Dimpane joined the SAPS in 2007 as a senior superintendent (colonel) provincial commander internal audit, she was appointed as provincial head of financial and administration services for six years.”
John said that before being appointed as CFO, Dimpane was serving as a major general, deputy provincial commissioner for asset management in the Free State and that she has experience in internal auditing as well as finance.
Dimpane had 11 years of service and holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce as well as an honours degree in business administration.
Lieutenant-General (Dr) Bongiwe Zulu’s appointment as the divisional commissioner for human resources development (HRD) was also announced with immediate effect.