Godfrey Lebeya

Deputy National Commissioner, South African Police Service: Crime Detection Pretoria, South Africa


Seswantsho Godfrey Lebeya is a Lieutenant General in the South African Police Service holding the position of Deputy National Commissioner, Crime Detection.  He has worked in various Units of the Detective Service including House Breaking Unit, Fraud Unit, Commercial Crime Unit and Organised Crime Units since 1984. He has managed the Detective Service at various levels including Unit Commander, Provincial Commander of Commercial Crime and Specialised Investigations, Provincial Head of Detective Service and National Head Organised Crime, Divisional Commissioner of DPCI/Hawks and Deputy National Commissioner.

Mr. Lebeya has represented the SAPS in Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) and has attended various international meetings and workshops. He served as a designated officer representing the Department of Safety and Security in the National Gambling Board of South Africa. He has authored a book on Organised Crime in the Southern African Development Community with specific reference to Motor vehicle theft, which was published by LAP- Germany. He has attended various training courses including Middle Management Course, Organised Crime Project Management Course, Dispute Resolution Course, Basic Computer Course, South African Police Service Leadership Programme, Organised and Racketeering Course (RSA and US), I-24/7 Interpol Course, International Narcotics Enforcement Management Seminar Course (DEA) and Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS by FBI).

Mr. Lebeya is admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and has acted as the National Commissioner of the SAPS. He obtained a Masters of Law Degree (LLM) from the University of South Africa and is currently working on a Doctorate of Law (LLD) at the same university.