The South African Police Service (SAPS) has honoured its men and women in blue for their bravery, hard work, dedication in the fight against crime and commitment to serve all communities in the country.
It hosted the Annual National Police Day celebrations and the National Excellence Awards in Rustenburg, in North West Province, on Friday to pay tribute to police officers who sacrificed their lives in the execution of their duties.
The celebrations saw the police’s top management and personnel interacting with the community of Ikageng Village in Boitekong, near Rustenburg.
The police donated school uniforms to needy learners of Lerulhware Primary School, food parcels to the community and handed over a house to an eighty-year-old woman, Johanna Kolobe, as part of the SAPS’s social crime prevention programme which addresses the root causes of crime, SAPS Spokesperson Brigadier Sally de Beer said here Monday.
The elderly lady, De Beer said, who is staying with her four minor grandchildren in a shack, survives on the pension she receives.
The celebrations were followed by the fourth annual National Excellence Awards, which were held at the Superbowl at Sun City, in recognition and honour of the extraordinary efforts of employees of the SAPS.
De Beer said: These are the men and women who stood out as being truly dedicated to their calling and who excelled in the execution of their duties, their commitment to uplift needy communities and who performed acts of exceptional bravery.”
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK