Medal Parade Ceremony Honours Police; Mamelodi East
About 49 Police Received Medal Parade Yesterday
Mamelodi East Police held a ceremony yesterday morning at Mamelodi East police station to commemorate service and loyalty by the members of the police in Tshwane cluster.
The police who have been serving the community and country for 10 years, 20 years and 30 years received their medals. Senior commanders, CPF chair person and recipients were there to attend the ceremony. “We gathered here today because we are handing out medals
“We gathered here today because we are handing out medals for 10 years, 20 years and 30 years of loyal service and to commemorate unselfish of service to fight crime in the community and country”, said General Andre’ Wiese. He added that the members were given the awards as an achievement and accomplishment in the SAPS.
He gave a speech during the ceremony and also thanked for those who came to support the members and those on parade who dedicated their whole life in the SAPS.
He also encouraged the members to wear their ribbons and medals they were given to wear them with pride. Mamelodi West station commander, Brigadier Tshayana was there to witness the awarding giving of the recipients.
“I would like to thank people for coming and spending an amount of time, the award is given to people who have been loyal for 10 years, 20 years and 30 years of service displayed continuously, wear them with pride knowing that it came with a price, go and shine and no amount of money can pay the service you have rendered”, said Brigadier Tshayana, station commander.
“I’m very happy for all the hard work, it was not easy there are a lot of police who wished to be here but couldn’t, I’m very honoured to be at the ceremony and I’m hoping to receive 20 years and 30 years”, said Sargent Mando Kau.
Captain Duduzile Mkhonza who has worked for the SAPS for 20 years and received a medal said that at times it was not easy, sometimes you will get emotional and firm but through God, they managed to do their job. She was very happy to get a silver medal and hoping to get 30 years medal.
Captain Lydia Mokgotho said that the journey is very hard and need dedication and she felt that she was there to serve the community. She was honoured to receive the medal and she said that the medal gave her confidence to continue because she believes that loyalty doesn’t start by looking at the person but dedication.
By: Fortunate Machaba