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2021/07/06      |  Written By:  Sergeant S NCANE   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

Margate SAPS bids farewell to one of its dedicated members who have spent most of their policing career in the Crime prevention environment.  Captain Welcome Shusha spent 34 years loyally in the police.

The member started his policing career in 1987 in Pretoria where he served at the Riot Unit also known as Unit 19. During this time unrest was common and Captain Shusha was often on the frontline facing angry crowds and ensuring stability.  He worked at a number of police stations such as Port Shepstone Margate and Gamalakhe and served as Station Commander of Gamalakhe before serving in Margate in 2020 until his retirement.

His wisdom and patience made it easy to communicate and deal with stakeholders and members. Captain Shusha believed in being actively involved in policing and rarely tasked others if he could do it himself. He worked hard alongside his members.  Captain Shusha said he would not have been successful in his career without the support he received from his family, management and the members. He admits he had several choices in life but chose to be a policeman, to serve and protect the public.  Captain Shusha added that if not for his age, he would love to continue working in this job he loves.

Margate Station Commander, Brigadier William Slabbert thanked the member for his discipline and dedication. He described him as an irreplaceable asset, a man of integrity and humility.  He will be greatly missed by Margate SAPS, the Provincial and National office as well as security companies and traditional leaders.The Brigadier wished him well on his retirement.

Captain Welcome Shusha spent 34 years loyally in the police.