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2021/08/17      |  Written By:  Colonel D Mdhluli   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT: 17 August 2021 - The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has warmly welcomed about 220 Police Constables in the province at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit yesterday, Monday, 16 August 2021. The new officials were received during a Ceremonial event following their recent Passing out Parade on Friday, 13 August 2021 at Oudshoorn Police Academy in the Western Cape Province.

During her address, Lieutenant General Manamela, the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga emphasised on the importance of discipline as a principle that will sustain these new members in their journey within the SAPS. The recently trained members were also cautioned by the Provincial Commissioner to ensure that they protect the vulnerable groups in the society, mainly women and children, more so now during the month of August which has been dedicated to women. "Women today continue to fight selflessly for the safety of their communities and this is exactly like the culture within the SAPS, that of promoting selflessness, discipline and dedication." remarked General Manamela.

The deployment of these constables across the province are welcomed as it will increase the work force. Many of these constables are women, which is significant as the organization is making a statement by saying women are important. The recruitment of these members will further ensure that the quest to combat crime is realised as they will also join hands with members from various stakeholders in the province in advancing the ultimate goal of ensuring that citizens and their properties are safe.