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MFULENI: POLICE SERGEANT AND HIS FAMILY TO BE LAID TO REST AFTER THEIR HOUSE CAUGHT FIRE
2021/10/25      |  Written By:  Mr M Ngxukumeshe   |   Province:  Western Cape

Friends, colleagues of the late Sgt David Lekhetha, 48 including his B-shift have left Western Cape on Thursday 21 October 2021 to go and pay their last respect to their colleague who lost his life along with his two daughters and his wife when his house came under fire.

Affectionately known as DM, late Sgt Lekhetha has been praised as a trustworthy and responsible person whose role as CSC Commander in Mfuleni Police Station will be sorely missed.

This was revealed at his memorial service which was held on Friday 15 October 2021 at Community Faith Church in Silversands in Kuilsrivier.  Lekhetha met his untimely death after he and his family which include his wife and two daughters were burned to death in their home in Wesbank.

Acting Deputy Provincial Commissioner Maj Gen Mene has saluted Sgt Lekhetha during the memorial service who has been hailed as someone who mastered properly the handing over practice to the next.

She said she always tell members about the importance of a proper handing over.  She further thanked the Lekhetha family for moulding Sgt Lekhetha for the character that he was.

Here at SAPS we do not give birth to members, instead it is the families who do so. So as an organisation we benefit from the good characters of the member who comes from a good grounded family.

We thank you for borrowing us such a character. Lekhetha has first served as a police reservist for six years and 272 days before he became a permanent SAPS member in 1991 will be laid to rest along with his family at his hometown in Mount Fletcher on the 23 October 2021 on Saturday.