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2022/02/21      |  Written By:  Mr M Ngxukumeshe   |   Province:  Western Cape

One of the most dedicated general workers at Western Cape provincial headquarters, Florence Balfour Marhala has been showered with plenty of gifts, flowers and presents in her last day at work as she retired from the organisation at 65years old.

Marhala who some of her colleagues affectionately referred to her by her clan name MamNune has started working for SAPS in Greenpoint headquarters on the 1st January 2004 as a cleaner.

Born and bred in Langa township in Cape Town in 1957, the married mother of three adult boys said she was happy that god has kept her until her last day at work, especially that she had survived the difficult times of Covid 19.  

She indicated that with 18 uninterrupted years in the police service, she feels proud. She said she was grateful for the opportunity to work for the organisation where she had met wonderful people through-out the years.

 On my last day at work I was almost get emotionally to leave people that I spent most of my time with and the place that I spent most of my time.  I will certainly miss everyone who has been become shining light in my life.

“I spent most of the time, at first floor of the building where I was allocated to make the floor looks clean.”

She said in her life she had never received such a lot of gifts and presents, she never felt so special in her life.  She joked that her real Valentines’ day had just arrived early.

MamNune has received lots and lots of wishing cards including messages of love and appreciation from colleagues and managers.

Her commander Captain Jacques De Bruyn has praised her for the dedication and the work she has done though he had a little with her.

He wished her well in all her endeavours in life, stressing that he hoped she will enjoy her retirement.