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MANDELA DAY CELEBRATIONS HELD IN ROODEPAN
2022/07/20      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel L Lebakeng   |   Province:  Northern Cape

The South African Police Service in Roodepan, Kimberley in conjunction with Women Against Crime in the area, formed part of the worldwide celebrations of the Mandela Day.

The event is celebrated annually around the world following a declaration by the United Nations in 2009 to mark the birth of the great icon, Mr Nelson Mandela.  On this day, people around the world are asked to contribute 67 minutes of their time towards helping others.  The 67 minutes is dedicated to the 67 years that this noble man spent serving others.  During this year, the day is commemorated under the theme; “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

In Roodepan, the 67 minutes were well spent by SAPS members along with the WAC who treated the under privileged community with soup and bread. Members of the community came out in their numbers to enjoy themselves and celebrate the birth of this great man. The programme was opened with words of encouragement and a prayer by Chaplain Paul Volgraaff. The Station Commander of Roodepan, Colonel Pieter Jansen, outlined the purpose of the day and served the first cup of soup. 

Members of the community were also encouraged to participate in different activities in their respective Sectors that include the sector crime initiatives that are intended to help eradicate crime.

Article by Lieutenant Colonel Lefu Lebakeng and Captain Thabo Litabe

Internal Communication

 

 

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People around the world are asked to contribute 67 minutes of their time towards helping others.
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People around the world are asked to contribute 67 minutes of their time towards helping others.
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People around the world are asked to contribute 67 minutes of their time towards helping others.
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People around the world are asked to contribute 67 minutes of their time towards helping others.