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2022/10/27      |  Written By:  Sergeant M Matolong   |   Province:  North West

On Sunday, 23 October 2022, the Provincial Visible Policing (Partnership policing) led by Captain Rampeo Matla in conjunction with the United Reformed Church in Stilfontein, hosted a Prayer Day at Khuma location to motivate Grade 12 learners from eight different Secondary Schools.

The schools that participated are: Vuyanimawethu, Borakanelo, Stilfontein, Thuto Thebe, Tshebedisano, Pinnacles and Vaal Reefs. The purpose of the event was to motivate the learners and pray for them prior to commencement of the final examinations. The activity was among others attended by Provincial SAPS, Religious bodies, Provincial Youth Crime Prevention Desk, Department of Education, Department of Correctional Services, Department of Health and Potchefstroom Emergency and Medical Rescue Services (EMRS).

In his remarks, Captain Matla, the Provincial Community Police Forum (CPF) Coordinator said: “Prayer generates a sort of inner strength and faith to face the challenges that life brings. Opportunities don’t happen, you create them,” he said.

The messages of support focusing on discipline, hard work, sacrifices and prayer were delivered by Reverend SJ Mafojane from Lesedi Radio Station; Reverend Mofokeng from Provincial Youth Crime Prevention Desk, Sergeant Dipuo Matolong (Provincial Coordinator for CPFs) and the Head of Correctional  Service in Klerksdorp, Deputy Director DE Vilakazi. Face masks and pamphlets were also handed out to the leaners.

The event concluded with the Circuit Manager, Mr SS Moremi from the Department of Education applauding the good work that has been done by Reverend Kgechane and his. He also encouraged all role players to continue with their efforts and projects on school safety.