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2023/07/10      |  Written By:  Brigadier A Mathe   |   Province:  National

Pretoria: 09 July 2023 - The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Fannie Masemola has on behalf of management paid tribute to the North West province Community Police Forum Chairperson (CPF), Mr Dixson Ngamlane. Mr Ngamlane and his wife died in a car accident in Fochville, Gauteng, earlier this week.

Mr Ngamlane was a crime fighting patriot, a passionate and astute fighter who championed for resources needed to assist  community policing structures to assist the work of the police. He was a member of the Community Police Forum (CPF) board for the past 23 years having served as the Mahikeng Cluster CPF Chairperson, and later as the Provincial CPF board Chairperson, a role he held until his passing.

The Ngamlane’s were buried on Saturday in their hometown of Mahikeng in the North West province.  General Masemola and the Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, the CPF Chairpersons of various provinces and community patrollers were in attendance. General Masemola described Mr Ngamlane as a dedicated and humble volunteer.

“Mr Ngamlane was not just the Provincial Chairperson of the Community Policing Board in this province, he was a significant stakeholder of the South African Police Service (SAPS), a gallant man who was dedicated to the fight against crime. The SAPS, the community of North West, and indeed the country at large, has lost one of its dedicated servants. His contribution to the formation of CPF structures in the North West is a legacy that will forever be remembered. We also pay tribute to his wife, who died together with Mr Ngamlane”, said Gen Fannie Masemola.

Mr Frans Kgasago, the CPF chairperson of Limpopo spoke on behalf of CPF members and community in blue patrollers  across the country. “Dixson was firm and selfless. We need more people in our communities to assist the police to fight crime. Police cannot fight crime alone, communities need to come on board and play an active role in sharing information”, said Mr Kgasago.

The SAPS has set aside R70 million for the resourcing and capacitation of CPF structures in this financial year.