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Eastern Cape SAPS senior management forms part of stalwarts commemoration in Mthatha


Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication

South African Police Service


South African Police Service in the Eastern Cape joined the Departments of Transport, Safety and Liaison and South African Defence Force during an Airshow in celebration of the centenaries of two Eastern Cape Legends, Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela and Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu on Saturday, 30th June 2018 in Mthatha in honour of Youth Month.

The event was preceded by a number of build-up programmes in Mthatha, as from 25th June 2018 under the theme “Live the Legacy towards a Socio-Economically Empowered Youth 1976-2018” 42 Years of Remembrance.

Amongst the honoured guests was the Premier of the Eastern Cape, Mr Phumulo Masualle and Mr Mandla Mandela chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council.

The Eastern Cape SAPS Senior Management formed part of the official proceedings and ensured that police visibility is the order of the day for the safety of our community.

The initiative carried a common interest, which is the development of youth in this province, as the event aimed at introducing learners to different careers in the aviation industry.

During his main address the Premier conveyed his appreciation for the event. “Especially in an area where our communities needs it the most for the development of our economy. “We are honouring our own Legends from the Eastern Cape province today he said”.  It is my wish that this event could be an annual program to motivate our future leaders” he added.

Our newly graduated pilot from the EC Airwing Constable Qondile Dyeke utilised the platform to motivate the learners and youth in general. He encouraged them to be confident and fulfil their dreams.

Attendees were entertained by a spectacular airs how display created the eagerness to pursue a career path in the aviation field.

Career exhibitions by different departments and institutions was visited by learners from different schools.

Indeed a day to remember when we all closing 2018 Youth month which served as a reminder of the progress SA has made with respect to equality for youth, as well as the importance they play as agents of positive change and hope for the future.


Media Enquiries: Col Michelle Matroos  - 082 779 218


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