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Limpopo provincial Corporate Communication office continues fighting Gender-Based Violence


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Limpopo

LIMPOPO - The South African Police Service Corporate Communication Officer, Sergeant Maphure Manamela conjointly with Intern Tshepo Moloto continues to communicate knowledge to the listeners on matters affecting the province of Limpopo at large.

On Thursday 15 September 2022, the officers conducted a live interview during a crime talk radio slot on 1 Nation FM stationed in Polokwane CBD to bring into broad perspective on issues of gender-based violence and missing persons.

Gender-based violence

There have been many cases of gender-based violence that have been reported in the past years overlapping into the current year and since then the South African Police Service have initiated programs that are meant to curb this pandemic. Programs such as Men For Change and Women's network are one of the tools that are being utilized by the South African Police Service to fight gender-based violence.

Sergeant Manamela informed the listeners about the Victim Empowerment Centres that are aimed at accommodating victims of crime, especially sexual offences and other serious and violent crimes, by providing them with victim friendly services and assured them that members of SAPS are well equipped and trained to attend to every victim in a professional manner without exposing them to secondary victimisation.

Wrapping up on the matter of gender-based violence for the day, Intern Moloto advised young women to empower themselves and become independent to avoid being victims of domestic Violence and furthermore encouraged them to report any type of violence no matter how small it may seem.

Missing persons

Continuing with the interview members of SAPS Corporate Communication elaborated on the issue of missing persons whereby they advised the listeners to always inform their immediate families or friends about where they are going so that should anything happen to them the police will have a great lead to start with their investigations.

Reflecting back on what has transpired yesterday at Giyani whereby the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe handed over a house to an impoverished family that is been headed by a mentally challenged mother, Sergeant Manamela reminded the listeners that the work of the police are not only meant to chase and arrest criminals but also to deal with social responsibilities to fight both crime and poverty.

In conclusion listeners of 1 Nation FM were left with educational information that will help them to protect themselves and know where to go when faced with such crisis.

Other issues addressed on the show included:

•Buying of Stolen goods.

•Mob Justice.

•Business burglaries.

•Drugs and substance abuse.


The fight against gender-based violence and other crimes continues.


Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo
082 876 6429

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