TOP AWARDS FOR KOMANI PO­LICE

The Rep - - FRONT PAGE - SIVENATHI GOSA

FOUR Komani po­lice mem­bers have been hon­oured for ex­cep­tional ser­vice to the pub­lic fol­low­ing the South African Po­lice Ser­vices an­nual Ser­vice Ex­cel­lence Awards for the Eastern Cape in Port El­iz­a­beth.

Cap­tain Stephen Rheed­ers gained the main hon­ours as the top-achiev­ing de­tec­tive for the year in the prov­ince, while the sportsper­son of the year was Con­sta­ble Bu­sisiwe Nkuzo, and War­rant Of­fi­cer Fabio Pitt claimed second place in the best re­servist cat­e­gory.

The Thorn­hill com­mu­nity polic­ing fo­rum was named as the run­ner-up in the CPF cat­e­gory, with chair­man War­rant Of­fi­cer Lungile Mzini ex­press­ing his joy.

“We work well with the com­mu­nity and the SAPS in pre­vent­ing and fight­ing crime in the area. I be­lieve this award is well de­served as we work ex­cep­tion­ally hard.”

He said their ef­forts were aimed at de­creas­ing crime “so our chil­dren can grow up in a coun­try where crime is the least of their wor­ries”.

Clus­ter com­man­der Ma­jor Gen­eral Tem­bisile Patek­ile said he was proud of the achieve­ments.

“I con­grat­u­late the mem­bers who have won the awards,” he said.

“We are truly proud of the com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion they have shown to put this town and dis­trict on the map.

“It is just the be­gin­ning of greater things to come, as we have to make sure that Komani is in the ca­pa­ble hands of SAPS mem­bers who are will­ing to fight against crime.”

Pic­ture: SIVENATHI GOSA

HARD WORK RECOG­NISED: Sta­tion com­man­der Cap­tain No­mawethu Nka­mana, sta­tion com­man­der Colonel Gcinikaya Taleni, clus­ter co­or­di­na­tor of de­tec­tives Colonel Er­rol For­tuin, deputy clus­ter com­man­der Bri­gadier Pumla Mavuka, Thorn­hill CPF chair­man Lungile Mzini, de­tec­tive Cap­tain Stephen Rheed­ers and clus­ter com­man­der Ma­jor Gen­eral Tem­bisile Patek­ile

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