TOP AWARDS FOR KOMANI POLICE
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.”
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