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fter suc­cess­fully host­ing the Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Day cel­e­bra­tions which were held at the Cor­rec­tional Staff Col­lege on June 30, Com­mis­sioner Gen­eral Isa­iah Mzuthini has ex­tended his gen­er­ous hand by slaugh­ter­ing four beasts in thank­ing the good work ex­hib­ited by the pa­rade be­fore Their Majesties.

The thriller event which was graced by His Majesty King Mswati III, Her Majesty the Indlovukazi and other mem­bers of the royal fam­ily at­tracted scores of peo­ple from within and out­side the bor­ders of this King­dom. The com­mis­sioner gen­eral, in full ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the com­mit­ment that was ex­hib­ited by over 300 of­fi­cers who con­sti­tuted the pa­rade, on Wed­nes­day treated them in­clud­ing se­niors to a de­light­ful feast where they united in mer­ri­ment.

AS­peak­ing dur­ing the event, Nt­shangase said the pros­per­ity of the cel­e­bra­tion is first at­trib­uted to the bless­ings that God show­ered through an­swer­ing their prayers to have a per­fect, wellor­gan­ised event.

He said the depart­ment was fur­ther blessed to have Their Majesties grace the event to wit­ness the good work by the of­fi­cers.

It is such un­wa­ver­ing sup­port that in­vig­o­rated the of­fi­cers dur­ing the day, he said. Nt­shangase thanked His Majesty the King for be­ing part of the event as this por­trayed the love that Their Majesties have for of­fi­cers and the depart­ment at large.

Nt­shangase, who is known for re­ward­ing good work in ev­ery as­pect, in­deed lived up to his prom­ise as he ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the en­tire pa­rade, which was con­sti­tuted by the pa­rade com­man­der, pla­toon com­man­ders, guard of hon­our and cor­rec­tional ser­vices brass band.

While con­vened at the staff col­lege on Wed­nes­day, Nt­shangase con­grat­u­lated the of­fi­cers and pre­sented four cows that were slaugh­tered for the en­tire pa­rade.

He praised the pa­rade for ex­hibit­ing good be­hav­iour through­out the prepa­ra­tions of the event.

He said cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers are at all times ex­pected to con­duct them­selves in a man­ner be­fit­ting by show­ing re­spect and dis­ci­pline for su­pe­ri­ors and one an­other.

Nt­shangase added that the event wouldn’t have been suc­cess­ful had of­fi­cers lost fo­cus. It is such har­mony amongst of­fi­cers that saw the Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Day be­come an event of high mag­ni­tude, Nt­shangase elab­o­rated.

The event gave the depart­ment the op­por­tu­nity to show­case the work of cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers be­fore the eyes of the pub­lic so as to learn and ap­pre­ci­ate the chal­lenges faced by these hard work­ing men and women in the quest to cre­ate a crime free so­ci­ety through the trans­for­ma­tion of of­fend­ers into law abid­ing cit­i­zens.

This day cre­ated a per­fect plat­form for the var­i­ous stake­hold­ers in the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem and the na­tion to con­verge at the Cor­rec­tional Staff Col­lege to ob­serve the cer­e­mony in or­der to learn more on the ser­vice pro­vided by cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers and how these could be im­proved through joint ef­forts in the form of net­work­ing and shar­ing of ideas. Nt­shangase also en­cour­aged of­fi­cers to re­main health con­scious so as to be pro­duc­tive in their work places. Cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers have the duty to re­main healthy in or­der to de­liver to their best of abil­i­ties. He said with the coun­try hav­ing HIV turned around the world’s high­est in­fec­tion rate, of­fi­cers had the re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure main­tain­ing this stride. He said of­fi­cers should also make use of the health ser­vices and ad­vice by health prac­ti­tion­ers in­clud­ing nurses in or­der to lead healthy lives. Most im­por­tantly, of­fi­cers should take with them­selves dis­ci­pline, com­mit­ment, team­work as well as the tak­ing of law­ful or­ders.

FO­CUS: Deputy Com­mis­sioner Gen­er­als Thokozile Nx­u­malo (2nd l), Ray­mond Nkam­bule, Bon­gani Khu­malo and SACCS Cyril Maseko (l).

RUS­SIAN DRILL: Al­pha Three pla­toon pos­ing for a pic­ture.

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