COMGEN VALUES PARADE OFFICERS; SLAUGHTERS FOUR BEASTS
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.