From: Captain Mali Govender, SAPS spokesperson
RECOGNITION of personnel for their commitment dedication and service is one of SAPS priorities. Aligned with its “Back to Basics” and the vision of the Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, “Revive, Restore and Reform” (RRR), nearly 100 service medals were awarded to officers and members stationed within the Kingwilliamstown Cluster.
Braving the icy cold weather 43 officers and members stood on a parade anxiously awaiting to be awarded their medals and being addressed by the Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga, who began her address by quoting John C Maxwell.
“No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave.”
She added, “Today we come to recognise loyal service, devotion to duty and services of a particularly meritorious and exemplary nature.
Your unreserved dedication and commitment to the ideals of this organisation are applauded.”
The inspirational message was well received by family and friends of the recipients, senior managers as well as colleagues who attended the prestigious event. Ntshinga encouraged the men and women in blue to re- commit today and to continue to rid our community of hooligans who torment, who make money out of other people’s misery and who don’t care about the destruction that drugs bring to young and innocent people.
“Let’s not settle for average or turn our backs on taking risks, but keep pushing ourselves to new heights.”
Ntshinga thanked the families of recipients for their unwavering support and acknowledged their pride in the accomplishments of their loved ones.