By: Tsundukani Zitha
POLOKWANE- The South African Police Service in Limpopo has walked-away with almost all the awards on offer during the Polokwane Annual Show held from Monday 12th until Saturday 17th March 2018.
Sectors such as the SAPS, Correctional Service, Polokwane Local Municipality and Traffic Department, National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), University of Limpopo among other sectors were invited to erect stalls and exhibit their respective environments.
The winners (SAPS) exhibitors led by Provincial Corporate Communication and Liaison under the leadership of Captain Nemavhola and Sergeant Makgaba showcased their different environments. The environments included the Explosives Unit, Search and Rescue, Career Development (HRM), Library Services and SAPS Band (HRD) as well as many other SAPS departments.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson LT. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe says the SAPS exhibitors won three prizes including the biggest price which declared them as Overall winners at an award giving ceremony held on Saturday night at the Show grounds.
“The SAPS defeated their competitors in Best Exhibitors, Best Public Education, Aerobics and Overall winner. They won three trophies (one for each category) and twenty gold medals for the Aerobics category” Said Ngoepe
“People and learners from different schools across the province visited the SAPS exhibiting stalls where they were educated on different career opportunities within the SAPS.
“Safety tips on crime related matters were also emphasised through distribution of more than 5000 pamphlets and leaners were also given SAPS branded juice bottles, rulers and pencil cases,” noted Ngoepe.
SAPS Provincial Commissioner LT. General Nneke Ledwaba accompanied by Deputy Provincial Commissioner Major General Christine Morakaladi congratulated Captain Nemavhola and SGT Mosima Makgaba on the overwhelming performance during the show.
“LT. General Ledwaba appreciated and commended the achievements by committed components and further encouraged members to work hard in building a trust and sound relationship with the youth and all communities,” Ngoepe concluded.