Top SAPS major retires

2015-09-30 06:00

MAJOR Pipes Haffajee retires on pension from the SAPS at end September after an illustrious 41 years of loyal, faithful, dedicated and meritorious service.

He will be sorely missed by many who have been associated with his ingenious police skills. Personally, I am saddened by his departure from the SAPS.

He worked closely with me from the mid-eighties until the nineties. Pipes co-headed a dynamic prevention of crime unit in the eighties with Captain Kercy Pillay, his brother Warrant Officer Zulu Haffajee, captains Mansingh, Sauce Pillay and others - men who never feared, favoured nor hesitated to affect an arrest, if and when warranted.

I was honoured by the privilege of working with him.

Pipes thereafter became a leading detective at Mountain Rise together with our fondly called “tall” Warrant Officer Makhathini and the pair fearlessly solved many serious crimes and received high acclaims from both judges and magistrates of the criminal courts.

Not only the SAPS and former colleagues, but our country is losing a top experienced cop. Thank you for serving us with such dedication, devotion and zeal.

God bless you and you family, Sir. I hope your colleagues will give you a great send-off. I salute you, go well bro.

logan govender

Retired SAPS Lieutenant Colonel

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