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Bob D. Sewpersad: a man of integrity and high moral standards

29 April 2016, 09:21  - Karishma.Rampersadh

CAPTAIN Bob D. Sewpersad served our community and the SAPS for 25 faithful and meritorious years both as an officer and a gentleman. He mentored and guided many black senior police officers, including me. He never faltered or failed in his duties. He was the first Indian to be appointed a commissioned officer in the apartheid era here in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands area. His promotion to commissioned rank (lieutenant) was through academic qualifications and ability.

Bob was one of the very few, in those days, who was most versatile in a number of languages, such as Hindi, Zulu and Afrikaans. A rare achievement in those years.

Captain served when every white policeman was superior to every other black policeman (in those days there were no policewomen), irrespective of his rank or status — a regulation that caused much hurt and contention among black policemen as they had no recourse to this unjust law. A very trying time indeed for black policemen who held rank in those days. These resilient men were really challenged to the limits. He was one of them. Bob was a man of integrity and high moral standards. He had a very promising career ahead of him, but ill health put paid to that and he was boarded as medically unfit at the height of his policing career. One thing that still stands out in my mind, is that he would not abuse or allow the abuse of another person’s property, whether state or private. Bob bestowed a legacy of hard work, honesty and integrity among those he worked with. Those you have mentored we salute you, Sir.



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