Kokstad constable moves to highly respected unit

2017-04-28 06:00
 Photo: suppliedConstable Sanele Alexandra Gantsa in task force training gear.

Photo: suppliedConstable Sanele Alexandra Gantsa in task force training gear.

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CONSTABLE Sanele Alexandra Gantsa from the Kokstad SAPS is celebrating after completing a two-year training course with the Special Task Force Unit in Pretoria.

The 33-year-old, originally from Bizana, described the training as the “trickiest one in the SAPS”.

He said he has wanted to complete the course when he joined the SAPS in December 2007 as a student in Port Edward. He was then transferred to Ezinqoleni in 2008. In 2009 he was transferred to Kokstad as constable in the Crime Prevention Unit.

He said 1 000 SAPS members aged between 19 and 31 did the course, but only 11 passed in February.

“It’s a dream come true to complete Special Task Force training after working with the police for 10 years,” said Gantsa.

Members of the Special Task Force Unit are mostly deployed to search for terrorists, arrest dangerous criminals and underwater searches, to name a few. “At training some SAPS members fail assessment tests, others give up because the training is not easy. I am happy that I have completed it without injury because some couldn’t complete it because they got injured.”

Gantsa is the father of six and will leave for Pretoria to work in the Special Task Force Unit next month.

Acting Station Commander in Kokstad, Lieutenant-Colonel Nicolette Goolam congratulated Gantsa and wished him well. “I am very proud to see our member going far.”

CONSTABLE Sanele Alexandra Gantsa from the Kokstad SAPS is celebrating after completing a two-year training course with the Special Task Force Unit in

Pretoria

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The 33-year-old, originally from Bizana, described the training as the “trickiest one in the SAPS”.
He said he has wanted to complete the course when he joined the SAPS in December 2007 as a student in Port Edward. He was then transferred to Ezinqoleni in 2008. In 2009 he was transferred to Kokstad as constable in the Crime Prevention Unit.

He said 1 000 SAPS members aged between 19 and 31 did the course, but only 11 passed in February.

“It’s a dream come true to complete Special Task Force training after working with the police for 10 years,” said Gantsa.

Members of the Special Task Force Unit are mostly deployed to search for terrorists, arrest dangerous criminals and underwater searches, to name a few.

“At training some SAPS members fail assessment tests, others give up because the training is not easy. I am happy that I have completed it without injury because some couldn’t complete it because they got injured.”

Gantsa is the father of six and will leave for Pretoria

to work in the Special Task Force Unit next month.

Acting Station Commander in Kokstad, Lieutenant-Colonel Nicolette Goolam congratulated Gantsa and wished him well.
“I am very proud to see our member going far.”

 

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