‘Respect fosters success’

2015-12-02 06:00
RECOGNISED: Sgt Precia Mpho Mgogodlana. Photo: Mlungisi Louw

RECOGNISED: Sgt Precia Mpho Mgogodlana. Photo: Mlungisi Louw

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A POLICE OFFICER of the Mangaung Police Station has been recognised at the annual Free State Excellence Awards of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Sgt Precia Mgogodlana was named woman of the year in the special categories at the gala function held at the Philip Sanders Resort in Bloemfontein on Friday (27/11).

The award recognises this woman, who has shown great commitment and devotion to participating in activities which support community development in the province.

“It is nice to get recognition. I am really happy and honoured. This award shows if you work in a community for an extended length of time you develop a real feel for the area and community,” Mgogodlana told Express.

“I am what I am today because of the community of Mangaung. I really have a great relationship with the community that I serve. So I want to dedicate this award to the community of Sector 4, Hamilton and Ehrlich Park.

“I hope that through my long-term involvement in my community I have made a positive contribution to its women.”

This 33-year-old woman, who was born in Sasolburg, is the mother of an 11-year-old child.

The recent award builds on previous success, as she also received the award for best frontline service delivery and the outstanding public servant of the year award at the third Annual National Batho Pele Excellence Awards held at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on 13 November this year.

“I am very grateful to those who nominated me for those awards. It is a great achievement for me and it goes to show that we are doing our job as police officers.

“I want to thank God for my achievements. I also want to thank my station commander, my colleagues and my parents for raising me up.”

Asked what the secret to her success was, Mgogodlana said: “I have learned from an early age that if you respect each and every person and treat them equally, success will follow you. I have also learned that if you are dedicated to your job you will be successful.”

Mgogodlana sees her job as a calling - and not as a career.

“I am passionate about the job I do. I am not in the police sector because of the salary I receive every month.”

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