R10k for slain Town Hill officer

2019-04-03 06:00
(Back row, from left) Pam Golding Properties’ Khethiwe Gcabashe and Janine Eloff together with Town Hill CPF’s chairperson Megan Nicol, Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese (front row, left) and Captain Dean Jeary when they handed over the cheque to Nonjabulo Zuma yesterday.

(Back row, from left) Pam Golding Properties’ Khethiwe Gcabashe and Janine Eloff together with Town Hill CPF’s chairperson Megan Nicol, Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese (front row, left) and Captain Dean Jeary when they handed over the cheque to Nonjabulo Zuma yesterday.

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THE community of Town Hill has reached out to the family of the late Warrant Officer Njabulo Mzomuhle Ngcobo to show their gratitude for his 19 years of service.

They raised more than R10 000 in donations, which was handed over to Ngcobo’s daughter, Nonjabulo Zuma.

Ngcobo, a police officer at Town Hill police station, was killed outside his Imbali home last month after rushing to the rescue of neighbours he believed were under attack.

He was shot when he went to investigate what was happening after he heard screams coming from his neighbours’ house.

Yesterday Town Hill Community Policing Forum (CPF) chairperson Megan Nicol said the local residents felt connected to Ngcobo’s family and they wanted to do something to show how much they appreciated him.

“He was a blessing to our community and served this country as a police officer for 19 years,” she said.

She said 15 donors made contributions, with the biggest donation coming from Pam Golding Properties. Zuma thanked the Town Hill community for their generosity. She said their gesture showed that her father was a good person who cared for others.

“If he wasn’t a good man I don’t think people who didn’t know his family would have even thought to reach out to us.”

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese also expressed his gratitude to the donors.

“A gesture like this really shows that there is good co-operation between the station management and the community. It also shows that the behaviour and conduct of an individual in the workplace does not go unnoticed.”

He said he hoped the actions of the Town Hill community would motivate other police officers to do their utmost in the service of their communities.

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