SAPS members laid to rest

2020-02-19 06:04
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDMountain Rise SAPS member Rodel Bernard died this month.

PHOTO: SUPPLIEDMountain Rise SAPS member Rodel Bernard died this month.

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FOLLOWING the death of Pietrmaritzburg police members in the month of love, the Retired Police Members of Pietermaritzburg and Durban Association said February has been a dark month for police.

According to Logan Govender, the association has lost Colonel Kallie Landman, Detective Warrant Officer Kevin Naidoo, Sugan Naidoo and an active SAPS member Rodel Bernard, who was stationed at Mountain Rise.

Reminiscing over the deceased, Govender said he met Landman whilst he was stationed at Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg Central.

“Landman was a easy going and likeable person. Very pleasant and helpful towards anyone requiring any assistance from SAPS. He is survived by his dear wife, Nicky, and their children,” said Govender.

Speaking on the late officer Naidoo, Govender said the deceased served the service for 33 years.

“I still recall him as a young Constable, he was very disciplined, immaculately dressed in police uniform. Although he was a quiet, reserved person, his work was always well above requirements and he was meticulous in his work. He is survived by his wife,” said Govender, adding that police member Sugan Naidoo, who was also retired, was the son of a late former Mountain Rise police officer.

Touching on Bernard’s death, Govender said she was not only an active SAPS member based Mountain Rise, but was also the daughter of the late Sharon Bernard, formerly of the Christian Fellowship Church, and also the niece of Warrant Officer Ivan Pillay.

“On behalf of the Retired Police Members of Pietermaritzburg and Durban Association wish to convey our regret, deepest sympathy and condolences to the respective members’ families. May their souls rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families,” said Govender.

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