Dedicated cop’s hard work pays

2019-03-12 06:01
Cape Town Cluster Commander Brigadier Lillian Van Wyk hanged Malila’s new ranks at a meeting held on Friday 1 March at the Cluster Office in Town.

Cape Town Cluster Commander Brigadier Lillian Van Wyk hanged Malila’s new ranks at a meeting held on Friday 1 March at the Cluster Office in Town.

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For many years, Sergeant Hilton Malila has worked tirelessly to make the community of Woodstock a safe place.

He is one of the policemen who dedicated their lives to the police force for many years with commitment and courage.

All the hard work and dedication Malila has put in his work has finally paid off.

On Friday 1 March, his friends and family witnessed him being promoted to Warrant Officer during a Facebook video broadcast.

Now a Warrant Officer, Malila says the promotion came as a pleasant surprise.

“I really did not expect this at all. It is really an honour and privilege to have been promoted,” Malila said.

“I feel very happy about the promotion and more than that I can carry on serving the people of Woodstock,” Malila said.

The dedicated man in blue has been in the police force for almost 20 years and said it felt like it was just the other day he joined the force.

“If I look back the 20 years really went quick. While serving the community with passion, I never got tired of giving my utmost best to render adequate services to my community.”

After completing his basic training in Tshwane he joined the Woodstock Police Station as a Constable.

Malila joined the force because he said it was his calling and never saw himself doing anything else.

“I have a passion for my work and never once felt that I wanted to resign or just leave the service.”

The one thing he loves dearly about the force is that one gets to learn new things every day.

“But then again, the difficult part of my job is having to satisfy everybody in the community I serve. You get difficult people that are always against the police and you must do everything in your power to change their mindset of that difficult community member.”

He said people complained about police visibility and that was because of the limited resources available in the stations.

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