Police celebrate Heritage Day

2018-10-02 06:00
Lieutenant-Colonel Mzwandile Gqabi and Captain Stephen Knapp with members of the Muizenberg police who celebrated Heritage Day.

Lieutenant-Colonel Mzwandile Gqabi and Captain Stephen Knapp with members of the Muizenberg police who celebrated Heritage Day.

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Muizenberg police officers commemorated Heritage Day on Friday 21 September in style at the Muizenberg Police Museum.

In keeping with this year’s theme, “The Year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”, the event focused on both the tangible and intangible heritage of South Africa and highlighted the importance of transformation of the heritage landscape.

The members, clothed in an array of colourful outfits and headgear reflecting various different cultural groups of our country, were treated to an assortment of signature dishes from the diverse cultures – each of these prepared by their very own hands.

Among the cultures represented were Xhosa, Zulu, English, Afrikaans and the Kaapse Klopse, each displaying their unique attributes amid the rich and diverse history that the police museum has to offer.

Luvuyo Qumza, facilitator of the event, says the purpose of the day was for the members to come together and embrace one another’s cultures and differences. He says there is no colour or background that defines us and we are all firstly just South Africans.

Acting station commander of Muizenberg police, Lieutenant-Colonel Mzwandile Gqabi, thanked the members for their participation and said it showed that so much more can be achieved when people work as one. He encouraged the members to enjoy the celebrations and embrace one another’s cultures.

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