‘Women in blue’ man road block

2015-08-27 06:00
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Brigadier Agnes Nxamagele addresses members on parade.

PHOTO: supplied Brigadier Agnes Nxamagele addresses members on parade.

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THE Women’s Charter is a legislative Act that was passed in 1954 to protect and advance the rights of women and girls.

This year marks 60 years since the adoption of the Women’s Charter­ and over 20 years since the dawn of democracy in South Africa­.

Female members from various police stations and units within the Port Shepstone SAPS Cluster teamed up with officials of the Umdoni Protection Services, Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) and Department­ of Home Affairs to conduct­ a multi-disciplinary roadblock on the N2 freeway at Park Rynie on Thursday, 20 August.

The roadblock was carried out under the umbrella of national operation­ “Operation Fiela” and “Operation Basadi”.

Brigadier Agnes Nxamagele, the Port Shepstone SAPS Station Commander, was the operational officer in command of the roadblock which was a success in terms of arrests, police visibility and making the public aware of crime and its consequences.

“We are equally as competent in fighting crime as our male colleagues in the SAPS.

“There is an increase in the number of women filling positions in previously male-dominated fields such as the diving unit, Public Order Policing Unit , K9 Unit, Tactical Response Team, SAPS Air Wing and the Equestrian Unit,” said Brigadier Nxamagele, who thanked the members, especially the women, for their loyalty and commitment to the SAPS.

“Most of these women are mothers who have to fulfil their roles as mothers and wives after a hectic tour of duty,” she said

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