SAPS surprise needy brothers

2016-03-10 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Shopping for uniforms with the brothers (from left) Brigadier Agnes Nxamagele, Brigadier Morris Moodley and Major-General Thembi Ndlovu.

PHOTO: supplied Shopping for uniforms with the brothers (from left) Brigadier Agnes Nxamagele, Brigadier Morris Moodley and Major-General Thembi Ndlovu.

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MATERNAL instincts kicked in when Ugu cluster commander, Major-General Thembi Ndlovu, saw a photo of a young boy on Thursday.

The photo showed the severely cracked soles of the child’s feet and after reading the article, she tasked her members with finding out more.

Margate SAPS station commander, Colonel Sipho Thabethe, went to the school, which is in his policing area and made arrangements with the principal, who identified two brothers in desperate need, and took them to the colonel’s office (the photo had depicted the feet of one of the boys).

Wide eyed, they could not understand what all the fuss was about, but when friendly police members showered them with sweets and toys, the two brothers, aged five and nine, slowly started to relax.

Police members and station personnel took out rands and cents from their pocket and soon the two brothers were off to a surprise they will not quickly forget.

Their excitement was clear when they were treated to a ride in a police car, complete with a siren and blue light with Ndlovu in the passenger seat.

The two little “VIPs” were then taken to a clothing outlet where they received two sets of schools each, shoes, stationery and school bags. The items were sponsored by a business in town.

The next stop was a visit to a chemist and a grocery store where the donations by the police members came in handy to buy nutritious products for the two growing children.

“Major-Ndlovu Ndlovu emphasised we must remember that the future of our country lies with our children. She said when winning the MEC’s Excellence Award recently, we as the SAPS thanked the community for their assistance and this was an opportunity to show the public that we as the SAPS care,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

“The progress of the children will be monitored by the SAPS and we will visit them from time to time. Major- General Ndlovu urged the community to lend a helping hand to other needy children,” added Wiid.

- Supplied.

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