SAPS women cook to raise funds

2016-11-03 06:01
Judging of the traditional African cuisine prepared by the Umzinto team.                                    PHOTOS: supplied

Judging of the traditional African cuisine prepared by the Umzinto team. PHOTOS: supplied

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WOMEN from the various police stations and units within the Ugu Cluster gathered at The Mercury Hibberdene Children’s Home to participate in a cooking competition last Wednesday.

The competition was hosted by the Ugu Cluster Women’s Network to raise funds for charity while giving SAPS women an opportunity to showcase their creativity and culinary skills.
“It was a fun experience for everyone and proved to be an excellent team-building exercise in a relaxed atmosphere,” said police spokesperson Captain Vincent Pandarum.

The network’s champion, Lieutenant-Colonel Theresa Pillay, co-ordinated the event.

The venue was a hive of activity and the air was filled with the aroma of a multitude of dishes including an array of traditional Indian, Afrikaans, English and African dishes including usu (ox tripe), potjiekos, dombolo (dumplings), stir frys, roti, bhajia (chilli bites), uJeqe (steamed bread) and poultry.

The judges were The Mercury Hibberdene Children’s Home administrator, Charmaine Barnwell and captains Pandarum and Petros Mpinge.

Port Shepstone SAPS was placed first, with Umzinto coming in second and Msinsini in third position.

Captain Heidi Slabbert won the prize for the woman with the best outfit.

By the time judging was complete, everybody had worked up a healthy appetite and enjoyed the various dishes.

Lieutenant-Colonel Pillay placed on record her thanks and appreciation to The Mercury Hibberdene Children’s Home for the use of the venue and added services as well as everybody else who contributed to making the event an astounding success. - Supplied.

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