What started off as an ordinary Friday night shift for police officers Lieutenant Colonel Mandie Davel and Sergent Zandile Mofokeng took an unexpected turn when the pair helped a woman deliver her baby at the Springs police station.
In a social media post, SAPS said a man and a heavily pregnant woman, experiencing labour pains, had arrived at the station around 11:30 on Friday night.
An ambulance was called to the station, but the woman was already in labour, and Davel’s midwife experience to kick in.
"Due to the severity of the labour pains the woman experienced, Lieutenant Colonel Davel took it upon herself to assist the woman in delivering the baby in the Community Service Centre (CSC) as she has midwifery skills and experience. The officer was assisted by Sergeant Mofokeng," police said.
The woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy and was taken to the hospital.
Springs police station commander Brigadier Thembeka Gwebushe told The Daily Sun that the baby boy was a festive gift for the police station.