The South African Police Service (SAPS) held a medal parade in honour of more than 80 of its members at the Buffalo Cricket Stadium on Wednesday May 30.
Members have been honoured with medals for 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of loyal service whilst fighting crime. Medals for Members Bravery and Centenary medals were also handed out.
“Discipline and integrity are the corner stone and the reason we are here today on this very important occasion. Today gallant men and women are recognised for excellent work, commitment and dedication in the SAPS,” said Eastern Cape Provincial Commander Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga.
Cst Mongezi Mqina of Kwa-Zakhele in East London and Sgt Lundi Kaldini of Scenery Park of Port Elizabeth both received the Members Bravery Medal. This gold cross is an honourary tribute performed in extremely dangerous conditions.
The SAPS said that this occasion continues to foster a culture of excellence through motivating their most precious human resource as they continue to be ambassadors of the “Batho Pele” and “Back to Basics” principles.