15 February 2016
Sabie SAPS, led by Constable Mandy Mculu (Communications Officer), visited Memezile Secondary School during a Back to School campaign on 28 January. Warrant Officer Michael Fakude and Sabie Victim Empowerment Centre representatives Jan Mdhluli and Mavis Mabunda accompanied Mculu.
In her address Mculu said that; “We are here to motivate you (learners) to show respect to your elders and teachers. You must also understand the importance of time management. You must say yes to education by sticking to the ABCD (Abstain, Behave, Control, Discipline).We want to encourage a healthy school environment so that you can stay away from criminality and become responsible citizens. There are career opportunities within SAPS for those who want to become pilots, divers, forensic detectives, lawyers, etc.”
“A project will start where learners are asked to write essays in order to be chosen as our Junior Station Commander, Junior Detective, Junior Visible Commander and Junior Support Leader. The essays will be marked at the station and we encourage your participation as this opportunity will boost your Curriculum Vitae (CV). You’ll be competing with other local schools like Sybrand Van Niekerk and Angels Park.”
“We appreciate the effort by the police in coming to our school,” said Memezile Gift Muthambi, Principal. “The police don’t just come for presentations but they also assist when we have a school crisis. They are always helpful and even the kids know that the school has a good partnership with the police.”
“We’ll be making surprise visits this year,” warned Mculu. The principal will tell us about problematic learners and we’ll be more than ready to come and assist.”
Photo:Front: Const. Mandy Mculu. Back left: Jan Mdhluli and WO Michael Fakude.