MEC and Limpopo Provincil Commissioner launch ation and embracement to women in the Limpopo province by launching Women in Law Enforcement Operation

POLOKWANE – POLOKWANE: The MEC for Transport and Community Safety Namane Dickson Masemola, has shown his appreciation and embracement to women in the Limpopo province by launching “Women in Law Enforcement Operation” on Friday 02 August 2019.

The women in law started with a roadblock, proceeded to Polokwane SABC Park as they parade-marched to Jack Botes, where they dispersed to the New Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The MEC accompanied by the Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, then, inspected the parade, as part of women’s month celebrations and only female Police officials and Traffic officials formed the parade.

Dignitaries Presence were, the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for HRM Major General Christine Morakaladi, the Provincial Head of the Hawks Major General Thobeka Jozi, Head of Traffic in the Department of Transport Jane Mulaudzi, Head of Department of Transport Ms Hanli du Plessis, Coucillor Ms Kobjane, President of Santaco Phillip Taaibosch, Council of churches Pastor Dineo Seloane, Senior officials from the Saps and the Department of Community Safety, the RTMC, RTA, RAF and other officials.

Head of Traffic Ms Jane Mulaudzi, spoke to women in law about empowering themselves through studying in variety of areas and not to undermine themselves, not to degrade each other. She also outcried to the MEC about the minority of women in management in the departmental positions.

During his address, the MEC embraced the women for their history in 1956 on 9th August for fighting against oppression, and for their continuous bravery and commitment into their duties. He insisted that women must emerge and fight against patriarchy that is still deep and not yet improved in all the racial groups. Advised the attendees to understand the fundamentals of value and to ensure social cohesion. He further said women participation and equally important is a journey that we are spreading to as the department.”

Major General Morakaladi, during her vote of thanks at Peter Mokaba Stadium, she encouraged women to fulfil responsibilities given to them by a quote from Margaret Thatcher “if you want something, ask a man, but if you want something done ask a woman” and further quoted Kofi Annan, said: “There’s no tool for development than empowering of a woman. She appreciated the MEC for coming-up with an initiative of launching women in law enforcement operation that empowers women and all the efforts to ensure service delivery.

The MEC, the Provincial Commissioner, their entourage and officials took further the program of the day to Boxer Mall in the City of Polokwane for engagement with members of the community, the whole idea was to socialise with them and to find practical strategies and inputs in the fight against crime from the people, preferably those who faces criminal activities on daily basis, it’s either as victims or witnesses.

They started at Boxer space, where the Saps brass band entertained masses, while the two leaders engaged with hawkers around the area, and at taxi rank. They proceeded to Limpopo Mall and continued with their engagements with community members and listened to their views about crime related issues and general ways of ensuring safe environments in the City and in Limpopo province.

Source: South African Police Service

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