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Ministerial imbizo and launch of the 2019/2020 safer festive season operations

Monday 05 November 2019

POLOKWANE - The Deputy Minister of Police, Mr Cassel Mathale, accompanied by the MEC for Transport and Community Safety Mr Namane Dickson Masemola, Deputy National Commissioner Lieutenant General Fannie Masemola and the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba hosted the Ministerial Imbizo under the theme "Zizojika izinto" aimed at addressing issues of Gender Based Violence, murder, rape and trio crimes. The event was also used for the Provincial Launch of Festive Season Operations. The event took place on 2019-11-04, at Lorraine Happy Fighters Sports Ground at gaSekororo in the Maruleng Municipality under Maake policing presinct outside Tzaneen.

The following dignitaries were also in attendance: Kgoshi Sekororo, The Director of Home Affairs Mr.Matsaung, District and Local Mayors, theTraditional leadership in the area, Deputy Provincial Commissioners, Provincial Heads, Cluster Commanders, Station Commanders, Unit Commanders and Police officers from all level of command, Provincial CSF Board Chairperson, Provincial CPF Chairperson and Mr JJ Mabasa (MP).

The proceedings commenced with a courtesy visit to the Sekororo Traditional Authority,followed by a briefing session led by the Deputy Minister Mr Cassel Mathale. The briefing session was opened with a prayer by the local pastor Bishop Rasakanye and he prayed for unity and safety throughout the event.

The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, outlined purpose of the gathering and thereafter, the floor was opened for any queries and clarification. Both the Deputy National Commissioner and the Provicial Commissioner attended to the concerns raised.

The Deputy Minister closed the session by responding to all the questions, some of them being the progress of the development of the new police station and the reaction time by the local Police when attending to complainants.

After words of support from different stakeholders, the Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba handed the Provincial Festive Season Operational Plan over to the Deputy National Commissioner Lieutenant General Fannie Masemola who in turn handed it over to the Deputy Minister of Police Mr Cassel Mathale.

Community members were given platform to raise their concerns. These concerns were all responded to. The event was characterized by performances by various community based groups and displays by the SAPS and other emergency services.

The gathering culminated into the address by the Deputy Minister of Police who wrapped up everything that came out during the event.

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