Local SAPS members shine at medal parade

Deputy provincial commissioner for Gauteng Maj-Gen Max Masha pinned each medal to the recipients and congratulated them personally.

About 40 SAPS members from Boksburg’s respective police stations received medals.

According to the Boksburg North SAPS communications officer, Capt Juanita Coetzer, this is the most important event in a police member’s career – to receive a medal for years of service.

The SAPS band led the platoon on the parade ground and welcomed the attending generals with a general salute.

Deputy provincial commissioner for Gauteng Maj-Gen Max Masha, accompanied by the cluster commander, Maj-Gen Poobalan Subbiah, was escorted through the parade to inspect the members.

Boksburg North SAPS communications officer Capt Juanita Coetzer received a 30-year faithful service medal, as well as a 20-year loyal service medal.

Masha pinned each medal to the recipient and congratulated them personally.

“It is a great honour to have received a medal from Maj-Gen Masha,” said Coetzer.

The following police officers were recognised:

Boksburg North SAPS

Thirty-year faithful service medal: T Diko and J Coetzer. Coetzer also received a medal for 20-year loyal service.
Twenty-year loyal service medal: KE Thantsha, JG Letsela, ZS Madonsela, GS Fredericks (reservist) and EB Taukobong.
Ten-year loyal service medal: ST Hadebe, HH Selepe, VI Batsha, R Masetla, LW Makgota, MB Muningi (former reservist), XE Ncengwa, MD Makung (also reservist service), L Swart, TC Hlungwani, BG Mehala and NTE Muller.

Ekurhuleni Central Cluster police officers were honoured for their service at the annual Medal Parade, held at the Prince George Park Stadium, on June 7.

Boksburg SAPS
Twenty-year loyal service medal: JK Sekete and SHR Shabalala.
Ten-year loyal service medal: PB Ngubo, SP Mbonambi, KP Mmuroa, T Mungoma, CM Bambo, TD Maila, MS Modise and GS Msane.

Reiger Park SAPS
Twenty-year loyal service medal: BHP Olifant.
Ten-year loyal service medal: Q Seroke, MJ Mothlasedi, MA Kekae, SM Masha (also reservist service), KG Seleke (also reservist service), KD Mosia and TS Rathebe.

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