Constable receives award

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Constable Thomas Mogadime finished second in the SAPS National Excellence Awards.

Constable Thomas Mogadime from Bethal Police Station finished second in the SAPS National Excellence Awards held at Sun City on 26 January.
He won R10 000 and a Trojan Strider 130 Body Trainer from Tracker.
He also received a certificate of appreciation.
This communications officer of social crime prevention, represented Mpumalanga in the Man of the Year category.
The criteria for this category is knowledge and development or empowerment of self and others in the community, achievements that have had a significant impact or added value to service delivery, an organisation and the community, voluntary involvement in organisational activities, community involvement, initiatives to improve service delivery through the activities of Men for Change and Women’s Network, contribution to strategic objectives of the service, leadership skills and problem solving capabilities, to name a few.
Cst Mogadime is involved in the coordination of community policing strategies and he develops, implements and monitors crime awareness campaigns.
One of his campaigns is the ‘Embrace Yourself’ campaign where he mentors the youth by involving them in activities such as modelling to help them build self-confidence and self-appreciation.
He also launched the ‘Embrace Education’ campaign where he helped the youth to do unprepared public reading and public speaking.
He also conducted anti-gender campaigns at schools, clinics and community forums in conjunction with other stakeholders.
Cst Mogadime thanked the management of SAPS Mpumalanga Provincial office for trusting and believing in him.
“I also thank the almighty God for the gift of life, protection and strength to perform my daily duties with dignity,” said Cst Mogadime.
“Furthermore, I thank my former station commander ,Lt Col Johnson Mtungwa for the support he gave me from the first day I set foot in Bethal.
“My parents, my family, friends, my mentors, colleagues, Bethal Local Drug Action Committee as well as the community of Bethal/eMzinoni for the support and words of encouragement.”
He views his work at the police as his calling and a privilege.

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