Provincial Commissioner hands over school uniform to learners

NELSPRUIT – The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela today handed over school uniform to learners of Pilgrim’s Rest Primary School in Pilgrim’s Rest.

The event forms part of Mandela Day Celebration where each person is propelled to spend 67 minutes and show kindness by adding value to someone who is less fortunate hence the Provincial Commissioner took this initiative to heart.

The occasion, which was led by the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela together with police management in the province were hosted at Pilgrim’s Rest Sports Grounds. Other dignitaries in attendance include the local Councillor, officials from the department of Basic Education, and the local Traffic Department as well as the general public.

During the handing over of the items, the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela indicated that police are part of the community and have a role to play in the society, not only during the Nelson Mandela Month Celebration but even beyond. “The police did not hand over the uniform to learners because they are better or they want to make a show off but it is because of the experience that some of them went through in their personal lives with regard to poverty. This has prompted police to take action to make a difference in order to prevent a situation whereby children are lured to commit crime just because of poverty and lack” said the General.