The SAPS moral regeneration church service against Gender Based Violence and Femicide

NORTHERN CAPE – The SAPS in conjunction with external stakeholders hosted the Provincial Church Service against Gender Based Violence and Femicide on Sunday, 30 October 2022 at 15:00 at the Mayibuye Multi-Purpose Centre in Galeshewe.
The service commenced with spiritual leaders from the Christian, Muslim and Rasta communities rendering the opening prayers.
The welcoming was delivered by the Acting District Commander of the Frances Baard District, Brig Charlotte Makgari and the purpose of the day was done by the Provincial Commander of Employee Health and Wellness, Col (Rev) Sello Colane.
A message of support was delivered by the Provincial Chairperson of Spiritual Crime Prevention, Rev Morake, the PRO of the Provincial Community Police Forum, Mr Gomba who commented that the community and the police will together squeeze the space where criminals operate.
The SAPS members were encouraged with a sermon by Pastor Marion Ndjavire from the book of John 4 vs4 B while the SAPS band rendered powerful praise and worship songs.
Chaplain Moseki brought intercessory prayers addressing the moral transformation and upliftment, GBVF, ethical awareness, safety and substance abuse.
The Provincial Commissioner for the Northern Cape, Lt Gen Koliswa Otola gave a strong word against the scourge of gender based violence and femicide and thanked all spiritual leaders and community for taking a collective stance with the police in this criminal acts.
Gen Otola thanked all SAPS members for their unabated efforts in crime fighting and promised to have all boots on the ground during this festive season and beyond.
MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Me Nomandla Bloem responded in her keynote address that members must remember to pray for our province but also not forget to pick up the baton in this fight against GBVF and pledge our support to victims, survivors and support every programme that combats this pandemic.
Capt Phoko was the programme director and the day was concluded with a vote of thanks from the Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Corporate Services, Maj Gen Henriette De Waal.

Source: South African Police Service