Cambridge: Komga, a small town outside East London was a hive of activities today as the police and other role players marched through the streets of Siviwe Township led by the SAPS police band to the township's Great hall where a prayer session as part of National Police Day activities was going to be held.
Key stakeholders in attendance were the Great Kei municipality, Amathole Fire Department, Department of Social Development, Justice Department, Department of Basic Education, the Community Policing Forum (CPF) and the Farmer's Association. They were all in one voice in support of the SAPS and appreciated the work of the police in their communities.
Speaking at the event, Mdantsane Cluster's VISPOL coordinator, Captain Noyephi Mtalana encouraged communities to take charge of their areas and identify their hotspots and engage the police in dealing with the criminal elements.
Members of the clergy held a candlelight in honour and remembrance of those who died in the line of duty despite the fact that Mdantsane cluster was blessed enough not to lose any of its members in the past year. They also held prayers for Crime, Poverty, Police Safety and Substance Abuse.
Members of the community whom we spoke to after the event were equally impressed by our visit to this area and encouraged us to do more of these engagements.
Source: South African Police Service