Members of a Crime Prevention Team of the South African Police Service, has as part of its corporate social responsibility, reached out to a needy family in Mthintloni.
Preliminary findings has it that the plight of the family reached the operatives after they were found arguing over how to rotate the wearing of shoes.
According to Captain Namhla Mdleleni, who spoke for the South African Police Service (SAPS), Office of he Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape, the operatives who felt pity for the family, jointly donated clothing and groceries to the family.
Mdleleni said: “ Members identified the family when they were attending a complaint of a domestic dispute earlier this month. The argument was about shoes family members were sharing among each other.
“ During an interview by SAPS members, they became so touched by the family’s circumstances that members joined hands and came back in an effort to improve their living conditions, by donating groceries and clothing.
“ The Acting Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Xolani Sali and Vispol members handed over groceries and clothing to the family.”
Similarly, the Department of Community Safety and Liaison, SAPS in Kwazulu-Natal Province has teamed up with SAPS operatives in Malvern, Marianhill, Kwadengezi and Westville, as well as the Queensburgh Metro Police to conduct a Covid-19 awareness roadshow.
Security Watch Africa reports that the roadshow is meant to empower the public on Covid-19 safety protocols.