Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

Lehari warns promoted police: New posts come with ‘great accountability’

Nineteen North West police officers were promoted.

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Promotion to a higher rank comes with great accountability and responsibility, North West member of the executive council (MEC) for Community Safety and Transport Management, Sello Lehari, said.

Lehari congratulates promoted North West police officers

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North West Community Safety MEC Sello Lehari (with a hat on) during medal parade and annoucement of rank promotion in Potchefstroom. Photo: Supplied.

On 1 October 2019, Lehari spoke at the back to basic parade announcing the rank promotion of the South African (SA) Police in Potchefstroom saying:

“It is common knowledge that most of you have been working tirelessly and looking forward to a moment like this in your careers, we are here today, to bear testimony that God Almighty has answered, and congratulations are in order.”

Sello Lehari, North West member of the executive council (MEC) for Community Safety and Transport Management

MEC calls for more ‘responsibilty’ for cops in new posts

He added:

“However, one must always remember that promotion to a higher rank comes with great accountability and responsibility, meaning a lot is expected from you.”

Sello Lehari, North West member of the executive council (MEC) for Community Safety and Transport Management

A total number of 91 promotions were made, 14 police officers were promoted to the rank of Colonels, 14 Lieutenant Colonels, 32 Captains and 20 Warrant Officers. There were also 11 PSA (Public Service Act) appointee personnel.

Monthly parade to address crimes in North West

Lehari said the monthly back to basics parade was welcomed as an intervention strategy that would address most of the stubborn crimes in the province. He explained:

“Our country is going through a dark patch of senseless and ruthless challenge of gender-based violence crimes that escalate murder and rape. We have seen through the recently released crime stats that even our province is not spared from this brutality that has befallen the country.”

Sello Lehari, North West member of the executive council (MEC) for Community Safety and Transport Management

The MEC noted:

“The national development plan clearly stipulates that all people living in South Africa should not live in fear of crime, particularly women, children and vulnerable groups must be protected at all times.”

Sello Lehari, North West member of the executive council (MEC) for Community Safety and Transport Management

By African News Agency (ANA); Editing by Devereaux Morkel

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