Motherwell Cluster celebrates Nelson Mandela Day

Motherwell: The SAPS of Motherwell Cluster celebrated Nelson Mandela Day by conducting selfless acts of service to the community in support of the 67 minutes model.

In Kwazakele, SAPS members of the station assembled at the SASSA regional offices. Here they served the elderly by assisting them to complete affidavits and the certification of their documents. The members also handed out fruit and snacks to the elderly and children while they were waiting in the queues for long period of times.

In Motherwell a soup kitchen was set up in an area of NU30 where a 53-year-old woman’s house was burnt down during which she has lost all her belongings on 12 July 2018 just after 22:00. The local Community Police Forum, Community Police Officers and Crime Prevention Unit members joined hands with the community to rebuild her home. The Community further assisted by bringing the needed building materials while the SAPS supplied a hot cup of soup and bread to everyone who helped in this selfless act of paying it forward.

At the Thuthuzela Care Centre at Dora Nginza Hospital, Mandela Day were honoured when a private sponsor donated warm children’s clothing to the centre. Needy children that are victims of rape are regularly assisted at the centre, and these clothing items will now also give some relief against the cold for them. The clothing was handed to the centre manager by the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit.

Source: South African Police Service (SAPS)