TZANEEN: Officers donates school uniforms

Stakeholders handing over uniforms to learners.

Tzaneen Cluster under the leadership of Major General Maggy Mathebula, donated school uniforms to learners from all over Limpopo at Bankuna Community Hall on Friday in Nkowankowa Township.

Our officers in blue are mostly associated with toughness and handcuffs but one policewoman changed the stereotype, by initiating donations for learners.

Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, Limpopo Police Commissione,r handing over groceries to a Mokwakwaila family which was recently left homeless.

Sergeant Yvonne Moyana, from the Tzaneen Cluster, took it upon herself to find donors to buy school uniforms which were donated to 135 learners from different parts of the province.

Moyana identified some of the learners during the ‘back to school campaign’ which the cluster embarked on in January.

“As police officers, we don’t want to be only associated with guns and prison, but we are human beings.  We hurt when we see other people hurting.  We could not turn a blind eye on learners who did not have uniform, hence we did all of this to make sure that they attend school with dignity,” said Moyana.

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The event was graced by Limpopo Police Commissioner, Lieutenant Gen Nneke Ledwaba; Provincial Deputy Police Commissioner, Jan scheepers; Charles Mohlaba, Acting Chief for the Nkuna Traditional Authority; Case Ngobeni from Nkowankowa Circuit; Greater Tzaneen Municipality; teachers and learners from different schools and station commanders from all over Limpopo.

Mathebula applauded the great work which Moyana has done and also acknowledged the role of, Kabelo Machete, Chairperson of the Youth Crime Prevention in Tzaneen Cluster, for his role.

Magic Build Tzaneen was the main sponsor, donating around R100 000 towards the uniforms.

King Monada performing live at the event, supported by Mashegz.

Other sponsors which also contributed to the catering, food towards the homeless family, banners, sound and all the necessities that contributed to the success of the event include, Letaba Milling and OK Store, Sugar Hill.

“As Magic Build, we also want to answer the call and we say ‘I want to lend a hand, send me,’ (lyrics taken from Hugh Masekela song),” said Beston Banda, Magic Build Consultant.

Magic Build is one of the biggest retail hardware shops and construction companies in the province and is currently celebrating 40 years of business.

As if the excitement was not enough, King Monada accompanied by Mashegz, wowed the crowd with a live performance on the day.

“We would continue helping where we see a need, and would like to thank all the sponsors who made the event successful, because without them, all of this would not have happened,” added Moyana.

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