Umzinto SAPS observe police safety month prayer meeting

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On Wednesday, 27 September, management and members of the Umzinto SAPS gathered in the conference hall to observe a  prayer meeting for Police Safety Month. To commence with the proceedings, the Programme Director, Sergeant Ntokozo Ngcobo introduced the stakeholders and explained the purpose of the event. This was followed by the opening prayer by the SAPS Chaplain, Captain Lucas Seroka.

The Umzinto SAPS Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Vivani Zuma, welcomed all present, especially the guests from outside the Umzinto SAPS. The Chaplain was then afforded the opportunity to pray for the safety and well-being of all the members of the SAPS and deliver a sermon. The pastor read from the scriptures on the needlessness of fear in our lives and how to overcome it. He cited examples of biblical personalities who put their faith in the Lord and walked tall, full of confidence and urged members to follow their example. He also talked about the importance of pre and post-marital counselling, ways to strengthen marriage relationships and gave advice on how to overcome challenges in marriage. He ended with a prayer for the Lord to keep His guiding hand over each member of the Service.

Tuberculosis specialist, Thobeka Ngcemu of the Umzinto clinic spoke on various aspects of the illness such as diagnosis, treatment, duration of treatment, testing for the illness, vaccines and how TB spreads from one to another. The talk was highly informative and educational.

Also in attendance were Captain Sipho Nyandeni, the social worker from the Port Shepstone Employee Health and Wellness Services and Sonto Shozi, a Community Development worker under Cogta and a Community Policing Forum member.

The vote of thanks was moved by the Umzinto SAPS Detective Commander, Detective Captain Vanitha Naicker.


APS Chaplain, Pastor Lucas Seroka delivering a sermon during the Police Safety Month prayer gathering.  
Umzinto SAPS Station Commander, Lt Col Vivian Zuma, SAPS Chaplain Lucas Seroka and Captain Sipho Nyandeni of EHW listen to TB Specialist Thobeka Ngcemu’s presentation.

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