New Limpopo traffic cops have been charged not to put forth their hands for bribe to law breaking drivers.
Limpopo MEC for transport, safety, security and liaison, Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana, made this known the Seshego Sports Ground; outside Polokwane, Limpopo on Tuesday during the graduation of 49 new traffic cops.
Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana, who warmly identified with the traffic cops urged them to strengthen road safety and law enforcement in Limpopo.
He said: “I am sure you are going to reduce road accidents and crime. This is not the beginning of lining up your pockets with blood money received as kickbacks at the expense of road safety. Should an officer be found taking a bribe; there won’t be a warning – they will be fired immediately.”
Limpopo New Traffic Cops Show Skills
She also advised the new traffic cops not to gain weight as they get comfortable on the job by being inactive on the street.
“Cops must keep fit and always behave in a professional manner,” she added.
During the parade, the graduates showed the skills and knowledge they acquired during their training period.
The new Limpopo police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Jimmy Ledwaba, was also introduced to them.
Also at the colourful event was Chief Setlamorago Thobejane from the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA; who addressed the graduates.
Thobejane reminded them that their primary duty is to serve the people.
Other dignitaries at the event include: traditional Leaders; the Chairperson of RTMC Board, Advocate Zola Majavu; the SAPS Provincial Commissioner, General Ledwaba.
Also present were; the HoD of Transport rakgadi Hanli Du Plessis; the HoD of Safety, Security and Liaison sesi N.N. Tsebe; Management from the Department and the Entities and representatives from both the National and Provincial.