Potchefstroom – The South African Police Services (SAPS) in North West gathered in remembrance of three of its members who passed away in the Eastern Cape, eNgcobo last month during an accident on Wednesday.
“The nation is in deep mourning, our hearts are heavy; sadness has engulfed us as we have lost these three police officers far away in the Eastern Cape, Engcobo area where they were deployed on a special mission,” said MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management, Dr Mpho Motlhabane during the memorial service.
“These three officers were part of a highly skilled trace and tracking investigating squad,” he added.
Families and friends of the deceased, labour unions; Police and Prison Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) and South African Policing Union (SAPU) were given an opportunity to pay tribute to the late members.
“We continue to heartily convey, from national and provincial government, our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones,” said the MEC.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane announced that a joint official funeral will be held in Taung for Sgt Montshosi Tokotshane and Const Kgatatso Tawo while Constable Modisagaarekwe Kodisang’s one will be held in Madibogo near Mahikeng.
In a statement, the SAPS confirmed that all the funerals will be held on Saturday, 10 March 2018.