Police in their casuals cleaning at the Mabopane Police
station as part of their 67minutes work for Mandela Day.
Mabopane police officers took part cleaning their station as part of the 67minutes work for Mandela Day.
Police have put on their casual clothes to clean the inside and outside places within the station. They divided into small group to speed up the process and do as much as possible. Some were cleaning the cells, scrubbing the walls in the inside while others were cutting grass, trimming trees and picking up the dirt in and around the police yard.
This job is normally done by the hired domestic and general workers but on this day police have taken upon themselves to ensure the cleanliness of their work place.
“Today’s theme is Mandela and we are celebrating it by cleaning the police station in this 67minutes. We are cleaning the inside and outside since well the station is dirty, so that the community outside can see by example that this people clean their own place than going out living their own premises dirty,” says Dikatso Thebe, Lieutenant Collonel of the Mabopane Police Station.
In this initiative they got support from the area’s CPF patrollers who have also came to offer their hands. “Our link with the police is that we are all working on fighting against crime. So we saw it important to be together on this project of cleaning the police station. So we (CPF) are also part of the community. To show the community that we’re together with the police service we decided to be part of the cleaning project today,” says Nthabiseng Lesenga, CPF coordinator.