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12-year-old Nemato buy gets assistance from SAPS

Jan 23, 2018
12-year-old Nemato buy gets assistance from SAPS

A 12-year-old boy from Nemato Township, near Port Alfred, who was left by his biological mother between 3-4 years ago, got a helping hand from the local SAPS.

According to the police, on Tuesday 9th January, the grandfather of this young boy approached Nemato SAPS for assistance as he was concerned that the boy was living in an old open shack.

"Sgt Ajah then did enquiries and found out that the young boy was left in the care of his grandmother, who had unfortunately suffered a stroke and was unable to further take care of him," police said.

"This young man then left as he was not happy with his living conditions."

Sgt Ajah asked that the child remain with the grandfather and that he would assist him in getting him back to school.

However, on Tuesday, 14 January, Sgt Ajah received information that this young boy had also been chased away from his grandfather's house.

"After discussions with the grandfather, Sgt Ajah placed this young man in the care of a caring community member while seeking avenues to address solutions to the matter," police said.

"Sgt Ajah together with Cst Mali and Cst Mbangcolo went the extra mile by assisting this young man and his caregiver to find a school, registered him and even bought him school uniform for his first day."

With so much gratitude Sergeant Ajah said; “Everyday I wake up determined to deliver a better life for someone. This time I could make a difference in the life of a 12-year-old boy. It gave me delight knowing that I was called to play a part in improving this boy’s life”.

The Station Commander, Capt Qinga, congratulated his members on a job well done and for their assistance in nurturing the future of the young boy.

“Children are the hope of tomorrow, and are the hands by which we take hold of Heaven,” he said.