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Bizana SAPS hands over food parcels as part of its Mandela Day outreach

Jul 14, 2017
Bizana SAPS hands over food parcels as part of its Mandela Day outreach

During the month of July, affectionately referred to as Mandela Month, the Eastern Cape SAPS continues to demonstrate that they embrace the needy and disadvantaged members of our community.

This week, a group of horse patrollers, led by Captain Arnold Freemantle in Bizana, embarked on a Corporate Social Responsibility project and collected food parcels from the Bizana business sector to hand over to the needy family of an elderly woman, Casuka Sojeleza (87) of Dindini locality, Bizana.

According to Bizana Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Mthethonzima Alberton Hintsa, this heart-warming initiative was triggered by the brutal murder of Mrs Sojeleza's son, Mzomhle Sojeleza sometime in 2015.

"The court case on this ruthless crime continues and the six suspects are expected to appear before the High Court on the 24th of November 2017," police said.

"The event began in a form of a parade by SAPS members, members from the local traffic department and local horse club members at Bizana police station. Shortly after the parade, the members proceeded to the home of the elderly woman at Dindini.

"On receiving the gifts, Mrs Sojeleza could not hold back the tears of joy thanking the officer and those who donated."

Her family, and the community at large, thanked everybody, who contributed to this initiative.