Pretoria – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Sunday urged members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to constantly work on improving their skills and efficiency.
“You must improve, including your shooting, you must not miss. You must come and see me when I shoot, I don’t miss. I shoot straight and I shoot very, very fast. I can shoot and crawl at the same time. You must be alive, don’t leave the task of the best cops to the task force. All of you must be alert. Criminals are brutal. They take our beloved ones,” Mbalula said at the annual SAPS national commemoration for slain officers in Pretoria.
During the sombre event, family members of the dead officers, senior police officials, and government officials laid wreaths as they paid special tribute to the “fallen heroes and heroines” who died between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. The SAPS said 40 officers died in that period.