Article by : Palesa Hloele
The South African Police Service has its hands full trying to enforce the 21dayslock down-regulation and keeping safe from the rapid spread of the Coronavirus. On the 30th of March 2020, the Revelation Church of God donated much needed hand sanitizers and hand gloves to the Hilbrow Police station. “We are very grateful to the Revelation Church of God for the wonderful gesture, it is not that we do not have sanitisers, we have, but they are not enough.” Said Colonel Mboweni who was the stand-in for the station commander.
When the President of South Africa announced the 21 days’ lockdown, the president also announced that civil servants would be exempt from the lockdown due to the nature of their jobs. “We had planned to donate the hand sanitisers long before the lockdown was announced, we had made prior arrangements with the relevant people to come to the police station.” said Dr Prophet UzwiLezwe Radebe Founder and Leader of The Revelation Church of God, the Prophet went on to say that the work of the police does not go unnoticed and that “we donate these sanitizers to show appreciation for work the police do to protect our society by bring order by enforcing the law.”
it is worth noting that The Revelation Church of God is the first church to stand up and consider the safety of our South African Policemen and women during the deadly pandemic.
Captain Musa Shihambe could not hide his excitement during the hand over stating that the hand sanitizers will be of great assistance especially at the Complains Service Centre (CSC) “People come to the CSC every day to lay charges and to open dockets, certify their documents and many other services offered.”
After the formal handover, Dr Prophet Uzwilezwe was taken to the charge office, “am I being charged with something.” The Prophet jokingly exclaimed as he was escorted to hand over the sanitizers to the officers at the CSC on duty.
The national lockdown is not only affecting the average citizen but each and every person who is within the borders of the Republic of South Africa, therefore it is important that we all work together with law enforcers to curb the unjust rapid spread of the Coronavirus.