National Commemoration Day – Honour those who Serve | Western Cape Government


National Commemoration Day – Honour those who Serve

7 September 2014

Media Release by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety

Today is South African Police Services (SAPS) National Commemoration Day in remembrance of those brave officers who died in the line of service over the past year.

Too many police officers lost their lives over the past year in the province. Today we honour them. I would like to convey my condolences to their families, friends and communities.

The Western Cape government condemns cop killings. While we have no operational control over SAPS, our government is committed to supporting the hard working police men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect others.

I encourage everyone to take some time today to honour the police officers who lost their lives and also those working in our communities every day. I urge citizens to support them and to work in partnership with the SAPS to uphold law and order. It is only through a whole-of-society approach that we can bring down crime in the Western Cape.

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113