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sapsNews24 reports that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told an emotional crowd on Sunday that honouring the 40 slain police officers who died in 2016 was not only about loss, memory and sacrifice, but also legacy and ensuring that no other child was left orphaned by criminals.  

Giving an address at the SA Police Service (SAPS) national commemoration day at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Ramaphosa said all the brave men and women who had lost their lives serving the nation should be saluted for their courage and service.  He stated:  “On this day, as we remember those brave men and women, as we salute them, we think with great anguish of the great loss suffered by those who were near to them.  We can only imagine the agony of recollecting that morning, that day or that night when loved ones left home to serve and protect, never to return.”  Police Minister Fikile Mbalula gave a heartfelt tribute, but also a stern message to criminals that police would meet them with equal power.

  • Read this report by Alex Mitchley in full at News24
  • Read too, Fallen women and men in blue honoured, at SA Govt News Agency
  • And also, Families of cops killed in line of duty talk about their pain, at DispatchLive
  • As well as, Mbalula sends strong message to police killers, at SABC News


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