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sapsNews24 reports that a Limpopo police officer, who was shot six times, was honoured for his commitment to the police during the 5th National Excellence Awards held in Durban on Friday evening.  

The awards event was held to recognise and reward "outstanding performance, exceptional devotion to community relations and extraordinary courage" within the South African Police Service (SAPS).  This year's awards boasted 30 categories, which included five special categories awarded by the Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula and the National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Khehla Sitole.  Colonel David Mahlaola, 57, was given the Laureate Award, receiving a new vehicle, sponsored by Old Mutual.  Mahlaola, a warrant officer at the time, was followed to his home in Tzaneen by criminals in 1990 and shot six times.  He survived the ordeal, but suffered spinal injuries and was paralysed from the waist down.  The full list of award recipients is contained in this report.

  • Read this report by Derrick Spies in full at News24

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