Nhleko, Phahlane ‘honoured’ to receive awards on behalf of SAPS

Nathi Nhleko says it is encouraging to see that communities are appreciating the work that the men and women in blue do.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane received awards on behalf of the South African Police Service (SAPS) at the Alleluia Ministries in Sandton. Picture: Victor Magwedze/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane say they are honoured to have received awards on behalf of the South African Police Service (SAPS) at the Alleluia Ministries in Sandton.

Nhleko says it is encouraging to see that communities are appreciating the work that the men and women in blue do.

SAPS and members of Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) attended the church service in Sandton on Sunday morning where they were celebrated.

Alleluia Ministries hosted JMPD directors and police officers at their church to honour their recent work during the festive season.

Phahlane says he is happy with the progress they’ve made in stopping a number of criminal activities during the holidays.

“We do not only want to increase our numbers over the festive season, policing challenges are being experienced throughout the year.”

The commissioner also pleaded to the church members to assist the police by reporting crime in their communities.