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Mbalula urges new police recruits not to be corrupt

Minister Fikile Mbalula officially welcomed nearly 3,500 constables to the service at a ceremony in Pretoria on Friday.

Thousands of new police officers graduated in Pretoria on 22 December 2017. Picture: @SAPoliceService.

PRETORIA - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged newly graduated police constables not to be corrupted and to serve and protect the people of South Africa.

Mbalula and National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole officially welcomed nearly 3,500 constables to the service at a ceremony in Pretoria on Friday.

Minister Mbalula says the policing career is a calling.

“It is a wonderful career, you are coming out here with knowledge and training, don’t lose it along the way. Use that training to serve and protect these people who are around us here today.”

General Sitole says he’s proud of the graduates.

“I have a very strong belief that all of you chose policing as a calling.”

Sitole urged the constables not to hesitate to protect themselves when faced with violent criminals.