Brooklyn SAPS bid farewell to one of their own

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Brooklyn SAPS bid farewell to one of their own

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Captain Makwena Absalom Bokaba Photo: Supplied

The Brooklyn SAPS this week bade sad farewell to a beloved officer at the station.
This after Captain Makwena Absalom Bokaba passed away after a long sickness on Sunday.
Bokaba joined the SAPS in 1986 and started his police career in Motswedi.
He worked in Garankuwa until he joined the Brooklyn SAPS family in 2011.
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Bokaba was one of the regular faces the community members saw behind the front desk when they visited the station, said police spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach.
“One of his passions was to serve the community,” she said.
With 32 years of service, he received numerous decorations which included medals for faithful and loyal service.
His memorial service was held on Thursday morning at the Elim Church in Hillcrest, Pretoria.
Brigadier Kushie Nair, station commander for Brooklyn SAPS, said Bokaba wore his badge courageously and performed his duties with a passion.
She said his work ethic will always stay with the team he worked with.
“He will be remembered as the humblest person we have ever known.”
“He never raised his voice and would reprimand you softly if you did not do your job. This motivated the members even more not to let him down.

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Andrew Fogwill, chairperson of the Brooklyn CPF, expressed his condolences to the station and the Bokaba family on behalf of the community.
He said the death of any law enforcement officer is a tragedy for the community they serve.
He said the CPF honours all law enforcement officers who put their own safety at risk to ensure the safety of our communities.
Brigadier Kushie Nair on one of her hospital visits to the late Captain Absalom Bokaba. Photo: Supplied
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