A scene from the awareness campaign which saw the SAPS and various organisations showing their support.
The South African Police Services (SAPS), as well as different religious organisations, came together to shine their light and enlighten the community about HIV/Aids, women and child Abuse and disabilities rights awareness.
The SAPS held a candlelight ceremony at the Phoenix police station on Friday morning to raise awareness of these three global campaigns.
Station commander, Brig DB Ndlovu, along with Pandit Anil Singh, Moulana Mohamed Tariq, Pst Harris and Pst Stanley Moonsamy and Cpt Nanda and Cpt Essop lit candles together with some members in the community to symbolise how they brighten the environment and community by assisting abused women and children.
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Cpt Essop said they want to create ‘positivity’ in the community by lighting the candles as they are dealing with negativity all the time through the many troubled who lodge their complaints at the station.
The spiritual leaders of the community opened up the ceremony with prayer which was followed by a speech from the Brig Ndlovu.
Thereafter, members of the community joined SAPS and the leaders in a walk which symbolically states that they are acting against all the atrocities of this world and community.
The walk took place from the police station to Gandhi Park where they had four speakers to address the community on the various situations in the community linked to the 16 Days of Activism. Snacks and refreshments were also provided at the end of the day.