- Cops and Goldfields Rotary Club teamed up to make donations at Thabong township
- They handed out bags of mealie meal and blankets to the less fortunate
- It was part of an ongoing campaign to reduce poverty
When police officers descended on Thabong township in Welkom, Free State, they were not there to make arrests or for an emergency.
Instead, they brought with them donations in the form of blankets and over 400 5kg bags of mealie meal for the less fortunate, Daily Sun reports.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the kind cops teamed up with Goldfields Rotary Club to make the gesture on Friday, 17 August.
According to local SAPS spokesman Captain Malebo Khosana, the partnership began 13 years ago.
Its aim is to help reduce poverty in the township as well as improve the community's relationship and cooperation with SAPS.
Captain Khosana added, "Child-headed households, the needy and elderly were given first priority." Dulcie Harris represented the Rotary Club.
Major-General Apaphia Modise, Thabong SAPS' commander, thanked officers for distributing the donations to the community. He also praised sponsors for making the initiative possible.
SAPS officers regularly go beyond the call of duty. Briefly.co.za recently covered how Johannesburg cops donated blankets and food parcels at George Goch squatter camp.
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