The South African Police Service (SAPS) took to its social media account to share about an amazing milestone in their fight against crime.
On Wednesday, the SAPS shared a photo of a group of gangsters who turned over a new leaf. According to the Facebook post, gang members in Wolmaransstad pleaded to leave their crime ways behind and they proved it by handing over their weapons.
"Wolmaransstad: Gang members pledge to quit and handed over weapons. As part of #16DaysOfActivism against gender based violence, members of Wolmaransstad police together with members of theMaquassie Hills Local Municipality, CPF and various NGO's met at Tswelelang Township were gang members of Enemy, Money Lovers and Hard Leaving gathered to pledge to police that they want to quit the gang and be integrated back to society," the post read.
The SAPS added: "The event took place in full view of their parents. Weapons were voluntarily handed over to police. The Junior Station Commander, Boipelo Seleke gave a word of encouragement as well as a former prison warden. The Station Commander, Col Gaolatlhwe Senwedi, assured that the police will continue to protect and serve the community."
Briefly.co.za learned South Africans were inspired by the post and they shared their views on Facebook.
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