- The SAPS has honoured a fallen cop
- She passed away while in the line of duty, attempting to flag down a speeding driver
- Social media users extended their condolences
The South African Police Service has honoured a fallen police officer who died in the line of duty. Constable TL Phadziri was recognised for her service and fulfilling the oath she took.
The 40-year-old was stationed at Atteridgeville Police Station and had 10 years of serving and protecting the community she loved.
She lost her life after sustaining injuries in a horrific accident. The late Constable Phadziri was conducting a stop-and-search operation at a roadblock with other members when a speeding vehicle hit her. She paid with her life for serving and protecting the community when she attempted to stop a vehicle that was travelling at high speed.
The SAPS have seen it fit to have the fallen heroes' name engraved on the national memorial wall at the Union Buildings as a sign of gratitude for her service.
Constable Phadziri left behind three children, of which the youngest of whom is only an infant.
The SAPS management went on to say:
"We salute your bravery, loyalty and sacrifices to serve and protect – no longer with us, but you will never be forgotten."
Mzansi social media users also extended their condolences to the fallen hero. Jean Mgwenya said:
"This is so sad this lady was working for the community. Rest in peace my hero and rise in glory."
A colleague, Thabang Phakzen Mamosebo, also posted on social media, saying:
"Bubbly and ever-smiling lady. That night we worked with broken hearts. Miss hearing your voice on the radio. Rest in eternal peace Phadziri."
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