- The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo paid tribute to one of their best female police officers
- Dikeledi Mangena joined the police force as a Constable, but rose through the ranks until she was appointed as Brigadier
- Brigadier Mangena praised her employer and singled out SAPS as one of the organisations that allows women to realise their full potential
The South African Police Service (SAPS) saluted one of their finest female officers in a touching social media post. t
On Monday, the SAPS took to Facebook to heap praise on Dikeledi Mangena, who joined the police force as a Constable, but rose through the ranks until she was appointed as Brigadier.
Briefly.co.za understands that Brigadier Mangena went through a few positions on the way, including Cluster Commander and Deputy Cluster Commander of Polokwane.
One of the highlights of her career was when she represented SAPS in China at International Community Policing Seminar in 2014.
Brigadier Mangena joined SAPS with a matric qualification, but now has a National Diploma in Policing, National Diploma in Basic Bookkeeping and Bachelor of Policing Practice under her belt.
Mangena identified the SAPS as one of the organisations that is fully supportive of female staff and enables them to realise their potential.
She shared some wise words to other young women.
Mangena said, "You have to be willing to go an extra mile and make a lot of sacrifices along the way to be at the top but family is very important and as mothers, wives and sisters, we need to be supportive and loving at all times.”
Briefly.co.za noted the reaction to the post as social media users were impressed by the female Brigadier.
Joseph Zwane commented, “Power to all Women with vision to serve, salute!”
Irene Masingi said, “Women like Brig Mangena are really needed in the organization to address the issue of socio-economic and cultural. She is like ELIZABETH she never doubted what God can do. Miracles do happen.”
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