- A man has shared his story about his rise in the security industry
- He revealed the ins and outs of the industry
- He also shared advice with others
A Briefly.co.za reader has shared his story about the life of a security guard. Senzani Thendele has been in the security industry for 15 years.
The 35-year-old explained that the industry has specific departments, grades and positions.
He started working as a security guard in a company that employed him for nine years. He revealed that the company is owned by high-ranking figures, with Herman Mashaba having been one of the directors at the time.
He said that life was fairly difficult for him and the job was equally demanding on him but he didn't give up.
In 2014, he moved to another security company. This time he worked in the protection services of high-ranking politicians, such as Jeff Radebe's wife. He shared that he worked at her offices and home.
After working hard, Senzani was promoted to the position of an armed guard.
"After a certain period I was promoted again as a tactical officer. I didn't stop working hard."
From the Tactical Office, the hard-working man was was promoted once again. This time his promotion saw him enter a new department: canine handling. He thoroughly enjoyed this division and saw himself getting promoted once more to be a Canine Coordinator.
Today, he proudly works with police dogs that ensure the safety of the South African community.
Senzani's advice to others who wish to pursue a career in his field is to have respect for others. He advises people to respect their jobs even if they are earning little.
"Work hard, one day God will answer your prayers."
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