Man becomes cop after suffering police brutality and inspires SA

Man becomes cop after suffering police brutality and inspires SA

- A man who was the victim of police brutality decided to join the SAPS to help fix them

- He has been with the force for 13 years and continues to serve with pride

- Social media users were encouraged by his story of triumph

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After being on the receiving end of police brutality a few years ago, a man decided to join the police to ensure things change from within. The constable has been serving the police force for 13 years now.

Constable Lesetja Tshepo Ledwaba's story was shared on the "ImStaying" group on Facebook by Roeline van Eck, who recently encountered him. The man works at the Sandton Police Station. He grew up in Limpopo. After being a victim of police brutality, the man was determined to join the SAPS and make a positive change from within.

Man becomes cop after suffering police brutality inspires SA

Source: Facebook/ImStaying
Source: Facebook

His 13 years of experience has involved him doing hard work in the streets. He strives to listen to victims and reassure them that their cases are important. He said he wants to make sure people feel heard.

In her post Roeline said:

"Listening to him filled me with hope. How often do we hate on our police officers? How often do we doubt in their loyalties and their capabilities to serve? Constable Ledwaba's story and the pride he has in being a police officer and doing the right thing touched my heart"

Social media users agreed with her sentiments. Facebook user Jane Meintjes said:

"What a dedicated, kind cop!"

Honeycomb Saliwa said:

"Much appreciated!!! Keep up the good work tata"

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Lola Roberts said:

"I Salute you Const Lesetja Tshepo Ledwaba. GOD BLESS YOU"

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