- A brave police officer has been honoured with a prestigious award for service
- The woman has a heart for the deaf and advocates for their cause, among her usual duties serving the nation
- She is also involved in community charity drives and is a well-loved member of her community
A woman has been rewarded for her services in protecting the nation. Mapaseka Maketekete's tireless work in making the lives of South Africans easier has seen her honoured with the police of the year award.
Disemelo Maketekete took to social media to honour her sister Mapaseka. She shared her sibling's achievements on the #ImStaying Facebook group. Mapaseka was given the award for her many contributions to bettering the lives of others. She is an advocate for the deaf and her dream is to see more people learning sign language. She is in involved in community outreach projects and does anti-substance abuse campaigns in schools.
Her proud sister shared photos of the award along with a sweet message:
"Congratulations Sergeant Maketekete, we are proud to have you in our country"
Social media users also joined in praising the police officer for her incredible contribution to the country. Facebook user Diane Salters said:
"What a role model."
Nomakhosi Ntombini said:
"So proud of her."
Ruth Todd said:
"Congratulations on your award. Well done."
Sannie Snell said:
"Such good news to hear your sister cares for the deaf people! My husband is now completely deaf, hearing been going down for almost 20 years and now gone.... May God bless the work she is doing... we have not learnt to sign so I use a small whiteboard to communicate, some days are very difficult..."
Salome Shole Motshegoa said:
"Heart of gold is what you have."
Cecilia Sissing said:
"Congratulations and thank you for your kindness towards the hearing-impaired community."
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