- The South African Police Service (SAPS) hosted its annual National Police Prayer Day earlier today
- The service is held to mark the closing of Police Safety Month, which is commemorated in September
- National Commissioner of the SAPS General Khehla Sitole together with management and members participated in the #JerusalemaChallenge
The South African Police Service (SAPS) hosted its annual National Police Prayer Day at the SAPS Academy today. The Prayer Day is held to mark the closing of Police Safety Month, which is commemorated every September.
The SAPS heeded calls from President Cyril Ramaphosa for all South Africans to participate in the #JerusalemaChallenge by showing off their moves at the service earlier today. National Commissioner of the SAPS General Khehla Sitole together with management and members participated.
A video of the service and the #JersualemaChallenge was uploaded to YouTube by the SAPS and shared to various social networking sites by the SAPS. A 22-minute video was uploaded to Twitter by @SAPoliceService.
According to a press release by the SAPS, management of the SAPS shared a message of hope to their members who have been on the frontline since the beginning of the global pandemic. To date, the SAPS has lost 218 members to Covid-19.
Take a look at the full video below:
Although the tweet did not gain much traction on Twitter, it has gained a lot of comments and shares on Facebook. Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the comments from the SAPS' Facebook post.
Livhuwany Ramathavhana Mzabalazo wrote:
"Healthy body, healthy mind... Can't wait for the moves from Team Blue. Even if you dance inside water, haters will blame you for making dust... It is so painful."
Mathole Lwandle commented:
"Well done officers."
In similar SAPS news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the Presidency sharing a video of the SAPS doing #JerusalemChallenge for Heritage Day. Heritage Day 2020 was one to remember as the country took on the #JerusalemaChallenge. This after calls were made by President Cyril Ramaphosa for the nation to participate in the challenge in celebration of the day.
South Africans from all over the country and all walks of life shared videos of friends, family, colleagues and themselves participating in the world-renowned dance challenge. Social media was abuzz throughout the day with videos of the spectacles.
@PresidencyZA's official account tweeted a video of the SAPS putting their own twist on the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge. The video is just over a minute and a half long and had gained over 130 000 views on the app.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!