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Eastern Cape provincial commissioner pays last respect to CST Nyembezi at Mount Ayliff

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga and SAPS Senior Management paid their last respect to one of their fallen heroes, Constable Buqaqawuli Nyembezi at Ndakeni locality, Mount Ayliff in the Alfred Nzo District today.

Constable Nyembezi is one of the five police officers and heroes who passed-on after a horrific accident at Ngcobo while attending Provincial operational duties at Chris Hani District on Sunday, 25 April 2021. He was also a member of the Junior Management Core (JMC), an initiative by the National Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole aimed at involving the youth in management while bridging the gap between senior management and junior SAPS personnel.

Constable Buqaqawuli Nyembezi (34) who was attached to the Alfred Nzo District: Visible Policing Unit joined the SAPS in 2011 and has ten years’ service. This hardworking and dedicated hero was an epitome of the Batho Pele principle and he served the community of Mount Ayliff with distinction.

He was always a sterling example of a true patriot who died with his boots on.

His family know him as their golden cup and colleagues vouched on that. He was known to all as a disciplined member who pays attention to detail in everything he did at work.

Perhaps that explains why he was attached to the the most high office at the Alfred Nzo District office at a very young age. This young hero was blessed with many leadership qualities and destined for greater things in life.

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe thanked the family for allowing their son to serve the nation.

“We will dearly miss him for the love we have shared with him. This is a journey that we all must take and each must go alone. To the Nyembezi family, thank you for allowing your son to serve the nation. A true soldier who passed away in the line of duty with his boots. SAPS is striving to build tomorrow’s leaders of Constable Nyembezi’s calibre, through a program known as the Junior Management Core.” she said

Source: South African Police Service