EAST LONDON – The outgoing Provincial Executive for the Men For Change officially handed over the reigns to the newly elected structure as they wrapped up a three day successful annual general meeting (AGM) held-from 26 – 28 May 2021, in the International Convention Centre, East London.
This was the inaugural AGM where the districts delegates elected the new Provincial Executive Committee that is going to oversee all the activities falling within the mandate of Men for Change in the SAPS.
Earlier on Thursday during the proceedings, speeches from different speakers were delivered, by the Premier of the Eastern Cape, Mr Oscar Mabuyane, MEC for Community Safety Weziwe Tikana – Gxothiwe and SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga. All of the expressed happiness at great enthusiasm demonstrated by delegates over the three day gathering.
As one of the speakers on the last day of the AGM, Brigadier Xawuka who is a station commander at Bethersdorp congratulated the new committee and encouraged reduction of GBV, change of social attitudes and stereo-types in our communities as well as an environment that is free from harassment in the work place.
“Let’s comply with the objective of redefining the essence of father wood. Elections are now behind us, now what lies ahead is to operationalise these noble ideas and work towards bringing about change in the service and in our communities,” he added.
More speakers delivered their messages of support to the newly appointed executive and equally to the outgoing structure.
These included the National PRO for Men for Change, Captain Jika who commended the Eastern Cape province for making sure that the AGM becomes a success as well as the newly elected structure for willingly taking more responsibility by agreeing to lead the Men for Change.
The outgoing MFC Chairperson, Sergeant Nojavu handed over to the newly elected MFC Chairperson, Colonel Nqaphi.
In closing, the custodian of the Men for Change, Deputy Provincial Commissioner General for Corporate Services, Ma Gen TD Kunene delivered a few words of support and motivation to the newly elected structure and thanked everyone for thier unwavering efforts to ensure the success of the three meeting. “Your positive attitudes, passion and humility are the reason behind this resounding success. Today our Province is trending in social networks for good reasons.” said General Kunene.
Source: South African Police Service