The efforts of three hardworking Metro Police officers who went above and beyond the call of duty to assist a member of the public, whose son’s car had been stolen from the beachfront have been praised.
Their unwillingness to give up and search an expansive township for the vehicle resulted in the car being found at a local car wash being cleaned, presumably before it was going to be illegally sold, making the chances of recovery even slimmer.
The car was returned to the owner so promptly that they hadn’t yet completed opening a case with the South African Police Service (SAPS).
The swift action of Metro Police offers has been praised by the father of the complainant who wrote a letter of commendation thanking the three officers, Captain Isabel Moolman, Constable Sibonelo Mthembu and Sergeant Mandla Gumbi, “to record high praise and commendation” for their efforts.
Captain Moolman said the best part of her job is helping people. “Had we not acted so quickly, the car would have been long gone. While this was part of our job it is nice to be appreciated.”
Mthembu said it was important in their job to never give up and to always keep trying. “We are thankful for the recognition. It makes it all worthwhile.”
We’re so lucky to share this beautiful city with beautiful people.
By: Lisanne Lazarus