Ramaphosa Welcomes 10,000 New Police Officers Amid Ongoing Recruitment Drive

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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In the latest development, 10,000 new officers have been welcomed into South Africa’s police service, a crucial step in the government’s ongoing initiative to enhance police visibility. President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his satisfaction with the growing interest among young individuals eager to take up positions within the country’s law enforcement.

The President conveyed these remarks during the official Reconciliation Day celebration event in the Vhembe District, Limpopo, underscoring the strategic importance of bolstering the police force. The influx of 10,000 new officers, as of Friday, not only aligns with the government’s crime prevention objectives but also serves as a meaningful contribution to alleviating youth unemployment.

President Ramaphosa emphasized that the recruitment drive is part of a broader strategy to enhance the capabilities of law enforcement agencies. Looking ahead, the government remains committed to encouraging more young people to consider joining the police service, viewing it as a proactive measure to address societal challenges.

“In the past year, we successfully incorporated 10,000 new officers, and in the coming year, we anticipate a similar addition of 10,000 more. The continuous recruitment of police personnel brings me immense joy as we witness a surge in the number of enthusiastic young individuals committing to serve in the police force,” stated President Ramaphosa.


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