The South African Police Service in Limpopo recently honoured the fallen hero, the late Brigadier Mametsa, the Provincial Head of Financial Services during a memorial service that was held at Airport Africa lodge outside the City of Polokwane.
The management led by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Corporate Services, Major General Christine Morakaladi, the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for the Detectives Major General Samuel Manala and Major General Hankins from the Saps National Head Office, Senior Officers, members and personnel including the Labour Unions were in attendance.
Brigadier Mametsa served the Police with diligence for thirty one years (31), without any interruption and unknowingly, prior to join the Service he was employed as a teacher.
Surprisingly, he had a calling to serve the country and ultimately joined the Service until his untimely death prior to his retirement in August this year. The Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel Mahlangu blessed the memorial service with a prayer during the opening session.
Various speakers were afforded the opportunity to pay tribute to the fallen hero as friends, family and colleagues.
In her keynote address, Major General Morakaladi proudly presented Brigadier Mametsa as a dedicated and intelligent person who ensured that service delivery is achieved while executing his duties.
“My heart is filled with pain and sadness that is deep and personal, particularly because he was a person I knew very well. I would like to express my condolences on behalf of the SAPS management and all members in the province during this turbulent times. We will forever cherish his cheerful memories, love and passion for work and hope that we will one day meet in heaven,” said Morakaladi.
The memorial service concluded with a Biblical Sermon rendered by Chaplain, Captain Sefora. Brigadier Mametsa will be laid to rest on Saturday, the 29th of May 2021 at Mathibela village in Sebetiela policing area under the Capricorn District.