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Police divers educate NC pupils on water safety

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Pupils and teachers also addressed on gender-based violence, bullying, drugs, human trafficking and alcohol abuse as part of safer schools programme.

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FOLLOWING the recent rains in the ZF Mgcawu District, police divers offered water safety demonstrations at rural schools around Postmasburg as part of the safer schools programme.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said yesterday that a team comprising of members from the Postmasburg SAPS, Kimberley Search and Rescue, Provincial FCS, Provincial Corporate Communications, Provincial HRU, the ZF Mgcawu District CPF chairman, Upington K9 and Upington POPS visited Refentse Primary School in Groenwater.

“Water safety has become a concern, especially since the majority of drownings reported involve children. Police divers gave demonstrations as to how to react when in trouble in the water and how to help others in distress. They also gave tips on how to react if they became lost in the veld. Promotional items were also distributed to pupils while the station commander of Postmasburg, Lieutenant-Colonel Andries Witbooi also, addressed the pupils,” said Gamieldien.

She added that pupils and teachers were also addressed on gender-based violence, bullying, drugs, human trafficking and alcohol abuse.

“The programme will continue in the ZF Mgcawu District.”