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Children of Msawawa Informal Settlement receive an Easter treat

DOUGLASDALE– The children of Msawawa informal settlement receive a special treat for Easter.


Children of Msawawa informal settlement recently received an Easter treat of a different kind at Witkoppen Clinic’s satellite clinic in Msawawa.

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This was thanks to Cedar Creek resident Jackie Katzin who collected 1 600 eggs and with the help of two Douglasdale Police Station officers, Sergeant Nicholus Mokwena and Captain Kit Lepheana along with the chairperson of Sector 2 Community Policing Forum (CPF), Natasha Levenderis they handed out the collected Easter eggs to the children.

According to the head of communications for the Douglasdale Police Station, Captain Mpho Tshetlhane, they would like to thank Katzin for her generosity of collecting hundreds of eggs for the children. “Jackie was accompanied by two of our officers who got the opportunity to teach and warn them about river dangers during stormy times and the importance of them letting someone know where they were or planned on going.”

The spokesperson added that the children were also told about the importance of sharing with other children and discouraged bullying. “It is important to teach children about bullying and self-respect when they are young so that they grow up knowing that it is wrong. Once children learn to live without hating their fellow man or woman, we will live in a better society.”

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Levenderis stated that Katzin approached her after she had collected the Easter eggs. “Jackie wanted to hand them out to the children of Msawawa informal settlement in Riverbend and as the Douglasdale CPF Sector 2, we used this as an opportunity to counsel the children on holiday safety. It was a very rewarding afternoon and a wonderful opportunity for children to realise that police personnel are available to assist them in the future.”

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