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When I grow up. . .

At the end of the day every child has a dream and with the help of the community those dreams can be realised and fulfilled.

While most children are out dreaming of becoming doctors or race car drivers, little Tsami Guambe dreams of becoming a policewoman, and not just any policewoman, she wants to be a station commander when she grows up.
August 26 was ‘wear what you want to be day’ at St Thomas Aquinas School.

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Sgt David Ratau and Capt Nomsa Mtsweni with Tsami Guambe of St Thomas Aquinas School.

Little Tsami, who is only seven years old went to the Witbank Police with her granny the previous day to borrow some items she would need to be who she wanted to be, a policewoman.

“We went to the store and got a blue shirt and stockings. Granny cut a dress into a short skirt that I could wear, we got some elastic and made my skirt. We polished off my shoes and got ready for Friday,” she said.

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Tsami Guambe sits in Capt Eddie Hall’s chair at the communications office of Witbank Police Station.

They went to the Witbank Police Station where Tsami had a chat with a police officer and told them about her dream and that she wanted to borrow a hat and bowtie, everything was now in place for the little girl’s big day.
She dressed her part and looked just as a policewoman in uniform. To her surprise she got a visit from police members, Capt Nomsa Mtsweni and Sgt David Ratau of Witbank Police.

View Tsami’s poem on why she wants to become a policewoman HERE:

They taught her how to march as the police do and taught her just how to salute.

“The policeman drove the police car to the sports field, I walked with the lady to the field where I had a chance to sit in the car,” she said.

“There were lots of photos,” she added.

She was requested to recite her poem on why she wanted to become a policewoman, which she did.
It was a fun filled day and for Tsami the day’s events hadn’t come to an end, when she returned the hat and bowtie she was given a tour of the station and had the chance to meet with the station commander and got to ‘work’ in the communications office.

At the end of the day every child has a dream and with the help of the community those dreams can be realised and fulfilled.

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