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06 April 2018

Rustenburg – Well known captain Shadrack Lerumo of the Rustenburg family child protection and sexual offences unit (FCS) retired from duty with effect from Thursday, 29 March after more than 30 years of an unblemished career at the South African Police Service (SAPS).

In an interview with Platinum Weekly, captain Lerumo expressed satisfaction in the role he played in the police service dating as far back as 1985.

Captain Lerumo did not hide his feelings about the fact that he was bowing out of a calling he was inherently devoted to. “I am leaving with a clear mind that I have done all I could and my record and relationship with all those I served under speaks for itself,” he said. He encouraged those he left behind to be disciplined, respectful and patient. 

Captain Winter Danke, who would be filling the shoes left by captain Lerumo told Platinum Weekly that the departure of captain Lerumo was a bitter-sweet moment. “Bitter in the sense that it pains us to see him leave after working with over the years. Sweet because he has been an inspiration to us through and through and we have learnt a lot from him,” he said.

The 60-year old captain Lerumo said he has no plans for his retirement.

“I think I will go home and rest with my family before considering any plans for the future.”

From left: Warrant officer Mokgatlhe Mokgatlhe, captain Shadrack Lerumo and captain Winter Danke.


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