-Two local policewomen, Sergeant Itumeleng Motalane, 39, and Constable Tilane Lebitsa, 29, went above and beyond the call of duty by assisting a mother to safely give birth outside a Nelspruit police station
-The officers had never been confronted with such challenging circumstances but say they knew it was necessary to remedy the situation and help the struggling woman
- Mzansi can't help but show love to the women, who have been praised by civilians and fellow officers alike
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Two police officers, Sergeant Itumeleng Motalane and Constable Tilane Lebitsa, both stationed at Bethal SAPS, have been celebrated as heroines after they successfully assisted a woman to give birth near the police station gate.
According to reports, an unidentified man noticed a heavily pregnant woman walking near the police station crying for help. Panicked and unsure of what action to take, the gentlemen then alerted Sergeant Motalane about the situation.
Motalane immediately left everything she was doing, rushed outside and found the 35-year-old woman with her husband and her sister. Constable Lebitsa came rushing to the scene soon after to offer assistance.
With the woman in excruciating labour pains, the policewomen knew they'd have to act fast if the mother and child were to survive. Sergeant Motalane and Constable Lebitsa calmly took action and eventually assisted the woman to deliver her fourth healthy baby boy.
After the baby was born, the officers took the mother and her baby to Bethal Hospital for medical care. The pair were then admitted to the hospital and both child and mother were declared healthy.
Read some of Mzansi's reactions to the touching story below:
"Siyabonga Bethal saps, that's ubuntu and big ups."
"Did you have gloves? If not please visit the nearest clinic for prophylaxis treatment."
Meanwhile, in more police-related news. YEN.com.gh previously reported that a Nigerian man has been awarded for his bravery and civility in the line of duty.
When Sunday Erhabor, a police officer of the Lagos command and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was attacked, harassed and bullied by an erring driver going "one way", never did he know that the terrifying moment would shoot him into the limelight, and of course, fetch him encomiums and an award.
The 53-year-old celebrated policeman was on duty with his subordinates at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru on Saturday, April 17, when a man identified as Victor Ebhomenyen, 33, drove against the traffic. Efforts by ASP Erhabor to arrest the traffic offender led to a scene of chaos as the ageing officer was humiliated and even threatened with job loss by Ebhomenyen and his cohort.
Armed with his official AK-47 rifle, Erhabor did not retaliate or pull the trigger. He, instead, demonstrated civility and patience, maintaining professional conduct in the face of intimidation.
His professionalism, which came on the heels of the protest against continued police brutality, hit the internet and since then, the police officer has become a celebrated role model for the men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
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