NOKUHLE MAMBAMay 7, 2020
SELULEKO HLANZEMay 7, 2020
As a long-serving police officer, Blessing had experienced first-hand the very real dangers of the responding to emergencies and solving crime.
He can see the irony, and counts himself incredibly lucky, that his closest brush with death came in the form of a car accident.
“I have worked as a police officer for a while now and I was involved in an accident while moving houses, having been deployed to a different station. So I said to myself, I’m not lucky to have had the accident, but I’m so lucky that there was an institution that made a lifesaving intervention,” he says. Blessing admits that even though Sincephetelo’s treatment and rehabilitation helped in getting him back on his feet, and returning to work, he misses being able to perform normal police duties, as he is still recovering.
The outcome, and the Fund’s empathetic handling of his case, has instead given him a more positive view of his return to normal police routines. “My special message goes to people who cause accidents and decide to disappear without assisting those left at the scene. Let us do the right thing, which is not to run away. And those that already have claims, it is important to be patient and observe all advise and recommendations made by the specialists and those officers who help with treatment of your injuries,” Blessing says