Byline: Nonjabuliso Nhlambo

19 June 2022

Bethal SAPS Men for change and Women’s Network, Social Crime prevention in partnership with Indawo Yesizo Foundation and Thomas-Heights hosted sports against Gender-Based-Violence and femicide as part of youth month activity to celebrate youth day where four (4) soccer teams participated. 

The teams that participated are:

Bethal and Emzinoni Police management with Lunga Bgobeza (Mr Thomas-Heights 2021) ,Samuel Hlatshwayo (Mr Supraglobal 2021), Mululeki Vilakazi (Second prince of Mr Thomas Heights) and Pastor Elias Mokoena

-Invaders FC

-Puzzles FC


-FC Boys 

Constable Thomas Mogadime, the Social Crime Prevention and communication officer outlined the objectives of the activity as follows:

– To raise awareness on crime prevention among the youth.

– To reduce the youth’s involvement in crime as perpetrators and or as victims.

– To Integrate youth structures in the fight against Gender-Based-Violence and femicide. 

– To address youth development and the challenges in that regard.

– To address Gender-based violence and femicide through the six pillar approach of the SAPS. 

– Develop young people into productive crime prevention catalysts.

– Produce positive young role models who will portray a positive image of South African citizens.

During the tournament, Puzzles FC was crowned as winner of the sports against Gender-Based-Violence and femicide 2022.

Const Mogadime thanked all the teams for their positive participants during the celebration of the 2022 national youth day.

Constable Thomas Mogadime addressing the players before the games started