Const Kwayo Louw (23), a policeman from Kraaifontein, was recently commended by the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz for his exemplary contribution towards his community in Kraaifontein.
Const Louw has been actively supporting five families in his area by delivering food parcels and other essential items, all from his own pocket.
The young policeman who is based at SAPS Pinelands, reached out to fellow community members in need in Kraaifontein on the “Kraailove WhatsApp group” to nominate needy families and he responded.
Mr Fritz said: “I commend Const Louw on his exemplary contribution to his community. He showcases that the role of a police official is not simply law enforcement but also to look out for those most vulnerable and play a part in addressing socio-economic challenges. It is important that each of us, including our police service, continue showing compassion to others during these difficult times.”
Mr Fritz mentioned the difficult circumstance that law enforcers have to work under during these times. They not only have to keep their communities safe but also themselves at the same time, especially during the ongoing epidemic.
“Our officers are simultaneously working under the pressures presented by the COVID-19 lockdown and trying to stay safe. Despite this, they show up and keep our communities safe. Many go above and beyond their call of duty to help those most vulnerable, such as Const Louw,” Mr Fritz added.
Const Louw your act of kindness has obviously gone a long way. We as former colleagues are indeed proud of you. We salute you sir and thank you for your act of kindness.