LEPHALALE — On Thursday 15 June, Police held a “Real Father’s Day of the 21st Century” event at Lephalale Cluster premises.
The event called ‘Men for change’ was organised to honour men ahead of Fathers’ Day on Sunday.
Some of the issues addressed included domestic abuse involving both men and women, the right diet for a healthy and fit life, as well as financial advice and motivation by Amos Mothiba.
Police were encouraged to refrain from any abuse, as real fathers and real men they should set an example in their duties, as people who serve, to ensure the safety of the public.
The “Men for Change” committee, led by Tom Burke Police Station Commander Colonel Lesiba Mabote and Lt Colonel Kwadi from Cluster as well as Police Social Worker Warrant Officer Kekae, told Mogol Post they realised that men rarely talk about their issues. They felt it was necessary to look at their day to day challenges like debt, which is likely to drive members of SAPS to solicit bribes or resign so that they acquire pension money to settle their debts and survive their financial situation.
“Let us go out there to be better men and fathers as it was never a mistake to be a man and a father. I urge you, that in our introspection we become the first lovers of our daughters and heroes to our sons and in so doing our families will be peaceful places to live in” said Lt Colonel Kwadi in his closing remarks.
Another important matter highlighted was that of following a healthy eating lifestyle and exercise, as police work requires physical strength.
Motivational speaker Amos Mothiba spoke to men about sticking to one partner and remaining warriors of their families instead of being monsters feared by their families.
He reminded them that God expected them to be in control as they have leadership qualities and currently there are problems in the world because men have shifted from positions they were initially placed in.