PRETORIA: Hawks has welcomed the fleet of state vehicles handed over.
The Directorate for Priority Crime investigation has been handed over 214 vehicles by the deputy minister of police, Mr Cassel Mathale during the handover ceremony held at the Hawks headquarters in Silverton, Pretoria yesterday.
Hawks has welcomed the fleet of state vehicles handed over. Moreover, the vehicles have been later distributed to the nine provinces in the country after they were symbolically handed over to the nine provincial heads.
The national head of the Hawks Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya said “One of the important tools that enable us to move from point A – B is a motor vehicle. The Government has provided. We are today handing over these recourses to enable officers to perform their duties”.
“Hawks shall be increasing the pace of our steps in VBS to reach the 20 municipalities. We will be attending to fifty-six (56) Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) matters in earnest, this is but some of the matters,’’ Mr Lebeya added.
Additionally, Mr Mathale has appealed with the Hawks not to use the vehicles for personal leisure but to serve and service the community.
“I do, however, want to appeal to the members who will be using these new vehicles to at all times remember, that access to these vehicles and [other state resources for that matter] is granted to you for you to serve and service our communities,” Mr Mathale said.
“These vehicles are not for your personal leisure and not to be used outside the scope of your work,” he added.