Hard-earnt gongs (not MC)

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LE
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Much has been made of an ex-Maj embellishing a report so he could throw some tin up, but it's been happening for years in the Colonies and parts foreign.
Idi Amin was probably the most famous, with his coreligionist oppo Mummar Gaddafi in there as a close second.

However, now that the tables have been turned in South Africa and people can only get employment and promotion by personal merit, we have leaders that people can look up to, leaders like the National Police Commissioner General Mangwashi Victoria "Riah" Phiyega.

Here's a snap of her:

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If you're not up to speed on SA Police medals here's a run down:

SA Police Service Ten Year Commemoration Medal (2005)
Commissioner Phiyega has been congratulated for the amazing feat of earning this medal in her two years of service. According to Police Ministry spokesman Musa Zondi, it was given to her because of her rank as a general and she needed it as she was to award these medals to others.

SA Police Service Gold Medal for Outstanding Service (SOEG)
With crime rates on the rise, Marikana, police brutality, mall robberies escalating out of control, thousands of convicted criminals actually serving in the SAPS and many other issues still outstanding, one can clearly see how the commissioner's 'excellent service' has affected the SAPS. With wise decisions such as this one, it is a mystery why President (Jacob) Zuma had Mthethwa demoted to the arts and culture portfolio.

Soccer World Cup 2010 Support Award
Awarded to Police Officers who took part in the operations supporting the event,it is arguably the Commissioner's greatest achivement. It is incredible that she was able to earn this award given that the World Cup took place a full two years before the commissioner even joined the police.

SA Police Service Amalgamation Medal (1995)
Awarded to the officers in the 11 police agencies that were amalgamated into one in 1994, again it is extremely well done given that this event preceded her time at the SAPS by 18 years.


Unfortunately the SAPS is still behind the British Police Services as they've not yet issued a nice fleece upon which to wear their hard-earned gongs.
 

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
i sense sarcasm in your post...
 
Come on everyone knows that Africa is that corrupt/useless, but what about these guys, covered in horse brasses, sorry, medals. They have even had to make room on their trousers, now that's what I call bling!
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Why isn't this in the South Africa or the "No one gives a f u ck" forum?
 
Come on everyone knows that Africa is that corrupt/useless, but what about these guys, covered in horse brasses, sorry, medals. They have even had to make room on their trousers, now that's what I call bling!
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(wah shield up)
You do realise that's photoshopped, don't you?
(shield down)
 

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LE
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Looks like it but it has the 'new' SAPS logo in the centre, and apparently it's a decoration so gets first place.

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Shiny things, they LOVE shiny things. How do you think we subdued the whole continent with nothing more than a box of glass beads and a big stick?
 

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