The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Ms Faith Mazibuko is deeply saddened by the passing of a female Gauteng Traffic Police officer, Poppy Moaka(40) who was attached to Motorbike Unit of the Special Law Enforcement Unit.
Officer Moaka passed away in the morning of Tuesday, the 14th of September 2021, in a fatal accident on the R566 Rossyln Road, while escorting a bus carrying Covid-19 vaccines to a vaccination site in Tshwane.
According to preliminary information, two other vehicles were also involved in the fatal accident, including a police vehicle. Police investigations into the fatal crash have commenced.
MEC Mazuko says Officer Moaka will be remembered as a heroine who passed away in the line of duty, ensuring that the people of Gauteng get the vaccine essential in saving lives during this Covid-19 pandemic.
Furthermore Gauteng Department of Community Safety will through Ikhaya Lethemba Victim Empowerment, provide psycho-social support to the family of the officer.