Fallen security officer honoured at awards ceremony

Armed response officer, Themba Mqikwa, received a Posthumous Award for bravery following an incident where he was fatally shot while in the line of duty responding to a home alarm activation, earlier this year. The award was accepted by his family members.

The ninth annual Security Industry Alliance (SIA) awards ceremony was held recently at the Indaba Hotel and attended by almost 450 representatives of the private security industry. This was the first time the awards were held in partnership with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA).

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KwaZulu-Natal armed response officer, Themba Mqikwa received a Posthumous Award for bravery following an incident where he was fatally shot while in the line of duty responding to a home alarm activation, earlier this year. The award was accepted by his family members.

Of the 179 awards presented, the Fidelity Security Group walked away with a total of 79 awards. Wahl Bartmann, Fidelity Security Group CEO praised all award recipients.

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“It is overwhelming to see the level of bravery, resilience, commitment and loyalty of all the award recipients. We live in a volatile crime environment which provides unique challenges for the private security industry,” said CEO, Wahl Bartmann.

“We are so very proud of the perseverance, professionalism and bravery shown by our officers. They are deserving of these awards and the recognition they have received from the security industry. It is awards like these that recognise their contribution to the ongoing fight against crime,” he concluded.

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