Here's to the guys and girls in blue
THIS midweek Shwashwi sipped fine wine and watched in amusement as our boys and girls in blue filled a room dressed to the nines at the SAPS Annual Merit Awards dinner at the Big Top Arena in Carnival City, Ekurhuleni.
They, like moi, deserve an award for their bravery. No, seriously.
The decorators just couldn't resist using the carnival theme.
Think masks, colourful glitter hats, which guests wore with pride and an abundance of white face paint.
It almost resembled a circus, with clowns galore. Imagine?
Moi was sure moi was at the wrong venue when the Rev Tshabandu took to the podium and turned it into a pulpit.
It felt so awkward to say a prayer with so many bottles of booze around. Moi felt some guilt inside.
The dooh eventually kicked off with emcees Tarryn Lamb and a random hip-hop muso by the name of Skillz opening the proceedings and entertaining us. Tarryn did a cover version of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You.
I'm sure the late diva would have applauded her stunning performance.
Still on breathtaking performances, PJ Powers should have received a diamond-studded trophy for her lovely singing.
That woman is too gorgeous for my liking.
And as for her energy on stage, I swear I even saw some detectives do the Hlokoloza dance!
Skillz however, faked an accent and couldn't pronounce a single name properly, much to everyone's annoyance.
It was a relief that he didn't drag on forever though.
After breathing a sigh of relief, Kasi FM's Lindiwe Poti shared a story of her encounter with Prophet Mbhoro last year.
Yhu, her sis' Tumelo Kgomo suggested she open a case of intimidation, there and then.
I wonder if the prophet will ever see his day in court?
Thanks to the SAPS for striving to build a crime-free society, and particularly the men and women in blue who received awards for their sterling work in getting under-aged kids out of taverns.
Bless all the nominees and winners because, had it not been for them, more criminals would still be roaming the streets.