Media Invitation: Police Music and Cultural Festival set to take place in Free State from 17 to 19 October 2019

PRETORIA The South African Police Service (SAPS) will host its annual Police Music and Cultural Association (Polmusca) National Unity Festival from 17 to 19 October 2019. The festival is in its 27th year and the Free State Province is the proud host for this year’s event.

The festival brings together, men and women in blue from all provinces to celebrate cultural diversity in the South African Police Service through music, song and dance. Most importantly, the festival also provides a platform for members to destress whilst boosting their morale to continue the fight against crime in South Africa when they return back to their respective provinces.

This festival is also utilized as a platform for the SAPS to mobilize communities to join the fight against crime.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

The event will unfold as follows:

Opening ceremony

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019

Time: 08:00

Venue: Dr Rantlai Petrus Molemela Stadium, 6942 Moshoeshoe street,Rocklands Bloemfontein

07:00 Poitjiekos competition preparations and exhibitions set up

09:10 Welcoming address: Polmusca President: Lt Gen Vuma

09:20 Address: Premier of Free State, Honourable Sefora Ntombela

09:40 Keynote Address: Minister of Police: General BH Cele, MP

12:00 viewing of exhibitions and Poitjiekos Competition

13:00 Vote of thanks:Acting National Commissioner Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya

Phase 2 Battle of the bands

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019

Time: 14:30

Venue: Cullie Human Hall, University of the Free State

Day 2

08:30 Opening performance

09:30 Choral Music Category: Vernacular rendition

11:45 Choral Music Category: Own choice piece rendition

Phase 2 Indoor Sports Centre Mangaung

18:10 Welcoming Address: Executive Mayor of Mangaung Metro: Cllr Olly Mlamleli

18:45 MEC for Police, Roads and Transport: Mr Sam Mashinini

18:55 Introduction of guest speaker: Deputy Minister of Police Mr CC Mathale

19:00 Keynote address: Minister of Police, General BH Cele

Day 3

08:30 Opening scripture

09:30 Choral Music Category

13:30 Battle of the bands

16:30 Presentation of awards

Source: South African Police Service