Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu and his Deputy Minister Sindi Chikunga recognized the hero antics of Johannesburg Metro Police Department Officer Lebo Mngomezulu in Parliament yesterday. 

Mngomezulu became an instant midwife, helping a 28-year-old woman give birth on the side of the road on the pavement at the intersection of Eloff and Village Road Selby in Joburg CBD on the morning of 18 June 2019.

The officer was also commended by the Acting Head of Public Safety David Tembe for her work. "I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to Minister Mchunu for recognising our JMPD officer, as this will inspire all the staff of JMPD to work even harder in order to achieve even greater success," Tembe said.

Minister Mchunu said, "I want to complement Metro Police Mchunu for her good work, and her efforts place her in a position for a Batho Pele Award later this year."

Mngomezulu works in the Accident Unit of JMPD and has been a JMPD officer for 12 years.

Helping the woman, Mngomezulu went beyond the call of duty and took off her own police jacket and placed it on cold paving blocks where she helped a 28year old mother give birth in a busy City street.