Did It Really Have To Take A Public Outcry For Police To Realise There Was A Spelling Mistake On Police Sign Post
19 November 2020
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The incorrectly spelt police sign post.

POLICE in Bulawayo have issued an apology to members of the public after they erected a sign post at Magwegwe Police Station with a wrong spelling.

Though the mistake has since been corrected it has left many people still shell shocked on how the “mistake” went on undetected until the sign post was erected and error discovered by members of the public some days later.

Members of the public went amok on Wednesday morning after the picture of the post showing Magwegwe written as Magwegewe circulated on social media.

Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele said the wrong spelling was a “genuine mistake” and a correction has been made.

“Police in Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that the spelling error which resulted in the name of Magwegwe Police Station being misspelt has since been rectified. This was a genuine error by one of our trusted local businessmen who willingly volunteered to print a banner for the police,” she said.

Asst Insp Msebele said the banner was immediately pulled down after the mistake was discovered.

“The error was discovered during the erection of the banner and immediately removed and corrected. Some members of the public had already taken some pictures and circulated them. We sincerely apologise for an inconvenience caused and we would like to appreciate our local business people for the continuous support,” she said.