Officer in charge
For 10 years, motivational speaker Thandi Malebang was an employee of Botswana Police. The 35-year-old resigned from BPS in 2016 to pursue her passion- motivational speaking and psychological counselling. The Francistown based former police sergeant’s services are in high demand across the country. A learned professional in emotional intelligence and financial literacy, Malebang is exactly what the doctor ordered for the strain that comes with the office environment. A natural born talker, she has hit the ground running since leaving the uniform and has provided her services to organisations such as Debswana, Botswana Housing Cooperation and Ombudsman’s office. After seeing her in action at an event organised by Botswana Sector of Educators and Trade Unions (BOSETU), Voice Reporter Kabelo Dipholo sat down with the bubbly mother of two to find out what exactly makes her tick.
Q. You are a police officer turned motivational speaker. Kindly take us back to your former life as an officer of the law.
A. I joined Botswana Police in 2006 and upon completion I was posted at Palapye as a psychological counsellor.
Basically I provided counselling to police officers and inmates. I counselled traffic officers who had witnessed fatalities and victims of crimes like incest and rape.
I was also trained as a chaplain of which I graduated in 2015.