"I enjoy investigating cases and I grow passionate about it every day."
The detective tells Sowetan that to distress from his stressful job, he plays soccer.
"I have managed to gather a soccer team of middle-aged men in the communities around Mayfield, Gabon, Putfontein, Mogoba, Mina Nawe and around the plots.
"These men work with me in combating gender-based violence (GBV) and are also involved crime-awareness campaigns in the area.
"We also work as a men's forum and advice young boys on behaviour and character development to fight against crime, especially GBV that has become a big challenge across all communities."
Magwaza says he has grown to understand that if he and other investigating officers within the SAPS did thorough investigations they would fight crime and help victims to have stronger arguments in courts.
"I don't sleep until I get justice in all my cases and if I do my job well I serve my country diligently and all civilians will see that police do work," he stresses, adding that he works hard to ensure that the SAPS badge is respected by fellow officers and the society at large.
"I would like the public to trust and have confidence in us as the men and women in blue through our work so that our values and integrity stand up. We serve and protect, and that is our responsibility."
Magwaza works in one of the crime capitals of Gauteng, if not the country at large. Horrific murders, rape, robbery and hijackings are recorded in great numbers every weekend.
Putfontein, the smallholdings area near Daveyton, has more than six informal settlements around it. The residents in these settlement interact with Daveyton on a regular basis, through family ties, associates or for shopping and informal business.
They are all dependent on the Putfontein police station which is small and one of the under-resourced police stations in the country.
Its size is due to the fact that the station was established to serve a smaller community of plot owners, long before the mushrooming of informal settlements nearby. There are new formal residential areas nearby, including Chief Luthuli Park.
Asked how he manages to rise above these challenges, Magwaza says: "Passion and the love for what I do have made me realise that I need to do what you have to do regardless of the situation you work under. I hope one day the government will refurbish or even build another police station in this area so we can work better and keep the fight against crime going."