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samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has condemned the attack on Sunday on a Johannesburg metro police in Hillbrow.  

The officer was confronted and allegedly attacked by members of the Revelations Church of God after he, along with his colleagues, had impounded a vehicle belonging to one of the church members who had illegally parked the vehicle on the street obstructing traffic.  Samwu general secretary Simon Mathe said it was embarrassing that church members could assault an officer of the law unprovoked and while he was executing his duties.  He went on to say:  “It can’t be correct that the very same people who are supposed to be holding the moral high ground have also joined in on such attacks against law enforcement offices."  Mathe praised the SA Police Service in Johannesburg for arresting one church member for the illegal possession of a firearm issued to the metro officer.

  • Read this report by Molaole Montsho in full at IOL News
  • See too, Suspect arrested following attack on JMPD officer in Hillbrow, at EWN

Read Samwu’s press statement in this regard at Samwu online

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