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sapuTimeslive reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) wants police minister Fikile Mbalula to convene a national summit on police killings.  

“The brutal and merciless killings of six police officials in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape makes this call for a national summit an extremely urgent matter‚” Sapu general secretary Oscar Skommere said on Wednesday.  A gang of robbers allegedly attacked the station in the small town in the early hours.  Six police officers and an off-duty soldier were murdered.  Sapu welcomed the police and the Hawks establishing a task team to investigate the murders‚ but believed it was “not good enough”.  “The low rate of arrests in police killing cases and low conviction rate is a major cause for concern.”  Skommere also criticised the lack of security at police stations.  “This Ngcobo police station does not even have a gate.  In most police stations there are no metal detectors‚ no CCTV cameras.”

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