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popcruTimeslive reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has condemned the killing of a police officer who was gunned down on Monday in Ekangala‚ Tshwane.  

The officer was apparently killed after responding to a false complaint.  “We have on numerous occasions raised a grave concern on the fact that the SAPS’s human and physical resource allocation has been‚ and continues to be‚ a deep-seated challenge with adverse effects to both police officers and the community at large‚” Popcru said in a statement.  The union noted that SA had less than 200‚000 police officers who were expected to keep a population of 57m safe on a regular basis and went on to comment that its members were “continuously terrorised and killed by cold-blooded criminals due to the longstanding impasse of inadequate human and physical resources.”  Popcru will be embarking on a national march next month focusing on the broad challenges within the Justice‚ Crime Prevention and Security Cluster.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at Timeslive

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