Bheki CeleIndependent News reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has urged South Africans to help law enforcement agencies arrest and prosecute criminals who were responsible for the heinous killings of police officers.  

Nehawu general Zola Saphetha made the call following the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union’s (Popcru’s) 9th national congress.  Noting that more than twenty six police officers had been killed in SA since the start of the year, Saphetha called on police minister Bheki Cele to put measures in place to ensure the safety of police officers.  Saphetha also said that Nehawu had no doubt that during its congress Popcru had deliberated on strategies and tactics to improve the working conditions and salaries of its members in the police, correctional services and traffic departments.  He indicated that they would study the resolutions and outcomes of the congress and that they would engage Popcru on a comprehensive plan on how to defend public sector jobs and salaries.  Zizamele Cebekhulu was retained at the congress as Popcru president.


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