POPCRU CONDEMNS VIOLENT PROTESTS

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is deeply concerned about the violent service delivery protests that have led to the vandalism of public and private property. In two recent incidents,  protesters from Boitumelong and Cavandale townships in the North West have set alight a community hall, nine houses, one belonging to a police officer and petrol bombed a police Nyala. South Africa is a democratic country and therefore every member of the public has the right to demonstrate, but the public needs to be reminded that the right to protest comes with a responsibility. Yesterday President Jacob Zuma … Continue reading

POPCRU CONGRATULATES THE POLICE ON A R2 BILLION DRUG SEIZE

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) applauds members of the South African Police for an outstanding job in seizing illegal drugs with a street value of about R2 billion in Benoni, East of Johannesburg. This is the biggest drug bust recorded this year. Members of the police discovered about three tons of mandrax in what appears to be a lab which was used to manufacture drugs over the weekend. Although there have been no arrests at this stage, POPCRU acknowledges the ability and level of commitment shown by our members in this regard. This discovery couldn’t have come … Continue reading

RUMOURS ON SAPS ADMIN STAFF PAYOUTS

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) wants to put on record the fact that we have NOT issued communiqué referring to the National Commissioner requesting R2.1 billion from the National Treasury. Nor have we announced a date on which the Public Service Appointees will be paid. Such rumours are nothing but an attempt by detractors to steal the victory we are currently fine-tuning. The organisation understands that members in the said category are frustrated and impatient and this is why we have been working tirelessly to ensure that they are upgraded as per existing agreements. Our talks with … Continue reading