South African Police, Traffic and Correctional Officers affiliated to the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) are mourning the passing of Former President, Nelson Mandela. We also celebrate the incredible life that Madiba led and are honoured to have been blessed with his extraordinary life that has certainly changed the course of our history. The POPCRU family prides itself with the knowledge that we have been at the receiving end of President Mandela’s courageous spirit, that his kindness and wisdom will remain the guiding principles in all of our lives.
Our members will be alert on their posts during the coming days, as the country remembers and pays tribute to the late world icon, to ensure that this is done in the most dignified manner possible. We agree with President Jacob Zuma that indeed the country has lost its greatest son and as such these workers will be on guard to ensure that all logistics proceed well during this difficult time. The POPCRU leadership also encourages all its members to celebrate Madiba’s life, albeit that the news of his passing remain painful. Our duty is to emulate Madiba in our everyday deeds.
POPCRU extends its deepest gratitude to the Mandela family for sharing Madiba with the nation and the world. The organisation also sends condolences to his family, the South African nation, the African National Congress and the world.
Issued by POPCRU on 06 December 2013
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POPCRU General Secretary