The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the appointment of Mr April Fikile Mbalula as the Minister of Police.
This appointment brings about a new chapter to the state of affairs within the South African policing, and we are content that the Minister will hit the ground running in addressing the many challenges facing our society.
We are of the view that the minister will indeed prioritise the completion of the established Ministerial Transformation Task team which is looking into reviewing all SAPS policies, national instructions, standing orders, working environment and living conditions of our men and women in blue.
Through working together with communities and government under his leadership, we are confident that our joint efforts will yield positive results.
Issued by POPCRU on 31/03/2017