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POPCRU supports the upcoming 27th Joe Slovo Commemorative event

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) supports the upcoming 27th Joe Slovo Commemorative event which will be taking place tomorrow, the 6th of January 2022 at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto from 11am. We join [...]

POPCRU year-end statement

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) take this opportunity to wish all South Africans a happy festive season and a productive new year ahead.  As the year 2021 draws to an end, we primarily [...]

POPCRU on the Quarterly Crime Statistics

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) notes the recently released quarterly crime statistics for the period between the 1st of July to the 30th of September 2021 It is under this period of review [...]

POPCRU on the Misty Hills lodge incident

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted with concern a video clip circulating on social media platforms, wherein an aggressor is seen forcefully disarming a law enforcement officer. We find it regrettable that [...]

POPCRU congratulates NEHAWU on its successful 12th National Congress

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) congratulates its sister union, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on is successful 12th National Congress which took place from the 3rd to 6th of [...]

POPCRU 32nd Anniversary message by President Zizamele Cebekhulu

05 November 2021 This day, the 5th of November 2021 marks an important occasion in the history of our trade union, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU), as we celebrate our 32nd anniversary since [...]

POPCRU condemns the attack at the Sir Lowry’s Pass police station

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is incensed by the latest continued spate of attacks on police stations, with the latest having taken place at the Sir Lowry’s Pass satellite police station. It is [...]

POPCRU welcomes the appointment of CDC Thobakgale as the acting DCS National Commissioner

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has noted and welcomes the appointment of Mr Makgothi Samuel Thobakgale as the acting National Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). The appointment of Mr Thobakgale takes [...]

POPCRU on the Quarterly Crime Statistics

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted the recently released quarterly crime statistics for the period covering the 1st of April to the 30th of June 2021 by the South African Police Service [...]

POPCRU saddened by the unexplainable killing of a correctional officer at Leeuwkop Correctional Centre

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has learned with shock the reported incident wherein a female correctional officer was found dead last night at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre. It is suspected that the officer, [...]