Archive for Press Statement

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 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 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 concerned about the alarming rise in the killings of officers

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) finds it infuriating the snail’s pace level at which recurring incidents of officer killings are being undermined, if not ignored, resulting in at least 6 deaths within the [...]

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, [...]

POPCRU North West condemns the brutal killings of officers

The Police and Prison Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) in the North West Province has astonishingly learned of the killing of two police officers, while undertaking their constitutional mandate of serving the people of the North West.  [...]

MEDIA STATEMENT

POPCRU welcomes the progress made on absorbing DCS learners   The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the resolve by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to absorb the rest of the remaining qualified and [...]

POPCRU Post-Special NEC Statement

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) convened a Special National Executive Committee (SNEC) meeting yesterday to discuss, among others, the restructuring of the South African Police Service (SAPS), developments on the salary disputes, the [...]