Latest News — 27 Oct 2014



The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) joins millions of South Africans in mourning the untimely death of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa. The football fraternity and the public have lost a talented footballer who would have certainly played a positive role in the development of game in the country. Meyiwa was fatally shot by criminals in Vosloorus outside Johannesburg on Sunday night.

The speed with which our members in the South African Police Service reacted to this incident is indicative of their commitment in solving this crime amongst many others of a similar nature. We have faith in the work that will be carried out by the Task Team announced by the National Police Commissioner this morning. The nation, Meyiwa’s family and friends deserve to witness the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals which are currently being sought.

As in every case, the community’s assistance will undoubtedly lead to arrests. We therefore plead with members of the public to inform the police of the whereabouts of these murderers who left Meyiwa’s children without a father. May we be united in our anger towards crime in general and seek to be a part of the solution instead of passive complainants.

Collectively, we have the power to turn the tide against crime. As stressed prior to this tragedy, someone always knows something about criminal incidents and perpetrators. POPCRU extends its condolences to Meyiwa’s family, friends, team-mates and the citizens of this country.

Issued by POPCRU 27/10/2014

For more information contact:

Theto Mahlakoana (Ms)
POPCRU Spokesperson
Tel: 0112424615
Cell: 0768518884


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