POPCRU CONCERNED ABOUT CRIME
The Police and Prisons Civil Right Union (POPCRU) is concerned about the recent spate of violent crimes in the country which have led to the deaths of children, police officers and other members of the public. These crimes range from taxi violence incidence, the rape and murders of children, the cold-blooded killings of police officers on and off duty.
We still maintain our call that community involvement is the integral part in stopping crime in the country. The organisation recognises the work done by the leadership and members of the South African Police Service but believes their work can only be comprehensive with the assistance of the public. POPCRU calls on every South African to be alert as criminals have gotten much more aggressive and sophisticated. We also plead with the public to expose criminal activities in their communities and report any information they have in connection with crimes being committed.
The country’s citizens seem to have adopted a despondent attitude with regard to crime and we call on everyone to be a part of the solution. POPCRU has partnered with the SAPS and other civil society organisations which seek to find ever-lasting answers to our crime problems. These solutions would be an instrument in moving the country from its current state to a crime-free nation.
POPCRU commends the Police Minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko for calling for a thorough analysis of how crime statistics can help in the fight against crime. The union applauds all the efforts employed and the strategies being implemented to put an end to crime. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all families, friends and colleagues who have lost their loved ones in the hands of callous murderers. POPCRU is mourning with you during this difficult time.
Issued by POPCRU 20/08/2014
For more information contact:
Theto Mahlakoana (Ms)