The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is saddened by the unfortunate and senseless killing of Provincial Inspector AB Nkumba, who was shot three times while performing his duty as one of our most committed law enforcement officials in Standerton, Mpumalanga.
Like the many other committed law enforcers before him, he was shot in cold blood on the 5th of August when he stopped a vehicle that had transgressed traffic rules.
The suspects were later caught and arrested the same day near the Lesotho border in possession of an unlicensed firearm and the J534 book belonging to the Provincial Inspector. They appeared in the Ladybrand magistrates Courtson Monday, and they will be appearing at the Standerton Magistrate’s court tomorrow.
POPCRU members will be gathering outside the court from 8am tomorrow for a picket calling for an end to police killings and a bail denial.
We have seen a rise in police killings over the past month, with many kids becoming orphaned and wives widowed, and want to reiterate our call that police officers must act decisively when confronted by such criminal elements.
Issued by POPCRU on 09/08/2016