Call for end to killing of cops

2012-04-25 11:00
Johannesburg - The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) on Wednesday called for an end to the killing of law enforcers.

"We believe that police, correctional and traffic officers should discharge their duties without any fear of intimidation by hardened criminals who are roaming the streets," said deputy general secretary Lebogang Phepheng.

Phepeng was reacting to the death of two traffic officers in Johannesburg.

He said the union strongly condemned the killing of a traffic officer in Hillbrow, Johannesburg while on duty, allegedly by a taxi driver who disregarded the instruction to stop.

"The law must take its course to protect the law-abiding citizens from these barbaric incidents."

The second officer was gunned down on Tuesday, in Pimville, Soweto while he was on his way to work.

He said the union would like to encourage all South Africans to actively participate in the fight against crime in order for the country to make inroads with its crime combating initiatives.

"Communities must unite and work together with the police to blow the whistle on criminal activities. In that way, the few rotten elements that are terrorising our communities will be exposed."

- SAPA
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