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Killed cops' families to each get R40 000

2012-04-01 21:32

Johannesburg - The families of police officials killed in the line of duty last year will each receive a R40 000 donation, Crime Line said on Sunday.

Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee said the money, which was raised during a radio fundraiser last year, would be handed over to the 38 families on Wednesday.

"It shows that the nation is really concerned about cop killings and we want to make a difference," Abramjee said.

A "goodwill payment" would also be made to the family of Constable Francis Rasuge, whose remains were found buried at the home of her killer, William Nkuna on March 20 - nearly eight years after she went missing.

"It was decided to add the Rasuge family to the list of beneficiaries because Francis's disappearance gripped the nation. After eight years, there is finally closure," Abramjee said.

A company of undertakers had also offered to donate a tombstone and conduct the burial free of charge.

Abramjee thanked the public for their donations to help the families of the police's "fallen heroes".

Comments
  • Sabelo - 2012-04-01 21:55

    This is crap! What about all the innocent people who the cops have beaten up, assaulted & killed? What about their families? Who's there for them?

      Eugene - 2012-04-01 23:08

      The criminals in blue you or rather their victims you mean? That's right I find the so-called state also rather a pain in the ass when having to defend myself against criminals.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-04-01 21:57

    They should also give school funds for these family's children 40 000 won't get them to varsity.

  • valcooperRSA - 2012-04-01 21:57

    Oh my goodness ..........Is that all they were worth considering they gave up their lives to protect us.........Its a bloody disgrace......A donation....nogal

  • Douge Fresh - 2012-04-01 22:14

    wow thats so generous, i mean 40k is such alot for a life!!! its such a shame that the top cops get good salaries & sit behind desks while the field cops get paid crap & in the line of fire!

  • Trudy - 2012-04-01 22:20

    All of you READ the article. This is money that Crime Line NOT Government raised last year because they wanted to not because they have to. Thank you Crime Line

      Sabelo - 2012-04-01 22:25

      Michelle was the only one who mentioned the ANC so you should direct your comment to her!

      Trudy - 2012-04-01 22:31

      No Sabelo. I am directing it to all of you. These people do not have to do what they are doing. We should say thank you not criticise. Since they raised the money, they can give it to whomever they want to.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-01 22:36

      Thank you for what you have done, i am sure this act of kindness is much appreciated. A question: Last year there was a story in the press about the widow and family of one of the 6 policemen who died in a helicopter crash. She was squatting in a relative's outside storeroom because she had no money and nowhere else to go. Was she perhaps one of the widows to receive something? I do hope so! How is it that she was left destitute after the death of her husband?

      winston.mullany - 2012-04-02 08:01

      Trudy, I agree. I think people should first read the article and then comment rather than to jump on the band wagon of criticism and bad name the people trying to do good!!

  • Ettiene - 2012-04-01 22:28

    Wow hoe generous... That's about the same amount of one ANC MP's car premium per month...

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-01 22:55

    Generous gesture. Thanks and do it again to others.

  • lungisa - 2012-04-01 22:57

    We must say thank you to crimeline for raising the money out of their goodwill.

  • nomusa.hlatshwayo - 2012-04-01 23:01

    a step in the right direction!

  • Kyle - 2012-04-01 23:31

    Thank you crime line for caring! Organizations such as yourselves make the sacrifice worth it. Its a pity the powers that be allow those guilty to escape because of "technicalities". How about actually taking away criminal rights???? Bring back the death penalty. Punish those who wish to ruin our society

  • Mya - 2012-04-02 00:26

    Forgive my ignorance, but do policemen not have life insurance or some sort of insurance that takes care of the families if they are killed in the line of duty? Seems terribly wrong that these families have to wait for the kindness of charity to take care of them after losing a loved one to criminals.

      Nada Nozimbali - 2012-04-02 07:58

      Its a DONATION!

      Tony Lapson - 2012-04-02 12:05

      @Nada Yes it was a donation, what he is asking is why there was no life insurance policy for the cops? Why must the families wait for donations?

      Mark - 2012-04-02 13:14

      What about IOD surely while on duty you are covered.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-02 06:37

    Good work, Yusuf. It shows the people care. If only our government can.

  • Patiwe - 2012-04-02 06:49

    I hope this is going to raise the plight of those widows, thank you crimeline once again. I wish this positive thought can continue.

  • Rashida - 2012-04-02 09:58

    @SABELO WHAT ABOUT THE POOR PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR HUSBANDS IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND WHO IS SUFFERING TO BRING UP THEIR KIDS.PLEASE MAN HAVE A HEARTH

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