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Police will not join strike

2010-08-26 13:59

Johannesburg – There is no evidence that the police will join the public service strike, Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele said on Thursday.

"The police are continuing with their daily tasks, they have not put their foot away from the pedal," he said.

After taking a helicopter ride to assess the strike, Cele said he was happy with the conduct of the police since the start of the strike.

"Our members have made major breakthroughs, for instance; the arrest of ten people in the Eastern Cape for murder and a major drug bust," he said.

He called on Popcru to respect the court order preventing it from embarking on or supporting the strike.

"We will continue to protect the rights of the citizens of this country. There is no right above the right to life," he said.

He said members of the police who had been trained in medicine were offering services at the Steve Biko Academic hospital in Pretoria.