New Prison: few at meeting

2011-08-23 00:00

THE national president of the Police and Prison Civil Rights Union (Popcru), Zizamele Cebekhulu, had organised a mass meeting for members working at New Prison yesterday, but only a handful of correctional services officers turned out for the meeting.

Sources within the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said the aim of the meeting was to mobilise for support in a move to get rid of the suspended KwaZulu-Natal regional commissioner, Mnikelwa Nxele, who was suspended in early July as a precaution during a probe.

A member who wished not to be named said, “It was disappointing for the Popcru president to only address 15 members, especially with Pietermaritzburg being the headquarters of prisons in the province.”

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