The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the speedy arrests made this morning, following the multiple murders which took place in Khayelitsha, Western Cape over the past weekend, where 13 people unfortunately lost their lives.
We want to particularly commend the efforts committed by the police task team, comprising of the intelligence officials, organised crime detectives, a combat contingent and a lockdown 11 forces which were set up to track and trace these suspects.
Their swift response once again demonstrates the extent to which their joint efforts and effectiveness can positively impact our communities and most importantly that through these joint efforts with communities, we can all improve preventative measures in keeping our communities as safer spaces.
This swift process once again demonstrates the importance and effectiveness of prioritising the need for joint operations, but most importantly, the role law enforcement agencies and communities can play in taking preventative measures in keeping our communities safer.
One such lesson to be learnt is for all of us to remain vigilant and work closely with law enforcement agencies in taking back our streets from all forms of criminal elements and creating improved living conditions for us all.
As a union, we also recommit ourselves to continuing organising joint campaigns with members of communities across the country in fighting gender-based violence, police killings, crime and raising awareness about the different kinds of social ills confronting our impoverished communities.
Issued by POPCRU on the 17/05/2021
For more information- contact Popcru National Spokeperson Richard Mamabolo- 066 135 4349