Popcru members to protest over police killings

Popcru members to protest over police killings

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) members are taking to the streets in Pietermaritzburg to hold a protest against cop killings. 

SAPS Sergeant Riyadh Adams

The police rights union has likened the attacks to a war on officers. 


In the latest incident, SAPS Sergeant Riyadh Adams, lost his life after being gunned down by a jewellery gang outside Westville's Pavilion Shopping Centre on Sunday night. 

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Popcru's KZN spokesperson Nthabeleng Molefe says three police members have been killed in the province in the space of a week. 


She says they'll be holding a picket outside the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court, where a suspect in another police murder case is to make his bid for bail.


"We are very saddened by the flight of killings of police officers. We are angry, and we want no bail for police killers. and we also want to indicate that we want those who are being charged with police killing, the charge must be changed to treason. 


"To kill a police officer amounts to overthrow the government."

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