Thou shall not suffer Police killers to live SAPU (South African Police Union) said, arguing that it isn’t alright for police officers to be violently killed while they are with their firearms.
The Police Union as such, called on SA police officers to shoot back at criminals when they’re attacked.
To SAPU, it’s past time the law enforces fought back.
The call follows the killing of a police officer in Diepsloot, Johannesburg when he, alongside his colleague stopped to change a tire.
Reacting, SAPU said: “…we can no longer tolerate such killing. When members want to protest they need to do the protest with the law and respect the police. The police are there to protect. They are there to represent the country. The police are there to protect the community. And we now have realized that it is the same community which is killing our members.”
Sometimes in May this year, SAPU warned that the “continued killing of the men and women in blue in South Africa has reached an unacceptable level.”
Then, they called on President Zuma to declare police killings a national disaster.
“The merciless killing of our police officials need the attention of the highest office in the land. Police officers are not just there for the community, they are agents of the state.
SAPU calls for drastic measures to curb the brutal killings of police officials in our country. We are of the firm view that the killing of police officials is not given the necessary attention it deserves.
It is a painful reality that our members are on their own,” wailed the Police Union.
Meanwhile, Parliament condemned the killing of a 31-year-old police constable.
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman extended the Committee’s heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and to his colleagues in the South African Police Service.
Beukman said the role players in the affairs of SAPS must work hard to eradicate police killings. He also, charged community members to work with police officers and prevent their killings.
“Police killers should receive the strongest sanctions from our Courts,” Beukman opined.