Cape Town - The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) said it was angered and concerned by the increasing "trend" of police killings, which could not be left unattended.
This after a 34-year-old police officer was fatally shot when suspects opened fire at the police vehicle in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, on Monday night.
“The killing of police is once again on an increase and this perturbing trend cannot be left unattended. We urge police officers to work in larger groups and be wary of the environments they operate under, and when their lives are under threat, they should act decisively. Police can no longer die with their firearms,” said Popcru spokesperson Richard Mamabolo in a statement.
Mamabolo further appealed to communities to work together with law enforcement agencies in finding the suspects behind the murder.
“We urge the SAPS management to speedily attend to ensuring the increase of police officers, improved infrastructural integrity and tools of work in ensuring visibility and better service delivery,” he said.