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sapuEWN reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) believes there are further measures which can be implemented to curb cop killings.  

In the latest incident in Cape Town, a 22-year-old police constable from the Delft Police Station was fatally wounded while socialising with friends in Mfuleni last week.  Sapu's Mpho Kwinika said there was a need to relook at the manner in which police killings were dealt with.  “We thought that the police killings summit would have things which were supposed to be looked at in trying to curb these killings, but those templates are not working.  We need to have a summit to review those plans and put more mechanisms in place to deal with police killings.”  Kwinika suggested that means being used in other countries to deal with police killers, such as no parole for cop killers, be looked at.

  • Read this report by Shamiela Fisher at EWN
  • Read too, ‘Life sentences for cop-killers sends clear message’, on page 6 of The Star of 12 July 2018

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