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popcruTimeslive reports that Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) members will be marching to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday.  

They plan to hand over a series of demands addressed to four government ministers, in particular Police Minister Bheki Cele‚ Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha‚ Transport Minister Blade Nzimande and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.  Popcru spokesman Richard Mamabolo said the march would not result in disruptions for the police and correctional services as members attending would be on official leave.  Struben Street‚ Thabo Sehume Street and Madiba Street will be used during the march‚ which is scheduled to start at 9am.  The memorandums are expected to be handed over at the Union Buildings at 2pm.  The union’s demands relate to restructuring of the police; centralisation of traffic departments; revised shifts to fight overcrowding in prisons; payment of Occupation-Specific Dispensation (OSD); revised promotions policy; and implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI).

  • Read this report by Ernest Mabuza in full at Timeslive

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