COSATU condemns police murders
By Celeste Ganga
04 September 2007
The Congress of South African Trade Unions, COSATU, condemns the murders of 140 police officers, who were honoured at the South African Police Service Commemoration Day ceremony that was held on Sunday.
“COSATU shares the grief of the families of the 140 police officers who lost their lives during the course of duty, “ says COSATU National spokesperson, Patrick Craven.
COSATU condemns those responsible for the murders and demands that they are brought to justice.
“We want to stress how dangerous it is to compare the role of the police today, as it was in the apartheid years. As some criminal elements are trying to encourage people to do, “ says Craven.
Craven explains that polices’ fundamental role is to support the people and not to oppress them, as in the past.
“Therefore communities should give their full support to the police at carrying out their duties at protecting these communities, “ says
COSATU pledges that it will do everything it can to bring criminals to justice, and to maintain peace and order in our communities.