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Police threaten strike action

The South African Policing Union (SAPU) has threatened to go on a national strike on Thursday as they say that government is taking advantage of the police and going back on promised promotions.

SAPU president, Mpho Kwinika alleged that some people have been waiting in excess of 10 years for promises of promotions.

Police officers feel the government are taking advantage of them as they can’t expect staff to wait for decades to have their matters resolved, it should happen within 60 days.

Union members are expected to conduct a peaceful demonstration in protest of their frustration.

eNCA reported that Police Minister Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner General Khehla Sitole will address media with regards to strike action.