Disgruntled SAPS members form new union

There could be a lack of resources at the South African Police Service on Monday, as thousands of officers are threatening to embark on an illegal strike. Courtesy #DStv403

KHAYELITSHA - Disgruntled members of the South African Police Service have formed a new workers union. They're threatening to down tools on Monday.

The group is unhappy about recent promotions and claims that many experienced officers are being overlooked for promotion.

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These are just some of the issues raised by members of the South African Police service at a mass meeting.

The policemen will be joining the newly-formed South African Police and Allied Workers Union (Sapawu).

The union claims it's written to the minister, deputy minister and national police commissioner, but is yet to receive a response.

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National Freedom Party MP Ahmed Munzoor Shaik Emam, who's also a portfolio police committee member, attended the meeting.

He says the issues raised will be placed on the committee's agenda and might result in the summoning of police minister Bheki Cele.

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eNCA