Ramaphosa urges the public to stand against police killings
The public has been urged by President Cyril Ramaphosa to speak out against police killings, he was addressing in Pretoria.
The public has been urged by President Cyril Ramaphosa to speak out against police killings. He was addressing in Pretoria at a ceremony honoring reserve and police personnel who lost their lives while performing their jobs.
HOW MANY POLICE KILLINGS OCCURED BETWEEN 2022-2023?
SABC reported, over 34 police officers died in the fiscal year 2022-2023.
Communities shouldn’t support assaults on law enforcement, according to Ramaphosa.
“Communities must condemn police deaths in public. The lives of police officers ought to be respected by all citizens of our nation, not only by their fellow cops. Police are present to safeguard local communities and their assets,” said Ramaphosa.
The names of all 34 police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the fiscal year 2022–2023 will be inscribed on the wall honoring the fallen at the SAPS Memorial Site in Pretoria’s Union Buildings.
The National Police Commissioner, Fannie Masemola, made this announcement while addressing at a ceremony to memorialize the police officers and reservists who died while carrying out their duties in the previous 12 months.
WHAT ELSE WAS SAID?
“As it is customary for the SAPS, the names of the 34 members will now be printed on the wall of remembrance. And will remain for generations to come in the wall of fallen heroes. We know it is a painful day. It’s not a day that’s supposed to happen because we only come here when we come to commemorate the fallen heroes,” said Masemola.