Popcru: Police stations are under-resourced

Popcru spokesperson Richard Mamabolo says there could be measures taken to avoid incidents such as the Nqcobo Police Station attack.

Mamabolo says there is growing trend of attacking police stations but the police leadership has not come up with a plan to deal with this.

Speaking to Ray White on The Midday Report, Mamabolo says police intelligence should investigate the trend that started around March 2017.

There could have been measures to ensure that this does happen in the first place. Since March last year we've had around 70 firearms stolen within the vicinity of the Eastern Cape.

Richard Mamabolo, Popcru spokesperson

READ: Ngcobo Police Station shootings: Special task team investigates

Five police officers and a retired soldier were killed in the early hours of Wednesday when criminals attacked a police station in Nqcobo and stole firearms.

Mamabolo says the infrastructural security in the country is not good. He says they are calling for national officials to come and experience policing 'on the ground instead of sitting in the offices.'

READ: Guess what Minister Mbalula? The criminals are laughing too: Bongani

We have found that most of our police station are under-resourced yet you've got a bloated top structure at the national level in which their budget is bigger than the province of Northern Cape.

Richard Mamabolo, Popcru spokesperson

Listen to Mamabolo give more statistics on stolen firearms:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Mkhwebane summons four Sars officials over Ivan Pillay's payout probe

Mkhwebane summons four Sars officials over Ivan Pillay's payout probe

Spokesperson to the Public Protector, Oupa Segalwe says the four have been very cooperative with Mkhwebane's investigation.

PIC inquiry probes Nene's involvement in S&S Refinery deal

PIC inquiry probes Nene's involvement in S&S Refinery deal

Warren Thompson says testimony brought before the inquiry shows that there is no policy dealing with politically-linked people.

Ngcobo Police Station shootings: Special task team investigates

Ngcobo Police Station shootings: Special task team investigates

EC Police spokesperson says they are following strong leads that would result in the arrest of men responsible for the shooting.

[WATCH] Guess what Minister Mbalula? The criminals are laughing too: Bongani

[WATCH] Guess what Minister Mbalula? The criminals are laughing too: Bongani

Bongani Bingwa shares his view on Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula's choice language when addressing criminals.

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

E Cape Saps says they are investigating the murder of five police officers and one retired soldier at Ngcobo Police Station.

[LISTEN] Manhunt launched in EC after five cops killed

[LISTEN] Manhunt launched in EC after five cops killed

Police are searching for the killers of five police officers murdered in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape.

Popular articles
Why flights between JHB and Cape Town could become a few minutes longer

Why flights between JHB and Cape Town could become a few minutes longer

SA Flyer Magazine editor Guy Leitch explains the impact of the Northern Cape SKA radio telescope on flight times.

Eskom to destroy 90 000 mining jobs, warns Minerals Council SA

Eskom to destroy 90 000 mining jobs, warns Minerals Council SA

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Henk Langenhoven, Chief Economist at Minerals Council South Africa.

My daughter (10) and son (5) must start working early - Riky Rick

My daughter (10) and son (5) must start working early - Riky Rick

Bruce Whitfield interviews rapper Riky Rick about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Naspers to separate from Tencent and list new internet business in Amsterdam

Naspers to separate from Tencent and list new internet business in Amsterdam

It will be Europe’s largest internet firm, says Basil Sgourdos (Naspers), David Shapiro (Sasfin) and Nicky Newton-King (JSE).

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk dominee Riaan de Villiers says he was told he is not allowed to call Muslims our brother and sisters, and children of God.

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

Independent consultant at the Thabo Mbeki Foundation Professor Barney Pityana blames political leadership for the moral decay.

[WATCH] Chaos as suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

[WATCH] Chaos as suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.