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:


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