Popcru condemns WC cop murder

Mncedisi Mbolekwa says there's no place for criminality within the police service.

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega comforts the slain officer's widow during his memorial service on 23 April 2014. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) says the South African Police Service (SAPS) must rid itself of criminals.

A suspended policeman is among four people arrested for the murder of warrant officer Steven Britz at the Klapmuts Police Station last week.

The officer and another man appeared in court in connection with the incident earlier this week.

The officer's fingerprints were allegedly found at the crime scene.

Popcru is outraged that a suspended officer has been implicated in an attack on a police station and the murder of a colleague.

Popcru's Mncedisi Mbolekwa says there's no place for criminality within the service.

"There's no justification to take the life of your own colleague so I want to send a message to the police, if you kill your colleague you'll rot in prison."

Meanwhile, National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega said yesterday it's tragic one of their own was involved in the latest police killing.

Phiyega said she's sad that a police officer was killed.