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Sapu: Police Ministry silent under Nhleko

The police union says Minister Nathi Nhleko has overlooked the killing of Constable Tshepo Tladi and did not even attempt to visit the family.

FILE: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Policing Union (Sapu) has accused the Minister of Police of not taking its grievances seriously.

Sapu says that Minister Nathi Nhleko has overlooked the killing of Constable Tshepo Tladi and did not even attempt to visit the family.

A video of the killing of Tladi, which shows another cop seemingly shooting him from behind, has gone viral.

A memorial service was held at the Uniting Reformed Church in Katlehong today.

Sapu says that Nhleko is usually nowhere to be found when police officers have passed on.

Gauteng chairperson Richard Mboweni says that the Police Ministry is a silent department under Nhleko's leadership.

"In painful situations like this, the Police Minister is supposed to be here or someone from that office."

Scores of SAPS members filled the church to capacity and listened as speaker after speaker hit the podium in an effort to comfort the family.

Sapu says that it will help the family to process claims from the union as soon as possible.

WARNING: The following video contains graphic scenes that may upset sensitive viewers.

[WATCH] Katlehong cop accidentally shoots colleague

(Edited by Zunaid Ismael)