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Eastern Cape police organise prayers to stem the tide of cop killings

OCTOBER 8, 2015
Eastern Cape police organise prayers to stem the tide of cop killings

Amid rising incidents of attacks on police officers and other emergency personnel especially in Port Elizabeth’s townships, Eastern Cape police, led by the SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Binta, have organised two community prayer sessions for KwaZakhele (PE) as well as for Mthatha and surrounding areas. The prayers will take place on Thursday morning.

This year alone, attacks on policemen in KwaZakhele, Zwide and across the province, have seen several officers losing their lives and others landing in hospital.

Eastern Cape police said this National Prayer Day will be attended by several invited dignitaries and members and employees of the SAPS in the Eastern Cape.

SAPS stakeholders and communities are expected to unite against crime and police killings in the following places;

KwaZakhele - Port Elizabeth
Date : Thursday,08 October 2015
Time : 10:00
Venue : Lilian Ngoyi Hall – Kwazakele

Ngangelizwe – Mthatha
Date: Thursday, 08 October 2015
Time: 10:00
Venue: Ngangelizwe Rotary Stadium, Mthatha

"We call on all South Africans to reject violence and take a stand against the killing of police officers. An attack on the police is an attack on the State and our nation, and we must work together to stop it," the police said.