Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is a trade union in South Africa representing police officers, traffic officers and correctional officers, it has around 120,000 members. POPCRU was formed in 1989.
|Full name||Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union|
|Key people||Zizamele Cebekhulu, president |
Nathi Theledi, secretary general
|Office location||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Website||www.popcru.org.za IT Manager Abel Mahlangu|
On 5 September 1989, a group of black officers in the South African Police defied orders and refused to attack anti-apartheid protesters. Some of them worked with a group of prison warders to found POPCRU, in November. The new unions was unable to secure recognition, with many of its leaders being dismissed, and some being imprisoned. In 1993, it finally achieved recognition.
POPCRU is an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).
- Jacob Tsumane
- 2000s: Abbey Witbooi
- 2007: Nathi Theledi
- 1989: Gregory Rockman
- 1990s: Johnny Jansen
- 1996: Zizamele Cebekhulu