Backlog of 69 219 overdue promotions: SAPS to go on strike

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Backlog of 69 219 overdue promotions: SAPS to go on strike. Photo: Die Vryburger
Backlog of 69 219 overdue promotions: SAPS to go on strike. Photo: Die Vryburger

Police Minister Bheki Cele and his senior police officer, General Khehla Sitole, held a briefing with the media on Thursday 14 March 2019, about the imminent strike that police officers are considering.

Police officers across the country threatened the minister to go on strike because of the government’s negligence to complete promotions that had to be done long ago.

The agonizing subject of long overdue South African Police Service promotions dating back to 2011/2012, has resulted in a backlog of 69 219 overdue promotions. Police are also unhappy about the promotion processes that are being applied and are alleged to benefit certain members as officers.

It appears that police officers are also dissatisfied because members specially constituted as constables are promoted to officer ranks while the other police officers in the police station are being overlooked.

It is not known what the minister and police officer conveyed to the media.

Photo – Bheki Cele

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