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SAPU proud of SAPS for Zuma arrest

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The South African Policing Union has praised the SAPS for the professionalism and restraint shown in Nkandla for the high-profile arrest of former president, Jacob Zuma.

On Thursday, 8 July 2021, the South African Policing Union (SAPU) issued a statement expressing how proud it is of the South African Police Service (SAPS) for its professionalism in the high-profile arrest of former president, Jacob Zuma. SAPU also noted that it believes that Minister of Police, Bheki Cele and the National Police Commissioner, Khehla Sitole set out to do as they were ordered, which was to ensure Zuma’s arrest by midnight on Wednesday, 7 July 2021.

SAPU noted that it is of the opinion that Zuma eventually handed himself over, due to the large police presence that had gathered in Nkandla, which, according to SAPU, proved that the SAPS did what it said it would do, as ordered by the Constitutional Court. SAPU further stated that the large police presence also discouraged resistance from Zuma’s support group.

SAPU stated that it believes that the SAPS should be complimented for the restraint that it showed in the face of challenges from many of the supporters, whom SAPU claimed were openly threatening violence. SAPU also praised the National Police Commissioner, the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Provincial Commissioner, and the Minister Bheki Cele.

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