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Thousands of Security Officers Will March against Cash-in-Transit Heists on Tuesday

Thousands of Security Officers in Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU) – an affiliate of the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) in cash-in-transit industry

- will march across major cities tomorrow, Tuesday, 12 June 20018 – to demand an immediate end to the senseless slaughter of the colleagues in armed cash-in-transit heists especially Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal which has reached crisis levels in recent months; hitting the 159 in the first six months this year compared to 147 for entire year in 2017.

 

The Marches will proceed along the following routes in the major urban centres

Johannesburg: An estimated 1 000 MTWU members accompanied by 60 armoured Cash Trucks will depart from 20 De Korte Street in Braamfontein at 09:30H and proceed down Jorissen, Bicaard and Simmonds Streets to Bayers Naude Square in the CBD where a Memorandum of Demands will be handed over to Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, Gauteng MEC for Security and Safety

Durban: Hundreds of MTWU Security Officers will gather at Gugu Dlamini Park at the Workshop at 08:30H before proceeding along Masabalala Yengwa Avenue and right into Somtseu Road  towards Hoy Recreational Park where they will hand over a Memorandum of Demands to the Provincial Police Commissioner

Cape Town: The processions accompanied by 4 trucks will depart from Keizergracht at 10:00H in Cape Town central, move down Darling Street, turn into Adderley Street, head towards Wale Street and end at Western Cape Provincial Parliament where a Memorandum will be handed over

Bloemfontein: Marchers accompanied by 15 trucks will gather at Mahunger at 07:00H and then proceed along Mandela Street, Magraf and finally into Charlotte Maxeke Street towards the Provincial Commissioner’s Office where they will hand-over the Memorandum

Nelspruit: Marchers accompanied from GF4S Offices at 6:00H will move to the Rugby Stadium before proceeding towards Nelspruit Police Station where they will hand over the Memorandum to the Provincial Police Commissioner

On Wednesday 13 June 2018 the Parliamentary PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON POLICE

 Will be briefed on the Cash-in-Transit crisis as outlined below:

Chairperson: Hon F Beukman, MP

Mr Pilate Gwebu

Tel: 021 403 8287

Cell: 083 709 8395

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Briefing on measures to combat cash-in transit heists

Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Time: 09:00

Venue: E 249, Parliament

DRAFT AGENDA

Each presentation should not exceed 20 minutes

1. Briefing by the South African Police Service (SAPS)

2. Briefing by the Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA)

3. Briefing by the Security Industry Alliance (SIA)

4. Briefing by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)

TEA BREAK AT 11:00

5. Briefing by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC)

6. Briefing by the Private Security Industry regulating Authority (PSIRA)

7. Briefing by the Unions (POPCRU, MTWU & SAPU)

13:00: CLOSURE

 

FEDUSA is the largest politically non-aligned trade union federation in South Africa and represents a diverse membership from a variety of sectors in industry.  See  www.fedusa.org.za  for more information.

 

For interviews please contact:

Dennis George

FEDUSA General Secretary

084 805 1529

 

Hlasinyane Motaung

MTWU Spokesman

082 522 5970

 

Issued by:

Frank Nxumalo

FEDUSA Media Officer

072 637 8096