For Immediate Release
12th July 2022
SATAWU SADDENED ABOUT THE SHOOTING AND KILLING OF FOUR SECURITY GUARDS IN GQEBERHA
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) wants to express its shock about the shooting and killing of two (2) security guards, this afternoon in Joe Slovo in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape. The victims were unfortunately shot and killed while on duty and two others sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital.
SATAWU is very concerned about these attacks on security guards. Recently three security guards were shot and Killed in KwaZulu Natal. These attacks and targets on security guards are barbaric and can never be tolerated in our society. The safety of our members comes first, now it is very worrying that in a space of a month more than five of our members have been killed by heartless perpetrators.
We call on law enforcement agencies to arrest these perpetrators and they must face the law. SATAWU is of the view that the perpetrators are amongst us in our communities, we therefor call on anyone who might have information to anonymously report to the nearest South African Police Service (SAPS). We are committed and working very hard in ensuring that our members are safe in all the sectors, however we need the community to work with us and Government to get rid of crime.
We send our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, they are in our prayers during this difficult time. We would also like to wish the other two victims a speedy recovery.
Issued by SATAWU.
General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko : 082 660 4793
Deputy General Secretary Cde Anele Kiet : 071 021 1903
Head of Communications Amanda Tshemese : 062 945 7217