STATEMENT ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY
call by Commissioner Selebi for improved salaries and working conditions for
members of the SAPS is strongly supported by the UDM.
The UDM called, even during this year's budget debate, for members of the SAPS
to be treated differently than other government officials.
The UDM believes that salary increases are just one avenue that must be embarked
upon towards improving the working conditions of police personnel. Another is
career development that makes it possible for an individual member, who so
chooses, to develop their career in actual policing. It should become possible
for an individual to plan their career in actual policing and should not require
for a promotion to mean a desk job.
Active policing should become a career choice with promotional opportunities and
career development a reality. Police members should be encouraged and receive
the monetary and "status" rewards they deserve.
Annelizé van Wyk, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Safety and Security
16 August 2000