High Court blocks promotion project for MK and Apla members of the SAPS

High Court blocks promotion project for MK and Apla members of the SAPS

- Promotions that were planned for members of the South African Police Force who are also former members of APLA and MK has been halted

- The halt came after the Pretoria High Court ordered for it since the project needs to be investigated for fraud

- Solidarity claims that members up for promotions either died or are too young to be eligible for the project

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The Pretoria High Court put a hold on planned promotions for former APLA (Azanian People’s Liberation Army) and MK members in the South African Police Service.

This comes after Solidarity made an urgent application for an interdict to halt the promotions on suspicion of fraud.

The promotion project needs to be further investigated to ascertain its legality and validity, as reported on by IOL News.

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Solidarity claimed in November that some members up for promotions were not really eligible for them.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that officers who were not part of the struggle fight during the apartheid-era are set to benefit handsomely from these promotions. The promotions are meant to go to those who fought in the struggle.

Solidarity revealed that officers in line for salary increases were not even born until after 1990 - when the struggle fight was effectively ended.

The trade union hopes the review proceedings would be heard by January 30.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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