Friday, April 08, 2005

Johannesburg, South Africa - Hundreds of Metro Police Officers abandoned their patrol cars and took to the streets dancing, chanting and singing revolutionary songs as they went. Other officers sat around their Loveday Street headquarters doing nothing. Management and the South African Municipal Workers Union have been locked in negotiations over their contract. Metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the officers' action had a minimal effect on policing. There are 1600 police officers employed by the city.