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A policeman's job is a stressful vocation often characterised by stress-related challenges that can affect their lives negatively.
Low salaries and dangerous working conditions hardly mitigate the stresses of their daily lives.
Yesterday Sowetan published stories of a police constable who shot and killed his ex-lover and her boyfriend in Mpumalanga. Elsewhere, another policeman shot dead his wife and himself.
Scores of police have ended their lives in similar fashion in the past.
Officialdom appears to be at wit's end about how to stem the tide. A counselling service should be a standard feature of all police stations if the SAPS is to succeed in curbing the deadly menace.