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Ex-cop spokesperson to be sentenced in 2015

2014-12-17 17:26

Former police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge will know his fate in February once police have explained to the Durban Magistrate's Court how they determined the amount of his fraud.

Cops forged my confession - murder accused

2014-12-11 20:02

One of three men accused of the murder of a former ward councillor in Mpumalanga has accused police officers of forging his confession statement.

Manhunt under way as alleged cop robbers escape

2014-12-11 17:48
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Two men, who were arrested for allegedly disarming two police officers and locking them in the back of their police van, have escaped from the Tembisa Magistrate's Court.

Cape Town police ID four of six men killed

2014-12-11 14:41

Police have identified four of the six men who were killed in a gruesome murder in Kraaifontein, says Western Cape police commissioner General Arno Lamoer.

Limpopo cops held for corruption

2014-12-10 21:56

Two police officers have been arrested in Polokwane for alleged corruption.

Phiyega won’t co-operate with police probe - report

2014-12-07 13:19

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has informed Police Minister Nathi Nhleko she will not co-operate with a probe into issues in the SA Police Service, it has been reported.

Cop suspended over granny assault

2014-12-04 13:20

A Cape Town sergeant has been suspended pending an investigation into a video of a grandmother being assaulted.

Community reeling after cops kill looters

2014-12-03 22:15
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A community in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape is furious after police shot and killed two people who were allegedly looting rice from an overturned truck.

Alleged looters shot dead by police

2014-12-03 12:33
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Two alleged looters have been shot dead and 10 others were wounded in a clash with police in Bizana in the Eastern Cape.

Cops out on bail in smuggling case

2014-12-02 21:20

Four Mpumalanga police officers arrested for alleged corruption and defeating the ends of justice have been granted bail by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court.

Cape cops charged with corruption, extortion

2014-12-01 21:27

Two police officers has made a first appearance in a Cape Town court, on charges of extortion, corruption, and defeating the ends of justice.

Mogoeng calls for electronic court filing systems

2014-11-28 16:07

South Africa needs electronic court filing systems to prevent further disappearance of dockets and crucial information, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

IPID must probe cop in assault investigation - DA

2014-11-24 17:55

The DA has asked IPID to investigate the alleged criminal conduct of a detective responsible for investigating the assault of a 52-year-old woman.

House arrest for ex-cop over vagrant assault

2014-11-21 22:18

A former police officer with 25 years' experience has been placed under house arrest for a year for his involvement in an assault on a naked Nigerian man in a street in the Cape Town CBD.

Taegrin prosecutor must explain - commissioner

2014-11-19 18:47

The prosecutor who withdrew charges against Taegrin Morris's alleged killer must explain his decision, Gauteng police commissioner Lesetja Mothiba says.

I'm not a criminal - Phiyega

2014-11-19 17:42

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega is at pains to point out to MPs that she is not involved in crime.

Cape Town cops suspended for alleged inaction

2014-11-19 13:16

Three Cape Town police officers have been suspended after allegations emerged that they stood by and did nothing as a mob in Delft meted out "justice" to a man who later died.

Marikana hearings conclude after 300 days

2014-11-14 17:25

The public hearings of the commission of inquiry into the events at Marikana, near Rustenburg in North West, in August 2012 have closed after a sitting lasting 300 days.

Consensus needed on public order, inquiry hears

2014-11-14 13:35

SA needs to develop a universally accepted notion of what constitutes appropriate forms of public protest, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard on its final day of public hearings.

Lawyer reminds Farlam of his limits

2014-11-13 17:40

The outcome of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry will have several limitations because it is not a court of law, Ishmael Semenya SC, for the SA Police Service, says.

Trio in court for police ambush, murder

2014-11-13 11:41

Three people accused of ambushing police and killing another person are due to appear in the Mpumalanga Magistrate's Court, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

Career criminals hitting malls, MPs hear

2014-11-12 16:24

The armed robbers striking in shopping malls around the country, but especially in Gauteng and the Western Cape, are highly-organised, highly-experienced career criminals, MPs have heard.

Pretoria residents demand free land

2014-11-12 13:44

Nellmapius residents demanding "free land" lined Old Bronkhorstpruit Road in Pretoria on one side as police nyalas and cars parked on the other side.

Lonmin spread misinformation - Marikana lawyer

2014-11-11 18:46

Lonmin spread misinformation about striking mine workers and Amcu's role in the strike at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

 

'Car thieves' linked to cop's murder

2014-12-12 06:53

Two men who were initially arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle have been linked to the murder of a Johannesburg metro police officer.

Limpopo cops charged with corruption get bail

2014-12-11 19:22

Two police officers charged with corruption have been granted bail, while one accused of business robbery was kept in custody and his case was postponed to later this month.

SAPS offer reward after 6 bodies found

2014-12-11 16:57

Western Cape police are offering R250 000 reward for any information after six bodies were found near a farm near Kraaifontein, Cape Town.

Gruesome Cape Town murder shocks hardened cops

2014-12-11 13:59

Hardened Cape Town police have expressed shock at the gruesome and mysterious murder of six men found with their hands bound and their heads apparently crushed by rocks.

Parly's sergeant-at-arms called police - Nhleko

2014-12-09 13:29

Parliament's sergeant-at-arms both asked for and authorised the controversial entry of police into the National Assembly last month, according to Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.

Gauteng police spokesperson being transferred

2014-12-05 22:30

Gauteng's police spokesperson Brigadier Neville Malila is being transferred to the Western Cape, the provincial police have said.

Almost 2 000 view video of alleged cop assault

2014-12-03 22:44

A video showing a Cape Town grandmother being assaulted, allegedly by police, has been viewed nearly 2 000 times on YouTube.

Police outraged at latest brutality incident

2014-12-03 18:31
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Western Cape police are outraged at the latest incident of brutality caught on camera, after police were filmed manhandling a Cape Town granny.

Judgment expected on National Key Points

2014-12-03 08:19

Judgment is expected in the South Gauteng High Court on an application for the South African Police Service to reveal the list of National Key Points.

R3m worth of counterfeit goods seized

2014-12-02 17:46

Police have seized counterfeit goods valued at around R3m and illicit cigarettes worth about R470 000.

Discourage speedy arrests - Mogoeng

2014-11-28 18:54

The manner in which the police investigate and make quick arrests should be stopped, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Cop held for stealing MacBook from premier's office

2014-11-26 21:25

An Mpumalanga police constable has appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court in connection with the theft of an Apple MacBook.

KZN crime blackout - claim

2014-11-22 11:53

KwaZulu-Natal police reportedly are at the centre of a wide-scale public relations exercise in what appears to be a well-orchestrated media blackout to keep rampant crime out of the news.

Another Parow cop arrested

2014-11-21 13:13

A police officer from Parow, Cape Town, has been arrested for alleged fraud and defeating the ends of justice.

NPA blames cops for messy Taegrin investigation

2014-11-19 22:31

The National Prosecuting Authority has blamed the police for the withdrawal of charges against the man arrested for the murder of 4-year-old Taegrin Morris.

Cape cops broke trust in community - MEC

2014-11-19 18:47

The Cape Town mob justice attack in plain sight of police officers who stood idly by has broken the trust between communities and the SAPS, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Suspended Cape cops not part of metro squad

2014-11-19 16:29

The three Cape Town officers suspended for doing nothing while Delft residents assaulted and killed a man are not part of the metro police.

Woman alleges cop raped her - after reporting gang-rape

2014-11-19 12:03

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the alleged rape of a 20-year-old woman by a Western Cape police officer just a day after she was allegedly gang-raped.

EFF heads to court over police in Parliament

2014-11-14 14:12
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The EFF will seek an urgent interdict against the riot police who entered the National Assembly during a heated session on Thursday, party leader Julius Malema says.

Nkandla investigation ongoing - Moonoo

2014-11-13 17:40

The investigation into security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private home at Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, is continuing, Lieutenant General Vinesh Moonoo says.

Nothing wrong with Ramaphosa's calls - lawyer

2014-11-13 14:18

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa did nothing wrong when he phoned former police minister Nathi Mthethwa for police intervention at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana cops looking for supernatual cause - Mpofu

2014-11-13 05:05

Claims that protesting Lonmin mineworkers used muti, believing that it would make them invincible against police, are nonsensical, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Shots fired at Pretoria 'land grab'

2014-11-12 14:01
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Tshwane metro police have fired rubber bullets at Nellmapius, Pretoria, residents attempting a "land grab".

Marikana families want police prosecuted

2014-11-11 21:09

Families of 34 striking miners shot dead in 2012 has called for police who fired on them to be prosecuted as the inquiry into the "Marikana massacre" neared its end.

Marikana strikers not lawfully killed, inqury hears

2014-11-11 18:46

Striking miners shot dead by police on 13 and 16 August 2012, at Marikana were not killed lawfully, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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