ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE

Policemen shot in court itching to get back to work

2014-08-30 10:15

The two policemen shot in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court are doing well and can't wait to get back to work, says national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Murder accused Durban cop granted bail

2014-08-28 18:55

An eThekwini metro policeman accused of shooting dead his girlfriend and hiding evidence has been granted bail in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Barry Roux: Police inefficiency to blame

2014-08-28 09:00
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux has lashed out at police inefficiency saying they were to blame for many criminals not being convicted.

Mpuma cop jailed for shooting ex

2014-08-27 21:59

An Mpumalanga police constable who pleaded guilty to shooting dead his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Xhosa policy discriminatory - Sapu

2014-08-27 17:55

Deploying only police officers who speak Xhosa to Khayelitsha, Cape Town, is discriminatory and unconstitutional, the SA Policing Union says.

Police not using Khayelitsha CCTV to catch criminals

2014-08-27 16:05

Police have made use of CCTV footage to catch criminals in Khayelitsha just five times in the last 10 years, according to an official report.

Sanral assured court order was valid - police

2014-08-26 17:48

Sanral's lawyers are sure their court order allowed them to remove people and structures off land in Lwandle, Cape Town, an inquiry has heard.

Lwandle eviction video raises objections

2014-08-26 16:06

A shortened video, showing residents and police facing off over shacks being removed in Cape Town, has been objected to by members of the Lwandle inquiry.

Lonmin wanted to divide, rule - Shabangu

2014-08-26 13:57

Platinum miner Lonmin used divide-and-rule tactics on its workers, former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Shabangu can’t account for Marikana statement

2014-08-26 12:47

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has failed to account for a statement about the strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in August 2012.

Fortunate white cops arrived - Malema

2014-08-25 20:45

It is fortunate that white police officers arrived at the National Assembly when the EFF refused to leave because they had a better grasp of the law, party leader Julius Malema says.

Ex-cop spin doctor to know fate in October

2014-08-25 17:51

KwaZulu-Natal's former police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge, who is accused of presenting a fake matric certificate when he joined the police, will know his fate in October.

Whistle-blower's redeployment inadequate - group

2014-08-25 16:34

Solidarity wants a contempt of court order against the police for failing to correctly redeploy a whistle-blower demoted by ex-crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Shot mineworkers compile affidavits

2014-08-25 13:08

Three Lonmin mineworkers reportedly shot by police while surrendering have compiled affidavits to attest to this, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ex police spokesperson in court

2014-08-21 08:02

Former KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge, accused of fraudulently presenting a fake matric certificate when he joined the police, is expected to appear in the Durban Regional Court.

Hawks' independence vital - foundation

2014-08-19 14:29

The Hawks' independence must be ensured regardless of whether the unit is housed in the National Prosecuting Authority or the SAPS, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Mineworker: Whites treated better at Lonmin

2014-08-18 18:56
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White employees at Lonmin mine got preferential treatment at the expense of their black counterparts, one of the striking mineworkers has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Ex-Cape Town cops appear on assault charges

2014-08-18 13:26

The case against two former police officers who allegedly kicked a naked Nigerian man has been postponed because a lawyer for one of the accused has not been given financial instructions.

Cop: Marikana protesters were peaceful

2014-08-14 16:17

An "excited" Lonmin security manager instructed police to confront a peaceful group of protesters on 10 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Krejcir co-accused taken to Free State, court told

2014-08-13 19:04

One of Radovan Krejcir's co-accused arrested has been Johannesburg, but detained at a police station in the Free State, the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Palm Ridge has heard.

Marikana dead remembered

2014-08-13 16:39

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has paid tribute to six men who were killed at Marikana two years ago.

Cop's habits queried in Krejcir case

2014-08-12 15:42

The policeman who took down the confession of one of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's co-accused, has been accused of making it a habit to keep witnesses from accessing their lawyers.

Date set for Khayelitsha police report

2014-08-09 07:00

A due date has been set to the release of thefinal report of the commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Police testify at Lwandle inquiry

2014-08-08 14:03

The advocate for police officers who took part in the Lwandle evictions in Cape Town last month were carrying out their constitutional and statutory obligation to uphold public order.

22 arrested for corruption in Jhb - mayor

2014-08-07 15:36

Johannesburg's mayor Parks Tau says 22 people have been arrested for corruption, fraud and tampering with the city's revenue collection systems.

 

Corrupt cop jailed for 8 years

2014-08-30 06:00

A police constable who corruptly smuggled Mandrax and tik to an awaiting- trial prisoner at the Swellendam Magistrate's Court has been jailed for eight years for corruption.

Pillow with bullet hole found hidden at murder scene

2014-08-28 17:25

A pillow with a bullet hole was found hidden behind the couch of a Durban woman shot dead, allegedly by her policeman boyfriend, the Durban Magistrate's Court has heard.

Sapu's Xhosa complaint premature - MEC

2014-08-28 05:00

Complaints over a recommendation that Cape Town police officers should speak Xhosa are premature, Western Cape community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

'No point' in questioning Marikana witness

2014-08-27 17:55

A lawyer for the SA Police Service has abandoned his cross-examination of Xolani Nzuza, one of the strike leaders when mineworkers were shot dead in Marikana in 2012.

Police inquiry provided no insight - Cosatu

2014-08-27 17:55

Cosatu says a commission of inquiry's findings on policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, are not insightful.

Marikana killers must be arrested - miner

2014-08-27 14:02

Those responsible for the murder of two security guards and two policemen during the August 2012 strike-related unrest at Marikana should be arrested, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa never influenced me - Shabangu

2014-08-26 16:06

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has denied that Cyril Ramaphosa influenced her into seeing the Marikana strike as a criminal issue.

Police report: 20 key recommendations

2014-08-26 15:31

An eagerly awaited, official investigation into police practices in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has set out a string of recommendations to help transform the area. Here, News24 sums up the key points.

Shabangu: I didn’t call Marikana unrest criminal

2014-08-26 13:57

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu did not call the Marikana unrest a "criminal act", she has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Police staff design problematic - report

2014-08-25 21:10

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega should urgently review the police's human resources mechanism, according to a report released.

Cop shot, arrested after Joburg robbery

2014-08-25 19:39

A policeman has been arrested after he was shot and wounded following a robbery in Rosettenville, Johannesburg.

Khayelitsha residents distrust police - report

2014-08-25 17:51

There is a breakdown in relations between Khayelitsha, Cape Town, residents and police officers in the area, according to a report released.

Inquiry presents damning report on Khayelitsha policing

2014-08-25 14:55

The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has identified serious inefficiencies in policing in the area, with about 1% of cases resulting in convictions.

Ex-cop rented out uniforms to criminals

2014-08-22 10:51

An ex-policeman has been arrested for allegedly renting out police uniforms and blue lights to criminals, Gauteng police say.

Integrated society needed to fight crime - Nhleko

2014-08-19 18:23

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says police, state departments, and communities need to work together to fight crime against children.

Cops investigate bogus Nxesi Facebook page

2014-08-18 21:22

Police are investigating the creation of a bogus Facebook page for Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi.

Mineworker: Cops shot hiding strikers

2014-08-18 14:38

Hiding Lonmin miners were found and shot by police officers at Marikana on 16 August 2012, one of the rock drill operators has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Cops, Marikana community work together

2014-08-14 19:19

North West police say the relationship between the police and the community of Marikana has improved since the August 2012 unrest that left 44 people dead.

Marikana families blame Lonmin

2014-08-14 12:48

Families of miners who died at Marikana in August 2012 have criticised Lonmin for its role in the wage dispute and violence.

Most families of Marikana 44 'struggling'

2014-08-13 17:59

Most families of 44 people who died during the August 2012 Marikana unrest are struggling financially, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Krejcir co-accused offered confession - cop

2014-08-13 15:38

A co-accused of Radovan Krejcir offered to give police a statement without any assault or influence, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, has heard.

Undercover cop testifies in DRC coup plot trial

2014-08-11 22:18

An undercover police colonel who infiltrated a group of rebels allegedly plotting to overthrow DRC President Joseph Kabila's government has started testifying in the North Gauteng High Court.

Lwandle police submission postponed

2014-08-08 18:13

The inquiry investigating the Lwandle evictions in Cape Town has been forced to adjourn after the SA Police Service failed to provide evidence timeously.

Undercover operation used to bust cop

2014-08-07 21:30

An undercover operation was authorised to trap a police officer suspected of smuggling drugs to prisoners, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court has heard.

Convicted cop jailed for 6 years

2014-08-06 22:59

A Free State policeman has been jailed for six years by the Kroonstad Magistrate's Court for murder, burglary and the discharge of a firearm.

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