ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE

Cop among 10 held for murder

2014-04-19 10:00

The Hawks have arrested 10 suspects, including a Cape Town policeman, for the murder of a police officer.

SCA rules Mdluli charges must be reinstated - report

2014-04-17 12:40

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that fraud and corruption charges against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli must be reinstated, it has been reported.

Cape cop appears for killing man

2014-04-16 19:10

A Cape Town constable accused of shooting a man in the back, killing him, has been granted bail by the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate's Court.

Strict cover for Marikana's Mr X

2014-04-15 16:23

Stringent process will have to be followed at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry when a key police witness, dubbed Mr X, testifies, retired Judge Ian Farlam has ruled.

Marikana's Mr X to testify in camera

2014-04-15 13:59

A police witness, dubbed Mr X, will testify in camera, from a remote undisclosed location to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, retired Judge Ian Farlam has ruled.

Discontent among Marikana SAPS - cop

2014-04-14 13:22

Police officers deployed at Marikana had severe grievances regarding the control of the operation, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Merafe has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Cop back in court for protester killing

2014-04-14 07:26

The case of a police officer accused of shooting dead a protester will resume in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

Public misled over criminal records - union

2014-04-12 07:35

The South African public is being misled over the dismissal of 1 017 police officers from the SA Police Service for having criminal records, the SA Policing Union says.

Councillors: Police colluding with protesters

2014-04-11 07:28

Councillors in Lekwa Teemane local municipality have accused police of colluding with protesters in Boitumelong, Premier Thandi Modise's office says.

Mpuma cop in court for murder

2014-04-10 21:09

A 28-year-old policeman accused of murder has appeared in the Ngodwana Periodical Court, Mpumalanga along with a co-accused.

My input was ignored - Marikana cop

2014-04-10 14:45

Senior police officers in charge at Marikana in August 2012 should have stopped the intervention much sooner, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana police plan under fire

2014-04-09 13:13

A police plan to curb violence at Lonmin's mining operations at Marikana should have been put into practice differently, North West police officer Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak says.

Mpuma cop appears for murder

2014-04-04 07:18

A 28-year-old policeman accused of murder appeared in the Ngodwana Periodical Court, Mpumalanga along with a co-accused.

Phiyega probe ongoing - IPID

2014-04-03 05:30

Police watchdog IPID has dismissed a report stating that an investigation into national police commissioner Riah Phiyega had been completed.

Top cop apologises to Khayelitsha residents

2014-04-01 21:13

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer has apologised to Khayelitsha residents for a lack of service delivery by the SA Police Service.

I will expose Marikana's Mr X - Mpofu

2014-04-01 14:36

Photographs and details of a protected Marikana witness, dubbed Mr X, will be widely distributed among mineworkers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

New police station for Khayelitsha

2014-04-01 10:47

An additional police station for Khayelitsha has been prioritised for the new financial year, the Western Cape's provincial commissioner says.

Mystery of Marikana tear gas, clashes

2014-03-29 09:31

Mystery still surrounds the identity of a police officer who ordered the firing of tear gas at Marikana that led to a fatal clash on 13 August 2012.

Police brutality cause for concern - Mchunu

2014-03-27 20:19

KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu says allegations of police brutality at the Glebelands Hostel, near Umlazi, south of Durban, are a matter of concern.

Khayelitsha cop admits unit 'deeply flawed'

2014-03-27 17:52

A police colonel has broken down several times during her testimony at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry as she spoke of the trauma of handling child rape and murder cases.

Marikana, Sharpeville same strategy - Bizos

2014-03-27 05:30

Similarities are evident between the way police shot citizens at Sharpeville and the shooting of Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Phiyega told me of false claims - cop

2014-03-26 19:31

North West air wing commander Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak says he was confronted by national police chief Riah Phiyega with a set of false allegations as he prepared to testify about the Marikana shootings.

Marikana commanders not experienced - cop

2014-03-26 13:13

Police commanders at the Marikana labour unrest were not experienced in crowd management and unrest scenarios, North West police air wing commander Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak says.

Western Cape has fewest cops in country

2014-03-25 16:32

The Western Cape has the lowest staff complement of police in the country, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mpemba 'lost control' after Marikana cops killings

2014-03-24 17:44

North West deputy provincial police chief William Mpembe was overcome by emotion and lost control after two policemen were killed at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

 

Termination of Mdluli's suspension set aside - SCA

2014-04-17 16:31

A high court ruling against the withdrawal of some charges against suspended police intelligence boss Richard Mdluli has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Cop killed in Western Cape police station

2014-04-17 09:32

A police officer has been shot dead at the Klapmuts police station while on duty, Western Cape police have announced.

Protesters showed no respect - cop

2014-04-15 20:53

Mpumalanga police arrested three people because they were violent and showed "no respect" during a protest in February, the Tonga Magistrate's Court has heard.

Cape Town cop held for murder

2014-04-15 13:59

A constable has been arrested on a charge of shooting a man dead in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town.

Farlam to rule on Marikana's Mr X

2014-04-14 20:05

Clarity will be given on whether a Marikana police witness, dubbed Mr X, will be allowed to testify in camera, from an undisclosed location.

Limpopo cop appears for rape

2014-04-14 13:22

The case of a Limpopo policeman accused of rape and corruption has been postponed in the Seshego Magistrate's Court.

Police ministry pays millions in claims - report

2014-04-12 14:57

The police ministry has paid millions of rands for various cases of improper police conduct, a report says.

SA crime down - UN report

2014-04-11 19:20
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The UN's latest report on crime shows South Africa has halved its murder rate.

Over 1 000 criminal cops fired

2014-04-10 22:13
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More than 1 000 police officers with criminal records will be removed from the SA Police Service, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's office says.

Former cop held for hijacking delivery truck

2014-04-10 18:13

A former policeman has been arrested for allegedly hijacking a cigarette delivery truck.

Man held for shooting KZN cop

2014-04-09 18:52

A man accused of shooting a KwaZulu-Natal police constable four times has been arrested.

Marikana miner shot while fleeing - lawyer

2014-04-04 22:36

Post mortem results showed that slain Marikana miner Phumzile Sokhanyile was shot while fleeing, not attacking, counsel for the families of dead Lonmin mineworkers says.

Poor planning led to Marikana shooting - cop

2014-04-03 13:53

Dubious decision-making, planning, and briefing of police officers led to the August 2012 Marikana shootings, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cop, accomplice arrested for raping teen

2014-04-02 12:31

A police constable and another man have been arrested for allegedly raping a teenager in Vosloorus, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says.

Judgment reserved in Mdluli case

2014-04-01 17:15

The Supreme Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the appeal of suspended police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli and the National Prosecuting Authority.

Mob attacks, mistrust in police unrelated - cop

2014-04-01 14:36

There is no link between vigilante killings in Khayelitsha and a lack of trust in police, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Charges against KZN Hawks head withdrawn

2014-03-31 12:17

All charges against suspended KZN Hawks head Major General Johan Booysen have been formally withdrawn in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Phiyega meets with Sanef

2014-03-29 08:30

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has met a delegation of the SA National Editors' Forum to discuss issues of mutual concern.

Marikana widow demands justice

2014-03-27 19:13

The wife of a policeman who was killed in Marikana in 2012, and critically wounded Lieutenant Shitumo Solomon Baloyi await justice, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Bizos queries top cop absence at Marikana

2014-03-27 13:04

Senior police officers should have led from the front when police moved to confront striking Lonmin miners at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Khayelitsha police improved performance - cop

2014-03-26 20:49

The operational performance of Khayelitsha's three police stations had been deemed satisfactory, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Girl, 6, shot in Limpopo protest

2014-03-26 13:14

A 6-year-old girl has been shot and wounded during a protest in Lorraine village in Limpopo.

Police mum on Marikana 'fall guy'

2014-03-26 10:18

Police have declined to comment on testimony at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry that a police air wing commander was asked to take the blame for the deaths of 34 people in the Marikana shooting.

Cops-in-training at Marikana

2014-03-24 22:07

Police officers assigned to manage the 2012 labour unrest at Marikana, North West, lacked critical experience, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Promotion about race, not merit, ConCourt hears

2014-03-20 14:36
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The decision not to promote Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard was based on her race and not merit, the Constitutional Court has heard.

 
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