ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE

Deleted Marikana records haunt Lonmin

2014-07-31 14:36

Complete Lonmin records of the August 2012 Marikana shootings have been unearthed by Farlam Commission of Inquiry evidence leaders' own investigations, the inquiry has heard.

Cop shot in Northern Cape

2014-07-30 18:19

A policeman was shot and wounded when he and two other officers tried to make an arrest in Mothibistad near Kuruman, Northern Cape police have said.

Lonmin responsible for Marikana deaths - Mpofu

2014-07-30 14:08

Lonmin should be held responsible for people killed at its Marikana mining operations in August 2012, advocate Dali Mpofu has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Krejcir, Louca info stolen in Interpol robbery

2014-07-30 08:06

Five laptops possibly containing sensitive information, including data on investigations into Radovan Krejcir, have been stolen from Interpol's Pretoria offices.

Joburg cops wounded during shoot-out

2014-07-23 17:31

Two police constables have been shot and wounded during a shoot-out with a group of men in Dawn Park, east of Johannesburg.

Cop filmed beating suspect dismissed

2014-07-23 11:11

A Pretoria police constable has been dismissed after being filmed assaulting a man and swearing at him during questioning, Gauteng police say.

Inquiry postponed over ill Mr X

2014-07-22 16:35

Proceedings at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry have been postponed after police witness, known only as "Mr X", fell ill.

Spy testifies over operation to trap crooked cop

2014-07-21 21:14

A secret agent has testified in a Cape Town court about an under-cover operation to trap an alleged corrupt police captain.

Nhleko: New legislation to deal with crime

2014-07-21 14:27

A raft of legislative and policy reviews will be introduced over the next financial year to enhance the fight against crime, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says.

Police turn out for Krejcir trial

2014-07-21 11:38

There was a heavy police presence at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge where the trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others is being held.

3 appear for cop killing

2014-07-18 18:25

Three people accused of murdering a policeman have appeared in the Ritavi Magistrate's Court , Limpopo.

Ramaphosa 'used' Mthethwa at Marikana

2014-07-15 18:57

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa used former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to exert political pressure on the police to act against protesters in Marikana, the Farlam Commission has heard.

Mthethwa asked about 'anarchists' remark

2014-07-15 14:46

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has been asked whether he had referred to striking miners as anarchists, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Police accused of beating woman to death

2014-07-14 13:00

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the death of a woman who was allegedly beaten by police while looking for information about her husband.

Mthethwa starts testifying at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-14 10:57

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has started testifying on the role of the SA Police Service during the Marikana strike, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Cape Town cop in court for raping boys

2014-07-11 07:16

A Bellville, Cape Town, police officer accused of raping two 14-year-old boys over a four year period is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court.

Cops spent R45m on accommodation, meals

2014-07-09 14:41

The SA Policing Union has urged Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko to take drastic steps against those involved in a R45m police accommodation and meals scandal.

'R3bn' drug bust downscaled to R20m

2014-07-09 09:11
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What was billed as the country’s largest-ever drug bust has almost faded into insignificance after police and NPA officials scaled down the value of the haul from R3bn to just R20m.

Cop shot during robbery

2014-07-08 20:40

A police officer has been shot in the leg during an armed robbery at a Vodashop in Pretoria North.

Alleged cop killers in court

2014-07-07 18:47

Five suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a Western Cape police officer have appeared briefly in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court in Cape Town.

Cop appears for alleged rape of teen boys

2014-07-04 13:08

A Cape Town police officer accused of raping two 14-year-old boys has appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court.

Ramaphosa, Mthethwa to testify at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-03 19:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former police minister Nathi Mthethwa will testify at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry this month.

Cape cops held for alleged rape of teen boys

2014-07-03 14:03

A Cape Town police officer has been arrested for allegedly raping two 14-year-old boys.

Alleged cop killer appears in court

2014-07-02 12:41

A man accused of murdering a police officer in his driveway last week has appeared in court, while three other suspects linked to the murder are still at large, Gauteng police say.

EFF: Gauteng police assaulted members

2014-07-01 14:43
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Gauteng police assaulted two members of the EFF when they were forcefully removed from the provincial legislature chamber because of wearing inappropriate clothing, the party claims.

 

Lonmin, police co-operation questioned

2014-07-30 21:42

Lonmin security officers should not have been allowed to participate in the police's joint operations centre, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

'Disproportionate' force used at Marikana

2014-07-30 14:49

The force used against protesting Marikana miners, leading to 34 deaths, was "disproportionate and heinous", advocate Dali Mpofu has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Police mum on robbery at Interpol HQ in Pretoria

2014-07-30 11:03

Police have confirmed that the Interpol offices in Pretoria have been broken into but would not comment on reports that laptops stolen contained information about the case against Radovan Krejcir.

Lonmin shooting records altered, inquiry hears

2014-07-29 14:05

Reference to Lonmin security guards firing rubber bullets during a scuffle between striking miners in Marikana in August 2012 has been removed from a logbook, the Farlam inquiry has heard.

Cops must halt Marikana linked murders - Farlam

2014-07-23 13:15

Police must stop the murders of people linked to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, commission chairperson retired Judge Ian Farlam says.

Lonmin exec at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-23 07:02

Lonmin executive Michael da Costa is expected to give evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people during strike-related violence at Lonmin's mining operations in August 2012.

Selebi costs yet to be determined - Phiyega

2014-07-21 22:30

The process to determine how much fraud-convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi owed the taxpayer in legal bills is at an "advanced" stage, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

I am qualified, insists police minister

2014-07-21 15:34
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Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has been forced to list his academic qualifications after a DA MP claimed he left school at "Standard 9".

Witnesses: Drunk cop crashes into shack

2014-07-21 11:38

A Northern Cape police officer is being investigated for reckless and negligent driving after allegedly driving his police van into a shack an almost killing a bedridden man at the weekend.

Petros gets R10m to find 3 stolen laptops

2014-07-20 09:46
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Former Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros has been awarded a R10m contract by the State Information and Technology Agency to track down three laptops.

Marikana's Mr X begs for forgiveness

2014-07-17 20:16

Mr X has repeatedly apologised for his role in murders at Marikana, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Ramaphosa, Mthethwa 'should explain Marikana'

2014-07-15 16:01

Families of Lonmin mineworkers killed at Marikana want Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former police minister Nathi Mthethwa to explain how their relatives were slain.

Marikana was a tragedy, says Mthethwa

2014-07-14 14:12

The shootings and deaths at Marikana should not have happened in a democratic South Africa, and "something terribly wrong took place there", former police minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Mthethwa: No political pressure over Marikana

2014-07-14 12:18

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has denied he was under political pressure to intervene in the deadly mining strike at Marikana in Rustenburg two years ago.

State to oppose bail of cop charged with rape

2014-07-11 17:13

The State will oppose a bail application to be launched later this month by a policeman charged with raping two teenage boys, the Blue Downs District Court has heard.

Cops arrested for soliciting R800 bribe

2014-07-09 21:07

Two police constables have been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a motorist in Pretoria.

Robbers open fire, killing cop

2014-07-09 13:03

A police constable has been shot dead and a shop owner is critically wounded after they were alerted to a robbery taking place in a shop, Gauteng police say.

Cop appears for attempted murder

2014-07-09 02:30

A police constable accused of attempted murder has been granted bail of R1 000 by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Police arrest Numsa strikers

2014-07-08 19:16

Police have arrested 53 striking Numsa members in Gauteng on possible charges of public violence, bringing the total since the start of the strike to 98.

Police remain alert as Cape Town protest ends

2014-07-07 14:21

Cape Town police are monitoring Baden Powell Drive in Khayelitsha following a service delivery protest.

8 cops fired over Macia murder

2014-07-03 21:01

Eight of the nine Daveyton policemen implicated in the murder of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia have been fired, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Seifsa writes to Phiyega over 'war-like' strikers

2014-07-03 18:01

Concerns of violence in the metals and engineering strike have prompted employers to write to national police commissioner Riah Phiyega twice, Seifsa says.

Cops fire at protesting students - Denosa

2014-07-03 05:00

North West police have fired rubber bullets and live ammunition on protesting students in Mmabatho, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA has claimed.

Manhunt under way for cop killers

2014-07-01 20:02

The Western Cape police has vowed to find the killers of three policemen in Cape Town.

Marikana strikers decided to kill cops - Mr X

2014-07-01 05:00

Strikers decided to kill police during a platinum sector strike in Marikana, North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria has heard.

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