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Cops suspended after assault

2011-03-03 08:07

Four Johannesburg police officers have been suspended for allegedly assaulting patrons at the Catz Pyjamas restaurant in Melville.

Dewani claims SA cops 'setting him up'

2010-11-25 14:29
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South African police have refused to comment on apparent claims by the husband of murdered tourist Anni Dewani that he is being “set up” by them.

Western Cape police boss appointed

2010-11-25 09:46

Acting Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer has been appointed permanently in the position, national police chief Bheki Cele has announced.

Minister praises police women's network

2010-11-23 11:27

The police's women's network is a fundamental resource in the fight against crime, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

DA wants probe into missing police guns

2010-10-20 21:14

The DA is to ask Auditor General Terence Nombembe to conduct an investigation into the police's firearm management system and policies.

Cele condemns police station robbery

2010-10-13 18:44

The national commissioner of police, General Bheki Cele, has condemned a robbery at the Bedwang police station in North West, his spokesperson says.

No protection for State witness

2010-10-06 19:47

Police will not give Free State farmer Carel Marais personal protection, despite his claims that his life is in danger due to a fraud case in which he is the main witness.

New W Cape police boss starts work

2010-10-01 13:40

The Western Cape's new police commissioner, Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer, has taken up his new position, says police spokesperson Vish Naidoo.

Dept to 'rent contentious police building'

2010-09-29 22:36

The Tshwane community and safety department is planning to lease space in the same building as the one which embroiled police chief Bhekie Cele in a media storm.

Girl shot dead during exam protest

2010-09-14 13:02

The ICD says a teenage girl died when a warning shot fired by a police officer during a protest at a Free State school hit the ground and struck her.

Increase in crime after World Cup

2010-09-13 09:49

An investigation by Beeld has found that serious violent crimes in certain parts of the country increased markedly after the World Cup, but police say they will maintain their improved policing.

Fugitive denies paying top cop

2010-08-29 10:16

Fugitive billionaire Radovan Krejcir says that the head of crime intelligence in Gauteng, Major-General Joey Mabasa, was a man he could turn to for help.

Hawks seize cops' cars, property

2010-08-12 10:19

The Hawks have seized cars and three properties belonging to four policemen, a clerk and a businessman in Pietermaritzburg.

2 die after mosque robbery

2010-08-11 07:35

Two robbers have died in a shootout with police after attacking Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Newlands East, police say.

Women top cops ensure SWC success

2010-08-05 21:18

Women top cops in the Western Cape played a significant role in the success of the World Cup.

Heroes' farewell for dead cops

2010-07-29 23:10

The memorial service for the seven police officers who were killed in a helicopter crash has been heart wrenching.

Police chopper crash kills 7

2010-07-23 11:25

A police helicopter carrying members of the National Intervention Unit has crashed and burst into flames outside Witbank, the police department has confirmed.

Police kill cop killer

2010-06-29 15:29

A police constable who allegedly arranged for his cousin to kill Lieutenant Colonel Francis Pillay has been shot dead by police.

Cops set for England/Germany

2010-06-24 14:21

All security measures are in place for the World Cup clash between arch-rivals Germany and England in Bloemfontein, police say.

Senior policemen arrested

2010-06-22 09:15

A senior police official in Mpumalanga has been arrested for drunken driving, just one day after another was arrested for shoplifting.

Cup security issues sorted

2010-06-17 21:48

Security concerns were massive ahead of the World Cup in South Africa, but have been considerably toned down.

Police take over 4 stadiums

2010-06-16 21:08

The World Cup Organising Committee has decided the SA police will take over security tasks at four stadiums during the tournament.

Stadium security nightmare

2010-06-14 22:49

In one of the biggest security nightmares to hit the World Cup to date, police have had to be rushed to the Cape Town stadium.

20yrs for stealing guns in evidence

2010-06-04 20:10

A man accused of stealing 98 firearms from a KwaZulu-Natal police station and selling them has been sentenced to 20 years' in prison.

 

Border cops probed for crime

2010-12-15 19:15

Forty-four border police officers are being investigated for various criminal offences, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has revealed.

Widow sues police for R1.5m

2010-11-25 11:23

An Eastern Cape woman is reportedly suing the police for R1.5m after her policeman husband shot her and then shot dead himself six years ago.

4 arrested for Pretoria cop's murder

2010-11-23 11:27

Four men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer at his home in Winterveld, police say.

Police will assist in arms deal probe

2010-11-08 14:20

Even though the arms deal investigation has been officially closed, any agency probing the matter will be assisted, a police spokesperson says.

Cops cutting into forensic backlog

2010-10-13 22:39

The SA Police Service's forensic science laboratories (FSLs) have reduced the total backlog for all categories by almost 20%, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Armed robbery at police station

2010-10-12 08:00

A task team has been established to investigate an armed robbery at Bedwang police station near Makapaanstad, north of Pretoria, North West police say.

Cops peeved by Petros's changes

2010-10-06 09:49

Life has become tough for Gauteng cops who now find it more difficult to take sick leave, have to change shift on the fly and get fewer rest days.

30 cops arrested - Petros

2010-09-30 14:25

Thirty Gauteng police officers and one public prosecutor have been arrested in September, says the Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros.

13 cops arrested over escapes

2010-09-24 14:25

Thirteen policemen have been arrested in connection with the escape of eight awaiting trial prisoners from the South Gauteng High Court, police say.

Fat cops fire back at Mbalula

2010-09-14 11:44

Police officers have shot back at Deputy Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's order that they "shape up or ship out", saying he must first lose his chubby cheeks.

Sapu welcomes police trust fund

2010-09-06 18:11

The establishment of the education trust fund by the police is long overdue, says the SA Policing Union.

Cops in spotlight in corruption probe

2010-08-12 22:41

President Jacob Zuma has directed the Special Investigating Unit to conduct a probe into corruption in the South African Police Force.

Union accuses cops of intimidation

2010-08-11 23:03

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has accused the police of intimidating striking workers.

Gun owner wants Cele jailed

2010-08-05 23:26

An angry gun owner who is battling to get his .22 rifle licensed wants to send National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele, to prison for 30 days.

FF+ calls for police HQ probe

2010-08-02 20:04

The Public Protector should investigate Bheki Cele and the DPW concerning a R500m rental contract for new police offices, the FF Plus has said.

Chopper crash being probed

2010-07-24 14:29

A probe into the cause of the helicopter crash which killed seven policemen is under way, police spokesperson Brigadier Sally De Beer says..

Cops to continue visible policing

2010-07-15 14:07

With the World Cup over, police have shifted their focus back to safeguarding South African citizens against crime, Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa says.

Thieves even take the kitchen sink

2010-06-25 22:09

Thieves have robbed the newly renovated Carletonville police station, stealing everything down to the kitchen sink, says the DA.

DA welcomes ICD probe

2010-06-23 18:20

The DA has welcomed the ICD investigation into a complaint the party laid with it about police conduct at an ANC Youth League provincial congress in Limpopo.

Cup security issues sorted

2010-06-17 21:48

Security concerns were massive ahead of the World Cup in South Africa, but have been considerably toned down.

Cops to continue security

2010-06-17 18:05

The police will continue providing security at the four stadiums hit by strikes until the end of the World Cup, says Bheki Cele.

E Cape cops shoot two robbers

2010-06-15 22:06

One man was killed and another was injured during a shoot-out with police while robbing a shop in Lusikisiki.

SAPF hits back

2010-06-09 07:31

The SA Police Force has hit back at Amnesty International SA, after being accused of intimidating homeless people and vendors.

Action over lost firearms

2010-06-01 21:38

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says strict action will be taken against police officers who lose their firearms.

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