ARTICLES RELATING TO SAPS

Officer: Khayelitsha cops not rotten

2014-03-27 21:54

Khayelitsha police were not merely made up of rotten officers, Western Cape detective services head David Molo has said.

Free State cops seize expired infant milk

2014-02-27 22:37

Frozen food items with four-year-old expiry dates have been removed from several Trompsburg, Free State police say.

Khayelitsha needs more police stations - testimony

2014-02-20 16:29

Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, needs two more police stations, a commission of inquiry heard on Thursday.

Some Marikana cops failed shooting test

2014-02-18 21:12

Several police officers deployed at Marikana had failed a shooting exercise, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Five guilty of Cape Town cop murder

2014-02-18 07:01

Five men have been found guilty of killing a Philippi police officer by the Western Cape High Court.

Murdered policeman named

2014-02-17 21:14

The policeman shot and killed in Kinkelbos, near Port Elizabeth, has been identified as Sergeant Thembile Gulwa.

Mdluli a no show at police labour case

2014-02-10 22:43

Former police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli has failed to attend an unfair labour practice case involving his former unit, Solidarity says.

Victims' families get poor treatment - witness

2014-02-10 21:05

The families of murder victims in Khayelitsha suffer further injustices when police treat them poorly, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Plato: Probe police for detaining journo

2014-02-06 18:24

Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato has asked the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to probe police for reportedly detaining a journalist and threatening him.

Two nabbed for top cop killing

2014-02-05 16:56

Two people, including a warrant officer, were arrested for allegedly plotting to kill investigators probing a top cop's murder, Gauteng police have said.

Mthethwa's spokesperson resigns

2014-02-04 16:08

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's spokesperson Zweli Mnisi has resigned, the police ministry says.

Gallery

Deadly police force timeline

2014-01-29 11:39

The injury and death of civilians at the hands of the police continue to make headlines. Have a look at this interactive timeline of police violence in SA.

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Policing a problem in Khayelitsha - lawyer

2014-01-23 21:17

It was virtually impossible to adopt conventional policing strategies against crime in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, a lawyer for the police has said.

SAPS Marikana version thin on detail - expert

2014-01-13 20:01

International public order policing expert Gary White has expressed concern about the lack of "meaningful detail" in the version of events presented by police who intervened at Marikana.

Marikana hearings adjourned

2014-01-08 07:18

The SA Police Service requested an adjournment of the public hearings of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, to enable Brigadier Adriaan Calitz to formulate responses to allegations of inaccuracies.

Police not aware of Tshabalala list

2014-01-04 20:01

Police have said that they were not aware of an alleged list containing the names of police officials who died this week, whom were apparently mistreated.

Police break down door to find dead top cop

2013-12-24 15:45

One of the country’s most senior policemen has been found dead in his office in Pretoria, after cops broke down the locked door.

Police legal fees reach record highs

2013-11-03 12:26

Legal fees incurred by police have shot up to an all time high of R165m in the past financial year - leaving them with the highest legal bill of all government departments.

SCA reserves judgment in Zim torture case

2013-11-02 13:36

Judgment has been reserved in the appeal hearing on South Africa’s obligation under international law to probe alleged atrocities by officials in Zimbabwe.

Free State cop fined for assault

2013-10-29 22:47

A Free State warrant officer has been fined R10 000 or six-months imprisonment suspended for five years, for assaulting a woman at a petrol station, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says.

10111 logs over 7 million hoax calls

2013-10-27 11:20

It has emerged that although the police are often behind crimes themselves, the public is also to blame in terms of wasting their time.

Police union takes Phiyega to court

2013-10-16 22:08

The SA Police Service has received papers in an urgent Labour Court application challenging a decision to change reporting lines.

Charged fraud cops not suspended

2013-10-02 20:38

Close to 900 police officers have been charged with fraud and corruption in the past financial year, but only 22 have been suspended from service.

SAPS cleans its house

2013-09-29 20:28

Twenty members of the SA Police Service have been suspended in the past two months, the police say.

Crime 'is under control'

2013-09-22 14:36
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National police commissioner Riah Phiyega believes that crime is under control, despite concerns about the national crime statistics.

 

Former SAPS spokesperson failed matric - trial

2014-03-07 16:21

Former police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge failed his matric exams in 1985, as well as supplementary exams written in 1986, a KwaZulu-Natal education official has told the Durban Regional Court.

Bill targets majority stake in security firms

2014-02-25 22:39

Foreign owned private security companies would be compelled to sell 51% of their shares to South Africans, according to a newly passed amendment bill.

Khayelitsha cops doing well - witness

2014-02-19 22:22

Detective work in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, is going well given the resources at hand, the station's detective unit head has said.

Cop killer caught

2014-02-18 17:55

A man has been arrested in Elliot in the Eastern Cape in connection with the murder of a police officer. officer

Khayelitsha cop seeks more officers

2014-02-17 22:17

There is a serious shortage of uniformed officers and detectives at the Khayelitsha police station, a senior officer said in Cape Town.

Cop jailed after road rage murder

2014-02-13 05:30

A police constable was jailed for 24 years by the South Gauteng High Court for killing a colleague, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has said.

Dockets stolen from KZN police station

2014-02-10 21:18

Ninety-five dockets were stolen from the Alexandra Road police station in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

Cops splash out on 'business meet'

2014-02-09 10:31
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Despite a recent edict by National Treasury to cut down on spending, police management have blown millions of rands on a three-day jaunt to Durban for 1 500 senior police officers.

W Cape hamstrung by police - inquiry

2014-02-05 21:57

The Western Cape community safety department has become a mere postbox for complaints against the police, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Khayelitsha vigilante video not allowed

2014-02-04 22:45

The showing of a cellphone video clip of an apparent vigilante attack in Khayelitsha has been provisionally disallowed at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry in Cape Town.

Vavi wants to testify in Khayelitsha

2014-02-03 17:29

Suspended Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi wants to testify at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry following a relative's murder in the area recently.

Top cop 'too senior' for probe

2014-01-26 11:32

Gauteng’s deputy police commissioner for visible policing Major-General Phumzo Gela allegedly believes himself above the law and has been quoted in a report as refusing to respond to various allegations saying he is too senior to be subjected to processes.

Former cigarette smuggler turns in cops

2014-01-20 23:00

A former cigarette smuggler has testified against three former traffic officers he turned in for allegedly soliciting bribes.

Police murder accused in court

2014-01-08 07:18

Five people accused of killing the Elliotdale station commander have appeared in the town's magistrate's court, Eastern Cape police say.

Cops suspected of shielding gangsters

2014-01-05 22:27

An investigation on whether police officers and a prosecutor have been shielding seven men accused of violence and murder in the Vaal is underway, the Hawks say.

Mthethwa probes SAPS terminations

2013-12-29 16:35
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A comprehensive forensic investigation will be conducted within the SA Police Service service termination section, the police ministry says.

Cop and prosecutor charged

2013-11-05 20:28

A policeman and prosecutor have appeared in the Evander Magistrate's Court accused of corruption.

Mntambo feels the heat

2013-11-02 14:30

The heat is turning up on KwaZulu-Natal Community Policing Forum chairperson Desmond Mntambo, whose criminal record was exposed last week.

Senior KZN cop faces intimidation charges

2013-11-02 12:10

A senior Pietermaritzburg police officer is being investigated on charges of crimen injuria and intimidation, laid against her by an officer under her command.

IPID to probe Phiyega claims

2013-10-29 19:45

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate will investigate allegations against national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, it says.

Video

Diepsloot's policing problem

2013-10-17 10:24

The murder of two Diepsloot toddlers has catapulted Public Works back into the spotlight. R59 million was set aside to construct a police station for the township in 2007. Watch.

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Business and police team up to fight crime

2013-10-16 12:19

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has announced that the business sector and the police have formed a partnership to combat business crime.

Cops need more training - IFP

2013-10-01 17:33

Police need more training to avoid the use of live ammunition when dispersing crowds, the Inkatha Freedom Party says.

187 cops caught in less than 2 months

2013-09-29 14:33

Statistics compiled by the South African Police Services' human resources division show that 187 police officers were arrested for crimes between 8 July and 26 August this year.

Police intel unit blamed for crime

2013-09-22 08:36

The rise in organised crime can be directly attributed to the police's intelligence unit, which according to experts, is dysfunctional and in a shambles.

 
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