ARTICLES RELATING TO ANDRIES TATANE
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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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Outrage over protester killings

2014-01-14 17:59
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The Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution is outraged by the killing of two protesters allegedly by police in Mothutlung in Brits, North West.

Marikana cop 'pleaded for tolerance'

2013-08-22 23:11

North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe pleaded with officers to be tolerant towards striking Marikana miners last year, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

No power to the people

2013-06-03 08:25

The people have spoken but no one is listening, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Tatane family suing police - report

2013-04-15 22:12

The family of protester Andries Tatane is suing the police for compensation for his widow and two children, a report says.

State not appealing Tatane ruling

2013-04-03 17:33

The State will not appeal against the acquittal of seven police officers accused of killing protester Andries Tatane, the National Prosecuting Authority say.

Tatane ruling 'sends wrong message'

2013-03-28 22:31
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Opposition parties have voiced disappointment at the acquittal of the policemen accused of the murder of Andries Tatane, with the DA saying that it "sends the message that the police can act with impunity".

7 cops in Tatane case acquitted

2013-03-28 12:42
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The Ficksburg Regional Court has acquitted all seven policemen accused of the death of local protester Andries Tatane.

Tatane cops' case set to resume

2013-03-22 07:24

The trial of seven policemen charged with the murder of protester Andries Tatane is expected to resume in the Ficksburg Regional Court.

State roasted in Tatane trial

2012-12-11 22:32

The State has failed as prosecuting body in the trial of seven policemen accused of killing Ficksburg protester Andries Tatane, their lawyer has said.

Tatane trial back on

2012-12-11 12:38

The trial of seven policemen charged with killing protester Andries Tatane has resumed after a three-month break in the Ficksburg Regional Court.

Police warned to avoid excessive force

2012-11-01 20:46

Police officers should refrain from using excessive force to control public protests, Parliament's police portfolio committee says.

SAHRC: Police must improve officers' training

2012-10-31 14:24

The SA Police Service must improve training for officers in the management of public gatherings so as to avoid incidents such as Andries Tatane’s death from occurring again, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Tatane witness accused of lying

2012-08-06 19:57

A policeman has been accused of lying in the murder trial of seven officers charged with killing Ficksburg protester Andries Tatane.

No more loss of life in protests - police

2012-08-06 13:10

Water cannons will be used instead of rubber bullets to prevent deaths during protests, police say.

Tatane cop a slippery witness - defence

2012-05-17 22:26

Suspended public order police Constable Kabelo Pule is a slippery witness trying to cover up his lies, the Ficksburg Regional Court has heard during the Andries Tatane trial.

Tatane cop testifies on training

2012-05-15 22:49

A Free State policeman had three weeks crowd management training in 2008 before being used on protest duty, the Ficksburg Regional Court has heard.

Justice sought for Andries Tatane's death

2012-04-26 22:12

Free State teacher Phillip Selokoe has told the Ficksburg Regional Court somebody must take responsibility for the death of protester Andries Tatane.

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A police video of the service delivery protests and the assault of slain protester Andries Tatane was shown in the Ficksburg Regional Court during the trial of eight Free State policemen accused of murdering Tatane.

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Tatane witness request refused

2012-04-25 14:54

A Ficksburg court has refused a request to go to the scene of Andries Tatane’s murder to help a State witness give his evidence.

Tatane: Witness accused of being selective

2012-04-24 19:10

The Ficksburg Regional Court has heard that State witness Phillip Selokoe was selective in his testimony before the court.

Charges against Tatane cop withdrawn

2012-04-23 14:55

Charges against one of the policemen linked to the murder of Ficksburg protester Andries Tatane have been withdrawn, as the trial of the seven remaining policemen got under way.

Ficksburg remembers Andries Tatane

2012-04-13 21:21

Various memorial events for Free protester Andries Tatane, killed during a protest a year ago, are taking place in Ficksburg, as the trial against his alleged killers is set to kick off.

Ficksburg water gets Blue Drop status

2011-09-20 22:53

The Ficksburg water supply plant has won Blue Drop status, but no one from the municipality was in Bloemfontein to accept the honour.

Ficksburg residents march over corruption

2011-09-15 14:20

Residents of Ficksburg have marched on the Setsoto Municipality buildings in protest against corruption in the council.

 

Deadly police force - timeline

2014-01-23 19:54

Amid calls for murder charges to be brought against police for the 2012 Marikana shootings, the injury and death of civilians at the hands of the police continue to make headlines.

Cops breach rubber bullets order - DA

2013-11-19 22:07

The DA says Gauteng police are still using rubber bullets on protesting crowds despite a standing order put into place two years ago prohibiting their use.

Azapo youth to join Marikana tribute

2013-08-14 17:12

The Azanian People's Organisation Youth will join a ceremony commemorating the 16 August Marikana shootings.

SAHRC under fire over Tatane findings

2013-04-30 18:05

The SA Human Rights Commission has come under fire from MPs over its finding on the killing of Free State protester Andries Tatane.

Tatane cops worked during trial

2013-04-10 07:41

Seven policemen acquitted of killing protester Andries Tatane returned to work last year while their trial was still pending, according to a report.

Tatane judgment 'disappointing'

2013-04-03 15:47

The acquittal of seven policemen accused of the death of protester Andries Tatane is disappointing, Cope in the Free State says.

Tatane can't be called a hero - judge

2013-03-28 19:32
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The judge who acquitted seven policemen accused of the death of protester Andries Tatane has said that Tatane wasn't the innocent and peace-loving person the State had held him out to be.

Tatane case postponed again

2013-03-22 13:13

The case against seven policemen accused of killing protester Andries Tatane has been postponed until 28 March 28 by the Ficksburg Regional Court.

Tatane brutality case postponed

2013-03-04 12:38

The trial of seven policemen charged with killing protester Andries Tatane during a service delivery protest in 2011 has been postponed because the defence lawyer is in hospital.

Tatane prosecutor doubts own witness

2012-12-11 15:55

The prosecution in the murder trial of seven public order policemen in the Ficksburg Regional Court has stopped short of declaring a State witness hostile.

Tatane case delayed over faulty equipment

2012-12-10 12:49

The trial of seven policemen charged with killing protester Andries Tatane has been postponed by the Ficksburg Regional Court.

Prioritise crowd control training - SAHRC

2012-10-31 18:11

The training of police on crowd control should be made a priority, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

SAHRC blasts police over Tatane

2012-10-31 13:05

Police used a degree of force during a Free State protest in April 2011 that was disproportionate to the circumstances of the case, thus violating Andries Tatane’s right to life, the SA Human Rights Commission has found.

Tatane: Questions over witness's status

2012-08-06 18:01

The trial of seven policemen accused of killing protester Andries Tatane has heard argument about whether a State witness is still in the police's employ.

Tatane witness has axe to grind - defence

2012-05-18 19:17

A police officer testifying about the seven policemen on trial for the death of Andries Tatane changed his version of events because he was fired, the Ficksburg Regional Court has heard.

Tatane State witness a suspended cop

2012-05-17 19:08

A State witness in the trial of seven policemen accused of killing Andries Tatane was recently suspended from the police, the Ficksburg Regional Court has heard.

Cameraman testifies in Tatane case

2012-05-14 16:06

A cameraman has denied being unwilling to give police a statement on events that led to the death of Ficksburg protester Andries Tatane.

Tatane not peaceful, court hears

2012-04-26 14:19

Ficksburg teacher Andries Tatane was not the peaceful protester and innocent victim he had been made out to be, the Ficksburg Regional Court has heard.

Court watches Tatane assault video

2012-04-25 22:38

A police video of the service delivery protests and the assault of slain protester Andries Tatane has been shown in the Ficksburg Regional Court.

Witness grilled on Tatane testimony

2012-04-24 21:53

The testimony of the State's first witness in the murder and assault trial of seven Free State policemen has come under scrutiny in the Ficksburg Regional Court.

Tatane family, witness in tears

2012-04-23 22:37

The family of Ficksburg protester Andries Tatane were in tears in the Ficksburg Regional Court when a State witness recalled the day he died.

Tatane trial delayed over projector

2012-04-23 13:18

The trial of eight Free State policemen accused of murdering protester Andries Tatane has been delayed in the Ficksburg Regional Court as there was no projector in the courtroom.

Ficksburg protesters to go on trial

2012-01-31 14:10

The State will press ahead with public violence charges against 15 Ficksburg residents who demonstrated alongside slain protester Andries Tatane, an NPA official says.

Ficksburg protesters appear in court

2011-09-19 20:05

Fifteen people have appeared on public violence charges in court over the Ficksburg protests.

29 Ficksburg protesters off the hook

2011-08-11 21:38

The case against some Ficksburg residents, charged with public violence after service delivery protests in April, has been withdrawn in the local magistrate's court.

 
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