'Drug dealer' set alight in Masiphumelele

2015-10-12 12:31

No arrests have been made after a man accused of being a drug dealer was burnt alive in a vigilante attack in Masiphumelele at the weekend.

Murder by any name remains a crime, Plato warns vigilantes

2015-09-22 18:32

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato will visit the community of Masiphumelele following the death of a man and the serious assault of another in an apparent mob justice incident.

Western Cape needs gun amnesty - Plato

2015-08-23 16:35

An amnesty would reduce the number of illegally-owned guns in the hands of gangsters and criminals, Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has said.

Vigilantes 'are murderers themselves' - Plato

2015-08-14 16:47

Those responsible for stoning a man to death in Hout Bay are murderers and will have to face the full might of the law, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

No arrest after Lion's Head robbery

2015-07-15 17:32

A man who threatened hikers with a knife on Lion’s Head in Cape Town at the weekend is yet to be arrested.

'Blanket of hopelessness' over Bredasdorp

2015-06-20 07:11

Education and youth development are needed to offer positive alternatives for the Bredasdorp youth, community leaders insist.

Police functionality affected by load shedding - MEC

2015-05-12 09:03

Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato has requested a full briefing with police management on station functionality during load shedding, after reports that phones are out during blackouts.

Stun grenades were used to 'defuse situation' - cops

2015-03-06 20:17

Police used stun grenades to disperse a crowd of protesting school pupils outside the Western Cape education department's offices, they confirmed.

MEC condemns latest Bredasdorp killing

2015-02-03 16:17

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has condemned the murder of a 5-year-old girl in Bredasdorp.

MEC welcomes arrest of corrupt cops

2014-11-07 16:01

The arrests of nine policemen from Parow, in Cape Town, and a former employee of the police station on corruption charges has been welcomed by Community Safety MEC Dan Plato.


R50 000 reward for information on Western Cape cop killers

2015-10-04 14:05

The Department of Community Safety has offered a R50 000 reward in a bid to catch cop killers in the Western Cape.

Crime down on N2 - Western Cape authorities

2015-09-17 19:33

The number of violent and criminal incidents on the N2 has been dramatically reduced since the recent establishment of a priority committee, according to a joint statement.

Western Cape has a gun problem, says Plato

2015-08-23 13:06

Western Cape's Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says the province has a gun problem which needs to be addressed, adding that gang killings are "completely out of control".

We have 'innovative' ideas to keep Cape mountain users safe - MEC

2015-07-27 19:15

Using social media, technology, tour guides, cameras and drones in different ways are some of the proposals to make mountains safer in the Western Cape, Tourism MEC Alan Winde says.

MEC demands probe into 'Pollsmoor' Facebook page

2015-07-09 16:38

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato is demanding feedback from the national correctional services minister on whether a Facebook page publishing photos, ostensibly taken inside Pollsmoor Prison, is authentic.

Study reveals core of gender-based violence in Bredasdorp

2015-06-17 15:36

The 'superior' role men assume in relationships is at the core of gender-based violence bedevilling the Bredasdorp community, a study has revealed.

SAHRC probing 'dompas' system

2015-03-11 14:01

The SA Human Rights Commission may launch its own investigation into allegations of workers being forced to apply for a green card to access certain parts of Worcester.

Plato: SAPS should not be drawn into politics

2015-02-15 21:16

Police should not be drawn into political affairs in Parliament, as they were during the State of the Nation address, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Cape cops broke trust in community - MEC

2014-11-19 18:47

The Cape Town mob justice attack in plain sight of police officers who stood idly by has broken the trust between communities and the SAPS, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Cape cop gunned down during investigation

2014-10-17 08:34

A police officer has been killed during an investigation in Khayelitsha, Western Cape.

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