SANDF deployment an insult to communities dealing with gangs - MEC Plato

2017-02-08 13:25

The deployment of more than 400 soldiers for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address is a slap in the face of Western Cape residents living in gang-infested areas.

Challenge on the cards over 'apartheid-style' policing white paper

2016-08-01 16:05

The white paper on policing’s recommendation for a single police force is unconstitutional and will be challenged if signed into law, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said.

Western Cape ANC lays charges against MEC Plato

2016-05-18 18:45

The Western Cape ANC has laid criminal charges against Community Safety MEC Dan Plato for allegedly breaching his oath of office.

Plato, CPF do anti-crime blitz in Philippi

2016-04-28 20:06

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has warned people that hurting or killing a police officer is a crime against the state, during an anti-crime walkabout in Philippi.

Western Cape ANC threatens MEC with court over top cop spat

2016-04-28 13:42

The ANC in the Western Cape has threatened to take Community Safety MEC Dan Plato to court over comments made during a public spat with Major-General Jeremy Vearey of the SAPS..

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.


Community safety MEC welcomes arrest of ex-employee

2016-09-14 19:52

The law must take its course for a former Western Cape community safety official who has been arrested for allegedly rigging tenders to the value of R35m, provincial MEC Dan Plato says.

'Shot Spotters' becoming the ears of crime hotspots

2016-07-02 11:49

The City of Cape Town is using a gunshot detection system to help police respond to crime.

Sanco slams Western Cape cop ‘smear campaign'

2016-05-02 12:17

Criminal allegations against top Western Cape police official Jeremy Vearey are a "smear campaign", the SA National Civic Organisation has claimed.

Plato denies leaking affidavits on top cop to media

2016-04-28 19:19

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says he was merely doing his constitutional duty by handing over affidavits containing allegations that the province's deputy commissioner for detectives, Major General Jeremy Vearey, has criminal ties.

'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.

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