ARTICLES RELATING TO DIANNE KOHLER BARNARD

SA murder rate reflective of 'a war zone'

2014-09-19 14:43
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The murder rate in the country is reflective of "what one would expect in a war zone", DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard has said after the release of the 2013/14 crime statistics.

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.

Claims Gaddafi henchman in SA

2013-06-02 21:49
77 comments

The DA claims former Libyan political heavyweight Bashir Saleh, Muammar Gaddafi's chief of staff, has been seen several times in SA.

Outrage as Anene suspect walks free

2013-05-21 22:34
84 comments

The withdrawal of charges in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court against one of the men accused of raping and killing teenager Anene Booysen, has been condemned by the DA.

DA shocked by police brutality

2013-03-15 17:27

The DA says it is shocked by the latest case of alleged police brutality, in which a court interpreter was dragged alongside a car for 100m in Setlopo Village, Mahikeng.

Committee passes weapons bill

2013-03-12 18:36

A bill giving police more power against the carrying of dangerous weapons in public has been adopted by Parliament's portfolio committee on police.

Security bill stays - police committee

2012-11-08 13:44

The National Assembly police committee has rejected DA claims that the private security industry regulation amendment bill is to be withdrawn.

Police taken to task over domestic violence

2012-10-18 22:46

Police management has been roasted for failing to act against neglect within its ranks to enforce the Domestic Violence Act, 14 years after it was passed.

DA police expert's son carjacked

2012-10-04 07:41

The son of Democratic Alliance police spokeswoman Dianne Kohler Barnard has been carjacked in Durban.

Police to probe 10111 woes

2012-10-01 22:20

The police have vowed to prepare a comprehensive response to the findings by the auditor general that nearly 60% of crimes reported to its 10111 call centre were not registered and not investigated.

Crime stats not trusted, says DA

2012-09-25 15:39

The current method of collecting, collating, and reporting crime statistics means few people trust the figures, and an independent body should be appointed for this, the DA says.

DA: Suspend officers accused of torture

2012-08-26 22:11

The DA has called for the suspension of police officers who are accused of torturing Marikana protesters who are in custody.

Phiyega condoned miner deaths - DA

2012-08-20 20:31
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National police chief Riah Phiyega implicitly condoned the deaths at the Lonmin mine in Marikana, showing a gross lack of empathy, Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard says.

Cops fail domestic violence victims - MPs

2012-08-07 21:53

Police should have no more excuses for their disregard of the Domestic Violence Act, National Assembly police committee acting chairperson Annelize van Wyk says.

Questions over Phiyega appointment

2012-07-23 22:36
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Questions have been raised over the appointment of new national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega, the DA says.

DA: Metro cops must stay

2012-07-03 16:32

The Democratic Alliance has vowed to fight any attempts by the African National Congress to do away with metro police by absorbing them into the SA Police Service.

Mkhwanazi allegations suspicious, says DA

2012-06-07 21:08

The Democratic Alliance has called on the auditor general to investigate "suspicious" allegations that acting police boss Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi misspent money from the crime intelligence budget on cars.

Mdluli ruling 'a victory for all'

2012-06-06 20:50

The interdict against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli carrying out police duties is good for all South Africans, DA spokesperson Dianne Kohler Barnard says.

DA: Mdluli ruling a victory for common sense

2012-06-03 17:26

The Johannesburg Labour Court ruling which overturned the lifting of crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli's suspension, is a victory for common sense, the Democratic Alliance says.

Selebi still getting state pension

2012-05-31 08:48
119 comments

Corruption-convicted former police commissioner, Jackie Selebi, is still receiving a state pension and medical aid.

DA lauds Mdluli suspension

2012-05-27 22:05

The DA has congratulated the acting national police commissioner for suspending crime intelligence boss Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli and standing up to "political interference".

National Assembly passes Hawks bill

2012-05-23 18:39

The National Assembly has passed an amendment bill to restructure the corruption fighting Hawks unit in line with the Constitutional Court's Glenister ruling.

Request for special Mdluli hearing denied

2012-05-03 19:12

A request to Parliament's police portfolio committee for a special hearing into the saga around police intelligence head Richard Mdluli has been denied.

MPs back police over Treasury cut

2012-04-19 22:36

Staff at "over-stretched" forensic science laboratories face "burn-out" after an instruction by the Treasury for the police to cut back on hiring in the coming year.

NPA finalises Hawks torture charges

2012-03-12 22:42

Torture charges against 14 members of the Hawks are being finalised, the national prosecuting authority says.

 

Huge opposition to McBride choice

2013-11-12 16:15
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Opposition parties have criticised a decision to recommend former Ekurhuleni metro police chief Robert McBride as head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

DNA bill approved

2013-08-22 18:01

The so-called DNA bill is one step closer to being signed into law after the National Assembly passed it.

Cops say no need to panic over protests

2013-05-28 22:17

The public has no need to panic about an administrative protest by Popcru-aligned police members, police say, adding that contingency plans are in place.

Answers sought over al-Qaeda probe

2013-05-13 14:36
318 comments

The DA says it wants answers on why a reported probe into al-Qaeda activities in South Africa was stopped, adding that South Africans "deserve an explanation".

DA wants plan to tackle SAPS lawsuits

2013-03-12 22:33

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa must come up with a detailed plan to tackle a surge in lawsuits against the police, the Democratic Alliance says.

Key points must stay secret - ministry

2013-03-11 22:33

Disclosing the country's national key points is a security risk, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's office says.

Police committee sends back security bill

2012-11-07 20:20

The DA has welcomed the unanimous decision by the police portfolio committee to send the private security industry regulation amendment bill back to law advisers and the police secretariat.

Saps liabilities increasing - DA

2012-10-17 22:29

Financial liabilities and lawsuits incurred by police have quadrupled in the past six years, the Democratic Alliance says.

Hijack: Kohler Barnard praises cops

2012-10-03 13:01

DA shadow police minister Dianne Kohler Barnard is full of praise for the police for their quick response after her son was hijacked.

AG reveals 10111 'shambles'

2012-10-01 10:04

At least 60% of the crimes reported to the police's 10111 call centre do not get registered and are not investigated, a report says.

Detectives in Parliament spotlight

2012-09-05 22:28

Legislative changes could improve the number and quality of detectives in the country, MPs have heard.

Mdluli operated without security clearance

2012-08-24 16:00

Former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli operated without security clearance for more than a year, according to a parliamentary reply.

Probe cops over Kazi attack - DA

2012-08-13 22:25

Reports that two policemen stood by when Muhammad Fayaaz Kazi was attacked outside a Chicken Licken outlet in Magaliesburg should be investigated, the DA says.

Police ministry, DA at odds over choppers

2012-07-24 22:35

Nearly half of the SA Police Service's fleet of 37 helicopters are grounded, awaiting "routine" inspection, the DA claims, but the police ministry says the party is just politicising police operational matters.

Mthethwa's ignorance 'hard to believe'

2012-07-13 22:34
131 comments

It is "hard to believe" that Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa was ignorant about the origins of the funds used to build a security wall around his home, the DA says.

Mkhwanazi: I'm ready for any probe

2012-06-07 22:31
96 comments

Acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi says that he is ready for any investigation into allegations that he looted the crime intelligence fund.

Police staying silent after Mdluli ruling

2012-06-06 22:27

The police are not commenting on the interdict preventing former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli carrying out police duties, a spokesperson says.

Zuma to decide on Cele 'when ready'

2012-06-06 20:01

President Jacob Zuma will make his decision known on the future of suspended police commissioner Bheki Cele when he is "ready", the presidency says.

Police to challenge Mdluli ruling

2012-06-01 22:41

The SA Police Service will bring an urgent court application in the Johannesburg Labour Court to set aside the lifted suspension of Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Mdluli's security clearance expires

2012-05-30 20:24

Suspended former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli's security clearance has lapsed, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Cele to challenge report in court

2012-05-25 22:02

Suspended police commissioner General Bheki Cele intends approaching a high court to challenge the validity of a board of inquiry report that recommends his dismissal.

Union condemns police staffing plans

2012-05-15 18:02

The SA Police Union has expressed anger about a proposal to cut police staffing numbers by 9 000.

Madonsela to probe acting top cop

2012-04-25 20:38

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has decided to investigate allegations of abuse of power and improper conduct against acting national police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi.

Lifting Mdluli's suspension 'a disgrace'

2012-03-29 07:21

The DA says the lifting of crime intelligence boss Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli's suspension is an "absolute disgrace" and comes amid allegations of political interference.

Hawks bill respects ruling - police

2012-03-07 20:50

The police secretariat insists that an amendment bill restructuring the Hawks, or DPCI, honours the Constitutional Court ruling that struck down the founding law for the elite unit.

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