Cops targeting drug 'demons' - Mthethwa

2014-04-16 22:42

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says SAPS have turned their focus to catching more druglords along with the average petty drug dealers.

Public misled over criminal records - union

2014-04-12 07:35

The South African public is being misled over the dismissal of 1 017 police officers from the SA Police Service for having criminal records, the SA Policing Union says.

Mob attacks, mistrust in police unrelated - cop

2014-04-01 14:36

There is no link between vigilante killings in Khayelitsha and a lack of trust in police, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

SCA to hear Mdluli's appeal

2014-04-01 09:07

The Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an appeal by the NPA against a judgment forcing it to continue prosecuting suspended police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli.

Western Cape has fewest cops in country

2014-03-25 16:32

The Western Cape has the lowest staff complement of police in the country, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

McBride appointed new IPID head

2014-02-28 16:55

Robert McBride has been appointed the new head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

Popcru mourns Limpopo cops

2014-02-27 17:30

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union is mourning the four Limpopo police officers killed in an accident.

ANC blames Malema for crisis

2014-02-16 12:49

The ANC’s national executive committee member and Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa has slammed Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and labelled him the “boy” who plunged the Limpopo government into a financial crisis.

Security guard convicted of killing IFP member

2014-02-10 17:45

A security guard has been convicted in the Durban Regional Court of killing an Inkatha Freedom Party member.

Missing dockets hamper prosecutors - inquiry

2014-02-06 18:24

Suspects often walk free from the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court because police dockets do not arrive on time, a senior prosecutor has said.

Mthethwa's spokesperson resigns

2014-02-04 16:08

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

Mthethwa defends police training

2014-01-30 18:08

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has defended his officers as being well-trained, in the wake of recent clashes between communities and the police in Limpopo.

Ramaphosa raised at Marikana inquiry

2014-01-30 13:16

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa made inquiries to Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa about unrest at Lonmin mine in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mothutlung ammo raised at Marikana inquiry

2014-01-28 14:08

Police evidence, given previously, stating that the use of shotgun pellets had been discontinued since 2006, has been questioned at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Popcru to defend unfair dismissals of cops

2014-01-27 16:17

Popcru has vowed to challenge unjustified dismissals of any of its members, after six police have been suspended following the deaths Mothutlung protesters.

Crucial three days for platinum mines

2014-01-24 23:05

Urgent negotiations aimed at ending a crippling strike on the platinum belt are expected to last another three days, the department of labour says.

Mthethwa must explain - DA

2014-01-23 22:22

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa must visit Durban Deep, Roodepoort, and explain why people are being killed, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

Young people keen to join SAPS - ministry

2014-01-22 18:41

Young people are showing interest in joining the SA Police Service, the police ministry says.

Calls for independent probe into protest deaths

2014-01-16 17:57

Cosatu in the North West has called for an independent investigation into the killing of Mothutlung residents during protests near Brits.

IPID to investigate third protest death - Mthethwa

2014-01-15 18:20

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has tasked the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to include the third death following the Mothutlung protests in their investigations.

Mthethwa calls for calm in protest-hit Brits

2014-01-14 09:03

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for calm in Brits, North West following the shooting of two protesters, allegedly by the police.

Mthethwa meets 'hit list' cops

2014-01-06 15:58

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has met 18 police officers whose names were on an alleged "hit list".

Top cop's death a shock - Mthethwa

2013-12-27 18:11

The death of the police inspectorate's divisional commissioner Lieutenant General Layton Mzondeki (Sean) Tshabalala has come as a shock, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

This is a great day for SA - Mthethwa

2013-12-10 10:23

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says he is humbled by the international support for South Africa, adding that strict security plans are in place and he knows "we are up to it".

Dignified send-off for Mandela - Mthethwa

2013-12-07 17:12

Government has asked people for their co-operation while the country commemorates the life of former president Nelson Mandela, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.


Minister: Call for spoilt-vote treacherous

2014-04-14 14:38

Government says those calling on voters to spoil their ballots in next month's elections are being "irresponsible and treacherous”.

Over 1 000 criminal cops fired

2014-04-10 22:13

More than 1 000 police officers with criminal records will be removed from the SA Police Service, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's office says.

Lamoer to appear at Khayelitsha Commission

2014-04-01 09:07

Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer is expected to testify at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.

Khayelitsha police improved performance - cop

2014-03-26 20:49

The operational performance of Khayelitsha's three police stations had been deemed satisfactory, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

ANCYL wants probe into Madonsela’s office

2014-03-20 14:47

The ANC Youth League will ask Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to investigate possible leaks in Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office, it says.

N1 blast: Truck owner says incident tragic

2014-02-28 10:42

A Zambian company which owns the truck that exploded on the N1 highway near Polokwane, resulting in the death of five people has described the incident as tragic.

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.

Cele demands apology over Nkandla

2014-02-16 11:04

Former police commissioner Bheki Cele has accused public protector Thuli Madonsela of having tried to make him the scapegoat for Nkandla and has demanded an apology.

Cops splash out on 'business meet'

2014-02-09 10:31

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.

Police are under siege - Mthethwa

2014-01-31 23:05

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the escalation in public violence has put the police under siege.

Festive mood at opening of first police university

2014-01-30 14:11

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and police commissioner Riah Phiyega have official opened the country’s first police academy in Paarl, Western Cape.

Rapists walk free, commission hears

2014-01-30 08:00

Scores of rapists go scot-free each month as a result of a severely overloaded justice system, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Emotions run high at Khayelitsha Commission

2014-01-27 18:20

A witness has broken down after recalling his story at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry in Cape Town.

Chaos in Roodepoort court

2014-01-27 14:38

Chaos has erupted in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court where the case of four police officers accused of killing a protester is being heard. Residents confronted court staff and complained about the docket not being ready.

Court orders Mthethwa to pay damages

2014-01-24 09:46

The North Gauteng High Court has ordered that R370 000 in damages be paid to the family of an Mpumalanga farmer who was shot dead by an escaped prisoner with a policeman's service pistol.

Khayelitsha residents' concerns justified - SJC

2014-01-23 16:33

Social Justice Coalition Advocate Ncumisa Mayosi says grave concerns over the failure of Khayelitsha police to do their work are justified.

Khayelitsha Commission visits 'field of death'

2014-01-22 17:54

The "field of death" is one of Cape Town's crime hotspots the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has been shown during in loco inspections.

Army deployed to Mothutlung

2014-01-16 16:55

The SA National Defence Force says the military will help provide water to Mothutlung near Brits.

Molewa promises water by weekend

2014-01-14 22:32

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has promised residents of Mothutlung near Brits, North West, water before the weekend.

Police 'hit list' a fabrication - Mthethwa

2014-01-06 21:49

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the "hit list" containing the names of 18 police officers is a fabrication, and any issues it created have been put to rest.

Mthethwa probes SAPS terminations

2013-12-29 16:35

A comprehensive forensic investigation will be conducted within the SA Police Service service termination section, the police ministry says.

Gauteng no gangster's paradise - Mthethwa

2013-12-20 20:07

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the perception that Gauteng is a "gangster's paradise" where lawlessness rules, is bad for business.

Mandela death: SA plans biggest send-off

2013-12-07 20:56

South Africans are gathered at Nelson Mandela’s homes in Johannesburg and his rural hinterland of Qunu to say farewell, while the government plans a funeral of a scale never seen in the country before.

SA is a transparent democracy - Sotyu

2013-11-27 21:43

Police Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu says South Africa is a transparent democracy in which everyone is held accountable.

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