ARTICLES RELATING TO PIETER GROENEWALD

Police suffer exodus of detectives

2014-10-15 17:55

The police service has suffered an exodus of 1 200 detectives in the past financial year, Lieutenant General Vineshkumar Moonoo has told Parliament's portfolio committee on police.

Selebi costs yet to be determined - Phiyega

2014-07-21 22:30

The process to determine how much fraud-convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi owed the taxpayer in legal bills is at an "advanced" stage, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Change coming on land reform - minister

2014-06-24 22:31
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Blacks had been "bending over backwards" on land reform and restitution, but no longer, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Zuma's ANC to blame for Marikana - Malema

2014-06-18 17:52
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President Jacob Zuma's ANC government was directly responsible for the Marikana shootings, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has said.

Sisulu to table Nkandla report - FF Plus

2014-03-31 22:05

National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu has promised to table the public protector's Nkandla report in Parliament, the FF Plus says.

FF Plus backs call for Zuma impeachment

2014-03-19 19:43

The Freedom Front Plus has lent support to possible impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma.

Education system not bad, says FF+

2014-01-07 22:30

The FF Plus says the education system is not bad, but many factors have a negative effect on its success.

Selebi still hasn't paid legal fees

2013-10-08 11:00
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Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi still owes the SA Police Service more than R17m in legal fees, according to a report.

Minister 'honoured' by Zim comparison

2013-05-31 16:20
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It is an "honour" to have South Africa's land reform process compared to what happened in Zimbabwe, Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has told MPs during an often angry and emotion-filled debate.

Parliament defence meeting a 'disgrace'

2013-04-04 22:45
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A meeting of Parliament's joint standing committee on defence was an internationally embarrassing disgrace, the DA says.

Govt knew there would be casualties - expert

2013-03-25 22:39
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An expert says that he thinks the government realised there would be casualties in Central African Republic, considering that peacekeepers are always at risk, no matter where they are stationed.

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.

FF Plus: Nkandla security excessive

2013-01-28 14:38

The R206m spent on securing President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home was excessive, the Freedom Front Plus says.

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.

Jet move welcomed by political parties

2012-07-06 16:01

The decision by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula not to purchase a new Boeing 777 jet for President Jacob Zuma has been welcomed by political parties.

MPs warn on service protests

2012-05-09 19:22

Opposition MPs have urged the government to take firmer action on service delivery problems, warning that the situation was spiralling out of control.

Tread carefully on land issues, Mulder warned

2012-02-16 16:15
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Tread very carefully on the emotive issue of land reform, President Jacob Zuma has warned Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder.

FF Plus re-elects Mulder as leader

2011-11-20 16:48

The Freedom Front Plus has unanimously re-elected Pieter Mulder as its leader.

'Overreaction' to dangerous weapons bill

2011-09-27 09:38
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A police official says there has been an "unfortunate" overreaction to the draft dangerous weapons bill, and it is aimed at protecting members of the public, not disarming them.

New arms deal probe - 'Why only now?'

2011-09-15 22:28
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Political parties have welcomed President Zuma's announcement of a new commission of inquiry into the arms deal, but have expressed reservations about the motives and timing.

Arms deal saga 'damaging SA'

2011-08-04 21:15

The arms deal is damaging the whole of South Africa, says the FF Plus, as they ask President Jacob Zuma to appoint a judicial inquiry into the matter.

FF+ urges release of Lohatlha report

2011-05-10 22:07

The Freedom Front Plus has urged Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to release the report into the Lohatlha shooting in which nine soldiers died.

Mthethwa licence promises impossible - FF+

2010-11-25 20:44

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's undertaking to reduce the backlog in gun licences within nine months is "basically impossible", Freedom Front Plus MP Pieter Groenewald has said.

Air Force keeps mum on combat pilots

2010-11-17 22:20

The SA Air Force has invoked "national security" to avoid telling MPs how many fully-trained pilots it has to fly its Gripen fighter and Hawk fighter-trainer aircraft.

Concern over theft of assault weapons

2010-08-24 09:09

Concern has been raised about the theft of dozens of automatic assault rifles, which have been stolen from the defence force's arsenal.

 

SA more violent - FF Plus

2014-09-19 16:02

The latest crime statistics show South Africa has become a more violent country, the Freedom Front Plus says.

Land proposal stems from ANC policy - minister

2014-07-01 13:52

Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti's controversial proposal for farmers to cede half their land to workers is not at odds with ANC thinking but an attempt to turn it into policy.

Andile Mngxitama, Pieter Groenewald in street fight

2014-06-19 21:34
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The EFF’s struggle for land is taking on a more personal tone after EFF commissar on land, Andile Mngxitama, and the FF+'s Pieter Groenewald had to be restrained after a near fistfight.

DA, FF Plus in tit-for-tat spat

2014-05-02 22:28
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The DA and Freedom Front Plus are embroiled in a tit-for-tat spat over charges that the FF Plus has laid against the DA with the IEC.

FF Plus launches 'Protect Public Protector' campaign

2014-03-24 20:42

The FF Plus has started a “Protect the Public Protector” social media campaign to ensure Thuli Madonsela’s safety and that she completes her term.

MPs stage walkout after 'nonsense' ruling

2014-03-13 20:20
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Following a set of verbal exchanges reminiscent of a Monty Python sketch, disagreement over the meaning of the word "nonsense" saw an MP ordered out of the National Assembly.

Clarity sought on Nkandla report

2013-11-30 16:17
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Opposition parties have called for clarity from Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on her findings relating to President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla.

Most feared crime up - FF Plus

2013-09-19 23:16

South Africans have reason to feel unsafe because the most feared crime - robberies at residential homes - showed an increase, the Freedom Front Plus says.

Waterkloof probe damage control - DA

2013-05-19 22:19
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The probe into the Waterkloof debacle was a crafted damage control exercise to protect President Jacob Zuma and members of his Cabinet from the political fallout, the DA says.

Govt failed defence force - FF Plus

2013-04-04 21:06

An admission that South African troops were not prepared for attack in the Central African Republic means government failed them, the FF Plus says.

Wounded soldiers evacuated to Pretoria

2013-03-25 16:30
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Soldiers wounded in a clash with rebels in the Central African Republic have been evacuated to Pretoria, SA National Defence Force chief General Solly Shoke says.

Proposed North West name change 'repugnant'

2013-02-13 19:25
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A proposal by the North West to change the name of the province to Moses Kotane is repugnant, the FF Plus says.

Zuma asked to intervene in volatile farming area

2012-11-13 22:37
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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has asked President Jacob Zuma to intervene in the De Doorns farmworkers' wage dispute.

Act on submarine damage, FF Plus urges

2012-08-13 19:12

Those responsible for the damage caused to the submarine SAS Queen Modjadji should face disciplinary action, the Freedom Front Plus says.

ET trial: Blood spatter saved teen

2012-05-22 22:32

The judge in the Eugene Terre'Blanche murder trial has said that blood spatters in the room where he was killed showed that Patrick Ndlovu could not have been present during the murder.

Mob killings: Call for Mthethwa to step in

2012-03-26 20:49

The minister of police must intervene when people take the law into their own hands, the Freedom Front Plus says.

Selebi a reminder 'crime doesn't pay'

2011-12-02 17:36

The Congress of SA Trade Unions say Jackie Selebi's time in jail will remind corrupt people that crime does not pay.

Parliament media policy 'absurd'

2011-10-04 19:30

It is "beyond absurd" to control who journalists spoke to in Parliament through an "unearthed" set of rules, the Parliamentary Press Gallery Association says.

Dangerous weapons bill criticised

2011-09-26 11:36
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A bill outlawing toy guns, pepper spray, knives and other "dangerous weapons" in public places is on its way to Parliament, but has been criticised over its self defence provisions.

No bomb threats against Malema - Mthethwa

2011-09-15 13:19

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has effectively accused Julius Malema of lying about the bomb squad investigating two bomb threats, saying no such threats were reported to the police.

Police tenders - more graft allegations

2011-07-27 22:25

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been asked to investigate the R134m construction of the Inanda and Pienaar police stations in Mpumalanga.

Aurora donation to ANC 'scandalous'

2011-04-11 20:46

Aurora co-owner Khulubuse Zuma's donation of R1m to the ANC is scandalous, the Freedom Front Plus says.

Public must wait for 'scathing' defence report

2010-11-25 18:16

A "scathing" report into the state of the military will not be made public for now, but a few details have been revealed in the "interests of transparency".

Criminal justice system 'racist'

2010-11-10 12:06
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The new deputy police minister says SA's criminal justice system is racist and needs to be transformed, as black criminals are given harsher sentences than white criminals.

New police HQ building lease on hold

2010-08-17 18:09

The lease transaction to rent another building for R500m for a police head office in Pretoria has been put on hold, Public Works Minister Geoff Doidge says.

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