ARTICLES RELATING TO RIAH PHIYEGA

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.

What Jackie Selebi’s defence cost South Africans

2014-07-17 21:40

Incidents like the Jackie Selebi saga creates a state of criminal laissez-faire and gives no incentive to law abiding citizens to uphold the system, says Edeline Mutize.

Mthethwa starts testifying at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-14 10:57

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has started testifying on the role of the SA Police Service during the Marikana strike, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

'R3bn' drug bust downscaled to R20m

2014-07-09 09:11
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What was billed as the country’s largest-ever drug bust has almost faded into insignificance after police and NPA officials scaled down the value of the haul from R3bn to just R20m.

Seifsa writes to Phiyega over 'war-like' strikers

2014-07-03 18:01

Concerns of violence in the metals and engineering strike have prompted employers to write to national police commissioner Riah Phiyega twice, Seifsa says.

Manhunt under way for cop killers

2014-07-01 20:02

The Western Cape police has vowed to find the killers of three policemen in Cape Town.

Huge heroin haul worth R3bn - Phiyega

2014-06-25 22:44
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The estimated street value of heroin confiscated from a drug lab in Kloof, Durban, has increased to R3bn, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Probe into Phiyega completed

2014-06-17 12:02

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate says it has completed its investigation into reports that national police commissioner Riah Phiyega allegedly tipped off an officer about probes against him.

Phiyega appoints Gauteng top cop

2014-06-04 12:42

Lieutenant General Lesetja Joel Mothiba has been appointed Gauteng police commissioner, national police chief General Riah Phiyega says.

Syndicate kingpin caught with large arms cache

2014-05-22 21:35
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One of the country's most wanted criminals has been arrested in possession of more than 300 guns, ammunition and explosives at his home in Norwood, north of Johannesburg.

Police won't withdraw from Marikana - Mthethwa

2014-05-14 18:00

The police won't withdraw from the troubled platinum belt area says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, adding that anarchy won't be allowed.

Police: Driver's licences a must

2014-04-25 11:58

All enlisted police officers should have a driver's licence but the SA Police Service would not exclude those from a poor background who do not have one, the organisation says.

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.

Phiyega meets with Sanef

2014-03-29 08:30

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has met a delegation of the SA National Editors' Forum to discuss issues of mutual concern.

Police mum on Marikana 'fall guy'

2014-03-26 10:18

Police have declined to comment on testimony at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry that a police air wing commander was asked to take the blame for the deaths of 34 people in the Marikana shooting.

Man killed in PTA robbery

2014-03-14 12:10

A man has been killed and his wife robbed during a house robbery in Cullinan, east of Pretoria, Gauteng police say.

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.

Police endure a lot of stress - Phiyega

2014-02-17 17:31

Social workers are helping police deal with the stresses they face, as a healthy police force is crucial in ensuring a safe and secure country, police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Top cop: Marikana decision not diarised

2014-02-11 18:38

A decision to disarm and arrest Marikana miners in August 2012 did not warrant a diary entry, North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo has said.

KZN cop died doing what he loved - Phiyega

2014-02-01 19:58

A KwaZulu-Natal policeman who was killed in a cash-in-transit robbery died doing what he loved, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Phiyega: Policing must be strengthened

2014-01-31 17:06

Policing needs to be strengthened following a series of protests across the country, police national commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

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.

Top cop outlines Marikana turbulence

2014-01-29 21:12

North West police chief has recalled details about events leading up to the Marikana shooting in 2012.

Sanef wants probe into photographer's death

2014-01-23 16:33

The SA National Editors Forum says police should probe the shooting of a photographer, allegedly by police and an alleged assault on a journalist by police.

Removal of top cop 'part of restructuring'

2014-01-17 08:39

The removal of the Western Cape acting head of crime intelligence is part of the restructuring of the crime intelligence service, a police official says.

 

Petros gets R10m to find 3 stolen laptops

2014-07-20 09:46
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Former Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros has been awarded a R10m contract by the State Information and Technology Agency to track down three laptops.

Mthethwa: No political pressure over Marikana

2014-07-14 12:18

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has denied he was under political pressure to intervene in the deadly mining strike at Marikana in Rustenburg two years ago.

Bring back drug unit - DA

2014-07-09 17:21

The DA says the KwaZulu-Natal community safety department should re-instate the drug intervention unit.

8 cops fired over Macia murder

2014-07-03 21:01

Eight of the nine Daveyton policemen implicated in the murder of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia have been fired, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Alleged cop killer appears in court

2014-07-02 12:41

A man accused of murdering a police officer in his driveway last week has appeared in court, while three other suspects linked to the murder are still at large, Gauteng police say.

More arrests expected over fake gun licences

2014-06-29 11:17

Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says the arrest of three police officers from the Central Firearms Registry is just the tip of the iceberg in a probe into fake gun licences.

DA repeats call for Phiyega to go

2014-06-17 17:05

The DA has repeated its call for national police commissioner Riah Phiyega to be replaced by someone "up to the task".

Fire Phiyega, DA tells Nhleko

2014-06-11 16:48

New Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko should fire national commissioner Riah Phiyega and replace her with someone with policing experience, the DA has said.

More delays in Krejcir case

2014-05-30 14:29

The trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others has been postponed in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge.

Cape Town cop dismissal welcomed

2014-05-15 13:01

Dismissing a Cape Town policeman accused of assaulting a naked man sends a clear message on desired police conduct, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Mayor in hot water over election selfie

2014-05-06 12:43

A district mayor is reportedly facing punishment after posting a selfie while voting, just days after the IEC appealed to voters not to take pictures in the ballot booth.

Cops to get driver skills training

2014-04-25 07:15

National police chief Riah Phiyega says police officers will get driving lessons after the requirement that recruits possess a driving licence was dropped in order to enable poor people to be recruited into the police force.

Phiyega probe ongoing - IPID

2014-04-03 05:30

Police watchdog IPID has dismissed a report stating that an investigation into national police commissioner Riah Phiyega had been completed.

Phiyega told me of false claims - cop

2014-03-26 19:31

North West air wing commander Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak says he was confronted by national police chief Riah Phiyega with a set of false allegations as he prepared to testify about the Marikana shootings.

Cops downplay Khayelitsha report

2014-03-18 22:33

A damning report into policing in Khayelitsha has been downplayed by one of its authors at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.

1.8bn litres of alcohol seized in a year

2014-03-12 05:30

Gauteng police have reported that around 1.8 billion litres of illegally sold alcohol have been seized around the country in the 2012/13 financial year.

SAHRC, Phiyega meet over rights abuses

2014-02-23 19:13

Concerns about the police's use of force have been raised during a meeting between the SAHRC and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, the commission says.

Policing operations on track - Phiyega

2014-02-17 11:46

Policing operations are on track to ensure that the country is kept safe and secure, police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Cops splash out on 'business meet'

2014-02-09 10:31
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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.

Police are under siege - Mthethwa

2014-01-31 23:05
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Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the escalation in public violence has put the police under siege.

Phiyega: Cop university to create special breed

2014-01-30 17:00

South Africa's first police university will create a "special breed" of officers, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

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.

DA condemns Limpopo protest killings

2014-01-29 16:30

The DA in Limpopo has condemned the fatal shooting of two protesters by police in the province.

Farlam demands police co-operation

2014-01-18 16:01

National police chief Riah Phiyega may be called to explain why documents and a recording requested by evidence leaders at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry have not been supplied.

Phiyega shakes up crime intel unit

2014-01-17 07:02

The structure of crime intelligence in the SA Police Service has been changed, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

 
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