AS IT HAPPENED #CrimeStats: We are on duty; things are going to change - Mbalula

2017-10-24 08:56

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has presented the past year's crime statistics to Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police.

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#CrimeStats: Western Cape is the murder centre of South Africa

The Western Cape is home to a third of the country’s police stations where the most killings have been recorded and it's also home to South Africa’s longstanding murder capital - Nyanga.

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Mbalula concludes the press conference

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We are on duty; things are going to change, promises Mbalula

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Policing must go back to basics  

Detect the crime before it happens - Mbalula

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They [criminals] must never have an opportunity to have fun - Mbalula

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"Our approach in the fight against crime is combative and smart policing," says Mbalula

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Mbalula says criminals have too many rights

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Mothiba: We are calling upon our people to report crime

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"Don't buy stolen goods"  

Police General Mothiba says that the market for stolen property contributes to crime

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Police General Mothiba: We made a mistake when we removed the specialised units  

We are busy reviving those units

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Police call on media to publish names of wanted suspects

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Mbalula says parents should take responsibility  

"We must say to parents: 'Look after your kids'  

"Kids get killed by the people they trust" - Mbalula quotes the Courtney Pieters murder

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Mbalula says that there is no distinction for political murders - "it is 'murders'"

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Mbalula holding court with the media  

Generating laughs from journalists

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Mbalula says he's only been in the ministry for five months

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Mbalula says the police ministry needs stability  

Talking up for him to keep his job  

"Nobody's entitled to his position" - on Cabinet reshuffles

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We need to change perceptions about the work of the police - Mbalula

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Mbalula: We can't allow statistics to be used as a political tool  

On farm murders  

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One of the things our stats must address is conviction rate  

We need to collaborate with Correctional Services - Mbalula  

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We can't report on crimes not reported

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Police General Mothiba seems more relaxed facing the media

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Mbalula gets a laugh when he is asked about being reshuffled  

"Never" Mbalula interjects

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We need to put our ideas into practice, Mbalula tells the media

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Mbalula: We are not in the business of being too argumentative

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Crime stats: Hard Livings gang singled out in Parliament as threat to Cape Town residents

The Hard Livings gang, which has strongholds in several Cape Town suburbs, got special mention from Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday when he released the annual national crime statistics in Parliament.

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Syndicate at our borders compromise national security, says Mbalula

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We have to review our crime prevention system, says Mbalula

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Public order policing training now three weeks as opposed to two days

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Flying squad numbers going down  

Reduction in personnel and vehicle budget

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Unfounded cases are false cases, says Police General Mothiba

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"We must never give an impression that there are certain things we are running away from," says Mbalula on the farm murder statistics

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