Police Ministry breaks the law - fails to appoint IPID head within one year

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The Ministry of Police is in contravention of legislation as it will not fill the vacant position of IPID head within one year of the vacancy arising.

Samantha Mathane-Radebe was killed by police bullet - IPID

2020-02-17 09:44

The bullet that killed Samantha Mathane-Radebe during a shootout in Alexandra came from a police gun, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has announced.

Alexandra residents call on police to arrest officer after bystander killed during shootout with hijackers

2020-01-17 12:01

Alexandra residents are demanding the arrest of a SAPS officer after a woman was killed and a man injured during a shootout between police and hijackers.

Evidence of IPID cover-up mounts, but Joemat-Pettersson declines to act

2019-12-05 13:17

Police arrested 54-year-old Alfred Thompson for being "drunk in public" in Vredendal, the Western Cape, on October 2, 2016. It was recorded in the IPID register that Thompson "did not wake up" when officers came to release him the next morning. Read more...

IPID probing claims that cops allegedly terrorised family of Brakpan teenager who was raped

2019-11-28 07:34

Police have confirmed that an intimidation case is being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate after a Brakpan woman complained of being terrorised after laying rape charges in relation to her teenage daughter.

There will be a new IPID head by March, Cele promises

2019-11-27 16:35

A new executive director for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate will be appointed by March, Police Minister Bheki Cele has told the Portfolio Committee on Police.

Double life sentence for former KZN cop who murdered ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend

2019-11-19 11:53

A former KwaZulu-Natal police sergeant has been sentenced to two life terms behind bars for the murder of his former girlfriend and her boyfriend, according to IPID.

IPID to investigate shooting of actor Patrick Shai during protest in Dobsonville

2019-11-12 20:09

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says it has received a complaint of discharging of firearms after actor Patrick Shai was struck by 11 rubber bullets during a protest in Dobsonville.

KZN cop on the run after allegedly shooting man dead during argument

2019-10-27 15:56

A KwaZulu-Natal policeman is being sought after he allegedly gunned down a man during an argument in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Six-year prison sentence handed to cop whose fingers were bitten off during attempted rape

2019-10-17 13:45

An off-duty policeman who attempted to rape a woman who bit his fingers off while fighting back has been sentenced to six years in jail.


Parliament has 'window of opportunity' to improve police accountability via IPID - experts

2020-02-26 06:26

A small shift in priority at IPID can dramatically increase its impact on police accountability, a recently published policy paper has found.

15-year sentence for cop who killed TUT student Katlego Monareng

2020-01-31 16:18

A police officer who shot and killed Tshwane University of Technology student Katlego Monareng during a protest in 2018 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Cop arrested for murder of two brothers in Richards Bay

2019-12-16 10:57

A KwaZulu-Natal police officer is facing two charges of murder after he allegedly shot and killed two brothers in Richards Bay, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate said.

Former Pinetown cop sentenced to 30 years for murder, robbery

2019-12-03 11:02

A former Pinetown police constable was this week sentenced to 30 years for murder and robbery, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate said.

IPID calls in Treasury's help to investigate premature closure of cases

2019-11-27 20:03

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has obtained help from the National Treasury to complete an investigation into the premature closure of cases.

Eastern Cape cop kills himself after allegedly shooting girlfriend's sister

2019-11-23 13:01

After attempting to find his girlfriend, the officer committed suicide with his service weapon.

Alleged murder, rape and torture by police officers. Did IPID even investigate?

2019-11-18 18:28

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate's (IPID) intake registers are replete with complaints of heinous crimes by police officers across South Africa. One originates from a small, rural township in northern KwaZulu-Natal on the evening of June 29, 2014.

Honeydew cops accused of murder separated suspects, court hears

2019-10-30 17:28

The Roodepoort Magistrate's Court has heard how police officers separated two suspects, taking one to another police station, after they were allegedly beaten in the cells of the Honeydew police station on October 19. One of the detained suspects later died.

IPID cases 'cover-up': Viewfinder responds to Robert McBride

2019-10-18 17:40

Robert McBride wrote an article in Daily Maverick criticising Viewfinder's exposé titled IPID’s cover-up of police brutality in SA. This is Viewfinder's response.

IPID admits 'a few cases' were prematurely closed in Gauteng

2019-10-10 21:47

Despite admitting that there were "a few cases" in Gauteng where the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) didn't do proper investigations before cases were closed, the police watchdog questioned the whistleblower's credibility before the Portfolio Committee on Police.

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