'I felt like a terrorist' - Former 'SA's Got Talent' winner recovers after alleged assault by SANDF soldiers

2019-10-17 14:05

Cape Town opera singer James Bhemgee says he has been assaulted and harassed by SANDF soldiers during a raid, adding that he was treated like a 'terrorist'.

SANDF captain found guilty of supplying info to foreign intelligence services, journalists

2019-10-03 16:26

A senior SANDF officer has been sentenced in a civil court after admitting that he contravened the Protection of Information Act.

SANDF soldier murder accused struggles to land lawyer

2019-09-26 11:37

A lawyer approached to represent one of the men accused of the murder of SA National Defence Force soldier Michael Njomane has turned down the case, the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court has heard.

PIC: Man arrested after massive stash of guns, ammunition discovered in shipping container on smallholding

2019-09-18 17:30

A 43-year old man has been arrested on his smallholding outside Mbombela after a large stash of weapons and ammunition were discovered, Mpumalanga police say.

Winde to continue fight for Western Cape police unit

2019-09-17 17:09

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says he won't be giving up the fight to have a provincial policing unit which would answer to national government.

Winde, Fritz welcome SANDF's extended stay, but want to see a few changes

2019-09-16 18:57

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and his Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz have welcomed the news that the SANDF's deployment would be extended by six months, but want to see a few changes in approach.

Will they stay or will they go? Army's time in Cape Town running out

2019-09-14 08:00

It was touted as a potential silver bullet - armed soldiers bringing gangsterism to its knees after months of bloodshed as gunmen ran amok on the Cape Flats. But with a few days left to go, how effective has the army's deployment been?

SANDF's deployment to Cape Flats: Cabinet to 'assess situation' after Premier Winde calls for an extension

2019-09-10 19:19

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says they have received a letter from Western Cape Premier Alan Winde where he calls for an extension of the SANDF deployment to the Cape Flats which ends next week.

Soldier's murder: 'We don't know how this happened,' says shocked family of 15-year-old accused

2019-08-29 12:38

A 15-year-old boy has appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrates' Court again on charges of the kidnapping, robbery and murder of SANDF soldier Michael Njomane.

Boy, 15, arrested in connection with SANDF soldier found in burnt out car in Cape Town

2019-08-27 17:19

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death of SA National Defence Force soldier Staff Sergeant Michael Njomane, says the Western Cape police.


Cele hails Operation Lockdown as murder rate in Western Cape declines

2019-10-16 22:33

Police Minister Bheki Cele has welcomed the decline in the murder rate since the start of Operation Lockdown.

SANDF rolls into Dunoon, but not to stop protests, say Western Cape police

2019-10-01 18:20

The SANDF has assisted the police with an "Operation Lockdown" mission in Dunoon which has been rocked by protests.

15-year-old in soldier's murder case also faces unrelated rape charge

2019-09-19 16:34

The teenaged co-accused in the case of the murder of a soldier in Cape Town also faces a rape charge in a different case.

SANDF's extended deployment in Western Cape expected to cost R64m

2019-09-17 19:54

The further deployment of the South African National Defence Force in the Western Cape will cost just over R64m.

Army 'becoming tourists on the Cape Flats', say some CPFs as deployment is extended

2019-09-17 06:32

Community Policing Forums have suggested several ways in which the SANDF can best take advantage of their deployment to the Cape Flats, after their stay was extended for six more months.

SANDF's deployment in Western Cape extended to March 2020

2019-09-16 15:16

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the deployment of the South African National Defence Force to crime-affected areas in the Western Cape until March 2020.

'Still a massive hill to climb' - Winde's reasons for wanting army to stay extra 6 months

2019-09-11 12:27

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde wants the army to be deployed to the Cape Flats for at least six more months as crime remains high and areas have not yet been stabilised, he says.

Two more arrested for murder of SANDF soldier in Cape Town

2019-09-05 14:37

A fifth person has been arrested and joins a minor and three adults who are accused of murdering SA National Defence Force Staff Sergeant Michael Njomane.

SANDF's Cape Flats deployment a 'success', but boots, barrels and bullets won't end gangsterism, says Defence Minister

2019-08-27 18:14

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has called the deployment of the South African National Defence Force into parts of the Cape Flats a ''success'', but cautioned that the ''temporary measure'' was a moot point if the underlying socioeconomic causes of gangsterism were not adequately addressed.

SANDF names soldier found in burnt out car in Cape Town

2019-08-27 13:01

The SANDF has named the soldier whose body was found in a burnt out car in the Cape Town suburb of Blue Downs.

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