Category Archives: Government

Malaria outbreak in Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Malaria outbreak in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Following the malaria outbreaks in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, there has been daily monitoring of the developments through the district outbreak response meetings. However, the overall number of reported malaria cases has declined in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo over the past two weeks. There have been a high number of malaria cases in South Africa in the 2016/17 season, compared to the previous season. This has been attributed to the rise in ambient temperature, rainfall and humidity.…

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Fuck White People Exhibit

All Races Deserve To Be Treated Equally – Cape Party The widely controversial “fuck-white-people” exhibit being displayed in the Iziko SA National Gallery will face its day in court this week. The Cape Party is charging Iziko art gallery with contravening hate speech laws and demanding they pay a R150 000 fine. Cape Party leader, Jack Miller says “We are calling on the court to condemn this exhibit as blatant hate speech and have the offensive poster removed.” He further stated that “We expect the…

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 9 May 2017, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bordering Central African Republic. Since 22 April, nine cases including three deaths have been reported. Six cases are currently hospitalized. On 11 May 2017, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of DRC informed WHO that of the five samples collected from suspected cases, one tested positive by RT-PCR for Ebola…

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FOUR SUSPECTS SOUGHT FOR MURDER

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FREE STATE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in the Free State province is appealing to members of the public with information regarding the whereabouts of the four (4) suspects Lira Morienyane (39), Ntabiseng Lempe (34), Alice Majake (28) and Andile Gxamza (33) to contact them immediately.
The suspects are wanted in connection with a murder case which took place at Phahameng in Bloemfontein last year March, during which a well-known tavern owner Mr Alfred “Chencha” Helepi (70) was shot three times at his tavern and died at scene. The suspects allegedly took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene with the deceased’s vehicle which was later found abandoned at Phelindaba not far from the scene.
A warrant of arrest was issued after they were all let go on 11 November 2016 following an order by the Bloemfontein High Court after the Regional Court struck the matter of the roll. They had been in custody since their arrest in May shortly after Helepi was murdered.
According to documents, the suspects Morienyane, Lempe and Majake are Lesotho nationals and Gxamza is from Port Elizabeth.
Anyone with information regarding any of the suspects should contact Captain Babani Skota on 079 509 4998 or Warrant officer Motlhoua Motshweneng on 082 372 0093

MINISTER FIKILE MBALULA VISIT 10111 CALL CENTER

The Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula made an unannounced visit at the South African Police Service (SAPS) 10111 Call Center in Midrand today. The visit was to get first-hand experience of what happens at the call centre following complaints the Minister received from the public. The Minister interacted with the call centre staff and got to understand their challenges. The Minister was connected to all SAPS vehicles from the Call Center. He used the opportunity to thank SAPS officers for their hard work in…

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FIC WELCOMES PRESIDENT’S SIGNING OF THE FIC ACT AMENDMENTS

Tuesday, 2 May 2017: The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) is pleased that the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act has been signed by the President. The amendments will make significant improvements to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (FIC Act). They will strengthen the FIC’s ability to produce high quality financial intelligence and to share this with a wider range of government departments and agencies in the pursuit of combating financial crimes such as money laundering and terrorist financing while protecting the confidentiality of personal information.…

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SAPS

Heist in Delft Cape Town

The Deputy Minister of Police, Bongani Mkhongi, has noted with dismay yet another daring heist by criminals in Delft, Cape Town, who shot and subdued security guards, firing at the police on sight, leaving with an undisclosed amount of money. The police however, working with greater vigour and determination, have already found the getaway car, a Fiat, not far away from Delf. This is in line with our commitment to continue to squeeze the space against criminals and soon there will be no room for…

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Safety tips from the SAPS : Safety over long weekend

Safety over long weekend Pretoria: 27 April 2017 – As many South Africans will take this opportunity to enjoy a long weekend over the next few days, the South African Police Service assures all communities that in line with our Back-to-Basics approach, our members will be on duty, ready to serve and protect. As your safety and security is our priority, in terms of our Constitutional mandate, we want to assist you in being aware of your surroundings, your safety and the safeguarding of your…

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MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE CONDUCT SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS

Pretoria, Wednesday 12 April 2017: The South African Police Service conducted successful operations today, in response to protest marches/demonstrations that took place in Tshwane. Law enforcement agencies, led by the South African Police Service were deployed in a bid to ensure that public order is maintained in today’s protest march/demonstrations. In the main, an estimated 20 000 people took part in the march. We are pleased to report that once again, the people of South Africa heeded our call to conduct themselves in a proper…

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MEDIA STATEMENT BY MINSTER OF POLICE, MR FIKILE MBALULA ON PROTEST ACTION PLANNED FOR 12 APRIL 2017

On Friday 07 April 2017, a number of protest actions took place in several provinces, initiated by civil society organisations. On Wednesday the 12th April 2017 some opposition parties are planning to march to the Union Buildings. As the Minister of Police, I would like to acknowledge the manner in which protesters exercised their right to protest together with the responsibility that comes with that right. In most protest actions, people observed and obeyed South African laws and prevented the occurrence of violence and damage…

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HAWKS

HAWKS TAKE A FIRM STANCE AGAINST RACISM

PRETORIA – A member of the Hawks attached to South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) in Gauteng has voluntarily resigned after learning that the Hawks has laid a charge against him for calling his colleagues ‘kaffirs’. In a text sent to SANEB members’ WhatsApp group chat, the 47-year-old Warrant Officer blatantly called one of his colleagues a ‘kaffir’, an act that triggered urgent intervention from the unit’s commanders after several members expressed disapproval of the Warrant Officer’s actions. The officer, who has been in the…

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HAWKS CONDUCT INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS UNDER NO INFLUENCE

PRETORIA – The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza would like to dismiss with contempt the allegations reported on the City Press newspaper dated Sunday, 26 March 2017. In the front page article headlined “S’bu Ndebele’s charges to be dropped” the newspaper claims that the Hawks have been told what to do or influenced in their decision-making. Lieutenant General Ntlemeza would like to put it on record that no one tells him or the Hawks in general…

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LIEUTENANT GENERAL NTLEMEZA SADDENED BY MR POPO MOLEFE MEDIA UTTERANCES

PRETORIA – The National Head of the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza is dismayed with media reports by Mr Popo Molefe suggesting the HAWKS are failing to comply with their constitutional and statutory obligations to investigate PRASA matters and to bring the investigations to finality. It is unfortunate that Mr Molefe decided to raise speculative, misleading and baseless allegations which have painted a false picture of the Hawks and overshadows the tremendous investigations being carried out at Prasa. It is also…

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O. R. Tambo International Airport Robbery

Pretoria, Thursday, 9 March 2017: The South African Police Service views the armed robbery which occurred on Tuesday night, 7 March 2017 and the attendant security breaches in a serious light. We can assure our communities and visitors to our country that we are doing everything possible to ensure that the robbery and all circumstances surrounding the incident form the subject of an intensive, multi-disciplinary investigation. Although this incident is regrettable and unfortunate, the South African Police Service and all role players are compelled to…

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ACTING NATIONAL COMMISIONER MOURNS THE LOSS OF TWO OFFICERS WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Pretoria , Thursday 09 March 2017 : The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, condemns the killing of two police officers in the Northern Cape on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the South African Police Service were responding to a domestic violence dispute in Kimberley where one of their own was a victim. Reports suggest that a gun wielding man against whom a protection order was granted, opened fire on the officers during which two police officials were fatally…

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ACTING NATIONAL COMMISSIONER CONDEMNS BENONI KILLINGS

Monday, 06 March 2017: The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, condemns in the strongest terms the senseless murder of fourteen people whose bodies were found in Benoni, Gauteng over the past two days. Initially, police discovered six bodies with apparent gunshot wounds near a railway line on Sunday, 5 March 2017 following a tip-off from a member of the community. Today, eight more bodies were discovered in the same area. The discovery of these bodies comes at…

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Two day strategic meeting to address crime in SA underway in Mpumalanga

Pretoria, Monday 6 March 2017: Following the release of the quarterly crime statistics by the Minister of Police, Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko and the Acting National Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, for the period 1 April to 31 December 2016, a two day strategic session is currently underway in Mpumalanga to devise plans to build safer communities. The two day strategic session which is being attended by all generals from all levels within the South African Police Service, will look at – amongst others – unpacking…

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SAPS releases crime statistics April – December 2016

The South African Police Service releases crime statistics : April to December 2016 Cape Town, Friday 3 March 2017: The Department of Police, led by the Minister of Police and the Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, today presented quarterly crime statistics to the Portfolio Committee on Police. These statistics reflect on the period 1 April to 31 December 2016 and are compared with the same period in 2015. The presentation covered the following: * 17 community-reported serious crimes * Four crimes…

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22 ILLEGAL MINERS FOUND GUILTY ON 577 CHARGES

Free State- The National Head of the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza has hailed the conviction of 22 illegal by the Virginia High Court on Monday, hailing the decision as a landmark moment in the fight against illegal mining in the country. The court will on Tuesday, commence with mitigating and aggravating arguments for sentencing. The 22 miners (the list is hereunder) were arrested in April 2014 for illegal mining operation that started in August 2012 at Masimong Mine in…

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HAWKS

HOME AFFAIRS OFFICIAL NABBED FOR CORRUPTION

LIMPOPO – The Hawks Limpopo Anti – Corruption Unit members have arrested a 32 year old Modimolle Home Affairs official for corruption. The suspect allegedly confiscated the passport of a foreign national during the joint operation between the SAPS, SARS and Home Affairs in Modimolle during January 2017. The suspect allegedly demanded R3000 from the complainant in order to get his passport back. The matter was reported to the Hawks and the entrapment was set and the suspect was arrested immediately after receiving the money…

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TWO ARRESTED FOR POLICE MURDER

MPUMALANGA – Two suspects aged 35 and 29 years have been arrested for the murder of the late Constable Senyane Joseph Hlongwane (36). The latest arrest bring to three the number of suspects linked to the murder. The two suspects were arrested on Monday by the Mpumalanga Hawks for their role in the murder of Hlongwane. In July 2016 the Hlongwane and his colleague attended to a house robbery and on their arrival the suspects opened fire fatally wounding Hlongwane. A month later, Raggy Lekgowa…

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NATJOINTS in place for the Armed Forces Week in Durban

Durban: 20 February 2017 – As the build-up to the sixth annual Armed Forces Day celebration is gaining momentum, the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure is well in place to ensure that the scores of people attending the event are and feel safe. This celebration has brought together various services of the South African National Defence Force to showcase its capabilities. Members of the security forces including the SAPS and Metro Police have been strategically deployed in and around the city. The security forces…

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Paul O’Sullivan appears in court on various charges

Paul O’Sullivan appears in court on various charges Pretoria, Thursday 16 February 2017: The South African Police Service can confirm that Paul Robert O’Sullivan (62 years of age) appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday, 16 February 2017 and was granted bail of R10 000 subject to certain conditions. The charges in connection with which O’Sullivan appeared are: * Fraud * Section 33(5) of the IPID Act, 2011 (Act 1 of 2011) * Extortion * Attempted extortion * Intimidation. * The bail conditions were…

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ABALONE RECOVERED ON ABANDONED VEHICLE

NORTHERN CAPE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) members swiftly acted on information about a vehicle allegedly transporting abalone from Cape Town to Namibia, through Springbok, via the Vioolsdrift Port of Entry. On Tuesday, 14 February 2017, search teams were despatched on all possible routes and a vehicle matching the disruption provided was found abandoned outside Steinkopf. The Isuzu bakkie with a South African registration number was parked on the gravel road near N7 highway. Upon conducting a search, R 2.4 million worth…

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NIGERIANS, MOZAMBICANS ARRESTED FOR FARM MURDERS

MPUMALANGA – Two Nigerian nationals and two Mozambicans have been arrested after four people; a man, his wife and both his parents, were found murdered at farm house in Modderbult on Tuesday. Members of the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, members of the K9 unit, SANEB, Visible Policing members and the Local Criminal Record Centre officers responded to a farm attack incident which was reported in the area. When they arrived they found four bodies lying dead with bullet wounds. Investigation ensued swiftly and two Nigerians were…

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