Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Police

Five Correctional Services officials appear in court

Worcester – Five Correctional Services officials are appearing in the Worcester Magistrate’s Court, this morning, following allegations of fraud and corruption. Four of the officials were arrested by police on Thursday while on duty and the other suspect was arrested at home. Their names will be revealed after their appearance. The five officials face a series of charges in terms of various sections of legislation governing the prevention and combating of corruption, as well as drugs. The South Africa Police Service (SAPS) made the arrest…

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Minister Peters calls for thorough audit of traffic police

Pretoria – Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged the board and management of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) to conduct a thorough audit of the calibre of officers attached to the national traffic police. Minister Peters said the RTMC must rid its ranks of “rotten apples”, as only men and women of integrity can carry out the task of saving people’s lives on the roads. “There’s no room for criminal elements in the service. Criminals should not be allowed to masquerade as servants of…

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Deputy President spreads Mandela cheer at hospital

President Zuma institutes enquiry into NDPP

Pretoria- President Jacob Zuma has instituted an enquiry into the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana. “President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of Section 12(6)(a)(iv) of the National Prosecuting Authority Act 32 of 1998 and after careful consideration of all the matters before him, decided to institute an enquiry into the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Mxolisi Nxasana,” the Presidency said in a statement on Saturday. Nxasana, who was appointed in October 2013 by the President, has come under the spotlight after…

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Police

SA Police implicated in Macia death fired

Daveyton, Springs – Eight of the nine Daveyton policemen implicated in the murder of Mozambican taxi driver, Mido Macia, have been fired. The eight police officers from the Daveyton police station were found guilty on various charges during an internal SAPS disciplinary hearing. The ninth member, who was charged with the other eight, was acquitted during the disciplinary hearing, after it was found that he was not at the scene. The police officers were arrested shortly after a video showing Macia, being tied to the…

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Police

Police express outrage

Pretoria – National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has expressed outrage and concern about the rate at which police officers continue to be killed by criminals. Over the past five days, five police officers were killed – one in Gauteng, another in Limpopo and three in the Western Cape. On Friday, Lieutenant Colonel Knox Chauke, a training coordinator at the Human Resources Division (SAPS Head Office), was gunned down in front of his house in Kagiso. Nothing was taken from him. On Sunday, Lieutenant Yezindaba…

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Marikana Commission given more time

Marikana Commission given more time

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has given the Marikana Commission of Inquiry more time to complete its work. On Monday, he announced the extension of the Commission’s term from 31 July 2014 to 30 September. “After engagement between the President, the Chairperson of the Commission and the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, it became evident that the Commission would not be able to complete its investigation by 31 July 2014, hence the extension of the term of the Commission,” the Presidency said. The commission…

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Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

33-year-old Limpopo suspect arrested

A 33-year-old man, who has been linked to more than 30 crimes in Seshego, Limpopo, has been arrested. The suspect, Thomas Tshamano, who is originally from Makhado, has been terrorising the community by stealing valuable items from their vehicles since 2011, according to Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. “He targeted his victims at night and broke into their vehicles parked inside or outside their yards and stole valuables including radios, cell phones, wallets, laptops and anything else he could lay his hands on.” According…

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REBURIAL CEREMONY OF NATHANIEL NAKASA

Limpopo police condemns police killing

Limpopo Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Fanie Masemola, has condemned the killing of a police officer in Ritavi, in Tzaneen. “Any attack and the killing of our police officers will not be tolerated, and I have already formulated a task team by Hawks members to apprehend these cold blooded killers and ensure that they face the full might of the law. No stone will be left un-turned in our efforts to establish who was involved and bring them to book,” said Masemola. Masemola was reacting…

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