Category Archives: Law Enforcement

IFP

South Africa has Lost War against Crime

The IFP says that South Africa will never win war against crime as long as law-enforcement agencies are themselves implicated in criminal activities. The party said this in response to reports in the City Press and other media, implicating some in the Intelligence Unit of being involved in “a rogue unit within the State Security Agency.” According to the report, the Unit known as the Special Operations Unit, consists of Glen Agliotti (convicted drug dealer), George Darnanovich (agent for SSA), Belinda Walter (agent for SSA),…

Read More »

IFP

IFP: GAUTENG POLICE MUST EXPEDITE INVESTIGATION INTO MURDER OF CLLR NGUBANE

The Inkatha Freedom Party calls on the police to urgently investigate the death of Ngubane, who was shot and killed last Saturday night (19 July 2014) at Mogale City, Gauteng. IFP National Organiser, Mr Alco Ngobese, said, “We call on the Gauteng police to expedite the investigation into the murder of IFP Cllr Patrick Ngubane, who was shot dead while trying break up a brawl on Saturday,” said Mr Alco Ngobese. “It has been three days now but no arrests have been made. The IFP…

Read More »

IFP

IFP: TASK TEAM TO INVESTIGATE THE KILLING OF A YOUNG BOY IN PONGOLA MUST BE APPOINTED

IFP: TASK TEAM TO INVESTIGATE THE KILLING OF A YOUNG BOY IN PONGOLA MUST BE APPOINTED The IFP Leader in KwaZulu Natal Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala called on the MEC for Community Safety, Willies Mchunu, to urgently appoint a task team to investigate the violent murder of a young boy in Pongola, North of KwaZulu Natal. He also called on any witnesses to the murder to provide police with information. “The IFP were very disappointed in the manner in which police handled this case. The…

Read More »

Minister van justisie en korrektiewe dienste moet parool-aansoeke op meriete beoordeel

Parool-aansoeke, soos dié van Eugene de Kock, moet op meriete behandel word en moet nie politieke besluite wees nie, sê dr. Pieter Groenewald, die VF Plus se hoofwoordvoerder oor Korrektiewe Dienste. Dr. Groenewald sê ‘n man soos De Kock, wat duidelik ‘n politieke gevangene is, is in die steek gelaat deur die vorige bedeling en sy president, mnr. F.W. de Klerk. Waar die ANC ‘vir meer as 20 000 van sy mense amnestie beding het’, het die De Klerk-regering nie dieselfde gedoen nie. “Ek ken…

Read More »

Crime

Nog ‘n plaasmoord bewys LUR verkeerd

Die plaasaanval en moord die afgelope naweek in Petrus Steyn dien as bewys dat die Vrystaatse LUR vir polisie, paaie en vervoer verkeerd is wanneer hy sê dat landelike beveiliging werk en daar geen krisis bestaan nie. Die LUR het verlede week tydens die begrotingsposdebat oor polisie, paaie en vervoer gesê dat die VF Plus verkeerd is dat daar ‘n krisis bestaan en gesê dat sy departement se landelike beveiligingsplan werk. Die soveelste plaasaanval in die Vrystaat bewys dat hierdie misdaad as ‘n prioriteit geklassifiseer…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »