Category «Law Enforcement»

Police out in full force in Soweto

Police

Soweto: 22 January 2015 – Tonight the Gauteng Police Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba announced further deployment of a large contingent of police officers in various areas of Soweto. After a relatively quiet day in Soweto, looting flared up in most parts of the township soon after schools closed this afternoon. Police from various …

Hawks disrupt a drug-smuggling ring in Johannesburg

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria: Today, the acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks), Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, lauded the Hawks in Johannesburg for dismantling a Nigerian drug-smuggling ring. The Hawks team raided the Highrise flats in Berea, Johannesburg yesterday. They did a thorough search and arrested five Nigerian men. The Nigerians are allegedly …

Verkragtings in en deur polisie neem kommerwekkend toe

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Volgens die Onafhanklike Polisie Ondersoekdirektoraat (OPOD) het die aantal klagtes van verkragtings wat deur polisielede gepleeg is in ses maande (April – September 2014 teenoor dieselfde tydperk in 2013) met 25% toegeneem en verkragtings van persone in aanhouding het met 160% toegeneem. Die OPOD het hierdie statistiek bekend gemaak in ’n voorlegging aan die portefeuljekomitee …

SAPS detective sentenced to 7 years in prison

Police

Limpopo: Yesterday, the Louis Trichardt Regional Court in Limpopo handed down a hefty seven-year sentence to former Detective Constable Tshifhiwa Lawrence Matsedu of Musina for corruption. The disciplinary hearing committee of the South African Police Service dismissed 28-year-old Matsedu a few months after corruption allegations were levelled against him. In July 2011, Matsedu solicited a …

Foreign nationals sentenced for rhino poaching

Police

Pretoria: Today, the Acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Major General Yoliswa Siyotula, applauded the Organised Crime Unit of the Hawks in Mpumalanga for securing two convictions against two rhino poachers. Yesterday, the White River Periodical Court handed down an eight-year sentence to Alvao Fagustino Sifundza from Mozambique for rhino poaching. …

Latest South African Crime Statistics Released

Child Porn

Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) today released the crime statistics for the 2013/14 financial year, which show a range of increases and decreases in certain crime categories. For the year under review, there was an increase in murder, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Overall, murder decreased by 9.2% over the …

NPA SEIZES A CASH AMOUNT OF $9.34 MILLION

Summons for Deputy National Director of Prosecutions Served

PRETORIA – On 12 September 2014, the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the NPA obtained an order in the North Gauteng High Court freezing a cash amount of US$9.34 million (about R102 million). The case relates to cash which was brought into the country on a flight from Nigeria to Lanseria Airport on 5 September …

Three arrested for R50m car fraud

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria – The Hawks, in conjunction with the banking industry, have arrested three suspects for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million. The suspects, 33-year-old Adele Coetzee, her husband, 37-year-old Marius Coetzee, and his mother, 60-year-old Kitty Coetzee, were arrested in Brits in the North West during an operation held over the weekend. The …

SAPS killings and security at GP Malls

Police

Johannesburg – Gauteng police will increase visibility in and around some of the malls that have been identified as high risk, says Provincial Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba. Mothiba said five suspects were arrested in Brixton and Doornfontein during a crime intelligence raid, following the recent spate of mall robberies in the province. He was briefing …

Grondwethof se bevinding ten gunste van SAPD en Renate Barnard-saak stel teleur

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Dr. Dirk Herman, bestuurshoof van Solidariteit, het vandag na verwarrende mediaberigte bevestig dat die Grondwethof finaal ten gunste van die SAPD beslis het in die jarelange rassediskriminasiesaak van oud-polisiekolonel Renate Barnard en Solidariteit teen die polisie, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se woordvoerder oor arbeid. Hiermee het die Grondwethof die uitspraak van vyf …

SAPS warn of fake employment opportunities

Police

Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has warned the public about misleading advertisements regarding the recruitment of new constables. The adverts are apparently being circulated through the social media application WhatsApp and on the www.salearnership.com website. SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said there are currently no posts advertised for police trainees. “The …

South Africa has Lost War against Crime

IFP

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 …

Nog ‘n plaasmoord bewys LUR verkeerd

Crime

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 …

Five Correctional Services officials appear in court

Police

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 …

President Zuma institutes enquiry into NDPP

Deputy President spreads Mandela cheer at hospital

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 …

SA Police implicated in Macia death fired

Police

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 …

Police express outrage

Police

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, …

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 …