Category Archives: Security


Police chief shocks with remarks on farm murders – CDP

Police chief shocks with remarks on farm murders – CDP The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) expressed concern with police chief Riah Phiyega’s statement made during the Human Rights Commission’s enquiry into farm murders, that no distinction can be drawn between a murder in a shebeen and a farm murder. “One would expect more judicial knowledge from a minister of police. The courts indeed draw a huge distinction between a drunken fight in a liquor joint, and when innocent people are attacked in a carefully planned…

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The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal calls on the Department of Health to develop a “fool proof” protocol aimed at safety and security in public hospitals. “Today I conducted an oversight visit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban where I was shocked to find out that security guards stationed at the entrance only search cars when they leave the hospital and not when they enter the premises. My car was not searched on entering. This creates an opening for dangerous weapons to be brought into the…

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SA condemns military take-over in Lesotho

Pretoria – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has warned the military in Lesotho that South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) will not tolerate the unconstitutional take-over of the neighbouring mountain kingdom. On Saturday, the Lesotho Defence Force took over the radio and TV stations, resulting in a total black out in broadcast. The army had also taken over several police stations, including the police headquarters. The incidents have also forced Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane…

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