There is a strong police presence at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court where four police officers are expected to appear on Wednesday. They were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Mthokozisi Ntumba. He was killed during student protests last week, just after leaving a clinic. The Independent Police Investigative[…]
Police are probing the contents of a video circulating on social media showing two men being assaulted in the presence of officers in Delft on the Cape Flats. One of the men died while the other sustained serious injuries. The video shows two naked men being assaulted by community members[…]
A Hanover Park family are distraught after their 38-year-old father was killed at the hands of police in circumstances that remain uncertain. According to eyewitness reports, 38-year-old Marlin Fuller was outside of his home in Cascade court when South African Police Service (SAPS) members on patrol asked everyone to drop[…]
Investigations by IPID (independent Police Investigative Directorate) has led to the arrest of five police officers at Vredenburg on the Cape West Coast on murder charges. The officers allegedly assaulted, Jason Heyns, last month during an arrest. IPID spokesperson, Ndelika Cola, says the officer took Heyns to the Vredenburg Hospital[…]
The death of a teenager with Downs Syndrome has sparked public outrage across the country after angry community members in Eldorado Park accused police of shooting 16-year-old Nathaniel Julius. Residents took to the street to vent their frustrations where they threw stones and petrol bombs at SAPS and JMPD officers.[…]
When questioned about the independence of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), Police Minister Bheki Cele relied on a law he had contravened for four months. During Wednesday’s virtual sitting of the National Assembly, MPs were allowed to make statements or ask questions on each budget vote. DA MP Andrew[…]
Robert McBride, former head of the police watchdog body Ipid, has been appointed director the State Security Agency’s foreign branch. The position means he will direct SA’s intelligence gathering outside the country’s borders. His appointment to head SA’s foreign intelligence also comes about a year after his term as head[…]
The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office says South Africa has created a “toxic lockdown culture” through heavy-handed and aggressive implementation by law enforcement. On Monday, Georgette Gagnon, director of field operations and technical cooperation for the UN Human Rights Office, highlighted a “highly militarised” law enforcement response to Covid-19[…]
The Ministry of Police is in contravention of legislation as it will not fill the vacant position of the Executive Head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) within one year of the vacancy arising. Deputy Police Minister Cassel Mathale told the Portfolio Committee on Police on Wednesday that they[…]
Torture, rape, killings, assault – South Africans lodged 42,365 criminal complaints against the police between April 2012 and March 2019. Viewfinder’s debut investigation exposes how underfunding, State Capture and statistical manipulation at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) failed the victims and helped violent criminals in the police service escape[…]
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