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[…]
By Anees Teladia With increasing calls from Western Cape communities for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to be deployed in gang-ridden areas, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) has appealed for a focus on applying pressure on national and provincial police leadership, rather than on demanding the army’s presence.[…]
By Anees Teladia With gang violence in the Western Cape proving to be unrelenting, members of the Mitchells Plain Cluster Community Policing Forum (CPF) met with the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele to discuss ways of stabilising the province. Several high-profile cases of gang violence have occurred in the[…]
The SADC Election Observation Mission to South Africa will on Tuesday meet with the Minister of Police to gain clarity on the issue of security for the upcoming elections. The mission has raised concerns about the recent reports on xenophobic attacks in some parts of the country. Expected to be[…]
Neither the Hawks nor the South African Police Service (SAPS) are aware of an incident in which R2.5-million in a cash-for-votes scheme was uncovered. On Tuesday, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula tweeted that the money was intercepted during an intelligence-driven operation. The minister did not say when or where the operation[…]
Army deployment in gang hot spots around Cape Town is a long overdue necessity to try and crack down on “genocide” at the hands of gangsters, say residents. However, some have cautioned that soldiers may not be welcome in certain areas where residents have become fed up with police officers[…]
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