Nathi Nhleko

Murder up in SA: crime stats

The crime statistics for 2015/2016 have provided South Africans with a reason to reflect on the country’s social behavioral patterns. This is according to Minister of Police‚ Nathi Nhleko‚ who presented a report on understating the sociology of crime in South Africa in Parliament on Friday. The analysis presented by[…]

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100 000 cops deployed during elections

The SAPS has promised to clamp down on political killings, and will deploy 100 000 officers to secure the local government elections on Wednesday. Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane on Wednesday assured the nation that the massive deployment would ensure that the polls[…]

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Concourt the next stop in McBride’s quest for re-instatement

Although the High Court on Friday ruled that Police Minister Nathi Nhleko acted unlawfully in instigating a disciplinary hearing and suspending Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) boss Robert McBride, the decision would need to be validated by the Constitutional Court before he can return to work. Referring to her ruling[…]

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Most cops killed attending to complaints: Nhleko

More than two thirds of murdered police officers were killed while responding to complaints, says Police Minister Nathi Nhleko. Nhleko was addressing Parliament on the recent spike in the number of officers being killed, which is at 60 since January. A list compiled by the ministry of the different causes[…]

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Phiyega not suspended: Nhleko

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has not been suspended pending an inquiry into her fitness to hold office, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said on Wednesday. “You would know as much as I do that the national commissioner has not been suspended. Any decision regarding the national commissioner rests with the[…]

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McBride to challenge Nhleko’s powers

Robert McBride is expected to start his constitutional challenge regarding Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s powers to suspend him in a case starting at the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. McBride does not think Nhleko was allowed to suspend him without consulting other members of Cabinet, in terms of the[…]

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DA to propose a motion to substitute Nkandla report

The DA will propose a motion in the National Assembly on Tuesday to have Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s report on Nkandla substituted with a report that the party drafted with other opposition parties. The DA said the opposition report found that Nhleko misinterpreted his mandate and only concentrated on four[…]

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Marikana families sue police minister

Families of the 37 mineworkers killed in Marikana are taking on Police Minister Nathi Nhleko in court. The families, represented by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of SA (SERI), the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) and Wits Law Clinic, filed papers at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday morning. In a[…]

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Riah Phiyega to feel Ipid’s wrath

Ten months after Police Minister Nathi Nhleko was instructed to institute disciplinary action against national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega, his office is staying mum on why such action has not been taken. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which investigated Phiyega for defeating[…]

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