Suspect implicated in Tulbagh mass murder to appear in court

LOCAL Western Cape MEC for Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen says a Neighbourhood Watch will be established in the Marikana Informal Settlement in Tulbagh, following a recent mass shooting. Four people were shot dead last weekend, while a fifth is recovering in hospital. Following his arrest on Tuesday,[…]

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Government wants to change how police, security and neighbourhood watches work – but there are problems

The Western Cape’s head of Community Safety Albert Fritz has raised concerns with provisions of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Amendment Bill – specifically around neighbourhood watches and changes to the police service. Fritz said that the bill wants to integrate law enforcement officers into a municipal police service,[…]

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Local CPF’s, NHW’s seek funding

As criminal activity continues to impact communities, local community police forums (CPF) and neighbourhood watches are requesting funds, remuneration and escorts for additional security when conducting tasks. But, minister of community safety, Dan Plato says that the phrase, ‘we want money for what we are doing’ has surfaced in every[…]

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