The arrest of a group of people suspected of being involved the shooting of 11 people in the Marikana settlement in Philippi, which was highly publicised by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, has turned out to be a dud. Ten people, eight of whom were pictured lying handcuffed on the road[…]
A new station commander has been appointed and at least 40 extra police officers will be brought to Philippi East police station on the Cape Flats following 18 murders in the past week. Police have also arrested 45 people, among them five suspected kingpins. Police minister Fikile Mbalula says he’s[…]
In a letter written on Thursday – the day Police Minister Fikile Mbalula ordered Phahlane and Ipid boss Robert McBride to kiss and make up – Phahlane’s lawyers told Ipid he believed he was not being investigated by an “independent investigatory body”. The two have been at war for months[…]
Newly appointed acting Hawks head Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata was part of a five-person panel that appointed her predecessor Berning Ntlemeza. Matakata, along with former police minister Nathi Nhleko, Justice Minister Michael Masutha, Minister of State Security David Mahlobo and then deputy minister of police Maggie Sotyu, was part of[…]
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