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‘Selling cigarettes is not allowed’, warns Cele

The police will crack down on businesses selling cigarettes in the Western Cape, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday. Speaking in Pretoria at an inter-ministerial briefing, Cele added the ban on cigarettes applied countrywide. This after the DA-led Western Cape government lifted it on Wednesday. “Cigarettes may be sold[…]

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Cele agrees to deploy new police recruits

Police minister Bheki Cele has given the assurance that 1000 new police recruits will be deployed in the Western Cape immediately after they have completed their training. This was one of the outcomes of a meeting with MEC for Community Safety Albert Fritz this week. It follows a spike in[…]

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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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HSF defends decision to represent Dramat

The Helen Suzman Foundation on Tuesday defended its decision to challenge the minister of police’s decision to suspend Hawks boss Anwa Dramat. “If it is believed that the objective of the HSF’s intervention primarily related to Mr Dramat’s personal position. It wasn’t. It was to insist on the rule of[…]

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Dramat reaches agreement with minister

Suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat has been placed on leave following an agreement he reached with police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, a spokesman said on Tuesday. “General Dramat and the minister agreed that the general will be on leave while they try to finalise other processes,” Nhleko’s spokesman Musa Zondi said.[…]

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Dramat wins in court

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s application for leave to appeal the overturning of Hawks boss Anwa Dramat’s suspension was dismissed by the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. “Leave to appeal is dismissed. It is ordered that the main order of January 23 shall operate and be executed in full,” Judge[…]

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