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,[…]
The Muizenberg SAPS is under fire after allegations of bad behaviour. Members of the public have reported police officers to the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO) and an investigation is underway. The MEC of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, wrote to the office of the WCPO, noting reported incidents of police[…]
The South African Police Service has warned against the peddling of fake stories about human trafficking or the kidnapping of women and children. The caution came amid a rise in such reports on social media, with “human trafficking” among the top trends in South Africa. However, speaking on the VOC[…]
Western Cape police say the Hawks will investigate circumstances which led to the fatal shooting of senior detective in the Anti Gang Unit, Lt Colonel Charl Kinnear. The 52-year-old Kinnear was shot several times in his car a few metres from his Bishop Lavis home in Cape Town this afternoon.[…]
The death of a teenager with Downs Syndrome has sparked public outrage across the country after angry community members in Eldorado Park accused police of shooting 16-year-old Nathaniel Julius. Residents took to the street to vent their frustrations where they threw stones and petrol bombs at SAPS and JMPD officers.[…]
Contact crimes including murder, robbery and sexual offences have increased by 0.7% in the country, according to the 2019/2020 crime statistics. The stats were released by Police Minister Bheki Cele and top brass from the SAPS on Friday morning in Pretoria. The murder rate has increased with 303 cases, to[…]
The man accused of raping and murdering a South African teenager made his first appearance at the Wynberg magistrate’s court in Cape Town on Tuesday. Leonard Mzingeli, 25, from the Siyangena Informal Settlement in Philippi has been charged with murder of 17 year old Amahle Quku whose naked body was[…]
An alleged armed robber has been arrested on Signal Hill in Cape Town a few hours after two people were robbed at knife-point of their valuables this weekend, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape said on Sunday. “Cape Town Central Police Station’s B Relief shift members[…]
A 24-year-old man lost his life in a motor vehicle accident in Athlone, Belgravia on Monday night, in what is possibly a drunken driving incident. The deceased, Yusuf Sedick, was on his motorcycle on the way from work when he collided with a vehicle. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the suspects[…]
Six men have been arrested in four separate incidents for being in possession of large quantities of drugs and contravening the coronavirus (Covid-19) regulations, and will appear in various magistrates’ courts in Cape Town and George on Monday, Western Cape police said. Two men were due to appear in the[…]
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