One person shot dead following Wits protest

One person has died after police fired rubber bullets at Wits University’s protesting students at the Braamfontein campus. Students have threatened to continue their protest on Wednesday over the financial exclusion of students. On Tuesday, traffic was badly affected on Empire Road in Johannesburg due to a protest by students.[…]

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Two teenagers shot dead in Mitchells Plain

A 13-year-old boy has been gunned down and three other youth wounded during a drive-by shooting at Beacon Valley in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town. Police say that an 18-years-old was also shot dead in a seperate incident. Police say the occupants of a white vehicle opened fire on one[…]

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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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Muizenberg SAPS condemned for ‘unacceptable behaviour’

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[…]

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Hawks investigating murder of WCape top cop

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.[…]

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Contact crime on the increase in South Africa

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[…]

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