Articles by Daneel Knoetze

Video: The Death of Phindile Ramncwana

A group of police officers in a rural Eastern Cape township were accused of beating a man so badly that they broke his ribs and ruptured his small intestine.

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2 June 2021

Police commissioner Khehla Sitole admits that SAPS discipline needs overhaul

Sitole told Parliament that an “independent” discipline unit needs to be established

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1 June 2021

Parliament rebukes SAPS for poor discipline as watchdog probes 794 killings by police

But Parliament has failed to enforce its recommendations in the past

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25 May 2021

Yes, Minister Cele, we did do our homework

Police minister brushes off Viewfinder’s devastating findings on police brutality

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18 May 2021

How SAPS protects the killers within its ranks

Every year, police in South Africa kill hundreds of people and are accused of brutalising thousands more.

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11 May 2021

Ten years after Andries Tatane was killed, police misuse of rubber bullets is still unchecked

The cases we know about are likely far outnumbered by those we don’t

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13 April 2021

Eastern Cape’s health workers have been betrayed by Covid-19 corruption

Part two of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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11 March 2021

Grimy, broken-down, neglected: can this be the Eastern Cape’s flagship hospital?

Part one of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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10 March 2021

Police are not being held accountable for child killings, watchdog records reveal

39 children died at the hands of police or in custody between April 2012 and March 2018

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7 September 2020

Parliament failed to vet Cele’s nomination for IPID head

Does Jennifer Ntlatseng have what it takes to run the police watchdog?

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21 July 2020

IPID a no-show in Petrus Miggels police assault probe

Investigator has still not returned to the scene of the assault or interviewed key witnesses, according to Miggels’ family

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10 June 2020

NPA and IPID commit to tackling high-level police corruption

This comes after two investigators were pulled from task team

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29 May 2020

Police watchdog pulls investigators from state capture probe

IPID recalls two members of team investigating former police commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane

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28 May 2020

Police watchdog promises to improve, but controversial targets remain

Funding shortfalls call into question IPID’s ability to fulfil its mandate

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14 May 2020

Woman alleges cigarette corruption by Grassy Park police

Vanessa Adriaanse claims police unlawfully entered her home and arrested her

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12 May 2020