POLICING

Kirkwood erupts over vigilante violence

Youths accused of being gangsters take revenge on anti-crime forum members

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27 November 2020

If poverty and Covid-19 don’t kill you a gunshot will, says PE protester

Residents are demanding better policing amid crime spike

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23 November 2020

New police bill fails to address chilling effect on freedom of assembly

Laws criminalising conduct connected with gatherings do not align with the Constitution

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20 November 2020

Is Shamila Batohi winning the battle to fix the NPA?

Results so far have been disappointing but there is hope

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3 November 2020

Nigerian protesters want Ramaphosa to help end SARS unrest

Human rights groups accuse the Nigerian police unit of extortion, harassment, torture, and murder

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30 October 2020

Human Rights Commission under fire for 7-month silence on sex worker death in custody

“Unfortunately democracy is only for certain people – not for sex workers” says activist

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28 October 2020

Police accused of shooting pregnant woman in her own yard

IPID is investigating the case

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28 October 2020

92 cases struck from court roll in three months due to police inefficiency

“Dockets are disappearing in different police stations. Cases are just disappearing off the roll”

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22 October 2020

Port Elizabeth family lose “breadwinner” in taxi shooting

The incident sparked violence in the communities of Booysens Park and Marikana

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21 October 2020

Limpopo villagers demand more police visibility at night

About 50 Molemole community members marched in Botlokwa demanding better government services

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15 October 2020

Immigrant shop owners ruthlessly exploited by protection rackets

“This is the life we live … If we do not pay, they send nyaope boys to my shop to start a toyi-toyi”

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15 October 2020

Residents call on Cele to act after homes in Port Elizabeth petrol-bombed

Community says police minister has not kept his promise to tackle gangs

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15 October 2020

Draft bill will not solve police brutality

Killing of “mentally unstable” Tshepiso Adoons highlights failings

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7 October 2020

Glebelands Eight: witness describes murder plot

Trial resumes in Pietermaritzburg High Court after lockdown delay

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6 October 2020

Level one lockdown disappoints sex workers

Accusations of police and criminal harassment, but police give a different story

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5 October 2020

Police rescue man from vigilante justice in Uitenhage

Bobani Village residents destroyed a suspect thief’s shack and banished him from the informal settlement

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1 October 2020