POLICING

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Eyewitnesses describe police beating a man who had a mental disability

IPID appears not to have interviewed key witnesses

By Vincent Lali - 13 August 2019
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Spike in vigilante killings in Port Elizabeth

Police say communities resist investigations

By Joseph Chirume - 7 August 2019
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Mothers of slain children march in Cape Town

Protest commemorates children killed by crime and gang violence

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 1 August 2019
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Sea Point arrest complaint substantiated says police ombudsman

But two months after Esethu Mcinjana was arrested, still no word from SAPS

By Ella Ndongeni - 1 August 2019
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Activists highlight how state capture affects everyday life

Collapse of Metrorail and policing is hurting poor people

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 28 July 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Popular, maybe necessary, but deploying the army in townships resurrects terrible memories

We hope that it will be a temporary and effective measure; the verdict is out

By GroundUp Editors - 19 July 2019
The South African National Defence Force (SANDS) is deployed to the Cape Flats to help the police quell gang violence.

Cape Flats residents cheer arrival of army

Military deployed on Mandela Day to help quell Cape Town’s gang crime

By Ashraf Hendricks - 19 July 2019
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Relief on the way for Western Cape’s overstressed post-mortem facilities

New R281-million Forensic Pathology Facility in Observatory has double capacity of Salt River

By Candy Chan - 18 July 2019
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PE residents come out in numbers to demand better policing

“If the police are afraid to go inside our community, then who will protect us?”

By Joseph Chirume - 18 July 2019
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Parents protest after school hit by spate of robberies

Education MEC laments increasing burglaries in Western Cape schools

By Velani Ludidi and GroundUp Staff - 16 July 2019

Massive police operation on Cape Flats

First night raid takes place in Bheki Cele’s promised response to spike in murders

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 July 2019
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Policing forums demand state of emergency in “gang-infested” areas

Bheki Cele announced on Thursday night that the SANDF would be deployed to several townships on the Cape Flats to assist with policing measures to curb crime

By Velani Ludidi - 12 July 2019
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Philippi mother: “I could hear the gunshots from church”

Bheki Cele visited the home where six women were shot dead last Friday night. Five men were also gunned down in two separate incidents on the same weekend in the area.

By Velani Ludidi - 11 July 2019
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Family loses three children in Philippi shootings

Sikelela, Sonwabo and Aphiwe Zwelibi were among the 11 people shot dead last weekend

By Velani Ludidi - 9 July 2019
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Minister hears allegations against police after 11 murdered on weekend

Residents claim police are under resourced, corrupt, in cahoots with criminals, and that the station commander hasn’t been seen since 2018.

By Vincent Lali - 9 July 2019
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No answers nine months after Thuthukile Mabaso murdered in Manenberg

Activists demand that police prioritise LGBTI cases, murders

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 5 July 2019