POLICING

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

Spaza shop owners accuse police of stealing their cash

Diepsloot police say they confiscated R63,000. The shop owners claim it is more than double that amount

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31 May 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

Constitutional Court orders Minister of Police to pay torture victims

Two men were detained for eight months for murdering a family. They didn’t do it.

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19 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

IPID finds “no misconduct” in using a water cannon on SASSA beneficiaries

Western Cape legislature says IPID report “disgraceful”

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7 May 2021

Khayelitsha residents want to know exactly when they will get the police station they were promised

Land for the Makhaza police station was identified already in 2004

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16 April 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

Cape Town’s Anti-Land Invasion Unit is unlawful, argues SAHRC

Demolition of structures and removal of land occupiers without a court order is unconstitutional, says advocate

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1 April 2021

A Mitchells Plain mother whose sons were murdered joins march against crime

“Our children’s blood is flooding the sea. It feels like there’s no way out for us.”

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15 March 2021

“It is a sin that South Africans can do this to their fellow Africans” says witness to Durban violence

But no evidence of the alleged killing of two immigrants in last week’s attack

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9 March 2021

Kariega police vehicles back on the road after a year

Ten vehicles that had minor faults have now been repaired

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8 March 2021

Still no answers to why police used a water cannon on people in a SASSA queue

Independent Police Investigative Directorate considering an investigation

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22 February 2021

Spaza owners protest after Port Elizabeth murders

“We cannot live like hunted animals”

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15 February 2021

Police accused of failing to act on complaints against SANDF

Lawyers for Human Rights to compel police to investigate string of alleged assaults and torture carried out by soldiers

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12 February 2021