South African manhunt for escaped prisoners

Police have launched a manhunt for seven awaiting trial prisoners who escaped at the Lenasia Magistrate court after overpowering police officers  at the holding cells at approximately 16:00 today. The prisoners had already appeared in court today for robbery with … Read the rest

South Africa’s police getting more criminal than the criminals: Institute

The South African Police Service, where officers are usually drawn from the ANC’s former terrorist militia, Umkhonto we Sizwe, is becoming part of South Africa’s runaway crime problem. In a report released today by the liberal political society, the Institute … Read the rest

South African police ‘abuse sex workers’

prostitutesOf 80 sex workers based in Johannesburg, 52 (65 percent) had been abused by police, the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) said on Thursday.

“The most common forms of abuse experienced by sex workers are emotional violence such as swearing, … Read the rest

S. African police trying to clean up crime, corruption in its ranks

SAPS-murderTwenty members of the SA Police Service have been suspended in the past two months, the police said on Sunday.

“The actions of the employees were investigated and, based on prima facie evidence, disciplinary action was taken against them,” spokesman … Read the rest

187 S. African policemen arrested for murder, rape, robbery

saps4A total of 187 police officers were arrested over two months this year for crimes including murder, rape, and robbery, the Sunday Times reported.

Between July 8 and August 26, 39 officers were arrested for murder, 14 for rape, 20 … Read the rest

Police must stop violence between SA blacks and Somalians: ANC

SA_policeThe police must stop the violence between South Africans and Somalians living in Port Elizabeth, the ANC in the Eastern Cape said on Monday.

“Any type of violence, including looting of shops owned by Somali nationals is illegal, wrong and … Read the rest

Three murder accused allege SA police torture

saps4Three men accused of shooting dead an Mpumalanga mineworker three years ago were tortured into confessing to the crime, the Nelspruit Circuit of the High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday.

Isaac Sebokuboku Phala, 29, Calvin Tjatji, 24, and Tshepo … Read the rest

S. African policeman, customs official steal drugs at border post

drugs-gun-knifeA police constable and an SA Revenue Service (Sars) employee were arrested for allegedly stealing drugs at the Lebombo border post on Wednesday, Mpumalanga police said.

“The policeman searched a taxi from Mozambique while its driver went to stamp his … Read the rest

Police assault Afrikaner, call him a ‘white bastard’

saps4The Citizen reports that the South African minister of police will have to cough up for the damages sustained by a Nelspruit man when he was arrested for no reason, shot with rubber bullets, assaulted and belittled as a “white … Read the rest

Black policewoman shoplifter granted bail

sapsA policewoman accused of shoplifting two tubes of mascara has been granted R500 bail by the Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court, North West police said on Tuesday.

Lt-Col Kenaleone Aggy Motloung, of the crime intelligence unit, appeared in court on Monday, Brigadier … Read the rest

Policeman shot dead on patrol in black township Nyanga

A policeman was shot dead and another was wounded while on patrol in Nyanga, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.

The policeman was shot in the head by two men he and a partner stopped to search on Monday night, … Read the rest

Minister responds to South African police corruption

sapsThere are key factors which have been overlooked in the international corruption survey which states that 47 percent of South Africans paid bribes to government officials, the police said on Sunday.

Three factors had been overlooked, Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale … Read the rest

No suspects in SA Police hack attack

hacking_for_password_smallerNo suspects have been identified in connection with the hacking of the SA Police Service website last month, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa revealed on Wednesday.

Mthethwa said the investigation was still underway and the level of threat to identified whistleblowers … Read the rest