8 Gauteng cops arrested after suspect dies in custody

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said it arrested eight members of the SAPS on Monday for allegedly murdering a suspect in police custody. Ipid national spokesperson Ndileka Cola said the detainees had been arrested for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and dagga. “It is alleged that on 23 February, 2021 around 9pm […]

Former cop sentenced to 17 years for girlfriend’s murder

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has hailed the “harsh sentencing” of former constable Xichavo Makamu for the murder of his girlfriend, Napsadi Thobejane. Makamu who was stationed at Welbekend police station was sentenced to 17 years following his appearance in the Johannesburg high court on Tuesday, 23 February. Ipid national spokesperson Ndileka Cola said […]

Free State cops under investigation for assaulting blind woman

A number of police officers are under investigation in the Free State by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) over allegations of assaulting of a blind woman. Ipid spokesperson Ndileka Cola said that the police watchdog caught wind of the incident after it was reported to the SA Police Service (Saps). “It is alleged that […]

Ipid investigating claims 2 foreign nationals assaulted by Durban cops

Two foreign nationals in Durban on Monday opened a case with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) after being allegedly assaulted by police for having expired asylum seeker documentation. Twenty-four-year-old Azuri Muhuli and 26-year-old Bushambela Yakobo said that they were detained, beaten, and then released without charge on 16 October. Muhuli and Yakobo, who are […]

EC police officer convicted for girlfriend’s murder sentenced to 10 years in jail

An Eastern Cape police constable on Thursday was sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend. The Butterworth Circuit Court also declared Detective Makazukiswe Sigonya unfit to possess a firearm. The official was convicted in September. He assaulted the woman in July 2016 before taking her to the hospital where she later died. […]

Ipid investigate after metro cop shoots man dead during hijacking

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating the death as a result of police action after a metro police officer shot and killed one of the three men who allegedly tried to hijack him. Ipid spokesperson Ndileka Cola said the incident occurred in Pinetown on Thursday morning. “As alleged, the Durban metro police officer […]

Ex-JMPD officer sentenced to 3 years in prison for attempted murder

A former Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officer, Constable Donald Nyiko Mpangela was sentenced to three years in jail for attempted murder, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) confirmed. In a statement on Tuesday, Ipid spokesperson Ndikela Cola said Mpangela’s three years’ imprisonment was suspended for five years, two of which will be under correctional […]

Cop arrested after fatal shooting at Nkandla petrol station

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating a police officer who allegedly shot and killed a man during an altercation at a petrol station. The accused, Constable Buyisani Biyela, 28, was on his way home from Nkandla Police Station, where he is based, when he stopped at a garage to buy something to eat. […]

Ipid investigate after KZN cop accused of raping woman at station

A KwaZulu-Natal police officer will be facing disciplinary processes after he allegedly raped a woman inside the station where he worked following an altercation with her at a tuck shop. KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula on Tuesday confirmed that the KwaMakhuta police officer “has been subjected to internal disciplinary processes whilst the criminal case […]

24-year-old woman allegedly raped at KZN police station

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating an allegation by a 24-year-old woman that she was raped while in custody at a KwaZulu-Natal police station. According to IPID spokesperson Ndileka Cola, the rape allegedly occurred at the KwaMakhutha police station on 25 September. Police officers had taken her to the station after removing her […]