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 […]

Mpumalanga man wanted after disarming cop during murder investigation

South African Police Service (SAPS) officers in Dullstroom in Mpumalanga have launched a manhunt for a 31-year-old suspect who allegedly disarmed a police officer who was intending to interview him regarding a murder case. “A manhunt has been launched for a 31-year-old suspect following an incident in which a SAPS member was disarmed of his […]

Top cop suspended allegedly for lying when giving reasons to suspend officers

A senior police officer stationed in the Northern Cape has been placed on suspension for allegedly lying in giving reasons to suspend officers without pay. Brigadier Adri Basson was suspended on Wednesday following a court order that set aside the suspensions he had instituted following a disciplinary hearing of 12 officers in November 2020. Labour […]

Female cop kills her lover and 5-month-old baby before shooting herself

Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma has urged troubled cops to seek help. This comes after a female constable (28) reportedly shot the father (33) of her child and her five-month-old baby girl before turning the gun on herself. The incident took place at Embalenhle near Secunda, Mpumalanga, on Saturday. The Mpumalanga police commissioner told the publication: “Police […]

Fake cop arrested for allegedly scamming people out of thousands of rand

A Limpopo man has been arrested after he allegedly scammed people out of thousands of rand while pretending to be a police captain in 2019. The 28-year-old was arrested at a park in Seshego, Polokwane on Friday after several cases of fraud were opened by his victims. “The imposter allegedly pretended to be a police […]

Cop and suspect arrested after cash-in-transit in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga police have arrested a police constable and a suspect in connection with a cash-in-transit heist which took place near KaNyamazane recently. Police said a group of armed suspects accosted and disarmed three security guards who were replenishing ATMs in the Moutse West area on Monday, February 1. The suspects used explosives to blow up […]

Northern Cape cop shoots himself after allegedly shooting and wounding girlfriend

A Northern Cape police office has died after allegedly shooting and wounding his girlfriend, before turning the gun on himself. The couple reportedly had a quarrel during the early hours of Saturday morning. The Police’s Mohale Ramatseba explained: “It is reported that early this morning, at around 1 am, the constable had an argument with […]

Stellenbosch cop suspended after being arrested for murder

A Stellenbosch police officer has been suspended after he was arrested for murder and extortion. The constable and a co-accused appeared in the Stellenbosch Magistrates Court on Monday. Both men were taken into custody last Friday. The police’s Novela Potelwa explained what led to the arrests: “The arrests relate to an incident where an Ethiopian […]

Off-duty cop stabbed to death in Strand

An off-duty police Cape Town police officer was killed in Lwandle in Strand on Saturday. Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said on Monday the 43-year-old man was arrested after the officer was stabbed to death. The murder-accused was expected to appear before the Strand Magistrates Court on Monday. “Sergeant Sibongile Teka, aged 34, was allegedly […]

Top cop warns Tshwane drivers not to stop on R80 highway

Most victims of violent crime along the R80 (Mabopane highway) had stopped to relieve themselves, SAPS district police commissioner Major-General Hilda Mohajane has said. With the nine suspects arrested in connection with the crimes expected to appear in court again today, Mohajane has warned motorists not to let their guard down. She said: “When we […]