More disappointment for Marikana families as senior police officers acquitted

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) has been left disappointed after the high court in the North West acquitted four senior officers last week over the Marikana massacre almost a decade ago. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said they were still studying the judgment in order to make an informed decision. North West […]

Police van set alight in Muldersdrift after officers try confiscating alcohol

A police van has been set alight by community members at a shebeen in Muldersdrift, west of Johannesburg. This after officers tried to confiscate alcohol from the establishment, which was operating illegally. It’s understood the police responded to a complaint about a shebeen that was still open during the early hours of Saturday, in contravention […]

Video: Police Officers stand by as man is assaulted inside police station

The owner of private security officers claims road rage and being called a baboon is what led to him and a group of men assaulting a man in a Mpumalanga police station on Sunday, while at least two police officers simply stood by and watched. Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said district commissioner of Ehlanzeni, […]

2 men say they were beaten and abused by police officers

Two men have been left bruised, abused and questioning their trust in police, after finding themselves victims of assault allegedly at the hands of officers. While the rest of the country celebrated Human Right’s Day, Allutta Mtiya was nursing his injuries following an alleged assault by police. Mtiya says he was was beaten, strangled and […]

Police officers left scene without helping the dying Mthokozisi Ntumba, court hears

The accused in the murder of Mthokozisi Ntumba looked at him and drove away from the crime scene without assisting him, the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court heard on Wednesday. This was revealed in the affidavit of IPID investigating officer Judy Thwala during the formal bail application of four police officers who allegedly shot and killed Ntumba […]

Murdered ex-police officer’s skeletal remains returned

The skeletal remains reported to have gone missing last week from the government mortuary in Standerton, Mpumalanga, have been found, says Saps Brigadier Leonard Hlathi. The bones, which are subject to a police investigation into the murder of former police captain Johannes Engelbrecht, 62, were found on Tuesday afternoon in Newcastle. According to Hlathi, police […]

Four police officers accused of killing Mthokozisi Ntumba apply for bail

Four police officers accused of killing a man during the Wits student protests will apply for bail on Wednesday. Mthokozisi Ntumba was fatally shot in Braamfontein, as he left a doctor’s rooms during the protests. The officers are charged with murder, attempted murder and defeating the ends of justice. In other news – Scandal actor […]

Thieves steal murdered police officer’s body from Mpumalanga mortuary

The theft happened days before the alleged cop killer was due back in court Human skeletal remains, which were kept for investigation purposes, have been stolen from a state mortuary in Standerton, Mpumalanga, police said on Sunday. The skeletal remains are the subject of a police investigation into the murder of a 62-year-old former police […]

NPA says it has strong case against police officers arrested for Mthokozisi Ntumba’s death

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says they believe they have a water-tight case against four police officers arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Mthokozisi Ntumba. Ntumba, a bystander, was shot dead in Braamfontein, Johannesburg during student protests last week. Police officers Tshepiso Kekana, Motseothata Boitumelo, Madimeja Lekgodi, and Victor Mohammed appeared in the […]

Students march to court as 4 police officers appear for Mthokozisi Ntumba’s death

The Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) will today march to the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court where four police officers are due to appear for the death of a bystander during student protests last week. They were arrested on Monday in connection with the death of bystander Mthokozisi Ntumba during student protests at Wits University in Braamfontein. […]