Nelspruit police station closed after staffer tests positive for Covid-19

Nelspruit police station has been temporarily closed after a staffer tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. Mpumalanga has had 71 265 positive cases since March last year, with 1 262 deaths and 68 972 recoveries. Currently, there are 1 031 active cases in the province. Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said the police station […]

Case opened against police officers accused of stealing booze

They’re meant to uphold the law but now police officers in Garsfontein, Pretoria are accused of stealing alcohol from a restaurant. AfriForum has opened a case of theft and corruption against the SAPS. In January this year, police officers arrested Hennie’s Sports bar manager, Atrayo Nolte, and seized R112,000 worth of alcohol from the premises. […]

Families of murdered police officers demand the harshest sentence for killers

The families of two slain police officers have demanded the harshest punishment for their killers, even suggesting the death penalty. Sergeant Mnakwazo Mdoko and Constable Mninawa Breakfast were patrolling in Bloekombos on Sunday when they were ambushed and shot dead. Four men have been taken in for questioning and one of them has already been […]

Dead or alive, Police Minister Cele wants Kraaifontein cop killers hunted down

Police Minister Bheki Cele said that authorities hoped to secure more arrests following the murder of two police officers. Forty-six-year-old Sergeant Mnakwazo Mdoko and 28-year-old Constable Mninawa Breakfast were killed in Bloekombos on Sunday. While visiting the families of the slain officials, Cele said that the man accused of the killing was one of four […]

Gang storms Klerksdorp police station and attempts to disarm police officer

A group of people believed to be members of a gang stormed the Jouberton police station in Klerksdorp, North West, on Monday. The group entered the police station at around 10:00, demanded to see the station commander, and accused the police “of conniving with one of the gangs”, a police statement read. “According to information […]

Community damages police vehicle in protest over teen’s murder in Limpopo

Limpopo police came under attack on Sunday when residents vented their rage over the murder of a 16-year-old boy. Violence erupted in Saselamani on Sunday night when residents attempted “to attack the police station” and in the process damaged a police vehicle, police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said. The violent protest was apparently sparked by […]

Bheki Cele visits families of slain police officers in Cape Town

One person arrested in connection with the death of two on-duty police officers in Kraaifontein will appear in court again on 9 March. The suspect made an appearance on Tuesday. Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the families of the slain officers. He says police will work tirelessly to bring the killers to book. #PoliceMinistry Police […]

Man arrested in connection with Kraaifontein police murders to appear in court

A man accused of gunning down two police officers is expected in the dock on Tuesday. Sergeant Mnakwazi Mdoko and constable Mninawa Breakfast were ambushed and killed while on patrol in Kraaifontein on Sunday morning. Their firearms were also stolen. The suspect was tracked down and apprehended in Khayelitsha on Monday. The Hawks’ Katlego Mogale […]

Police killings: Bheki Cele tells cops to use deadly force to defend themselves

Police Minister Bheki Cele has called on police officers to defend themselves after six officers were killed in separate incidents in the last 10 days. In a statement, the Police Ministry said it was “in shock” after two more police officers were killed in the Western Cape. The deaths came just days after four officers […]