Krugersdorp plunged into chaos because of protest marches against poor policing

About 2 000 residents came together outside the Kagiso police station in protest against conditions in the neighbourhood with specific reference to drugs, crime and trafficking in human beings. The police made use of rubber bullets to restrain the people. The usual burning of tires and junk blocked the streets while the police were accused […]
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Renting out firearms and ammunition to criminals, man arrested

In the early hours of Friday morning 19 January 2018, an intelligence driven operation was conducted by Durban Public Order Police Unit and Pietermaritzburg Flying Squad members that led to the arrest and the recovery of firearms. Police pounced on a suspect (44) at his homestead in Phumekhaya Road, Isithumba Reserve in the Inchanga policing […]
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Alleged N2 rock thrower released without charge

A Durban man accused of throwing rocks onto the N2 freeway from an Amanzimtoti bridge has been released by police without charge. The man was accosted by a group of people in what many called a heavy-handed citizens’ arrest. A picture of the man being subdued by his civilian captors was widely circulated on social […]
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‘Men in orange jumpsuits’ pushing police van got public talking

The police in the Free State got people on the verge after a photo shot by five men pushing a police van through Bloemfontein’s streets was shared on Facebook and Twitter. Three of the men are dressed in orange overalls and although it is unclear in the picture whether the covers have the license plate […]
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Burnt body of missing Durban woman Siam Lee found

A family member has confirmed that a badly burnt body found in a secluded cane field near New Hanover in KwaZulu-Natal is that of Siam Lee. Her body had been found by a farmer travelling on a district road on Saturday. It is understood that Lee was positively identified by a relative on Thursday‚ according […]
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Blame it on the Gupta’s‚ chirps Mbalula of his Christmas holiday in Dubai

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has taken a swipe at those who have questioned his activities in Dubai. According to a location geotag shared through a tweet he posted several days ago‚ Mbalula is in Dubai for the festive season. “Safa ngama Gupta [blame it on the Gupta’s] I pity those who have never been to […]
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Hawks officials arrested for R1 million armed robbery

The Gauteng Head of the Hawks Major General Prince Mokotedi said expressed shock and disappointment by the arrest of the two members of the Hawks and a detective following the arrest by the Serious Corruption Unit on Monday 18 December 2017. The three, Warrant Officer Tefo Maimane (49), Warrant Officer Eric Melaphi (41) both attached […]
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Outcry as SAPS spend millions on “most expensive bulletproof vests in the world”

Even when the ANC Elective Conference is dominating headlines, the Sunday Times still managed to find some separate story to break. This time, it’s about the South African Police Service purchasing possibly the most expensive bulletproof vests in the world. The report states that R6.7 million was spent on 200 hi-tech lightweight vests for ballistics […]
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Play dead, live another day – 89-year Sedgefield woman after attack

An 89-year-old Sedgefield woman is in good spirits and well on her way to recovery only days after she was violently attacked and robbed at her home last week. A sprightly Janet Rendell, who lives in the Groenvlei area with her husband Tony, this week relayed the scene that played itself out on 5 December, […]
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Women with kids robbed at gunpoint on beachfront

A visiting King William’s Town mother was robbed at gunpoint in front of her two young children when they went for a walk at the Port Elizabeth beachfront. Two gunmen attacked Maree Rushmere, 37, and her 66-year-old mother, Patricia Hayes, just metres from the Protea Hotel Marine. Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said a case […]
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