Officer investigated for fraud was nominated for trip to France

Instead of suspending a high-ranking police officer who is under investigation for fraud, the police wanted to send her on a trip to France. The Portfolio Committee on Police on Wednesday took a dim view when acting head of crime intelligence Major General King Bhoyi Ngcobo – who has been described in the press as […]
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Breaking News: ‘Military detained Zim’s finance minister’

Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. Zimbabwean soldiers and armoured vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central […]
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Public Protector CEO Themba Dlamini has thrown in the towel after 8 months

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s CEO Themba Dlamini has thrown in the towel just eight months after joining the chapter nine institution in March this year. Mkhwebane’s spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana confirmed on Tuesday that Dlamini had resigned and cited personal reasons for his resignation. “The Public Protector has accepted the resignation. His last day will be […]
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Top anti-poaching cop fired due to alleged “trumped-up charges”

One of South Africa’s top anti-rhino poaching cops has been fired on allegedly “trumped-up charges” and is now unemployed and looking for a job. “It is appalling … the whole thing is a circus,” Warrant Officer JP van Zyl-Roux’s attorney Jacques Botha told The Witness. After 29 years in the police force, the latter 10 […]
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HERO TO ZERO: CAPE TOWN COP ARRESTED IN DRUG BUST WAS NOMINATED FOR AWARD

Clinton Langeveldt was arrested this week after he was found in possession of tens of thousands of mandrax tablets. In what may be a case of hero to zero, it’s emerged the City of Cape Town law enforcement officer arrested in a major mandrax bust was nominated for an outstanding service award last year. On […]
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SOUTH AFRICAN FARMERS THREATEN TO HALT FOOD PRODUCTION IF GOVERNMENT DOESN’T STEP IN TO HELP

The KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) on Thursday admitted that crime was a huge concern for everyone, including farmers, and that safety and security was not just a single-day initiative, but required a proactive response. Kwanalu was responding to threats by some farmers to halt food production to force the government to protect them after the […]
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KZN matrics under police guard as they write their exams

Matric pupils at a rural KwaZulu-Natal school are writing their exams under police guard due to faction fighting which has resulted in at least one of the learners being hospitalised after a brutal assault. A Grade 12 learner at Mbuyiselo High School‚ in the Eziyendane area near Mandini on the KZN north coast‚ was severely […]
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Tourists robbed en route from OR Tambo airport – again!

The robbery occurred shortly after the tourists landed in Johannesburg on Thursday. The tourists – according to a police report seen by TimesLIVE – indicates that they were en route to their hotel when the vehicle they were in was forced to stop by the robbers. Such police reports are used to circulate information on […]
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Legal action against farmers that participated in Black Monday protest

It is with shock that the FF Plus learnt that some of the farmers that participated in the Black Monday protest action were served with a summons and we are taking up the matter with the Minister and Commissioner of Police, says Dr Pieter Groenewald, leader of the FF Plus. One of the farmers is […]
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#FeesMustFall protest – Naked woman arrested at UCT

The stomach-churning stench of human faeces‚ piles of rubbish‚ ripped curtains and a commotion on campus as the woman was being dragged into a police van greeted students on Thursday. Parts of the campus were sealed off by police in riot gear and private security and at least three people were arrested. Police spokesperson Captain […]
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