Mbalula delivers crime stats, vows to crack down on ‘lazy’ police efforts

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday announced a general 1.8% decrease in crime but remained scathing of efforts to curb violence. The crime statistics released in Parliament show that robberies are the highest they have been in a decade at 6% and are the cause of most aggravated contact crimes. Although the “most policeable crime”, […]
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Weapons disappear from Western Cape police station

Several firearms, serving as evidence in criminal cases, went missing from a Bellville South police station storage room. The police are investigating the disappearance, and a possible connection is also being investigated with the surge of violent gang operations in the Western Cape. Apparently, as many as 20 weapons are gone, although the police do […]
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More Weapons Looted from Government Sources: Is there a reason?

This has not been a particularly good Easter weekend for the authorities. Early on Good Friday morning several criminals raided 9 SA Infantry Battalion’s base in Khayelitsha, and escaped with six R4 automatic rifles and ammunition. Later the same day a report in the Daily Dispatch surfaced about a Dimbaza SAPS constable who is on […]
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