South Africa’s Police Amendment Act to be prioritised to ensure consistency in crime fighting

The Portfolio Committee The Portfolio Committee on Police has advised the Civilian Secretariat of Police and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to speed up the amendment of the SAPS Act, as a means to clarify roles and responsibilities across the police value chain, and to strengthen policing. Committee chairperson, Tina Joemat-Pettersson said she is […]

Manhunt underway to find killers of taxi owner in South Africa

A manhunt is underway to find the killers of a 62-year-old taxi owner who was shot and killed at the weekend, said Mpumalanga police. The taxi owner was brutally killed during a business robbery at Vosman near Witbank around 5:30pm on Saturday. “The said business robbery incident reportedly occurred in the presence of other shoppers. […]

South African Police Service opens urgent internal investigation into allegations of theft of firearms by police members

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has opened an urgent internal investigation into allegations of theft of firearms by police members at the Norwood Police Station in Johannesburg. This was revealed by Police Minister Bheki Cele when he released the Quarterly Crime Statistics where he reported that 46 cash in transit (CIT) heists were committed […]

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