Police Minister Bheki Cele releases crime stats

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Kaya 959 Reporter Police Minister Bheki Cele released the crime statistics for the 1st quarter. The report reflects the crimes recorded during the Adjusted Lockdown Level 1,2 and 3 for the period 1 April to 30 June 2021. Contact crimes such as murder, attempted murder, sexual offences and all categories of assault registered a 60,… Continue reading Police Minister Bheki Cele releases crime stats

Parliament approves probe into police action during SA unrest

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By Kaya 959 News Parliament has approved an inquiry into claims that police and local law enforcement agencies failed to act during last month’s unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. What started as pro-Jacob Zuma protests quickly disintegrated into chaos in both provinces with crowds of people looting and destroying shops and shopping centres. Looters also… Continue reading Parliament approves probe into police action during SA unrest

SAPS vaccine drive gains momentum

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By Kaya 959 News Nearly 4,000 police officers have been vaccinated since the launch of the SAPS vaccination drive this week. SAPS spokesperson, Major General Mathapelo Peters, urged more of its police officers and support personnel to voluntarily present themselves at all registered sites across the country. “The provincial vaccination drive of SAPS members and… Continue reading SAPS vaccine drive gains momentum

Robbery suspects nabbed during cleansing ceremony

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By Kaya 959 News KwaZulu-Natal police interrupted a cleansing ceremony and arrested seven suspects wanted for a number of robberies in the province. Police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, said the gang allegedly robbed a business in Upper Tugela in Bergville. Mbele said the men allegedly made off with an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing… Continue reading Robbery suspects nabbed during cleansing ceremony

SAPS say they won’t arrest Zuma until further notice

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By Kaya 959 News Police have confirmed that they will not arrest former President Jacob Zuma until further notice. Last week the Constitutional Court, the highest court in the land, sentenced Zuma to 15 months imprisonment for his failure to appear at the Zondo Commission. The court had given Zuma until Sunday to hand himself… Continue reading SAPS say they won’t arrest Zuma until further notice

SAPS slam PPE report as ‘fake news’

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By Kaya 959 News The police have slammed a report claiming that they spent R1.6 billion on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). National SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, said at the start of the pandemic the much-needed PPEs were scarce and the available ones were being sold at a much higher rate than normal, hence the… Continue reading SAPS slam PPE report as ‘fake news’

Gauteng cops feature in top 3 of ‘SA cops behaving badly’ report

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By Kaya 959 News More than 4 000 police officers are facing disciplinary action. This was revealed by SAPS Divisional Commissioner for Human Resource Management, Lieutenant General, Lineo Ntshiea. The top three provinces showing the highest number of misconduct were Free State, Gauteng and the Western Cape. Crime Intelligence, Visible Policing and forensic services reported… Continue reading Gauteng cops feature in top 3 of ‘SA cops behaving badly’ report

SAPS tackles DNA backlog

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By Kaya 959 News The South African Police Services has revealed that they are making progress in its DNA testing, tracking, and tracing within the Forensic Exhibits Department. The announcement was made by national SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Vish Naidoo following a major backlog in DNA testing facilities. “This new system replaced the previous system run… Continue reading SAPS tackles DNA backlog

Community concerned over possible syndicate targeting children in Orange Farm

The community of Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg says it fears there may be a syndicate targeting children operating in the area. The concern follows after the deaths of two more children in the area last week.   Eight-year-old Nkosinathi and seven-year-old Sbongiseni died minutes apart from each other.   Their families believe the children… Continue reading Community concerned over possible syndicate targeting children in Orange Farm

Report reveals cops should not use automatic weapons during protests

By Kaya 959 News A report has revealed that automatic weapons should not be used for crowd management. The report of the Panel of Experts on Policing and Crowd Management was released by South Africa’s Minister of Police Bheki Cele. The panel was set up in April 2016 under Judge David Ntshangase, in line with… Continue reading Report reveals cops should not use automatic weapons during protests