Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crimes of the South African Police Service

Afrikaner SAPS serg Ignatius le Roux kept in illegal custody for 3 years on trumped-up charges:
released Feb 31 2012



Afrikaner SAPS serg. Ignatius le Roux kept in illegal custody for 3 yrs on false charges: released Feb 31 Jan 2012 after magistrate investigates the charges and finds that he had been incarcerated on trumped-up charges. Releases him. Tue Feb 28 2012

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Cops beat me up, claims woman
2011-05-24 08:11

Etienne Marais

East London - An Eastern Cape woman claims she was severely beaten up
by police officers outside the East London Airport over the weekend,
the Daily Dispatch reported on Tuesday.

Lulama Feni, 34, said she was assaulted so badly on Saturday evening
that doctors at Frere Hospital told her that her face had been
fractured "numerous times".

Feni said her pleas to the officers to stop only incited their anger.
She said after the beating officers threw her in the back of the
police van and took her to the Fleet Street police station. She claims
officers continued to beat her there.

Feni was released on Monday morning but went back at the station to
open a case of police brutality.

When the Dispatch interviewed Feni outside the police station on
Monday, she could barely speak.

She had deep cuts on both sides of her face and her eyes were swollen
shut.
"I am unable to walk properly and the blood does not stop flowing from
my lips and nose," she said.

Arrest for fraud
Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mtati Tana said the woman and
her brother were arrested for fraud.

"Circumstances are still not clear ... at this stage as to what
happened. All we know is police were called to a complaint of fake
R200 notes at a tavern," he said, adding that police were
investigating further.

However, Feni dismissed the charges and said she was on her way home
with her boyfriend when they saw police officers arresting her brother-
in-law.

She said after trying to ask the officers why they were arresting her
brother-in-law, they became angry and started to "slap" him around.
"I tried to intervene but I never even finished my question … the
police punched me in the face and I fell on the ground," she said.
Police officers then reportedly kicked her until she stopped moving.
The woman and her brother-in-law will appear in the East London
Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
- SAPA
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Van Eeden Tobie Lt Col SADF 121Battallion CLEARED OF TRUMPED-UP CHARGES IN APPEAL COURT

Two senior Afrikaner officers of 121 Battallion cleared of trumped-up charges by Appeal Court NOT GUILTY OF CONSPIRING TO MURDER BLACK MAJOR M MANEKWANE –
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Labuschagne Ferdinand Maj. SADF 121Bn NOT GUILTY OF TRUMPEDUP ATTEMPTED MURDER APPEALS COURT -
Fri Oct 17 2008

Two senior Afrikaner officers of 121 Battallion cleared of trumped-up charges by Appeal Court NOT GUILTY OF CONSPIRING TO MURDER BLACK MAJOR M MANEKWANE
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Sasolburg cops an integral part of murder/farm-attack gang waging reign of terror against rural Afrikaners:

yet they are still working warns judge C J Musi Reign of terror targets whites from police-stations: A judge who jailed Sasolburg Club 40 manager Ignatius Michael Grobler's killer this week is worried: Judge C J Musi noted ...Fri Jun 3 2011 http://www.boerentrepreneur.com/farmitracker/reports/view/1343

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Short, Gerhardt and Rene, arrested on trumped-up charges
:

not guilty of attempted murder, De Wildt, Magalies- "TODAY WE ARE GOING TO ARREST A BOER’ hatespeech against arrested men: De Wildt, Brits, Sept 9 2009 Sun Aug 15 2010
Le Grange Joseph, son Pieter, friend Hendrik vd Westhuizen - got unfair trial because of anti-Afrikaner prejudice of Judge Frans Kgomo Three Afrikaners in Prieska had unfair trial because of anti-Afrikaner judge Frans Kgomo - Supreme court of appeal rules...Thu Sep 18 2008
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Pretorius, Lets, Afrikaners abused in prison radio interview
Feb 8 2008

Pretorius, Lets, trial-awaiting Afrikaners are racially-abused in Pretoria high security prison - radio interview Feb 8 2008 RACIST ABUSE IN PRISON: listen to the radio intervie ...Fri Feb 8 2008 5:55:00
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Ratte: 10 arrested Afrikaners spat at by muslim while in police-custody outside Witbank court room

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Ratte, Willem, decorated 32Battallion leader, again arrested on trumped-up weapons charges

Cmdr Willem Ratte arrested again - OCT 11 2010 Ratte was teaching unemployed Afrikaners a new artisan trade at the internal-refuge ... evidence emerged that the police had planted weapons and searched an adjacent farm to locate some marijuana.
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Cwele, Sheryl, wife of Intelligence/Security minister Siyabonga Cwele, charged with luring white women into drug-running syndicate PIETERMARITZBURG

(Sapa) – Sheryl Cwele, wife of Intelligence/Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, recruited Afrikaans woman Tessa Beetge as a drug-mule,
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"Whites punished too lightly for crimes":

says new depy-police minister Maggie Sotyu
In a public rant outside parliament, brand-new deputy-police minister Maggie Sotyu shouted that 'whites are punished too lightly for crimes, all whites are criminals...;010-11-09 Fri Nov 12 2010
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Why are Pretoria cops so violent against Afrikaners and Foreigners?

Disabled Boer couple assaulted by racist cops: and Many other incidents: http://bit.ly/hHzPn6 ...
Fri Jun 24 2011
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Two racist Indian-SA cops who massacred 4 unarmed white men

Two racist Indian-SA cops who massacred 4 unarmed white men were sentenced to 205 years combined prison Wednesday, 29 September 2010 Racist cops who massacred 4 whites sentenced to 205 years.......
Massacre of four white men by two Indian-SA cops who picked a racist fight
Wed Sep 29 2010
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Olivier - two Afrikaans smallholders, arrested for self-defence killing of armed attacker who tried to kill him at Kameeldrift
Sept20 2010

DENIED BAIL HEARING -2010-09-20 Two Afrikaner smallholders arrested after alleged death of farm-attacker - Uitzicht, Kameeldrift 2010-09-23 09:43 Pic: Mrs Elize Olivier burst into tears Fri Sep 24 2010
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Scheepers, Roelien, teacher Ermelo, kidnapped, drugged by Nigerians, VICTIM gets charged...

This thoroughly disjointed story by Rapport journalist Willem Pelser seems to imply that 32-year-old teacher and mom of two, Roelien Scheepers, was locked up by a Nigerian criminal/dru ... Sun Aug 15 2010
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Crimen-injuria complaint against Black SAPS

Afrikaners increasingly targetted, abused, humiliated by black-racist ANC-officials
Summary: anti-white racism crimen-injuria complaint against Black SAPS brig Vuyokazi Ndebele
Sat Oct 22 2011
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Homeless elderly Afrikaners Chris and Chrissie Knoll chased from shelter by SAPS with teargas Nelspruit

Elderly, homeless Afrikaner couple Chris and Chrissie Knol chased from shack by municipality twice - with teargas. 2
Mon May 2 2011
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Fourie Johan sr.superintendent SAPS Limpopo, NOT GUILTY of trumped-up theft charges, lodges charge with Human Rights Commission
Tue Dec 2 2008

Senior Limpopo detective Johan Fourie fights to get job back - years after he was cleared of deliberately trumped-up 'theft' charges Pietersburg – December 2, 2008 -- Senio ...
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Wikus Ras attacked, arrested by traffic cops on trumped up charges

Afrikaans mom Yolanda Mostert; farmer Wikus Ras attacked, arrested by traffic cops on trumped up charges Afrikaans mom and farmer badly mauled by Mpuma traffic cops
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Badly mauled by the infamous 'red-hat traffic brigade

ERMELO. Mrs Yolanda Mostert allegedly was badly mauled by the infamous 'red-hat traffic brigade' in fron ...
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Du Preez family arrested on farm, SAPS commander shouting:

"Shoot dead anyone who resists...' NO CHARGES LODGED, RELEASED:
Nylstroom Court rules that the Du Preez family was arrested on trumped up charges after viewing the video: Du Preez family was arrested by a huge SAPS contingent Sun Aug 15 2010
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Crimes of the South African Police Service

Bouwer, Adv. Marius, SAPS anti-corruption unit, awarded R600,000 damages FALSE SAPS ARREST, TORTURE

Afrikaner ex-commander of SAPS anti-corruption unit arrested ON TRUMPED UP MURDER-CHARGE AND FALSE CLAIMS OF MEMBERSHIP OF 'BOEREMAG' (which is not illegal in SA) Thu Dec 18 2003
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Van der Mescht Sakkie firearm-control-officer Rustenburg false SAPS arrest

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Crimes of the South African Police Service

Afrikaans SAPS widow Margaretha (Liza) de Bruin sues gov't for repeated false arrests

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Afrikaans SAPS widow Margaretha Liza de Bruin sues SAPS for repeated false arrests
2011-11-02 source: Beeld journalist Hanti Otto - Margaretha (Liza) de Bruin, the widow of sergeant Daniël de Bruin, an SAPS national intervention unit officer who died in July last year with six other colleagues in a police chopper crash, is suing the authorities for R100,000 in damages after she was arrested twice on trumped-up charges and thrown into a police cell with male convicts.

Twice she was arrested and twice the charges against her were withdrawn. She was never charged with anything, said her legal counsel Carel Taute.

He sent a notice of intention to sue to the authorities. Details submitted show that Mrs De Bruin, 28, Marthinus Nel, 22, and a 17-year-old youth were arrested as suspects in an armed robbery of a pub in March 2011 at Hermansstad, Pretoria.
Mr Nel - the State alleged at the time -- was wearing her late husband's bulletproof vest, SAPS-appointment certificate and gun-holster. The three accused Afrikaners first appeared in the Atteridgeville regional court on 7 March - and at this point the state-prosecutor told the magistrate that 'the dossier was unclear as to exactly what they should be charged with'.

"The accused did not point the claimed weapon, apparently a gas-pistol, to anyone. Further investigations need to be undertaken to determine the exact charges.' Yet Mrs de Bruin and Mr Nel were held in custody for a week until they were released on R1,500 bail and the teenager was released in the care of his parents.

On 28 April, they appeared in court again. Otto writes that this time, the charge sheet indicated that they are being charged with 'pointing an object with could have a person believe that it was a firearm; and for pretending to be police officers.'
There were statements submitted to the court that the man and the teenager had gone inside the pub while Mrs De Bruin remained outside in the car.

The charges against them were withdrawn - but three months later they were charged again: only to have these charges withdrawn against them again on 25 October.
Legal counsel Taute said 'it appeared as if there was not enough evidence nor a case to answer for.'
http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Weduwee-dagvaar-na-arrestasie-20111101

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Crimes of the South African Police Service

From Sergeant to Colonel overnight
24 March 2012

Mike Smith
25th of March 2012

The Afrikaans newspaper Rapport says that 6 police bodyguards of President Jacob Zuma’s VIP (blue light bully) unit have been promoted unduly, two of them went from sergeant to Colonel skipping six ranks.

Another two jumped five ranks from Warrant Officer to Colonel and the other two jumped three ranks from Captain to Colonel.

The sergeant’s salaries would go up from R137,000 a year to R496,000 per year.

According to the article, five of these members have been at Zuma’s side since he was sacked as deputy President in 2005.

You can read the article here Rapport: Sergeants overnight colonels

Yes. This is how promotion works in the communist ranks. It does not matter how well educated you are or how skilled you are. It is all about LOAYALTY.

Look at Jacob Zuma himself. A functional illiterate with no formal schooling who worked his way up from communist apparatchik to ANC head of intelligence to deputy president to president. His only qualification is ten years in prison on Robben Island.

Or Julias Malema, who basically failed matric and who is the head of the ANCYL and a multimillionaire.

If you have proven your loyalty to the party, you get promoted. And if you have raped, tortured and killed for the party, like Jacob Zuma has done at amongst other places, Quatro Camp in Angola, then you go straight to the top.

ANC atrocities

O well, what do I care. Make them all generals. Give them Coke-tops on their chests. Make them happy…whatever.
Posted by Mike Smith at 8:23 PM

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Crimes of the South African Police Service

KZN family urges state to refuse bail for police
Thursday 15 March 2012 18:00
SABC

Ngcobo was the sole breadwinner and had eight children. (SABC)
The family of the man allegedly killed by Durban police have asked the men be denied bail. Three policemen from Durban appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's court on charges of assault and murder.

The man, who the police allegedly killed, Dumisani Ngcobo ran a scrapyard and was suspected of having bought a hijacked minibus. His family says the policeman assaulted him during questioning. They allege that Ngcobo was suffocated after a plastic tube was placed over his head. The incident happened at the KwaMashu Police Station on February 23 this year.
Ngcobo was the sole breadwinner and had eight children.
The only thing that will bring joy to my life is to see them rotting in jail.
Sister to the deceased Lungile Ngcobo says: "He was a father to all of us. He was everything. Following his demise, I really do not know how are we going to make ends meet. Who is now going to fund the education of his children? I wish hell for these police."

Sister to the deceased Fiki Ngcobo says: "The only thing that will bring joy to my life is to see them rotting in jail. As much as it will not bring back my brother but I want them to be punished severely"

The matter has been remanded to March 22 for a formal bail application.
The accused's request to be held in the Durban North police holding cells had been granted.
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DBN police officers arrested for killing suspect in custody
Wednesday 14 March 2012 18:46
SABC

Three Durban police officers have been arrested for torturing and killing a suspect in police custody. The Independent Complaints Directorate arrested them at Durban's Central Police Station this afternoon.

The ICD has confirmed it is also investigating the deaths of 797 suspects countrywide in which policemen were implicated. The three policemen were taken to the Durban North Police Station, where they will be held.

They are suspected of allegedly beating a man to death at the KwaMashu Police Station last month. He was a suspect in a taxi hijacking. Two of the police officers are from the Greenwood Park Police Station, the other - from the Durban Central Police Station. They have been charged with murder.

ICD spokesperson, Moses Dlamini says: "The message is very clear. If they break the law we will arrest them and bring them before the courts."

The police officers are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate Court tomorrow.
KwaZulu-Natal accounts for the bulk of the deaths the ICD is investigating, followed by Gauteng. Security experts say police should be taught restraint and self-control. ……
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Way Forward on Affirmative Action Ruling still Unclear SAPSon ruling still unclear: SAPS

That's one thing I've experienced first hand from our government. They will NEVER admit they were wrong. We congratulate you Captain Barnard on a big achievement!

The SA Police Service has not decided on the way forward after the Labour Court on Friday ordered it to promote Captain Renate Barnard to superintendent in a landmark affirmative action case.

"We are looking into the matter, we will be studying the judgment along with our legal team," said National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele's spokeswoman, Nonkululeko Mbatha.

"After carefully studying the document, I'm sure that will be the route we will be pursuing, but for now we cannot say for certain," she said in reply to whether the SAPS was considering appealing the decision.

This was after Judge Paul Pretorius ordered the police service to promote Barnard to superintendent from July 2006 and pay her legal costs.

Trade union Solidarity acted on Barnard's behalf. (These guys need a medal.)

The judgment said the failure to promote Barnard was a decision based on her race and constituted discrimination. (Right, anybody still want to tell me that whites feel like they're part of this country?)

The court found that "it is not apparent that consideration was given to the Applicant's [Barnard's] right to equality and dignity".

The police services' failure to promote Barnard was unfair and therefore "not in compliance with the Employment Equity Act".

Solidarity deputy general secretary hailed the ruling, saying it would have a "far reaching effect". (Hmmm...there are no more whites left in the government. It's too late to have any far reaching effects.)

The Social Movement Against Racist Tendencies said it's "taken note of the "upper hand enjoyed by anti-transformation forces who use the courts to advance their hatred of transformation laws". (Oh, bring out the big words..er..guns so that we all crap ourselves!)

"We will register our displeasure if the court grant Solidarity union the right to reverse the need to ensure representivity within the police force," said the organisation's leader, Panyaza Lesufi in a statement. (Seriously, how many whites are left in the police force??)

"We call on fellow South Africans to reject the criminalisation of representivity in our workplaces."

Freedom Front Plus spokesman on labour, Anton Alberts, said the party was "elated" by the ruling.

"This is the clearest sign that affirmative action's days are counted and that this policy should finally be brought to an end," he said. - Sapa
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ICD condemns Rape of woman in North Western Holding cells
Monday, October 6, 2008

The Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) in the Northern Cape has condemned the police at the Transvaal Road Police Station in Kimberley. This follows an incident in which a 19-year-old female detainee was repeatedly raped by four male detainees, who were locked up with her in a single cell.
The woman’s calls for help during her rape ordeal were allegedly ignored by the five officers on duty. The woman was arrested for public drinking last month.

The ICD's provincial spokesperson, Dan Morema, says they have recommended that the five police officers be punished.

"The decision as to whether to suspend or not lies with the police, our recommendation is just a recommendation … There will be a formal hearing and then the members will be subjected to a fair hearing…" says Morema.

Police spokesperson Tshepo Mofokeng says the four suspects will appear in the Kimberley Magistrates Court next month.

"The members (of the police) maybe warned … (or they) maybe suspended, or face charges where they will have to pay a certain fee … Normally, members who conduct serious misconduct within the SAPS may even be expelled," says Mofokeng.
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"The decision as to whether to suspend or not lies with the police, our recommendation is just a recommendation … There will be a formal hearing and then the members will be subjected to a fair hearing…" says Morema.

Police spokesperson Tshepo Mofokeng says the four suspects will appear in the Kimberley Magistrates Court next month.

"The members (of the police) maybe warned … (or they) maybe suspended, or face charges where they will have to pay a certain fee … Normally, members who conduct serious misconduct within the SAPS may even be expelled," says Mofokeng.
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Our man Bheki-“township tsotsi” “Thug” and “Gangster”Sunday, August 2, 2009


Jacob Zuma, Nathi Mthethwa and Bheki Cele.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC Bheki Cele, known for his flashy suits and, well, interesting hats, is the country's new national police commissioner.
But who exactly is our new top cop, a man who has even been described as a township tsotsi? Well, with Cele renowned in media circles for speaking his mind, what better way to describe the former Robben Island inmate than to examine a selection of his more captivating quotes...

Whether reminding Archbishop Desmond Tutu that he is not a "vice Jesus Christ" or branding SA Roadlink busses "killing machines" and "coffins on wheels" (fair enough there, really), Cele seems to have a strong opinion on pretty much everything. Check out our pick of his best below…

"All of a sudden there is a hullabaloo about blue lights. I suggest it is because some people are aware that in the blue light car today, there is a darkie inside there." Cele somehow brings race in the equation after complaints about reckless VIP cops.

"They are just troublesome and everything about them stinks. Their owners' attitudes stink, their buses stink and their compliance [with labour laws] stink." This time the former teacher takes aim at the notorious SA Roadlink.

"Deadly force... Dead means you will die, that's what it means. So I never used any extra word than what it is in the law." Cele explains the concept of death in response to a question about a possible 'shoot-to-kill' approach to his new position.

"I am just concerned that criminals are using xenophobia as an excuse to commit crimes... Why else would they steal the foreigners' belongings? If you want someone to leave, you just tell them and then watch them leave... Why does one have to chase them and steal their goods?" Cele seemed to be asking all the wrong questions during the xenophobic attacks.

"He is a self-made, arrogant, non-accountable individual who purports to be a good citizen and I will dare to argue that he is also a racist." Yip, our man Bheki whips out the race card again and lambastes an anonymous motorist who used his cellphone to film Cele's speeding convoy.

"The driver of that bus was not in any state to drive because he had been turned into a complete zombie as he had driven from Johannesburg to Cape Town and while in Cape Town, he was told to drive to Durban." Cele takes SA Roadlink to task after yet another fatal accident.

"Well, cowboys never cry... We need to be tough. You can't be soft and you can't be moving around kissing crime. You need to be tough because you're dealing with tough guys." Cele seems to lap up the media attention at his unveiling as the new national police commissioner.

So, has President Jacob Zuma erred by selecting a politician rather than a policeman for this crucial job? Only time will tell.
Source - iafrica.com

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Arrested and raped in a police cell
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Raped in a police station toilet, turned away from laying a charge at another police station and then refused help by a district surgeon - a Pretoria mother is now asking whether she will ever see justice.




After police dragged their heels for nearly a month, the 29-year-old mother and her attorney, in desperation, turned to the police watchdog, the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD).

While suspects have been arrested, the woman and her attorney, who commended the watchdog for the arrests, claim they are bungling the identification parade - a vital part of the investigation - by causing unnecessary delays.

The Rustenburg policeman, along with three of his colleagues, were arrested on Friday, three weeks after the ICD's investigation began. They were arrested after they apparently refused to appear in an identification parade

The receptionist's nightmare began on September 29 when she was arrested on charges of stealing her former fiance's fishing rods.

The charges were withdrawn the following morning, in what the woman believes was an attempt by her ex-fiance to prevent her from attending a custody hearing for their 18-month-old son.

Clutching her mother's hand tightly, the petite Hercules woman, who recently received death threats, yesterday described how a policeman beat her, forced her to remove her pants and panties before he raped her, while his colleagues allegedly sat in a nearby office ignoring her screams for help.

Breaking down in tears, the woman, supported by her mother and attorney, Delia de Vries, described her ordeal.

It started when two female cellmates were transferred to another police station.

"I knew I was going to be hurt. When I saw them go I knew that it was just a matter of time before they did something to me," she said, recalling how a policeman had earlier ordered her to use a neighbouring male detainee's cellphone to phone her family to tell them to bring R200 hidden in a packet of soup if she did not want to be attacked.

The woman said the attack happened just after 8pm when she asked to go to the toilet.

"When the policeman came in behind me I knew I was going to be raped. He pushed me against the wall, beat me, forced me to take off my pants and panties and raped me," the crying woman said.

"When he finished, he pulled up his pants, told me to get dressed and come outside. He took me back to my cell and then left me," she said.

Unable to wash herself, the woman was forced to sit in her cell until the following morning, when she was taken to the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court, where the charges were withdrawn.

She went to the Tlhabane police station to lay a charge, but instead of receiving assistance, she was forced to leave when a policewoman, hearing that she had been raped by a policeman, suddenly told her that the station's computer system was down and she could not be helped.

The traumatised woman said she went to the Hercules police station in Pretoria, close to where she lives, where officers told her to go to a district surgeon so that the necessary medical reports could be completed.

Once again the woman was turned away.

"When I explained what happened, the district surgeon told me to leave," she said.

The woman finally received medical attention at Netcare 911's Akasia Hospital, where she was put on antiretroviral medication.

De Vries, criticising the way the ICD handled the identification parades, said: "They were not prepared for the parades, which have twice been postponed. The parades were a complete charade, with the last one, which was meant to have taken place on Friday, being fundamentally flawed, and once again postponed," she said, adding that her client would have had to physically identify her attacker by touching him on the shoulder, which was inhumane, given the circumstances of the attack.

"We have now been told there will be another identity parade on Wednesday, but have no information on the time or place."

ICD spokesman Moses Dlamini hit back.

"The investigation was started the day after the case was received. We are satisfied with the work we have done and we dispute, categorically, that the ICD delayed or bungled the case," he said.

North West Public Safety MEC Howard Yawa said: "Police stations are supposed to be places of safety for the weak and vulnerable, therefore the occurrence of a despicable and heinous crime at a police station, allegedly committed by a member of the police service, is deplorable."

National police spokesman Lindela Mashigo, commenting on the woman being turned away, said there was no reason for the victim to have been refused assistance and "sent from pillar to post".

"We have responsibilities as police when it comes to reported sexual offences, which include treating the victim with respect and dignity, and informing them of their right to lay a charge."

He declined to comment on the alleged rape because the ICD is investigating the case.
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Cop Nepotism expose’ – the news that didn’t make the news
Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cops put lid on nepotism

Nepotism sweeping the police force

The Sunday Independent was meant to publish an article about nepotism within the police ranks but a court interdict on Friday night stopped the story from going public. The court has also ordered the newspaper to hand in documents relating to the issue.

The SAPS resorted to a discredited and “unconstitutional” piece of legislation in a desperate bid to muzzle The Sunday Independent.

The police were granted an order interdicting this newspaper from publishing details of malfeasance and violation of laws by the SAPS Crime Intelligence – without argument – at the North Gauteng High Court on Friday night.

The Sunday Independent has taken a decision to challenge this order every step of the way.

The interdict application was brought by lawyers for Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, National Commissioner Bheki Cele and Head of Crime Intelligence Richard Mdluli, late on Friday night and was summarily granted which did not wait for the newspaper’s lawyers before starting proceedings.

The order prevents Independent Newspapers and in particular Sunday Independent journalist Gcwalisile Khanyile from publishing any information about the police’s Crime Intelligence Unit. The Sunday Independent had planned to do a series of exposes on appointments within the Crime Intelligence Unit based on reliable information she had received from various sources.

The gagging order prohibits this newspaper from publishing any details on advertisements and appointments made in the unit.

The newspaper has been ordered to hand documents to police and is interdicted against writing further articles about the division – particularly covert appointments processes and whether or not they had been manipulated. But the order does not stop us from finding out what the police are doing to root out nepotism within their ranks.

National Police spokesman Colonel Lindela Mashigo said the order was necessary to protect the safety of operatives.

“In the environment that we are talking about (crime intelligence), it is not necessary to be in public.”

Mashigo was initially vague in his explanation. He said police would take “internal measures” and when pressed for clarity said allegations against Mdluli would be given “the necessary attention”.

When asked why he was being vague, Mashigo said: “Yes, we will remain vague until a decision is taken. At this point it remains an internal matter.”

Mashigo asked for further questions to be sent by email, for fear of being misquoted. The Sunday Independent asked whether the police do not believe that the public has a right to know when nepotism or corruption takes place in units meant protect them. Mashigo responded: “SAPS is not pro-corruption.”

He added that police would “act against irregular conduct, beyond this we are not ready to comment”.

According to the Parliamentary Monitoring Group, Advocate Premjith Supersad of the State Security Agency told the ad hoc committee on the Protection of Information Bill in May that parts of the Protection of Information Act (84) of 1982 were “outdated and unconstitutional” and “unenforceable”.

The police have defended the decision to interdict The Sunday Independent using this act, saying “the police are obliged to enforce the laws of our country for as long as they are valid”.

The Sunday Independent editor Makhudu Sefara said resorting to this legislation showed the level of desperation to keep a lid on the rot.

“If they said our claims were false and baseless perhaps they would have a point. But what they are saying is that even when we report the truth about the rot, they will use discredited legislation against us to keep their wrongs from the glare of the public. It is wrong, it is shameless and we will pursue this matter to its logical conclusion,” said Sefara.

He added that the order granted by Judge Ephraim Makgoba was too broad and too limiting.

“What the police effectively, though temporarily, did was to keep us at bay with the hope that nobody reports on the spectre of nepotism sweeping the police force. This will not last.”

Sefara said he would meet with lawyers early next week to discuss where and when to launch an appeal against the order.

Media bodies have questioned the granting of the order.

In a statement released yesterday, South African National Editors Forum said it was “disconcerting” that there “appears to have been an element of miscommunication between the lawyers representing the parties which resulted in the paper’s lawyers having to travel to Pretoria after the police lawyers had arrived at court. The paper’s lawyers arrived five minutes after the judge had made his ruling.”

National Press Council chair Yusuf Abramjee, who was at court on Friday evening, said the decision raised questions about the justice system. “We believe the story is of public interest. It’s about a very important department.”

Abramjee added: “This application puts the police in a very bad light. Police leadership should have known better. We need to ask the question, ‘What do the police have to hide?’ “ - Sunday Independent
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Crimes of the South African Police Service


Cele and his SAPS Criminals vs Jesus and his 12 Apostles

Monday, April 4, 2011
SFB

No this is not an April Fools joke

National police chief Bheki Cele has likened the SA Police Service to Jesus Christ and his 12 apostles disciples.

(The term apostle means one who is sent forth as a messenger while a disciple is a follower or a student who learns from a teacher. Is the blundering, loose-tongued, self-styled "general" police clown chief Bheki Cele even aware of the difference?)

He said that if even Jesus and God had criminals in their midst, it was to be expected that there would be criminals in the 193 000-strong police force.

"Jesus Christ had an organisation of 12 people... among those 12 there was a criminal who sat with Jesus every day," Cele was quoted saying at a police cars handover ceremony in Pretoria on Friday.

"Even when Jesus berated him [Judas], he denied that it was him who was a criminal.

"In the Garden of Eden, there were two people. God himself did an inspection every morning. One day, He could not find them. They were hiding, because they had committed a crime," he said.
(Which begs the question what did God do? Did He condone corruption within the organisation? Did He reward the criminals with a promotion, big bonuses, deployment, suspension with full pay? Adam and Eve chose the way of disobedience and were banished from the Garden for one mistake-just one crime sin, no second chances. We all understand choice and consequence. God warned them that if they should eat the fruit of this tree, in the same day they would die. Sure enough, this is what happened. All of creation was subject to death as a result of their choice.)

"If you will find criminals amongst two people, then you will find criminals in an organisation with 193 000 members," Cele said.

Beeld said that in the past seven months, some 254 police members in Gauteng were arrested for alleged involvement in robberies and corruption.

Top cop Richard Mdluli and several of his colleagues were arrested this week for their alleged involvement in a murder that was committed in the late 1990s.

This is not the first biblical comparison used in SA politics.

President Jacob Zuma was criticised a few years ago for saying the African National Congress will rule until Jesus comes.

In 2008, a provincial ANC leader likened Zuma's suffering in the then corruption case against him to what Jesus had gone through.
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Cops threaten Mass Action
Monday, May 18, 2009

Police and prison officials were locked in discussions on Monday over possible strike action if salary negotiations failed in KwaZulu-Natal, Popcru said.

Kwenza Nxele, spokesperson for the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union, said negotiations were continuing, but with little progress.

He warned if no agreement was reached by Friday, the union would embark on mass action.

"The action will culminate in a national day of action..." Nxele said in a statement.

"The leadership has started from today (Monday) to visit major prisons in KwaZulu-Natal where there will be a mass meeting relating to the programme of action," he said.
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Jacob Zuma, Nathi Mthethwa and Bheki Cele captivating quotes....

KwaZulu-Natal MEC Bheki Cele, known for his flashy suits and, well, interesting hats, is the country's new national police commissioner.
But who exactly is our new top cop, a man who has even been described as a township tsotsi? Well, with Cele renowned in media circles for speaking his mind, what better way to describe the former Robben Island inmate than to examine a selection of his more captivating quotes...

Whether reminding Archbishop Desmond Tutu that he is not a "vice Jesus Christ" or branding SA Roadlink busses "killing machines" and "coffins on wheels" (fair enough there, really), Cele seems to have a strong opinion on pretty much everything. Check out our pick of his best below…

"All of a sudden there is a hullabaloo about blue lights. I suggest it is because some people are aware that in the blue light car today, there is a darkie inside there." Cele somehow brings race in the equation after complaints about reckless VIP cops.

"They are just troublesome and everything about them stinks. Their owners' attitudes stink, their buses stink and their compliance [with labour laws] stink." This time the former teacher takes aim at the notorious SA Roadlink.

"Deadly force... Dead means you will die, that's what it means. So I never used any extra word than what it is in the law." Cele explains the concept of death in response to a question about a possible 'shoot-to-kill' approach to his new position.

"I am just concerned that criminals are using xenophobia as an excuse to commit crimes... Why else would they steal the foreigners' belongings? If you want someone to leave, you just tell them and then watch them leave... Why does one have to chase them and steal their goods?" Cele seemed to be asking all the wrong questions during the xenophobic attacks.

"He is a self-made, arrogant, non-accountable individual who purports to be a good citizen and I will dare to argue that he is also a racist." Yip, our man Bheki whips out the race card again and lambastes an anonymous motorist who used his cellphone to film Cele's speeding convoy.

"The driver of that bus was not in any state to drive because he had been turned into a complete zombie as he had driven from Johannesburg to Cape Town and while in Cape Town, he was told to drive to Durban." Cele takes SA Roadlink to task after yet another fatal accident.

"Well, cowboys never cry... We need to be tough. You can't be soft and you can't be moving around kissing crime. You need to be tough because you're dealing with tough guys." Cele seems to lap up the media attention at his unveiling as the new national police commissioner.

So, has President Jacob Zuma erred by selecting a politician rather than a policeman for this crucial job? Only time will tell.
Source - iafrica.com

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Arrested and raped in a police cell
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Raped in a police station toilet, turned away from laying a charge at another police station and then refused help by a district surgeon - a Pretoria mother is now asking whether she will ever see justice.


After police dragged their heels for nearly a month, the 29-year-old mother and her attorney, in desperation, turned to the police watchdog, the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD).

While suspects have been arrested, the woman and her attorney, who commended the watchdog for the arrests, claim they are bungling the identification parade - a vital part of the investigation - by causing unnecessary delays.

The Rustenburg policeman, along with three of his colleagues, were arrested on Friday, three weeks after the ICD's investigation began. They were arrested after they apparently refused to appear in an identification parade

The receptionist's nightmare began on September 29 when she was arrested on charges of stealing her former fiance's fishing rods.

The charges were withdrawn the following morning, in what the woman believes was an attempt by her ex-fiance to prevent her from attending a custody hearing for their 18-month-old son.

Clutching her mother's hand tightly, the petite Hercules woman, who recently received death threats, yesterday described how a policeman beat her, forced her to remove her pants and panties before he raped her, while his colleagues allegedly sat in a nearby office ignoring her screams for help.

Breaking down in tears, the woman, supported by her mother and attorney, Delia de Vries, described her ordeal.

It started when two female cellmates were transferred to another police station.

"I knew I was going to be hurt. When I saw them go I knew that it was just a matter of time before they did something to me," she said, recalling how a policeman had earlier ordered her to use a neighbouring male detainee's cellphone to phone her family to tell them to bring R200 hidden in a packet of soup if she did not want to be attacked.

The woman said the attack happened just after 8pm when she asked to go to the toilet.

"When the policeman came in behind me I knew I was going to be raped. He pushed me against the wall, beat me, forced me to take off my pants and panties and raped me," the crying woman said.

"When he finished, he pulled up his pants, told me to get dressed and come outside. He took me back to my cell and then left me," she said.

Unable to wash herself, the woman was forced to sit in her cell until the following morning, when she was taken to the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court, where the charges were withdrawn.

She went to the Tlhabane police station to lay a charge, but instead of receiving assistance, she was forced to leave when a policewoman, hearing that she had been raped by a policeman, suddenly told her that the station's computer system was down and she could not be helped.

The traumatised woman said she went to the Hercules police station in Pretoria, close to where she lives, where officers told her to go to a district surgeon so that the necessary medical reports could be completed.

Once again the woman was turned away.

"When I explained what happened, the district surgeon told me to leave," she said.

The woman finally received medical attention at Netcare 911's Akasia Hospital, where she was put on antiretroviral medication.

De Vries, criticising the way the ICD handled the identification parades, said: "They were not prepared for the parades, which have twice been postponed. The parades were a complete charade, with the last one, which was meant to have taken place on Friday, being fundamentally flawed, and once again postponed," she said, adding that her client would have had to physically identify her attacker by touching him on the shoulder, which was inhumane, given the circumstances of the attack.

"We have now been told there will be another identity parade on Wednesday, but have no information on the time or place."

ICD spokesman Moses Dlamini hit back.

"The investigation was started the day after the case was received. We are satisfied with the work we have done and we dispute, categorically, that the ICD delayed or bungled the case," he said.

North West Public Safety MEC Howard Yawa said: "Police stations are supposed to be places of safety for the weak and vulnerable, therefore the occurrence of a despicable and heinous crime at a police station, allegedly committed by a member of the police service, is deplorable."

National police spokesman Lindela Mashigo, commenting on the woman being turned away, said there was no reason for the victim to have been refused assistance and "sent from pillar to post".

"We have responsibilities as police when it comes to reported sexual offences, which include treating the victim with respect and dignity, and informing them of their right to lay a charge."

He declined to comment on the alleged rape because the ICD is investigating the case.
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Our man Bheki-“township tsotsi” “Thug” and “Gangster”
Sunday, August 2, 2009

Crimes of the South African Police Service

Cops suspected of fiddling are now inspectors
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ten of 11 high-ranking officers accused of rigging crime statistics in KwaZulu-Natal are now allegedly part of an inspectorate team.

Police sources said Pietermaritzburg's Mountain Rise officers, who had been transferred last week to work with the former acting provincial commissioner pending the outcome of an investigation, were now inspecting stations in the city and in Durban. The provincial inspectorate is a component of the national inspectorate, previously called the evaluation services division.
The inspectorate is responsible for operational and organisational evaluations and inspections of police stations and specialist units within the province. It has unrestricted access to dockets and other aspects of police stations.

Members of the unit are there to ensure that rules and regulations are followed and are required to report any suspicion of misconduct or irregularities.

A police source questioned how the officers could be part of this team. "How can they be checking important police documents when they have been implicated with interfering with dockets?" said the source, who added that this could be viewed as a promotion.

The source also said the move could be seen as suggesting the officers were being protected.

Johan Burger of the Institute for Security Studies said that if this was true, it made "an absolute mockery of the system of oversight that the inspectorate is supposed to provide".

"Either those who appointed them to the positions were unaware of the allegations against them, or are absolutely irresponsible in terms of their use of the inspectorate," he said.

He added that the newly appointed provincial commissioner, Mamunye Ngobeni, should immediately intervene.

Ngobeni declined to comment on the issue, referring questions to her spokeswoman Phindile Radebe.

Radebe denied the officers were tasked with inspecting other stations, saying they were not assigned to any specific task or team. She said they were now working under Assistant Commissioner Pat Brown, the head of detectives in KZN.

"They are tasked to deal with any matter raised at any station in the province... to put it simply, they have no specific task," she said, adding she could not cite examples of what these tasks were.
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Cop Nepotism expose’ – the news that didn’t make the news
Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cops put lid on nepotism

What we are not able to tell you this weekend, dear reader, is that nnnnnnn were employed in an irregular process that nnnnnnn because nnnnnnn manipulated it.

Nepotism sweeping the police force

The Sunday Independent was meant to publish an article about nepotism within the police ranks but a court interdict on Friday night stopped the story from going public. The court has also ordered the newspaper to hand in documents relating to the issue.

The SAPS resorted to a discredited and “unconstitutional” piece of legislation in a desperate bid to muzzle The Sunday Independent.

The police were granted an order interdicting this newspaper from publishing details of malfeasance and violation of laws by the SAPS Crime Intelligence – without argument – at the North Gauteng High Court on Friday night.

The Sunday Independent has taken a decision to challenge this order every step of the way.

The interdict application was brought by lawyers for Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, National Commissioner Bheki Cele and Head of Crime Intelligence Richard Mdluli, late on Friday night and was summarily granted which did not wait for the newspaper’s lawyers before starting proceedings.

The order prevents Independent Newspapers and in particular Sunday Independent journalist Gcwalisile Khanyile from publishing any information about the police’s Crime Intelligence Unit. The Sunday Independent had planned to do a series of exposes on appointments within the Crime Intelligence Unit based on reliable information she had received from various sources.

The gagging order prohibits this newspaper from publishing any details on advertisements and appointments made in the unit.

The newspaper has been ordered to hand documents to police and is interdicted against writing further articles about the division – particularly covert appointments processes and whether or not they had been manipulated. But the order does not stop us from finding out what the police are doing to root out nepotism within their ranks.

National Police spokesman Colonel Lindela Mashigo said the order was necessary to protect the safety of operatives.

“In the environment that we are talking about (crime intelligence), it is not necessary to be in public.”

Mashigo was initially vague in his explanation. He said police would take “internal measures” and when pressed for clarity said allegations against Mdluli would be given “the necessary attention”.

When asked why he was being vague, Mashigo said: “Yes, we will remain vague until a decision is taken. At this point it remains an internal matter.”

Mashigo asked for further questions to be sent by email, for fear of being misquoted. The Sunday Independent asked whether the police do not believe that the public has a right to know when nepotism or corruption takes place in units meant protect them. Mashigo responded: “SAPS is not pro-corruption.”

He added that police would “act against irregular conduct, beyond this we are not ready to comment”.

According to the Parliamentary Monitoring Group, Advocate Premjith Supersad of the State Security Agency told the ad hoc committee on the Protection of Information Bill in May that parts of the Protection of Information Act (84) of 1982 were “outdated and unconstitutional” and “unenforceable”.

The police have defended the decision to interdict The Sunday Independent using this act, saying “the police are obliged to enforce the laws of our country for as long as they are valid”.

The Sunday Independent editor Makhudu Sefara said resorting to this legislation showed the level of desperation to keep a lid on the rot.

“If they said our claims were false and baseless perhaps they would have a point. But what they are saying is that even when we report the truth about the rot, they will use discredited legislation against us to keep their wrongs from the glare of the public. It is wrong, it is shameless and we will pursue this matter to its logical conclusion,” said Sefara.

He added that the order granted by Judge Ephraim Makgoba was too broad and too limiting.

“What the police effectively, though temporarily, did was to keep us at bay with the hope that nobody reports on the spectre of nepotism sweeping the police force. This will not last.”

Sefara said he would meet with lawyers early next week to discuss where and when to launch an appeal against the order.

Media bodies have questioned the granting of the order.

In a statement released yesterday, South African National Editors Forum said it was “disconcerting” that there “appears to have been an element of miscommunication between the lawyers representing the parties which resulted in the paper’s lawyers having to travel to Pretoria after the police lawyers had arrived at court. The paper’s lawyers arrived five minutes after the judge had made his ruling.”

National Press Council chair Yusuf Abramjee, who was at court on Friday evening, said the decision raised questions about the justice system. “We believe the story is of public interest. It’s about a very important department.”

Abramjee added: “This application puts the police in a very bad light. Police leadership should have known better. We need to ask the question, ‘What do the police have to hide?’ “ - Sunday Independent
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The Chief of police who stirs up Trouble
Friday November 5, 2010

Thhief of police who stirs up trouble

By Mike Hamilton - Mirror.co.uk

Blundering police chief Bheki Cele - who lied to the world in a bid to convict UK newspaper journalist Simon Wright (Who was arrested, jailed and put on trial after embarrassing South African police) - has earned a reputation as a motormouth over slurs, inaccuracies and insults.

He sparked a diplomatic row before The World Cup by saying he hoped America would not get too far in the tournament so President Barack Obama would not visit South Africa.

Cele, 58, was ticked off by government officials after telling parliament that hosting the world's most powerful leader would pose a major headache for police.

In May he came under fire after claiming Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke had been "almost in tears" because he was under so much pressure to withdraw the World Cup from South Africa. Baffled Mr Valcke issued a statement to confirm he had never been told to move the tournament, and added: "Mr Cele made a big mistake."

Other gaffes include his admission last August that he would happily suppress statistics on South Africa's crime rate. The loose-tongued police boss was slammed by opposition MPs for the mistake just days after being sworn in.

Cele - who took control of the 180,000-strong force a year ago - said: "I will support whatever we do that gives us an upper edge to fight the crime. If releasing stats helps us to fight crime better, I will support that. If a moratorium helps us better, I will support that."

The self-styled "general" - ridiculed for bringing in military ranks for officers - was accused of ramping up his role when he ordered MPs to address him with his Army rank in March. Former South African cabinet minister Kader Asmal accused the police chief of being "idiotic" and "whimsical".

Cele had caused trouble even before he became police chief. In 2007 he was caught in a convoy doing than 100 mph - apparently because he was late for a meeting.

And he has faced claims his ex-girlfriend bombarded him with texts vowing to destroy him after he ended their relationship last year.

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More than 20 000 firearms sold to criminals lost by SAPS since April 2004
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Justice in South Africa it’s a sick Joke

MPs GUN for SAPS top brass
Embattled national Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele and his top brass have been warned by MPs that lying to Parliament was a criminal offence as the department was grilled on its chaotic firearm controls.

MPs came out guns blazing against police bigwigs for claiming, during previous committee meetings, that their management of firearms was under control. This followed a senior SAPS commissioner admission that there was really no system in place to monitor and safeguard firearms.

Cele was not present during Tuesday’s meeting with the National Assembly committee on police. Chairwoman Sindi Chikunga said he had excused himself.
Commissioner for visible policing at the SAPS, Joel Mothiba, said: “We really don’t have control of the environment (firearm controls) … we must point out that we do not have a system.”

In response, angry MPs accused the police management of lying to them during previous meetings.

ANC MP Annelize van Wyk said the committee’s patience with the department was wearing thin as it was not the first time information that had been provided was questioned and earlier statements disputed.

“It’s a criminal offence to lie to Parliament. There will come a time when this committee has had enough of these half-truths.”

DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard said: “The absolute top structure (of SAPS) had sworn to us on stacks of Bibles that a system was in place. Now you mean there’s no system?

“Why have we been listening to top structure saying everything (was under control) … I don’t know how you even manage to apprehend criminals. I’m absolutely gob-smacked,” Kohler Barnard said.

The SAPS on Tuesday presented its report on the safeguarding of firearms to the committee.

Over the past seven years, 20 429 firearms were reported lost despite 12 control measures put in place. To date, the SAPS has recovered 4 810 of the guns and no steps have been taken against any officers.

The department has 264 845 firearms.

On the report, Chikunga said: “The report today, if you look at it and really think about it, it’s somewhat a fatal report.”

Members expressed their concern about the statistics in the report because the national department had relied on the provinces to provide the numbers, with very few actual inspections of police stations.

Van Wyk said, if the figures relied on information from the provinces, “I can say without a doubt that they are wrong”.

Earlier, SAPS divisional commissioner of supply chain management Gary Kruser said he had only been notified of the meeting the day before the department was scheduled to appear before the committee.

“So we had to put the presentation together in a rush.”

Chikunga took issue with this, saying the SAPS had been handed the committee’s schedule in October.

“It’s surprising that only yesterday people were told. I’m not sure what this means … I have a problem with the document being prepared one day before the meeting. Even if the national commissioner (Cele) could not come he should have prepared the people who came. (That it was) only prepared yesterday talks to the disorganisation on that level.” - Political Bureau

91,216 REPORTED MURDERS 2005-2010 - ONLY 27,648 IN PRISON FOR MURDER -
20 429 FIREARMS have been 'lost' in the police force since April 2004 and no steps have been taken against any police officers!

Politicsweb note: The total number of reported crimes, according to the SAPS, between 2005 and 2010 for the following categories are: Murder, 91,216; Sexual crimes 335,941, Robbery 327,633, Robbery with Aggravating circumstances 599,743; residential burglary 1,253, 246. Read more
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Cele and his SAPS Criminals vs Jesus and his 12 Apostles
Monday, April 4, 2011

No this is not an April Fools joke

National police chief Bheki Cele has likened the SA Police Service to Jesus Christ and his 12 apostles disciples.

(The term apostle means one who is sent forth as a messenger while a disciple is a follower or a student who learns from a teacher. Is the blundering, loose-tongued, self-styled "general" police clown chief Bheki Cele even aware of the difference?)

He said that if even Jesus and God had criminals in their midst, it was to be expected that there would be criminals in the 193 000-strong police force.

"Jesus Christ had an organisation of 12 people... among those 12 there was a criminal who sat with Jesus every day," Cele was quoted saying at a police cars handover ceremony in Pretoria on Friday.

"Even when Jesus berated him [Judas], he denied that it was him who was a criminal.

"In the Garden of Eden, there were two people. God himself did an inspection every morning. One day, He could not find them. They were hiding, because they had committed a crime," he said.
(Which begs the question what did God do? Did He condone corruption within the organisation? Did He reward the criminals with a promotion, big bonuses, deployment, suspension with full pay? Adam and Eve chose the way of disobedience and were banished from the Garden for one mistake-just one crime sin, no second chances. We all understand choice and consequence. God warned them that if they should eat the fruit of this tree, in the same day they would die. Sure enough, this is what happened. All of creation was subject to death as a result of their choice.)

"If you will find criminals amongst two people, then you will find criminals in an organisation with 193 000 members," Cele said.

Beeld said that in the past seven months, some 254 police members in Gauteng were arrested for alleged involvement in robberies and corruption.

Top cop Richard Mdluli and several of his colleagues were arrested this week for their alleged involvement in a murder that was committed in the late 1990s.

This is not the first biblical comparison used in SA politics.

President Jacob Zuma was criticised a few years ago for saying the African National Congress will rule until Jesus comes.

In 2008, a provincial ANC leader likened Zuma's suffering in the then corruption case against him to what Jesus had gone through.
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Police accused of murder
Thursday 1 May 2008.

Mathafeni’s lifeless body was found on the morning of 1 May 2008 in Sebokeng Zone 20. He was a community activist involved with the Sebokeng Ward 2 Concerned Residents that on Tuesday blockaded the Golden Highway to demand that the government responds to their memorandum, which was submitted on the 10th of March. Police arrested Mathafeni on Tuesday, the 29th of April, and beat him so badly with batons that he had to see a doctor on his release on Wednesday morning. He was re-arrested later in the evening – and last seen alive in the hands of the arresting officers.

Until an investigation proves otherwise, we, the members of the Coalition Against Water Coalition, accuse the police of responsibility for Mathafeni’s death. It is enough to know that Mathafeni was so badly beaten during his first detention that he required stitches that his re-arrest could only have been intended to continue meting out the punishment. The police have shown no compunction in resorting to live ammunition when dealing with Tuesday’s protest. Killing a man in detention is just another step up from the crime the police in Sebokeng have already shown themselves capable of.
Justice for comrade Mathafeni! Investigate the police for murder!
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Crimes of the South African Police Services

BABY ABBEGAIL – NEARLY SNATCHED BY BLACK FEMALE COPS AT AIRPORT… 13May 2010

This is Baby Abbegail, who was snatched by two black female SA police officers at Johannesburg Airport from her mother to 'teach mom a lesson' supposedly. The mother and the child's grandmother grabbed the baby back just in time and the police women then claimed that they 'wanted to teach you a lesson'. http...://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2410513,00.html

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DURBAN police officers arrested for killing suspect in custody
Wednesday 14 March 2012 18:46

SABC

Three Durban police officers have been arrested for torturing and killing a suspect in police custody. The Independent Complaints Directorate arrested them at Durban's Central Police Station this afternoon.

The ICD has confirmed it is also investigating the deaths of 797 suspects countrywide in which policemen were implicated. The three policemen were taken to the Durban North Police Station, where they will be held.

They are suspected of allegedly beating a man to death at the KwaMashu Police Station last month. He was a suspect in a taxi hijacking. Two of the police officers are from the Greenwood Park Police Station, the other - from the Durban Central Police Station. They have been charged with murder.

ICD spokesperson, Moses Dlamini says: "The message is very clear. If they break the law we will arrest them and bring them before the courts."

The police officers are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate Court tomorrow.
KwaZulu-Natal accounts for the bulk of the deaths the ICD is investigating, followed by Gauteng. Security experts say police should be taught restraint and self-control. www.sabc.co.za/.../news/main/tag?tag=Police

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Police Minister Mthethwa contradicts himself about Farm Attack statistics:
does the SAPS maintain farm-murder statistics – or not?

On March 29, 2011 in parliament, in replies to written questions in SA parliament from DA-parliamentarian M M Swathe, police minister Nati Mthethwa said that ‘the statistics on farm murders are not avalaible on the case administration system of the SAPS. Cases of murder are not listed seperately based on where they occur…’murder is considered murder whether in rural areas or urban areas…’ http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page72308?oid=228504&sn=Marketingweb+detail&pid=90389

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Attacker and police woman in ‘black race-solidarity against white crime victim

August 29 2009 – WITBANK -- Beeld newspaper reports as a caption to this CCTV-picture at a petrol-station in Witbank, Mpumalanga that the man being attacked, 24-year-old Johan Cronjé (24), was arrested by the black policewoman in the foreground – for defending himself. The Afrikaner has lodged a complaint

with the Independent Complaint Directorate for false arrest and for this policewoman failing to intervene while he was being assaulted by a man with a heavy weapon – as seen on this photo from the shop’s CCTV videos. However the Afrikaner still has to appear in court on a charge of having kicked his attacker’s car, ordered to shop up on 18 November 2009 after getting bail.

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Former Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi Corrupt Thief


Selebi: "Three fingers pointing back at him."

Selebi is a former Commissioner of the South African Police Force, and former President of Interpol (-2008). Selebi was a political appointee and had no previous policing experience when he became the first black SAPS chief in 2000. [11]
In 2010, Selebi was "convicted of corruption" [7|11]"on an obscene scale" [13], for "receiving cash payments" [7] to the value of 1.2 Million South African Rand [11], from "convicted drug trafficker/smuggler" [7|11], Glenn Agliotti. This was apparently done "in exchange for him turning a blind eye to drugs trafficking" [11].
During his trial Selebi continued to show "complete contempt for the truth" [11], by "[lying] and [fabricating] evidence" [7], "including falsely accusing a witness of lying" [11]. [8|9|13|14|16|17|19|21]
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ANC turf war over Rosebank police-shootings
20110906
A Political row erupted between the police trade-union and the SAPF-Gauteng leadership after a black police-clerk's revenge-shooting of two senior Rosebank female cops – also: why are black SA men so violent?
2 September 2011 - Reporter: Nonkululeko Mbuli Rosebank Killarney Gazette:

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South Africans choose armed response over police: Report
January 20, 2012 By Herald

Bay more violent than Joburg, says study
YOU are more likely to be murdered in the Bay than in Johannesburg, once considered the murder capital of the world. This is according to a Mexican report which ranks Nelson Mandela Bay as the 41st most dangerous city in the world. Johannesburg is 50th.
http://myportelizabeth.co.za/south-africans-choose-armed-response-over-police-report/

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Metro cops probe sexual assault claims
March 20 2012 at 05:21pm
By SAPA

A sexual assault claim is being investigated against a Johannesburg metro police official. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo

A sexual assault claim is being investigated against a Johannesburg metro police official, police said on Tuesday.

“The woman reported the incident to us yesterday (Monday). We have asked her to give us a statement and we will start internal investigations,” said spokeswoman Superintendent Edna Mamonyane.

“The woman told us what transpired and we are tracing a vehicle to the scene of the incident.”

She said the Johannesburg motorist had alleged that metro police sexually assaulted her last week. - Sapa

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Reservist Constable Justice Mashaba accused of complicity in murder

Mashaba (29) of the Lusikisiki SAPS was accused of complicity in the murder of Oupa Petrus Mabuye (39). [56]

http://hil001.blogspot.com/2010/10/police-corruption-in-south-africa.html

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Reservist Constable Bonga Nyundu accused of complicity in murder

Nyundu (29) of the Lusikisiki SAPS was accused of complicity in the murder of Oupa Petrus Mabuye (39). [56]

http://hil001.blogspot.com/2010/10/police-corruption-in-south-africa.html

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Cop linked to robbery, hijacking
February 29 2012 at 03:50pm

By SAPA
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File Photo - A police constable has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery and a hijacking.

A police constable was arrested at the Port Elizabeth dog unit base on Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery and a hijacking, Eastern Cape police said.
The 28-year-old policeman was taken into custody by the Hawks after he was linked to the crimes, said Lieutenant-Colonel Priscilla Naidu in a statement.

On February 5, four or five men were seen disembarking from a police vehicle in Thornville.

They hijacked a Toyota Corolla and forced the driver, at gunpoint, to take them to a nearby tavern where they instructed him to call the owner.
When she opened the door, the hijackers ran in, stole R5 000 and four cellphones and assaulted her.

They used the police car and the hijacked vehicle to escape. The Corolla was later found abandoned on a gravel road.

“Corrupt (SA Police Service) members who unlawfully want to enrich themselves must know that they will be hunted down by their own colleagues, those who are proud to serve the community and to wear the blue uniform with dignity,” Naidu said.
The constable was expected to appear in the Hankey Regional Court on Friday. – Sapa

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Police corruption 'widespread'
2007-11-01 19:21

Johannesburg - Corruption-related complaints about the SAPS surged dramatically after its Anti-Corruption Unit was shut down in 2002, according to research by the Institute for Security Studies.

An average of 43 cases were lodged with the Independent Complaints Directorate each year between 1997 and 2002.

This shot up to an average of 125 cases each year between 2002 and 2006, according to ISS researcher Andrew Faull's recent study entitled "Corruption and the South African Police Service: A review and its implications".

Instead of a few bad apples tarnishing the entire organisation, corruption was "widespread, widely acknowledged, but seldom acted upon", he said, quoting a study by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

In response to the ACU being shut down, the ICD created the "hopelessly understaffed and under-resourced" Anti-Corruption Command (ACC) in 2004, said Faull.

"The unit currently has a dedicated staff of only three investigators for the whole country, compared to the 250 previously employed by the ACU."

Both the ACC's under-resourcing and the SAPS's "scant engagement" with the unit suggested a lack of political will around the issue, wrote Faull.

The total number of complaints lodged with the ICD between 1997 and 2006 increased steadily in that period from 1 999 to 5 119.

Faull cautioned that this might have more to do with increased public awareness of the ICD than with a proportional rise in police misconduct.

Oversimplifying matters
Turning to the reasons police officers engaged in corrupt practices, Faull said low salaries and a "corrupting public" oversimplified matters.

On average, police officers earned more money than fire fighters, nurses or teachers. Arguing that members of the public made the police corrupt was dangerous and only valid in as much as members of the public were not seen as criminals.
"The long and the short of it is that the SAPS has since 2002 lacked an applied corruption fighting strategy."

Faull said the organisation currently had one full-time member developing new anti-corruption measures, with a handful of support staff helping him.
"While these members are driven, motivated and dedicated to the task at hand, larger questions of political will are once again raised when considering that so few staff have been assigned to a project that has effectively taken five years to develop, and which is still developing."
- SAPA

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Police corruption take centre stage
September 4 2008 at 04:33pm

Corruption within the SA Police Service, abuse of power by members of the country's crime-fighting units and political interference took centre stage on Thursday during MPs' deliberations on legislation to disband the Scorpions.

Appearing before the National Assembly's justice and safety and security committees deliberating on the two bills dealing with the Scorpions, Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head Willie Hofmeyr said it was important for the measure to also deal with corruption within the country's investigative units.

"Looking at corruption within the new unit is going to be vital as well - we should consider in the law whether there should not be provisions for enhanced integrity measures.
"As soon as you start dealing with very rich criminals the risk of corruption is significantly increased," he said.

Lowly paid investigators found it difficult to turn down multi-million rands offers to bungle investigations.

SAPS legal representative Philip Jacobs admitted that corruption within the police, particularly investigative units, was a major problem.
In 2002 the SAPS' Anti-Corruption Unit investigating corruption amongst police officers had to be shut down after widespread corruption was uncovered within the unit itself.

"One of the biggest problem was police corruption within the organised crime context," he said.

Committee chair Yunis Carrim said it was also important for MPs to come up with ideas on how the measure could be crafted in such a way that it made it difficult for politicians to exploit the units for their own political agenda.
This was especially important given that the Scorpions had been accused of being used to fight political wars.

However, Freedom Front Plus MP Pieter Groenewald suggested that Carrim was asking the committee to do the impossible, as the ruling party had total control of all state apparatus, including the police, and was therefore inclined to use them for political purposes. - Sapa

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'Police beat man to death'
2010-07-19 16:01
Dakar – Senegalese police beat to death a man who took part in a demonstration against frequent power cuts in a suburb of the capital Dakar, an African rights group said.

The African Encounter for the Defence of Human Rights (Raddho), based in Dakar, said in a statement on Sunday that Abdoulaye Wade Yinghou was "tortured to death by police" on July 14.

"For the moment, there's no reaction on the police side," a police spokesperson told AFP on Monday. "A statement will be released."

However, on July 15, after one of many protests against blackouts in the west African country, a police spokesperson said that when the police intervened, a young man "fell and banged his head somehow. The police are not at issue."

Raddho said it had investigated the young man's death and found that it was "caused by atrocious torture in beatings with clubs and rifle butts" on the evening of the July 14 demonstration.

The victim reportedly telephoned his employer, a poultry farmer, and said: "The police, the police, the police." The farmer went to the police station, but could not obtain any information.

The following morning, a police inspector told him the young man was dead, and asked questions about his health, because "according to police, he died after a malaise," Raddho said.

The rights body has asked for an independent judicial inquiry.

The incident came at a time of frequent public protests against power cuts in Dakar and other big towns.

The public anger has reached such a height that the national assembly will go into a special session on Tuesday to hear the government's statements on the energy crisis.
- SAPA

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Police deny child trafficking report
2010-06-28 19:19

Johannesburg - South African police on Monday dismissed as a "lie" a report that 20 children were found in cardboard boxes and covered with blankets inside a truck at the border between Mozambique and South Africa.

"It's a blue lie. I would have been the first person to know about such an incident," Mpumalanga police spokesperson Captain Leonard Hlathi told Sapa.

Earlier French news agency AFP reported that South African border police found 20 Mozambican and Thai children, aged between 9 and 16, in a truck at the Komatipoort crossing.

The children were discovered "a week or two ago".

According to Hlathi: "If you say this happened a week ago, by now I would have heard something."
- SAPA

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Teen disappears in police custody
2010-10-04 15:39

Pretoria - A Zimbabwean teenager who disappeared while in police custody nearly three weeks ago was still nowhere to be found on Monday, Tshwane's metro police said.

Confirming that metro police were investigating the matter within its ranks, Director Mel Vosloo said they were co-operating with the SA Police Force in this regard.

"We are following all leads," he said.

Leon Chimuta and four other Zimbabweans were selling cigarettes and other items outside a nightclub when they were taken in by metro police in the city centre.

According to the Pretoria news, Chumita's brother James went to the police station to bail them out but found they were being beaten by police. Police then turned on him too when he tried to intervene.

Tortured for nearly two hours at TMPD offices on Vermuelen Street, the men were then allegedly dropped off one-by-one around Diepsloot in the early hours of the morning.

Chumuta, 17, has not been seen since. Commander of investigations Roger Moodley said the responsible officers on site were being investigated.

Meanwhile, Vosloo disputed reports of extortion, allegedly by a syndicate within his department.

"They've thumbed-sucked that," said Vosloo.

The syndicate reportedly makes thousands of rands a night by simply targeting drunk drivers, those using prostitutes (preferably rich) and hawkers.

Victims would then be threatened with arrest, after which they would agree to pay. They would be driven to ATMs to withdraw money and were released only after payment.
- SAPA

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Huge police arsenal missing
2010-02-23 08:41

Buks Viljoen
Johannesburg - More than 60 firearms and approximately 50 000 rounds of ammunition have presumably been stolen from a specialised police unit in Mpumalanga.

The weapons were part of the arsenal of the police's former riot unit which had been stationed in Hazyview.

The unit was closed in 2007 after a decision by Jackie Selebi, former police commissioner, to close all specialist units.
The theft of (some of) the weapons was only recently discovered by police inspectors.

An audit of the unit's assets was ordered by the Mpumalanga provincial police headquarters, after two police firearms were found in the possession of suspects who were involved in planting a bomb at an ATM.

During the internal audit it was discovered that at least 32 R5 rifles, 30 21-gage shotguns, several Z88 pistols and 48 000 rounds of ammunition are missing.

Charges of theft and negligent handling of the weapons were laid with the Hazyview police last week.

Leonard Hlathi, spokesperson for the unit against organised crime in Mpumalanga, has confirmed that they are investigating the case.

"It could be that some of the weapons are not missing but have been transferred to other units.

"However, there would still be the problem that proper records were not kept."

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Murderous cop denied parole
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Parole was denied on Wednesday for a former Midrand police inspector who forced two suspects handcuffed together to run away before firing several shots at them.

Former inspector Jacobus van Gund was jailed for an effective 18 years in 2003 for murdering a housebreaking suspect, trying to murder another suspect and attempting to defeat the ends of justice by threatening witnesses.

Van Gund was called to a plot in Laezonia, near Pretoria, in December 2001 to investigate a burglary.

By the time he arrived, the complainant had caught and handcuffed the two suspects.

He later testified that Van Gund assaulted them then ordered them to run, before firing several shots at them.

James Chakana was hit in the abdomen and died at the scene. Sam Gafane was wounded in the arm.

Van Gund unsuccessfully applied for parole in September last year after serving a third of his sentence.

He was again refused parole in February this year after the High Court set aside the earlier decision and referred the matter back for reconsideration.

He then launched a second urgent application in which he asked the High Court to order his release on parole.

Acting Judge B R Tokota on Wednesday dismissed Van Gund's application, saying he could not find that the Parole Board's decision had been unreasonable or biased.

The board ruled that it would not be in the interest of the community to release Van Gund too soon, viewed in the light of the seriousness of his offences.

It ordered that he attend further anger management programmes.

He will be able to apply for parole again in November next year.

Tokota said the right to be considered for parole should not be equated to the right to be freed from prison.

He said the board was entitled to take the seriousness of the offence into account when considering placement on parole, otherwise it would make a mockery of the justice system.

"... It is expected of those who are entrusted with the duty to protect the society to do the best they can to ensure, as far as is practically possible, that the justice system is not rendered a mockery by their conduct.

"If the board decides that for violent crimes it will enforce the will of the sentencing courts to keep offenders away from society this court should be loath to interfere," he added. - Sapa

POSTED BY SONNY COX AT 1:26 AM
LABELS: MURDEROUS POLICEMAN DENIED PAROLE
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Cops held for killing motorist

Monday, July 12, 2010

Four policemen have been arrested for allegedly shooting dead a motorist in Pretoria central on Monday, the Independent Complaints Directorate said.

Nkosinathi Ntuli, 23, of Doornpoort was allegedly driving his Toyota RunX on the wrong side of the road on the corner of Boom and Cowie streets, when he was shot dead, spokesman Moses Dlamini said.

Dlamini said the officers, who included a captain, two sergeants and a warrant officer, were arrested because nothing on the scene indicated that their lives were in danger and that shooting was warranted.

When the incident happened the officers were driving an unmarked vehicle and the driver was not in police uniform. The other three officers were in uniform.

They were expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. - Sapa


POSTED BY SONNY COX AT 12:19 PM
LABELS: SAPS CRIMES

http://citizenalertzablogspotcom-tango.blogspot.com/2010/07/murderous-cop-denied-parole.html

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BOGUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Police
Friday, July 9, 2010
Bogus policemen nabbed after robbery

9 July 2010, 00:04

Four men were arrested after entering a Vanderbijlpark home by pretending to be policemen and holding up the owner, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

Captain Noxolo Kweza said the four men were part of a group of 10 who robbed a Vanderbijlpark man in his home on Monday.

Dressed in police uniforms, they entered the man's home and when he asked them for further identification, they pointed firearms at him and held him up.

They demanded that he show them the safe and took R2 000 in cash. They also took his Chrysler Voyager.

Investigations led police to Katlehong, where they arrested four of the suspects, recovered the car and seized four firearms.

They also seized police boots, reflector jackets and a South African National Defence Force uniform. - Sapa

POSTED BY SONNY COX AT 12:24 AM
LABELS: BOGUS COPS PART OF THIRD FORCE.

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Cops arrested for truck looting

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Johannesburg - Five policemen and a former policeman appeared in court in connection with the theft of chocolates and alcohol from trucks that had crashed in the Northern Cape, the province's police said on Tuesday.

On July 12, a truck overturned on the N12 near Belmont and alcohol worth about R620 000 was stolen from the wreckage, said Captain Cherelle Ehlers.

On July 17, a truck overturned on the N8 in the province and chocolates valued at about R290 000 were stolen from that wreckage.

Officials from the Directorate of Priority Crimes, also known as the Hawks, and detectives in Kagisho in the province investigated and arrested the five on Tuesday.

Constable Andre Palm from the Kimberley 10111 centre, Constable Errol van Ade from the dog unit and Constable Donovan Bitterbosch, also from the dog unit, appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court in connection with the chocolate charges.

Palm, Van Ade, Constable Tiny Segani who works in a court in Galeshewe, Warrant Officer Dannyboy Nkalitshane from the Kimberley Flying Squad and Marcus Alemona, a former policeman from Hopetown, then appeared in connection with the alcohol theft.

Those arrested on the chocolates case were released on warning.

Palm, Segani, Nkalitshane and Van Ade were released on R500 bail and Alemona was released on warning on the alcohol charges.

They will return to the town's regional court on August 5.

In a police statement, Major General Liziwe Ntshinga, deputy provincial commissioner for the Hawks, commended the investigating officers.

- SAPA

http://citizenalertzablogspotcom-tango.blogspot.com/2010/07/murderous-cop-denied-parole.html

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Reservist Constable Aaron Maphanga accused of complicity in murder

Maphanga (33) of the Lusikisiki SAPS was accused of complicity in the murder of Oupa Petrus Mabuye (39). [56]

http://hil001.blogspot.com/2010/10/police-corruption-in-south-africa.html

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900 SAP employees were guilty of fraud when they were caught "stealing welfare allowances

In 2010 the Special Investigating Unit discovered that more than 900 SAP employees were guilty of fraud when they were caught "stealing welfare allowances from the state" [61]. None of them were suspended or fired. [61] Only a third received either, a written warning, disciplinary charges, or suspended terminations. [61] All of them accepted plea agreements with the National Prosecutions Authority (or NPA), by which they were required to repay, with interest, what was stolen. [61]

http://hil001.blogspot.com/2010/10/police-corruption-in-south-africa.html

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Constable Tebogo Rasejane accused of orchestrating hijackings

Constable Tebogo Rasejane from Brixton SAPS in Johannesburg was accused of orchestrating hijackings. [47]

http://hil001.blogspot.com/2010/10/police-corruption-in-south-africa.html

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Sergeant Ronald Spengane accused of complicity in murder

Spengane of the Masoyi SAPS was accused of complicity in the murder of Ben Mamase (43) of Lusikisiki. [56|58]

http://hil001.blogspot.com/2010/10/police-corruption-in-south-africa.html

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Warrant Officer Lulamile Mbethwa accused of complicity in murder

Mbethwa of the Masoyi SAPS was accused of complicity in the murder of Ben Mamase (43) of Lusikisiki. [56|58]

http://hil001.blogspot.com/2010/10/police-corruption-in-south-africa.html

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South Africans choose armed response over police: report
Sapa | 20 January, 2012 08:54


Image by: Elvis Ntombela

People are increasingly relying more on armed response services than on the police to keep them safe, according to a report on Friday.

From 2005 to 2010 about 2000 new security companies had entered the market as a result of the drop in confidence in the police by home owners and businesses, the Beeld reported.

Dr Johan Burger, from the Institute of Security Studies, told the daily newspaper there was a need for armed response because of an increase in crimes targeting homes and businesses, such as robberies and hijackings.

However, the ideal situation was that security companies should work hand-in-hand with the police rather than replace them.

According to the SA Institute of Race Relations, 4600 security companies provided armed response service in 2005. This had increased to 7500 (61 percent) by 2010.
The number of security guards employed had increased by 236 percent over the same period, the Beeld reported.
http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2012/01/20/south-africans-choose-armed-response-over-police-report