Three supected dealers caught with 50k dagga

Polokwane police have arrested three men aged between 24 and 42 for allegedly selling dagga to students and learners in the Mankweng Township. The police got a tip off and managed to seize dagga estimated to the value of R50 000. The trio, who are expected to appear before Mankweng magistrate’s court, will remain in … Continue reading “Three supected dealers caught with 50k dagga”

Maswanganyi laid to rest

Pretoria – Gauteng top cop, Major-General Tirhani Maswanganyi, has been laid to rest today. The 52-year-old policeman’s body was found last week in a bushy area next to the road near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria. Gauteng police are offering a reward of up to R100 000 for information leading to the arrest of those who murdered … Continue reading “Maswanganyi laid to rest”

Mahikeng robbery suspect kills two dogs, himself

A man suspected of taking part in a robbery of store owned by a Pakistan national in Setlagole, Mahikeng on Monday (24 June) night allegedly shot two dogs before turning the gun on himself. According to the police, it is alleged that on Monday at around 19:45 in the evening four suspects entered the business … Continue reading “Mahikeng robbery suspect kills two dogs, himself”

Lephalale cop “kills girlfriend, himself”

Polokwane – A police constable attached to Public Order Police in Lephalale allegedly shot and killed his 27-year-old girlfriend last night Thirty-year-old police constable Mmakolobe Patrick Molekoa of Nelly village in Bakenburg was also found shot and his official firearm was found next to his body. Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said it was … Continue reading “Lephalale cop “kills girlfriend, himself””

Francois Beukman resigns as head of police investigations

Pretoria – Francois Beukman, the Executive Director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), has tendered his resignation to pursue other interests, the Police Ministry says. In a statement, the ministry said that Beukman was currently serving notice and would officially relinquish his position on 31 August 2012. He was appointed in August 2009 and … Continue reading “Francois Beukman resigns as head of police investigations”

Police offer R100 000 reward for info on Bethe’s killers

The police are offering a reward of one hundred thousand (R100 000) Rands reward to anyone who can provide them with valuable information which can lead to the arrest, prosecution, conviction and sentencing of the suspect(s) who gunned down Port Alfred businessman, Thembile Bethe. Bethe was shot dead at his farm in Alexandria on 12th December … Continue reading “Police offer R100 000 reward for info on Bethe’s killers”

Border police arrests Nigerian national with suspected stolen goods

A 40-year-old man of Nigerian origin has been arrested at the Cape Town International Airport while trying to leave the country with suspected stolen goods estimated to be worth over R200 000. According to the police the man was found in possession of 20 cellular phones, tho HDV video cameras, two iPods, two laptops, two … Continue reading “Border police arrests Nigerian national with suspected stolen goods”

Double bust: KZN police arrests dealer and kingpin, seizes 1,6 kilos of heroin

Two men – an alleged drug dealer and his supplier – have been arrested by KwaZulu-Natal police in separate incidents in Durban, KZN police said. Police received a tip-off about the alleged dealer, who they arrested last week, from members of the public. According to Warrant Officer Gwala, the suspect “was arrested for the possession … Continue reading “Double bust: KZN police arrests dealer and kingpin, seizes 1,6 kilos of heroin”

New bill to deal with police brutality

In an effort to put an end to police brutality, cabinet has approved the Prevention and Combating of Torture Bill which, if enacted, will classify torture as a criminal offensive. The bill has been sent to the speaker of the national assembly for tabling where it will be referred to the portfolio committee on justice … Continue reading “New bill to deal with police brutality”

DA’s Kohler-Barnard: “Scrutinise Mdluli”

The on-going saga regarding crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli must be subjected to proper parliamentary scrutiny, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said in a statement.  According to the Mail & Guardian newspaper, Mdluli faced fraud and corruption charges and charges relating to the improper use of crime intelligence money, but these were consequently dropped by the … Continue reading “DA’s Kohler-Barnard: “Scrutinise Mdluli””