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Police officers act like a ‘gang’ to protect each other – McBride

PARLIAMENT, April 20 – Police officers operate like a gang to defend themselves against being investigated, head of South Africa’s police watchdog, Robert McBride told MPs on Friday.   “Police protect each other. They function like a gang,” McBride said while briefing Parliament’s portfolio committee on the annual performance plan of the Independent Police Investigative […]

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ANC NWest welcomes suspension of health boss

MAHIKENG, April 20  -The African National Congress in North West welcomed the suspension of head of department of health, Dr Thabo Lekalakala, the party said on Friday. The party also urged the province’s premier Supra Mahumapelo to speed up forensic investigations into the allegations of financial irregularities in the department. Mahumapelo suspended Lekalakala on Thursday after […]

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Ten inmates still at large following April 9 Joburg jail break, MPs hear

PARLIAMENT, April 20 – Ten of the sixteen inmates who escaped from the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, more popularly known as Sun City, last week, are still on the run, MPs were told on Thursday.   Briefing Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice and correctional services, acting national commissioner for corrections Mandla Mkabela said following the escape […]