South Africa

Police condemn public violence during PE protests

PORT ELIZABETH, June – Port Elizabeth police have condemned violent protests which took place in Ikamvelihle and Wells Estate and saw the torching of vehicles and the damaging of property. Police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge, said the protests continued until late on Tuesday night and saw various vehicles, including police vehicles, stoned and petrol bombed. […]

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Portfolio Committee on Police welcomes Mothiba appointment

JOHANNESBURG, June 2– The Portfolio Committee on Police on Friday welcomed the appointment of Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba as the Acting National Police Commissioner, but called on President Jacob Zuma to make a permanent appointment. “In this regard, we want to reiterate our position that the appointment of a full-time police commissioner should be finalised within […]

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Phahlane asked to explain why he should not be suspended as forensics chief

CAPE TOWN, June 1– Former acting national police commissioner, Lt-General Khomotso Phahlane has been asked to explain to Police Minister Fikile Mbalula why he should not be suspended from his position as forensic services divisional commissioner with immediate effect. On Thursday, Mbalula announced in Cape Town that President Jacob Zuma has “relieved” Phahlane of his […]