Tag Archives | Crime

SAPS fails 7 500 more women and children than they did last year

It was revealed in Parliament today that over the past six months, almost 7 500 more women and children were victims of crime, compared to the same time last year. This came to light in the Second Quarterly Performance Report that was presented by the South African Police Service (SAPS) to the Police Portfolio Committee….

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Parliament to debate the scourge of crime and murder in South Africa

On Tuesday, 31 October, Parliament will debate the scourge of crime and murder in South Africa, as requested by the DA. The recent crime statistics have shown that all South Africans, irrespective of race or background, can become a target of violent crime. Every South African knows the feeling of fearing for their life and…

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DA calls for re-establishment of specialised drug units as Minister of Police remains without plan to increase low drug conviction rates

Parliamentary replies to questions I asked about the drug-conviction rates in my constituency have revealed that Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko, have no real plan to combat the scourge. The replies reveal the following shockingly low drug conviction rates: Kempton Park Police Station: 1.43% Norkem Park Police Station: 4.73% Edenvale Police Station: 5.76% Tembisa South…

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The fight against crime unites all South Africans

Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP, during the SONA Debate 2016. Honourable members, Madam Speaker, A woman walking home from the bus stop or taxi rank; A parent who sends their child just down the road to buy something from the shop;…

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Lack of firearm competency contributes to police deaths

The lack of firearm competency and the weapons taken from slain police officers may be a contributing factor to the spike in police deaths. According to a reply to a DA parliamentary question, 78 police officers killed both on and off duty in the last 5 financial years, have had their firearms stolen from them. Shockingly, 16…

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DA saddened by murder of two more police officers

The DA extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of two more police officers that were killed last night and the in early hours of this morning. Our police men and women put their lives at risk every day, in order to protect South Africans and keep our streets safe. Their bravery…

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