Tag Archives | Fikile Mbalula

DA welcomes investigation into Phahlane and his wife, yet more needs to be done to clean up SAPS leadership

The DA welcomes media reports that former Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, his wife will hand themselves over to authorities in the morning. The couple, along with a businessman, face corruption and money laundering charges in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court. Phahlane will finally face the music for charges relating to cars the couple…

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Mbalula must come clean about Mdluli’s golden handshake

The DA welcomes the announcement by Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, that suspended Head of Crime Intelligence Richard Mdluli has finally been fired after he has been on a long seven-year suspension. The national Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sithole confirmed that Mdluli was granted early termination of service and is therefore entitled to the usual benefits…

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Shortlist of candidates for Head of Hawks must be made public

The DA will write to Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, to urge him to make public the shortlist of candidates for a new permanent Head of the Hawks. If Mbalula has not done so by 1 December 2017, we will write to the Police Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Francois Beukman, to urge him to request that Mbalula…

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Mbalula must protect witnesses in Koko disciplinary hearing

As former Eskom Acting CEO, Matsela Koko’s disciplinary hearing resumes on Thursday this week, the DA will write to the Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, to ensure that the protection of key witnesses is guaranteed. Two key witnesses, France Hlakudi and Abram Masango, were issued letters of suspension for allegations of misconduct, which are seeming…

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Crime Intelligence top brass without clearance

Attached please find a sound bite in English. The presentation delivered by the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Intelligence (CI) Division to Parliament’s Police Portfolio Committee yesterday has shockingly revealed that almost three quarters of rank-and-file CI division employees still do not have security clearance. Some of the findings showed that: • 3 SAPS…

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Mbalula must step out of his Twitter universe and prioritise fixing SAPS

Please see the attached sound bite in IsiZulu and English. The DA’s visit to the Boitekong and Phokeng police stations in the North West province today showed a reflection of the common picture of severe under-resourcing that exists at station level around South Africa in general and the Boitekong station in particular. The Boitekong police…

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