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DA requests NPA and IPID to update Parliament on the Marikana prosecution following new evidence

The DA will request the Chairperson of the Police Committee, Francois Beukman, to invite the Executive Director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) Robert McBride and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) director, Shawn Abrahams, to Parliament to update the public on the status of the dockets relating to the death of 34 mineworkers at Marikana…

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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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How many farm murders will be enough for government to take action?

The recent wave of farm murders across the country must see swift and effective action from the ANC government. Yet our government has continuously failed to put into action already set up plans for rural safety that will mean that farm workers and farmers no longer have to be subjected to torture, murder or the…

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Police Chairperson must release dossier into crime intelligence operative linked to OR Tambo heist

Recent reports confirm that a crime intelligence operative, Captain Morris “KGB” Tshabalala, is a suspect in the R200 million heist that occurred at OR Tambo International Airport almost four months ago. A senior crime intelligence officer sent this information in a confidential dossier to Parliament’s Police Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Francois Beukman, on 25 March. It…

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Under-staffing and under-resourcing of Satellite Police Stations requires Parliamentary oversight

The DA conducted oversight on the state of Durban satellite police stations on Friday and we were deeply concerned with the serious issues we encountered, including under-resourcing and under-staffing. I will therefore write to the Police Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Francois Beukman, asking that Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, and Public Works Minister, Nathi Nhleko, brief the…

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Parliament must investigate bizarre Crime Intelligence anti-Zuma spying

The DA will write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman, to request that he summon the new acting National Police Commissioner (NPC), Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba, following reports that he agreed to set up a covert Crime Intelligence unit to identify and spy on ‘anti-Zuma’ individuals and organisations. Reports today…

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