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Our advice to General Sitole: Don’t do it

Note to Editors: Please find attached a soundbite in English by the DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Police  Media reports today suggest that the new National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, has tried to quash complaints against the very man he intends to announce as the head of Crime Intelligence at 15:00 We watched as…

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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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Mbalula must clean up SAPS leadership

The DA is not surprised by revelations that the Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, is in possession of a memorandum by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) detailing allegations that Acting National Police Commissioner (NPC), Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba, incited subordinates to defy lawful instructions from Mbalula. Reports further allege that Mothiba sent senior officers…

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DA reports Minister Mbalula to the South Africa Human Rights Commission

Please find attached English soundbite by the DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP. The conduct of Minister Fikile Mbalula and SAPS members involved in the arrest of the 10 men alleged to have been responsible for the Phillipi killings is a serious violation of these individual’s human and constitutional rights. Media reports indicate that the…

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Annual Report reveals 740% increase in irregular expenditure at IPID

The 2016/17 Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) Annual Report has revealed that irregular expenditure at the department has piled up to as much as R21.5 million last year. This regression of its financial management, owing to a politically-driven period of organisational destabilisation under former Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, is now impacting on its ability to…

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DA calls on McBride to volunteer for special leave

Reports have confirmed that Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) Head, Robert McBride, charged with child abuse and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, was granted R10 000 bail in the Pretoria Magistrates Court today. Given the fact that the Constitutional Court has given Parliament two years to amend the laws that govern the…

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Mbalula should suspend Phahlane over allegations of non-cooperation with IPID

The DA will write to the new Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, to strongly urge him to do what his predecessor, Nathi Nhleko, failed to do, and immediately suspend Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, pending the outcome of the current Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) investigations into numerous disturbing allegations against him. Reports today indicate…

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