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DA welcomes Public Service Commission’s investigation into Mdluli

The DA welcomes the decision by the Public Service Commission (PSC) to investigate our complaint about the delay in the finalisation of the disciplinary process against suspended Head of Crime Intelligence, Richard Mdluli, and the reasons for the continued precautionary suspension. Mduli’s suspension has been drawn out for more than six years now and Police…

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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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Police fail to serve 1 in 4 protection orders in under two months

Today, a presentation by the Civilian Secretariat for Police on compliance with the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) revealed that the police fail to serve 1 in 4 protection orders in under two months. This is simply unacceptable especially considering the unacceptably high level of violence against women in our country. The DA believes that under…

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DA requests debate of national importance on violence against women

The DA has today written to National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, requesting a debate of national public importance on violence against women in terms of National Assembly Rule 130. A recent string of utterly shocking cases has brought to light the scourge of violence against women which is plaguing our country: • In March 2017,…

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Mbalula must suspend Phahlane today

In light of the damning answering affidavit by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), the DA reiterates our call for Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, to be immediately suspended given the multiple disturbing allegations that he has interfered in the investigation against him. Reports today and the affidavit specifically states that “There is a…

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Nhleko must respect court ruling and remove Ntlemeza immediately

The DA demands that the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, respects Judge Peter Mabuso’s ruling that Berning Ntlemeza’s appointment as Head of the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (“Hawks”) be set aside, as his appointment was unlawful. Ntlemeza must be removed immediately. The DA is deeply concerned that Nhleko is yet again wastefully spending public…

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