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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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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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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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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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SAPS in spending straitjacket as it sheds officers by the thousands

In the first quarter of the current financial year, the SAPS has already shed 1 000 members due to dismissals, retrenchments, resignations and retirements, according to a SAPS management testimony to the Police Portfolio Committee meeting in Parliament today. This does not seem to be the end of SAPS shedding personnel for the year. According…

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