Tag Archives | South African Police Service

Free State farm murder: DA reiterates call for specialised rural safety units

Today I will write to the Acting Provincial Police Commissioner, Major-General Tholi Afonso, reiterating the DA’s repeated call to establish specialised rural safety units within the South African Police Service (SAPS). This comes after another senseless killing of a farmer over the weekend. The DA is deeply saddened by the senseless murder of Mr Dirk…

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Jozi hands back 3 hijacked properties to owners

The ANC has filed another Motion of No Confidence against the City of Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba. Sign the petition to show your support for Mayor Mashaba. Three properties, with one situated in Kenilworth and one in Turffontein, South of Johannesburg were returned to the rightful owners on Monday the 20th of November 2017. Furthermore,…

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Over 2500 SAPS firearms have been lost or stolen

In a written reply to a DA parliamentary question, Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed that over 2 500 police firearms have either been stolen or lost over the past three financial years. Between the 2014/15 and 2016/17 financial years, the amount of firearms lost or stolen in a year increased by 8%. The DA finds…

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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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Mbalula must get back SAPS money used for ANC business from Mkongi

The DA challenges Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, to do the right thing, and recoup every cent from his deputy, Bongani Mkongi, taken from the South African Police Service (SAPS) budget for hotel accommodation and a conference venue for ANC business. Mkongi’s Chief of Staff, Jabu Mfusi, stayed at a hotel to attend an ANC Western…

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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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