Tag Archives | Zakhele Mbele

NDZ “VIP” protection: Mbalula must urgently account to Parliament

Yesterday, Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, confirmed to Parliament that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who holds no office in South Africa’s government, continues to receive protection from the Presidential Protection unit while she travels around the country to campaign within the ANC. Now almost a month since the Dlamini-Zuma “VIP” scandal was exposed, Minister Fikile Mbalula…

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Police waste R17 million on political witch hunts

The Department of Police has spent more than R17 million on political witch hunts targeting individuals who have fallen out of favour with Jacob Zuma or his acolytes. This speaks directly to the politicisation of our law enforcement agencies and the resultant perversion of our criminal justice system. This shamefully wasteful spending was revealed in…

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SAPS spend more than R100k on catering every day

The SAPS Annual Report for 2015/16 has revealed that our police service spent more than R100 000 on catering every single day. The report, released today, shows that R39.5 million was spent on Catering for Departmental activities during the 2015/16 financial year. This exorbitant amount is shameful, especially when one takes into account the chronic…

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Nhleko reply confirms Ntlemeza appointment was irregular

A reply by the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, to a DA parliamentary question is yet again evidence of the Minister’s unsuitability to hold office and his proclivity to compromise the truth instead of admitting his errors when they are exposed. In this reply, Minister Nhleko claims that the permanent appointment of Hawks Head, Lt….

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SAPS fork out almost R1 billion for wrongful arrests

A reply to a DA parliamentary question has revealed that the SAPS has paid out R854 million for wrongful arrests and detention since 2009. There has also been a worrying upward trend in the amounts paid each year. Specifically, the total amount paid out increased by 400% between 2009/10 and 2015/16. These payments for civil claims highlight…

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Weak SAPS accountability makes Ngobeni suspension a year late

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the impending suspension of KZN Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Ngobeni as a positive step towards ensuring accountability for her alleged misconduct. The fact that it has taken more than a year for action to be taken after her suspected involvement in supply chain corruption in the KZN SAPS has surfaced is a…

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KwaMashu drug deaths indicate urgency of implementing Narcotics Enforcement Bureau

The Democratic Alliance reiterates its call for Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to hasten the roll-out of Narcotics Enforcement Bureau units in priority clusters to crack down on illicit drug trafficking, following the tragic drug-related deaths of at least 4 young people in KwaMashu, Durban in KwaZulu-Natal during the past week. After President Zuma announced that…

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Minister Nhleko still standing blindly behind Nkandla report

Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko’s utterances, at his press conference this afternoon, that he “stands by” his report into Nkandla are bizarre and are emblematic of a Cabinet who will go to any length to protect President Zuma even after he has long thrown them under the bus and hung them out to dry. It…

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