South African Police Service

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 27th, 2013
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Authorities at the NPA have received a complaint alleging that at least 80 Zimbabwean women were systematically raped by suspected supporters of President Robert Mugabe in the run-up to the 2008 presidential run-off. But despite the optimism sounding from AIDS Free World, the organisation that lodged...
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Sep 4th, 2012
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By Alex Lantier,wsws Four gold miners were hospitalized after being shot at Gold One’s Modder East operation yesterday, as police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break a picket line. The police shooting followed a stand-off at Modder East with 200 sacked miners who were demanding to be rehired. P...
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Aug 30th, 2012
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by Takura Zhangazha The tragic and fatal shooting of 34 mineworkers in South Africa has sadly brought back memories of the violence of the apartheid years. And because memories of apartheid are not only limited to South Africa, the killing fields of Marikana must also be viewed as part of the Souther...
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Aug 17th, 2012
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Violent clashes between mine workers and police in South Africa have left over 40 dead and highlighted continued social and economic divisions in an industry, which historically has been the bedrock for much of the development of Africa’s largest economy. Clashes between rival unions have been runnin...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2012
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Joint operations between the police and military are becoming increasingly commonplace. But maintaining a strict demarcation between the police and the military is essential to the protection of democracy. Last week, a fully armed contingent of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers wa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Jan 25th, 2012
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  25 January 2012 An urgent call for media intervention Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement   Shack Dwellers Currently Under Police Attack in Shallcross   The eKuphumeleni Abahlali branch in Shallcross, in ward 17 under Councillor Shembe Nomvula (073 782 7358), is currently under att...
By benim
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Sep 16th, 2011
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Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Friday said that ANCYL leader Julius Malema had not reported any bomb threats to the South African Police Service (SAPS). Speaking to Talk Radio 702′s Redi Thlabi in August, Malema alleged that he was being threatened and authorities were sent to his Sandton ho...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
May 14th, 2011
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South African police have evidence suggesting honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani was sexually assaulted, it emerged yesterday. Previously, detectives had insisted that she had not been subjected to such an attack. But the post-mortem examination on Mrs Dewani, whose husband Shrien is accused of arra...