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FS crime stats briefing postponed

The media briefing meant to outline the Free State province’s crime statistics has been postponed until further notice. OFM News reports that the spokesperson for...

Concerns over murder, rape stats

Members of Parliament (MPs) have questioned the country’s police on how they plan to reduce violent crime by half over the next decade. The South...

1685 SAPS members test positive for Covid-19, 14 dead from the...

Police Minister Bheki Cele has said that a total of 1685 members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) have tested positive for Covid-19,...

Cele given three months to recommend candidate for Ipid head

Police Minister Bheki Cele has been given three months to recommend a candidate for the position of executive director of the Independent Police Investigative...

Cele highlights ‘worrying’ 87,000 reported GBV cases during lockdown

Police Minister Bheki Cele has highlighted an alarming figure of 87,000 gender-based violence cases reported during the nationwide lockdown. The Citizen reports, speaking at the...

Justice system must not be kind to criminals – Cele

The perks and privileges of inmates across prisons in the country were amongst the issues focused on by the Police Minister Bheki Cele during...

Surrender unlicensed firearms, or face the consequences

Police Minister Bheki Cele has urged gun owners to take advantage of government’s firearms amnesty programme and surrender unwanted weapons before May this year. The...

FS set to welcome new Police Commissioner

The newly appointed Free State Police Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, is expected to be officially welcomed in office next week. Motswenyane takes over...

Over 200 firearms handed in since start of amnesty period

Over 200 firearms and 2000 rounds of ammunition have been surrendered so far since the start of the firearms amnesty period earlier this month,...

No arrests in botched Bfn cash-in-transit heist

The Hawks in the Free State are yet to make any arrests in connection with a botched cash-in-transit heist that occurred on Monday between...

Encouraging police officers to strike is ‘reckless’ – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) on Tuesday said it was “alarmed by the irresponsible support” for police officers to embark on an “illegal strike”...

McBride’s fight against Cele to keep his job appears headed for...

A showdown between Independent Investigative Directorate (Ipid) director Robert McBride and Police Minister Bheki Cele about the renewal of McBride’s contract might be heading...

Cash-in-transit robberies declining, says Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Tuesday said incidents of cash-in-transit robberies are on the decline, in comparison to the same period last year. Cele told...

FS has highest number of police assault cases

The Free State province has the highest number of police officers who have assault or torture cases against them. This is according to a report...

Sixty-two murders took place on farms last year

In a relatively new approach to crime stats reporting, the SA Police Service (SAPS) now reports on farm murders as a separate category in...

Cele lauds one of SA’s biggest-ever drug busts

Two people were arrested on Wednesday at what Police Minister Bheki Cele described as a state-of-the-art underground drug lab in Harding, KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday. The South...