POLICING

Bheki Cele and JP Smith trade accusations

Call for cops who dragged naked man out of shack to be arrested

By Vincent Lali - 5 July 2020

Court finds JHB “clean up” “cruel, humiliating, degrading and invasive”

Police raids in 2017/18 were unconstitutional and done with ulterior motives

By Tania Broughton - 3 July 2020

Protesters against gender-based violence complain of being manhandled by police

Arrested demonstrators were crammed into vans and kept together in a cell for breaking Covid-19 regulations

By Nokulunga Majola - 2 July 2020

Family wants answers after death in police custody

Sakhiwo Mbonyongwana died in a Khayelitsha police station cell on Tuesday

By Buziwe Nocuze - 26 June 2020

Immigrant tradesmen accuse police of harassment

Johannesburg Metro police say they are enforcing Covid-19 regulations

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 June 2020

Cape Flats families bury their children on Youth Day

“It happens every day, uncle, every single day”

By Brenton Geach - 18 June 2020

Civil society steps in to monitor complaints against the police and army

Earlier lockdown restrictions prevented many people from reporting abuses, says activist

By Liezl Human - 15 June 2020

Humewood police accused of using coronavirus as an excuse to get off duty

Police spokesperson says it is unnecessary to close an entire station and send all officers for testing

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 11 June 2020

IPID a no-show in Petrus Miggels police assault probe

Investigator has still not returned to the scene of the assault or interviewed key witnesses, according to Miggels’ family

By Daneel Knoetze - 10 June 2020

Swartland police fire rubber bullets and teargas at shack dwellers

Silvertown residents are demanding basic municipal services

By Peter Luhanga - 4 June 2020

NPA and IPID commit to tackling high-level police corruption

This comes after two investigators were pulled from task team

By Daneel Knoetze - 29 May 2020

Angry mob parades 18-year-old “thief” through Uitenhage streets

“I beat her by myself instead of the crowd doing it” says father

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 May 2020

“Arrest all of us,” say Westville residents after torching of alleged drug house

Residents say they have complained about the activities at the house without success to police

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 26 May 2020

“There can be no justification for torture, ever” – top brass tell police

Police who refuse to comply with internal directive may be held personally liable

By Tania Broughton - 21 May 2020

Immigrant spaza shop owners asked for “donations” to protect them from criminals

This is extortion, say police

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 May 2020

Police watchdog promises to improve, but controversial targets remain

Funding shortfalls call into question IPID’s ability to fulfil its mandate

By Daneel Knoetze - 14 May 2020