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Police department given three months to appoint IPID head

23 May 2020, 2:01 PM

Parliament’s Police committee has given the Department of Police three months to appoint a permanent head for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

Sanef seeks meeting with Police Commissioner following attack on journalist

17 May 2020, 11:27 AM

The South African National Editors’ Forum says it is seeking an urgent meeting with National Police Commissioner, Khehla Sithole, as well as management of police watchdog the Independent Police Investigative Directorate and Metro Police in Cape Town over the alleged attack of journalist Paul Nthoba.


Sanef expresses shock after police allegedly assault journalist

16 May 2020, 6:52 PM

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has expressed shock at an incident where Ficksburg journalist was allegedly assaulted by members of the public order police.

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IPID concerned about police heavy-handedness amid lockdown

8 May 2020, 6:05 PM

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has raised concerns about reports of excessive force by police. The police watchdog is investigating a total of 50 deaths that occurred the national lockdown, 10 of which are linked to police’s COVID-19 operations.

IPID says 10 deaths occurred due to police action during lockdown

8 May 2020, 12:48 PM

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed that 10 deaths have occurred due to police action, during national lockdown operations due to COVID-19.

Help police and SANDF protect lives: Williams

14 April 2020, 4:50 PM

During this period the law enforcement agencies played an instrumental role in keeping South Africans safe and prevent the spread of the virus. A number of regulations were gazetted to guide on how we conduct ourselves during the lockdown period.   

FF+ leader raises concerns of police behavior during lockdown

13 April 2020, 9:04 AM

Freedom Front Plus Leader and Member of Parliament’s Police Committee Pieter Groenewald says his party is concerned about the behaviour of some police officers during the lockdown period.

Parly asks IPID for detailed data analysis on alleged lockdown police brutality

9 April 2020, 3:10 PM

Parliament wants the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) to provide comprehensive data analysis and statistics in relation to various investigations it has conducted during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Lockdown policing should be done within confines of the law: Portfolio committees on police, defence and military veterans

4 April 2020, 5:00 AM

The Portfolio Committees on Police, Defence and Military Veterans have noted with concern various reports suggesting that the security forces are abusing their powers in enforcing the lockdown regulations.

Lockdown scuffle leaves man dead, police arrested

30 March 2020, 2:17 PM

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate  (IPID) has arrested a Ekurhuleni Metro Police officer in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at Vosloorus township, in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.



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