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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alexandra residents, north of Johannesburg, are marching to the local police station to demand answers following the fatal shooting of a woman on Wednesday night.
An off duty policeman is on the run following the death of a 31-year old woman in Zone 8 in Thembalethu in George in the Southern Cape Friday night.
Actor Patrick Shai intends to approach the police watchdog Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) to report SAPS officials their conducted after they shot the actor multiple times with rubber bullets.