August, 2015

 

‘F@#k you black people’ – yells cop who had just been caught shoplifting

 A pair of police officers got caught shoplifting at the Vodacom store in Cradlestone Mall.  The warrant officer and a constable, were caught red handed with a set of head phones and a USB modem according to the Krugersdorp News. One of the officers claimed that she would call her boyfriend, another police officer and her boss. The Krugersdorp News later found out that she was allegedly in a relationship with her station commander.


Taxpayers cough up R1bn for payouts in cases against the police

Taxpayers have coughed up more than R860 million over the past six years for payouts following civil claims against members of the South African Police Service. If settlement agreements entered into by the police since 2011 are also included, the amount increases to more than R1.04 billion. The SAPS’ annual contingency for civil claims in the past financial year was more than R312 billion. It was recently referred to in Parliament as “a safety net for police officers who can make or break as they like”.


Sheriff seizes assets of Gupta-owned mining company

A Gupta-owned company had goods attached by the sheriff of the court on Wednesday, according to a law firm. JIC Mining Services’ non-executive board includes Rajesh Gupta and President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane Zuma. According to Adams & Adams attorneys, the attachment order came into effect after the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) found that mining captain, Clinton Cilliers, had been unlawfully dismissed.


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