Crime Stats | Have SAPS Commanders ignored instructions to discipline brutal cops? – Daneel Knoetze

Crime Stats | Have SAPS Commanders ignored instructions to discipline brutal cops? - Daneel Knoetze

Police Minister Bheki Cele released crime statistics yesterday which painted a grim picture. The new stats show that South Africa remains a violent country. But did the men and women in blue contribute to the crime stats? According to Viewfinder, IPID’s database of 47 000 complaints against the police, including details pertaining to more than 3 000 killings. A new Police Accountability Tracker dashboard, which houses this data, allows anyone in South Africa to home in on their police station and to gauge what contribution officers there have made to the caseload, and body count. The data reveals the extent to which police officers implicated in violent crimes in South Africa escape accountability. Viewfinder’s prior investigations have shown that this is often due to inaction from SAPS discipline officials, who exploit the loopholes within police discipline regulations to undermine watchdog findings and protect their colleagues from consequences for their actions. The viewfinder is an accountability journalism project in South Africa that does long-term investigations into abuses of power that impact the public interest. We are now joined by Viewfinder Editor Daneel Knoetze.

For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News #Covid-19Vaccination #Vaccine on Social Media.

The Watchdog | 29 November 2021 1
News

The Watchdog | 29 November 2021

COVID-19 numbers continue to rise as the country braces itself for a fourth wave of infections. Health Minister Joe Phaahla is our first guest. Also on the show tonight, we will be joined by Deputy Minister of Social Development Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu and Katlego Rasebitse National Organiser, Sisonke National Sex Workers Union to discuss decriminalisation of […]

Read More
China-Africa Summit under spotlight: Dr Martyn Davies 2
News

China-Africa Summit under spotlight: Dr Martyn Davies

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will offer another one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to African countries. He has also promised to encourage Chinese companies to invest about 10 billion US Dollars in Africa over the next three years. Now to talk more about the Africa-China summit we are now joined by Dr Martyn […]

Read More
Business fully behind President Ramaphosa's proposed mandatory vaccination 3
News

Business fully behind President Ramaphosa’s proposed mandatory vaccination

Big business says it’s fully behind President Cyril Ramaphosa’ s proposed mandatory vaccination for certain locations and activities. Business 4 South Africa says the country cannot afford another hard lockdown. Briefing the media in B4SA chair Martin Kingston has urged government to move fast to restrict access to certain areas for people who are not […]

Read More