Articles in Crime
JACQUES PAUW The woman dubbed the “white widow” was seen in South Africa as recently as this year conducting surveillance on foreign embassies in Pretoria. The information about the presence in the country of Samantha Lewthwaite – the suspected mastermind behind the massacre in Kenya’s Westgate shopping centre – was passed on to the police’s… Read More »
THANDUXOLO JIKA & STAFF REPORTER She didn’t let the kids out of the house or allow them to play in the street with the neighbours’ children. With her three children, Samantha Lewthwaite lived in Joburg on and off between 2008 and 2011, and, City Press has learnt, was here as recently as February. The world… Read More »
Richard Mdluli on the comeback trail National police commissioner wants murder-accused crime intelligence boss back at his desk Jacques Pauw and Charl du Plessis Notorious police spy boss Richard Mdluli – who pledged to “assist” President Jacob Zuma ahead of the ANC’s Mangaung elective conference – is poised to come back in from the cold.… Read More »
By JACQUES PAUW National police commissioner General Riah Phiyega has ordered a purge of convicted criminals from the SA Police Service (SAPS). Phiyega’s instruction is contained in a confidential letter to the ministry of police, top generals and senior commanders, and includes an admission that the police service is populated with murderers, rapists, fraudsters and… Read More »
By JACQUES PAUW THE new chief financial officer of the police’s beleaguered Crime Intelligence division has been suspended and an alleged criminal syndicate has been exposed in its ranks. The latest crisis follows the suspensions last year of crime intelligence boss Lt-Gen Richard Mdluli and former chief financial officer Maj-Gen Solly Lazarus.
ATHANDIWE SABA and JEANNE VAN DER MERWE South Africa’s wave of service delivery protests is far greater than previously imagined with official police data revealing more than 3 000 protests in the past four years. Media24 Investigations used access to information law to ask the South African Police Service for official records showing service delivery… Read More »
JACQUES PAUW A government agent photographed weapons he claims alleged far right militants wanted to use to in a plot assassinate President Jacob Zuma and other top ANC leaders. The far-right alleged conspirators, who were arrested by the police this week and who have been charged with terrorism and treason, also allegedlt boasted in cell… Read More »