[Daily Maverick] An in-depth forensic investigation by Grant Thornton and SizweNtsalubaGobodo Advisory Services into the awarding of a SAPS/SITA contract to Keith Keating’s Forensic Data Analysts amounting to R61 million for the provision of forensic light sources, has uncovered massive potential fraud and/or collusion between at least 20 senior SAPS officials and FDA employees.
[Observer] Angry mourners today chased away Internal Affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo and police spokesperson Emilian Kayima from the burial of former Buyende district police commander Muhammad Kirumira.
[The Herald] Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga has warned that all officers who don’t report for duty starting from Wednesday next week will be summarily dismissed.
[ISS] Cash-in-transit robbery is one of the fastest growing forms of aggravated robbery in South Africa. It poses a significant threat to public safety and South Africa’s economy.
[Monitor] Arua Municipality Member of Parliament (MP), Ibrahim Abiriga has been shot dead near his home in Matugga, Wakiso District.
[Daily Trust] The Sudanese police have launched an investigation into motives behind the killing of a Nigerian diplomat, Habibu Almu in Sudan.
[ISS] Since 2016, Côte d’Ivoire has recorded at least five major wildlife-trafficking events involving seizures and arrests. The most recent was in January, when 578kg of ivory and over half a ton of pangolin scales, leopard skins and other items were seized.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Government will fund all burial expenses of a National Institute of Transport (NIT) student, who was allegedly shot dead by the police last Friday.
[News24Wire] As questions abound about Police Minister Fikile Mbalula’s whereabouts during the festive season, a picture has emerged of him holidaying at the 5-star Atlantis, The Palm hotel in Dubai.
[Daily Trust] Kano -The National Human Rights Commission has described the upward review of conviction on rape from a minimum of three years and maximum of 14 years imprisonment to minimum of 14 years and maximum of life sentence in Kano as a measure to discourage the crime.