Daily Archives: March 3, 2020

South African police evict migrant squatters from Cape Town’s busy square

Cape Town, South African police forcibly removed hundreds of migrants who had been squatting for four months on a busy Cape Town square popular with tourists.

The eviction ended months of tension between the city and the migrants who had camped on the pavements of Greenmarket Square since last year following a spate of xenophobic attacks.

Cape Town had sought an injunction after around 700 foreign nationals, mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi occupied the sidewalks.

A court last month granted the city the right to enforce its bylaws which prohibit sleeping, washing, defecating or cooking on the streets.

On Sunday, police vehicles surrounded the area and hundreds of officers donning masks and gloves peacefully removed the migrants.

Trucks followed and tore down makeshift structures where they had camped.

Emotions ran high as migrants grabbed their belongs and walked away.

Source: Nam News Network

Bus crash kills 25 in South Africa: minister

JOHANNESBURG, Twenty-five people died Monday when a bus rolled down an embankment in South Africa's coastal Eastern Cape province, the country's transport minister said.Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, whichsubsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead andapproximately 62 injured,…

Police Minister appoints acting Head of IPID

CAPE TOWN - Police Minister, General Bheki Cele has appointed Mr Patrick Setshedi as the Acting Executive Director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), a role Setshedi assumed as of 01 March 2020 pending the permanent appointment of the Head of the IPID.Mr Setshedi,…

Eastern Cape SAPS commanders lead by

EASTERN CAPE - Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.... This is the reason why the Eastern Cape SAPS Management has adopted physical activities as part of…

Business robber swiftly nabbed in the CBD

DURBAN On 29 February 2020 at 18:36, the complainant was at a business premises in Morningside, when an unknown men entered and pretended to be buying cigarettes.At gunpoint the suspects assaulted the victim at the back of his head, took money from the tills as…

Police confiscate dagga worth more than R13 000

KIMBERLEY- The Frances Baard Cluster Operational Commander, Colonel Nicholas Mtongana and his team, raided two houses in Dingaan Hostels and confiscated dagga worth more than R13 000-00. A 25-year-old woman was arrested and charged for dealing in dagga.The suspect's house was raided after the police…