Entries by Neo Maphage

Your BIN is a TOOL for CRIME

It is a Ladder To climb Over your Wall. It is a Hiding place to Ambush you. It is used to Transport Stolen Goods. It Attracts Vagrants to your House. It tells People you Might Be Away. Only put  your BIN out the morning of collection day and make sure it is back behind doors and […]

Metro cop caught red handed taking bribe

The newly-elected MMC for Public Safety, Michael Sun, witnessed a Metro police officer taking a bribe in the inner city – and had him prosecuted.The incident occurred earlier this week, during an inner city inspection which the MMC joined.Sun said he saw a Metro police official standing with his upper body inside a taxi.“I watched […]

Uber steps up security measures in SA

Johannesburg – Following two recent attacks on Uber passengers in Gauteng by criminals hiding in the boot, Uber has stepped up its security efforts as it attempts to protect and reassure its customers. These include improvements to the current app as well as the trialling of an SOS panic button feature in Johannesburg and a […]

These are the worst hijacking spots in South Africa in 2016

The latest crime statistics from the South African Police Service shows that cases of hijacking increased significantly in the past year. According to the SAPS, there were over 14,600 reported car hijackings between 2015 and 2016, up 14.3% from 12,770 cases in the prior period. Statistically, this shows that 40 cars are hijacked every day […]

Contact crime rate up

JOBURG – Top cop says murder remains a problematic crime police face.  Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane has urged South Africans to play their part and assist police in their efforts to fight crime. “The fight against crime is everyone’s responsibility, not just the police’s,” said Phahlane when he briefed the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee […]

Should you fight back against criminals?

Johannesburg – South Africans fed up with criminals should think twice before fighting back during a crime, an expert said ahead of the release of the national crime statistics on Friday. Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and Acting National Commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane will brief the police portfolio committee in Parliament and then the media […]

Woman found with hijacked BMW X5

Johannesburg – Police on Tuesday said they had arrested a woman who was found in possession of a BMW X5 vehicle hijacked during a robbery at a business in Langlaagte. “In Randfontein police were following up information of a stolen vehicle and went to Beachwood Complex in GreenHills. A BMW X5 fitted with false registration […]

Norwood police warn against Houghton robbers

Norwood police are cautioning residents to avoid accepting lifts from strangers following a recent spate of common robberies in the area. Sergeant Nurse Tshwale, spokesperson for the Norwood Police Station, elaborated on the modus operandi used by the alleged robbers. “The suspect, or suspects, offer unsuspecting passengers, mainly young women, a lift from Pretoria to […]

Eight rhino poachers nabbed in three provinces

Johannesburg – Eight suspected rhino poachers between the ages 19 to 40 years have been arrested by the South African Police Services (SAPS) in three different provinces, police said on Wednesday. Police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the police who have been deployed to KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga as part of Operation Rhino arrested the […]

Most wanted criminal dead

Police caught up with Johannesburg’s most wanted criminals in Kempton Pak last night One of Johannesburg’s most wanted criminals is presumed dead after police caught up with the criminals after they robbed another garage yesterday. Glenvista CPF posted on its Facebook page earlier this morning that police caught up with Johannesburg’s most wanted criminals in Kempton Pak […]