Articles by Daneel Knoetze

Police are not being held accountable for child killings, watchdog records reveal

39 children died at the hands of police or in custody between April 2012 and March 2018

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7 September 2020

Parliament failed to vet Cele’s nomination for IPID head

Does Jennifer Ntlatseng have what it takes to run the police watchdog?

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21 July 2020

IPID a no-show in Petrus Miggels police assault probe

Investigator has still not returned to the scene of the assault or interviewed key witnesses, according to Miggels’ family

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10 June 2020

NPA and IPID commit to tackling high-level police corruption

This comes after two investigators were pulled from task team

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29 May 2020

Police watchdog pulls investigators from state capture probe

IPID recalls two members of team investigating former police commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane

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28 May 2020

Police watchdog promises to improve, but controversial targets remain

Funding shortfalls call into question IPID’s ability to fulfil its mandate

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14 May 2020

Woman alleges cigarette corruption by Grassy Park police

Vanessa Adriaanse claims police unlawfully entered her home and arrested her

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12 May 2020

IPID reopens Miggels case as police brutality complaints spike during lockdown

“Even though we know that nothing will bring him back, this is still welcome news” says step-daughter

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8 May 2020

Covid-19: Slain Alex man’s case highlights failures of police and army watchdogs

Many allegations that accountability has got worse during lockdown

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6 May 2020

Details of two additional alleged lockdown killings by police revealed

Police were accused of killing five people during the enforcement of the first three weeks of Covid-19 lockdown

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30 April 2020

Covid-19: Police watchdog investigation of first lockdown death reveals deep flaws

“How can they say that he just dropped dead?” asks his stepdaughter after witnesses describe how Petrus Miggels was beaten by police

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29 April 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown creates ripe pickings for corrupt police

Revealed: A staggering range of police corruption

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15 April 2020

Two dogs shot in Khayelitsha lockdown recovering

“We were completely shocked. We confronted the officer and asked him why he shot the dogs like that”

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8 April 2020

IPID records six alleged killings by police in first week of lockdown

IPID is also investigating 13 complaints related to shootings and 14 assault cases

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3 April 2020

Police kill three people in three days of lockdown. This is normal for South Africa

Lockdown exposes police brutality that has always been widespread and routine

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1 April 2020

IPID suspensions aim to thwart police corruption investigations, say former officials

IPID’s new head has suspended a number of officials, including national head of investigations Matthews Sesoko

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11 March 2020