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Welcome to Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison 

 

 


 

Media Statement
20 August 2012

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe encouraged drivers to act responsibly every day whenever driving on the road and not only when they participated in competitions. More...
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Media Advisory
16 August 2012

Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison will hold a driver of the year competition at Nelspruit Park and ride facilities next to Plaza taxi rank.  More...
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Media Advisory
15 August 2012

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will hand over food parcel at Dullstroom Epilepsy center on Thursday. More...
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Media Statement
13 August 2012

Two of the five professional drivers from Mpumalanga were named best drivers at the Union Internationale des Chauffeurs Routiers (UICR) 28th World Professional Drivers Championships held at Sun City in the North West Province on Friday, 10 August 2012. More...
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Media Advisory
30 July 2012

Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison will host a Safety and Security Summit from 2 to 3 August 2012 in Govan Mbeki Municipality (Secunda). More...
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Media Statement
30 July 2012

In a road block that took place on July 27, 2012 at 3:45 am in the province around Nkomazi area, 26 vehicles were taken off the road by traffic officers. More...
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Media Statement
20 July 2012

Five people have died in an accident involving a sedan and a bus in Piet Retief yesterday [19 July 2012] at about 17:45. More...
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Media Statement
13 July 2012

A total of twenty people died in a railway level crossing accident that took place two kilometres outside Malelane towards Hectorspruit when a train collided with a truck carrying farm labourers who were going to harvest oranges at a nearby farm.  More...
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Media Statement
11 July 2012

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has called on the police to urgently bring to custody nine suspects who are still on the loose after they have escaped from Hazyview Police Station on Monday [09 July2012] .  More...
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Media Statement
29 June 2012

Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison will enrol young people into Road Traffic Law Enforcement (NQF level 4) Learnership Programme in the current financial year. More...
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Media Statement
25 June 2012


A head on collision between two sedans travelling on R568 road between KwaMhlanga and Vaalbank has claimed seven lives today (25 June 2012). All seven occupants in both vehicles died on the scene. More...
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Media Statement
25 June 2012


Mpumalanga roads have claimed eleven lives in various accidents since Friday prompting Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe to plead with drivers to obey traffic rules in order to avoid further accidents. More...
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Media Statement
12 June 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has called on community members to stop protecting criminals. More...
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Media Statement
11 June 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has congratulated a Bushbuckridge Taxi Driver, Shane Mashaba for winning in the Brandhouse Number 1 Taxi Driver Competition for the 2012. More...
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Media Statement
11 June 2012


In a recent meeting between the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison and Mozambican authorities, MEC Vusi Shongwe revealed that the department was planning to post traffic officers at the Lebombo border to control overloading of passengers and goods, and also deal with un-roadworthy vehicles. More...
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Media Advisory
06 June 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will from 06 to 09 June 2012 visit the Mozambique authorities to discuss cross border crimes affecting the country. More...
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Media Statement
06 June 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has called on community members to refrain from damaging public property during service delivery protests. More...
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Media Statement
25 May 2012


SAPS in Mpumalanga has identified seven crime hotspots areas that will be installed with CCTV cameras from the financial year 2012/13 to 2014/15. More...
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Media Advisory
21 May 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe and Health and Social Development MEC Dr. Clifford Mkasi will table their Policy and Budget Speeches for the financial Year 2012/ 2013 as follows: More...
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Media Statement
16 May 2012


Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison together with Brandhouse encourages taxi commuters to vote for their best taxi driver for the Number One Taxi Driver Competition to win a brand new Quantum mini bus. More...
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Media Statement
14 May 2012

Today [14 May 2012], Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe visited the Middelburg accident victims. More...
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Media Statement
09 May 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has called on community leaders to play a role in preventing their communities from destroying public and private property during service delivery protests. More...
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Media Advisory
30 April 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe with Buscor Limited will donate drums to Msogwaba Primary School. More...
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Media Statement
24 April 2012


Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison urges motorists to be more cautious and patient when driving as the wet weather condition may lead to more accidents. More...
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Media Statement
23 April 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has assisted traffic officers to arrest a man who was driving under the influence of alcohol on Friday 20 April 2012 at 21:00. More...
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Media Statement
20 April 2012


In an effort to change the attitudes of taxi drivers, reduce accidents and encourage responsible driving, Brandhouse together with the Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison have embarked on a campaign to educate drivers about road safety and enhance their driving skills. More...
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Media Statement
16 April 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has commended the police for the swift arrest of two suspects who were allegedly involved in the Hazyview attacks in the past few days. More...
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Media Statement
03 April 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe urges motorists to be patient when driving to avoid accidents on the road. More...
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Media Statement
30 March 2012


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has sent condolences to the families of five people who died in an accident that happened between Kamagugu and Karino road towards Kanyamazane, 12 km east of Nelspruit. More...
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Media Statement
26 March 2012


As part of the Overall Friday campaign of the Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison which is aimed at fighting crime and reduce accidents on the roads, thirteen (13) people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend. More...
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Media Statement
15 March 2012

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe said he was not disappointed at the postponement of a 204 km/h speedster and a Free State Stars soccer player, Manti Moholo’s case to 11 May 2012 due to his counsel’s request to have more time to look at the information from the state. More...
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Media Statement
15 March 2012

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe is attending Balfour Magistrate Court today, 15 March 2012 where he would be calling for the withdrawal of driver licenses of five speedsters. More...
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Media Statement
06 March 2012

The Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Mr Vusi Shongwe together with the Traffic Intervention Unit (TIU) have arrested ten people for different violations in Delmas during an operation that took place on Saturday, March 3, 2012. More...
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Media Invitation
06 March 2012

In a desperate measure to reduce road accidents, MEC Vusi Shongwe of the Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison department calls for the various religious and cultural groups to perform rituals in order to calm down the spate of accidents occurring in the province. More...
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Media Invitation
28 February 2012

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will award five best drivers of the province who will represent the country with ten other drivers in the International Driver Of The Year Competition to be held in North West. More...
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Media Statement
27 February 2012

Piet Retief Community Police Forum (CPF) has told the department that they want people who withdraw cases to be arrested as it increases domestic violence. More...
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Media  Advisory
22 February 2012

The Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison will request the Balfour Magistrate Court to suspend the driver’s license of a driver caught driving 225 km/h on a 120 km/h road. More...
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Media  Advisory
22 February 2012

In order for public protests to be avoided in the province, Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe said councilors should constantly provide service delivery reports to their communities. More...
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Media  Advisory
13 February 2012


As part of enhancing learners’ awareness about crime prevention, Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will lead secondary school learners to Barberton Prison tomorrow at 08h30. More...
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Media Statement
05 February 2012

Fourteen people have died on Mpumalanga roads in four separate accidents since Saturday afternoon. Six people died on N12 between Delmas and Emalahleni when their car, a Toyota Yaris, crashed into an oncoming truck. The driver of the car had lost control when a tyre burst and veered into the truck that was driving in the opposite lane on Saturday. More...
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Media Statement
31 January 2012

Non-compliance to the National Traffic Act has compelled the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison to take over the operations at the KwaMhlanga Licensing Station with effect from today, 31 January 2012. More...
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Media Statement
30 January 2012

In a bid to reduce road carnages and enhance law enforcement, Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison is considering to introduce a third shift so that traffic officers could be available 24 hours on the roads. More...
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Media Statement
25 January 2012

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has called on SAPS Management to explore at possibilities of deploying police officers outside their own communities in order to minimize chances of colluding with criminals and not arresting them. More...
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Media Statement
24 January 2012

Mpumalanga’s Traffic Intervention Unit (TIU) has arrested 25 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol following a 12 hour operation on Saturday, 21 January 2012 in Ermelo. The unit also arrested one person for interfering with the operations of the traffic officers. More...
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Media Statement
17 January 2012

Out of the accidents recorded in Mpumalanga over the festive season, LDVs account for 58 percent of the crashes. A report compiled by the department after the Arrive Alive campaign indicates that the most vehicles that were involved in accidents as from December 1, 2011 until January 15, 2012, are LDVs as compared to other modes of transport. More...
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Media Statement
09 January 2012

Two people have died after a 1400 Nissan bakkie collided with a Honda SUV vehicle on the N4, 6km from the Nkomazi toll gate towards Malelane today [09 January 2011] at 05h15. More...
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Media Statement
06 January 2012

Two people have died after an Isuzu bakkie with a trailer crashed on the R40 Road towards the Bulembu Boarder Post today [06 January 2012] in the morning. More...
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Media Statement
05 January 2012

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has praised the Provincial Traffic Intervention Unit members (TIU) for the arrest of seven suspects for possession of dagga estimated at R1, 5 million over the weekend. More...
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Media Statement
30 December 2011

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe warns speedsters that they will be arrested and might also loose their driver’s licenses if found guilty. More...
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Media Statement
28 December 2011

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe sends condolences to the families of the two people who died in Machadodorp this morning. More...
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Media Statement
25 December 2011

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has praised drivers in the province for contributing to the reduction of accidents during the festive season so far. More...
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Media Statement
23 December 2011

At unannounced rest stops staged by the Mpumalanga Department for Community Safety, Security and Liaison yesterday (22 December 2011), over 5200 vehicles were screened and these operations saw more than 850 drivers afforded time to rest while 4111 passengers receiving road safety education. More...
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Media Advisory
15 December 2011

National Police Minister, Nathi Mthethwa and MEC Vusi Shongwe will address a Public Participation Meeting (Imbizo) in Elukwatini near Badplaas in Mpumalanga on Friday, 16 December 2011. More...
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Media Statement
13 December 2011

Two Mpumalanga traffic officers have been suspended by the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison after they were found guilty of fraud by the KwaMhlanga Magistrate Court on 04 November 2011. More...
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Media Statement
13 December 2011

The Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison is stepping up traffic police visibility on Mpumalanga roads. This is after the province witnessed a spate of accidents that occurred since the beginning of December 2011. More...
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Media Statement
08 December 2011

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is to address the closing ceremony of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign on No Violence against Women and Children in Chrissiesmeer, near Ermelo in Mpumalanga on Saturday, December 10. More...
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Media Statement
07 December 2011

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has told taxi owners in Nelspruit to stop putting taxi drivers under pressure to reach financial targets in order to make maximum profit. More...
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Media Statement
06 December 2011

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe pleads with motorists not to interfere or fight with traffic officers while performing their duties. More...
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Media Advisory
05 December 2011

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will lead the Media Launch for the Mpumalanga Number One Taxi Driver Campaign as follows: More...
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Media Statement
02 December 2011

The Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison welcomes the withdrawal of a court action by concerned security company owners who were bitter in relation to the recent appointment of new service providers to safe guard government property in Mpumalanga.  More...
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Media Statement
01 December 2011

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe sends condolences to the families of the 18 victims who died in Belfast after a taxi collided with a truck.  More...
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Media Statement
29 November 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has called on police to arrest taxi drivers who allegedly assaulted two Traffic Intervention Unit members who were on duty. More...
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Media Advisory
28 November 2011
 
 As part commemorating 16 Days of Activism For Violence Against Women and Children, Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe will deliver a key note address during a Men’s Summit that will be held in Nelspruit on Tuesday. More...
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Media Advisory
28 November 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has called on SAPS in the province to be more responsive to victims of abuse so that they do not become subjected to secondary victimization. More...
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Media Advisory
24 November 2011
 
As part Government’s effort to curb abuse of women and children, Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe will lead the opening ceremony for the 16 Days of Activism For Violence Against Women and Children Campaign as follows: More...
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Media Statement
21 November 2011
 
The Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison has awarded the Highveld Secondary School to represent the province nationally for the participatory educational techniques [PET]. More...
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Media Statement
17 November 2011
 
The business community of Mpumalanga has pledged to assist the department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison and SAPS in the fight against crime. More...
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Media Advisory
14 November 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will award the best school in the province that will present the best road safety educational techniques. More...
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Media Advisory
14 November 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will on behalf of the police receive motorbikes from Buscor and Protea Tyres to be used by the police. More...
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Media Statement
14 November 2011
 
Law enforcement agencies in the province demonstrated their no-nonsense approach over the weekend in the KwaMhlanga area by arresting undocumented foreign nationals and the removal of un-roadworthy vehicles. More...
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Media Statement
11 November 2011
 
The newly elected provincial Community Police Forum (CPF) board has told the Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe that they will make sure that Mpumalanga is again rated number one in terms of safety in the country. More...
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Media Statement
09 November 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe says his department will work hard this festive season to reduce road accidents by at least 30%. More...
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Media Statement
07 November 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has praised the Piet Retief police for the swift arrest of women’s murder suspects, saying that the arrest will send a strong message to residents of the province that criminals have no place in the community. More...
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Media Statement
07 November 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has praised the Traffic Intervention Unit (TIU) for arresting two suspects who were in possession of counterfeit cigarettes estimated at R48 000. More...
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Media Statement
07 November 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison Traffic Management General Manager, Sibandiso Nkuna, has urged the driving schools owners to train learner drivers thoroughly before they obtain driving licences to ensure that only competent drivers obtain licences. More...
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Media Statement
01 November 2011
 
Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison’s Traffic Intervention Unit (TIU) has removed 264 vehicles off the road last week because they were not road worthy. More...
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Media Statement
28 October 2011
 
Road safety education, proper road and transport engineering and effective traffic law enforcement is the magic formula to curb road fatalities, ensuring that the public arrive at their destinations without inconveniences. More...
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Media Statement
24 October 2011
 
The newly launched Traffic Intervention Unit (TIU) in Mpumalanga has arrested 156 drunk drivers in one weekend following two operations that were conducted in Mkhuhlu in Bushbuckridge and Kriel in Emalahleni on Friday and Saturday respectively. More...
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Media Statement
17 October 2011
 
The Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Vusi Shongwe has praised the Lutsango Security based at Themba Hospital for the swift reaction to an incident of theft under false pretences at Themba Hospital in Kabokweni near White River yesterday (Sunday, 16 October 2011). More...
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Media Statement
13 October 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has condemned the killing of an Ermelo police officer, Letabo Patrick Mashaba allegedly by a Msukaligwa Municipality Public Safety Director, Daniel Maluleke. More...
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Media Statement
12 October 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has welcomed the conviction and sentencing of one of the suspect for the killing Ehlanzeni District Municipality Chief Whip Johan Ndlovu. More...
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Media Statement
08 October 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe sends condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in two separate accidents that occurred on the N2 Road within twelve hours and claimed twelve lives. More...
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Media Release
05 October 2011

The Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety Security and Liaison has called on police officers and liquor traders to work together in the fight against alcohol abuse harm that is destroying communities. MEC Vusi Shongwe was speaking at a rally organised to empower liquor traders near White River. More...
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Media Advisory
04 October 2011
 
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will deliver a keynote address during a SAB's Responsible Trader Rally that has been arranged as follows: More...
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Media Statement
02 October 2011

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe supports any initiative to curb road accidents including the reduction of speed limit on national roads from 120 to 100 km per hour. More...
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Media Statement
28 September 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe calls on all motorists to pay their speed fines issued against them for violating traffic laws as it may lead to arrests and prosecution.  More...
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Media Statement
26 September 2011

The Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison has today [26 September 2011] dismissed the four traffic officers who were charged with corruption, bribery and failing to comply with the Criminal Procedure Act. More...
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Media Statement
21 September 2011

Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison has announced yesterday [20 September 2011] at a MUNIMEC meeting at Ingwenyama lodge outside White River that the launch of new traffic intervention unit will assist in the implementation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) initiative. More...
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Media Advisory
13 September 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will address a Memorial Service in honour of 11 people who died last week Wednesday when a midi-bus collided with a truck on R545 Road near Ogies in Emalahleni. More...
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Media Statement
12 September 2011

Two weeks ago during the MEC’s Excellence Awards organized to honour best police stations in the province, I commended the police for safe guarding the people of the province and ensuring that all people are and feel safe and secured. More...
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Media Statement
12 September 2011

National Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Ms Sindi Chikunga has told Mangweni community that police have the right to protect themselves to avoid the rise of police killings that are common in the country. More...
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Media Advisory
09 September 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will visit 13 victims of Ogies accident that claimed eleven lives on Wednesday afternoon when a midi-bus collided with a truck on R545 Road. More...
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Media Statement
08 September 2011

In a bid to garner community support in the fight against crime, Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison, MEC Vusi Shongwe will address a Public Participation Meeting (Imbizo) in Mangweni (Nkomazi Municipality). More...
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Media Statement
07 September 2011

Eleven people have died this afternoon in a collision involving a truck and a midi-bus between Ogies and Bethal on R545 Road. More...
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Media Statement
06 September 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe is fuming after a man withdrew an attempted murder case committed against him allegedly by a traffic officer over the weekend. More...
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Media Statement
05 September 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has recognised the now famous SAPS’ Tactical Response Team (TRT) with the MEC’s Special Excellence Award saying the Unit contributed greatly in the reduction of crime in Mpumalanga. More... [MEC Excellence Results]
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Media Advisory   
30 August 2011

Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison Head of Department Thulani Sibuyi will today deliver a keynote address at the SAB's Responsible Trader Rally for Tavern Owners on behalf of MEC Vusi Shongwe. More...
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Media Advisory   
30 August 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will on Friday award best performing police stations in the province for the financial year 2010/2011. More...
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Media Advisory   
23 August 2011

Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison will hold school provincial debates aimed at educating the learners about road safety through an interactive and academic approach. More...
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Media Statement   
22 August 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has urged truck owners and drivers to play their part in reducing road fatalities in the province by exercising more caution on the roads and not violate traffic regulations. More...
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Media Statement   
21 August 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has applauded an all women only traffic road block that saw over 3000 vehicles scanned and 135 summons issued to motorists for various traffic violations last week Thursday on N12 near Ogies outside Emalahleni. More...
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Media Statement   
20 August 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has commended the police for a swift arrest of murder suspects. More...
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Media Statement   
18 August 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has appreciated the Sundra farmer for renting out his land to government which has since built a school for farm workers’ children. More...
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Media Advisory   
17 August 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will tomorrow handover blankets and food parcels to the learners of Sizofunda Primary School at Victor Khanye Municipality in the Nkangala Region. More...
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Media Statement   
15 August 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe says the Junior Traffic Training Centers (JTTC) that were handed over to schools in the Gert Sibande Region will assist in reducing road carnages if effectively utilized by teachers and learners. More...
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Media Statement   
11 August 2011

Two people have died this morning in Rocky’sdrift near White River on the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport R40 turn-off following an accident in which a tipper truck collided with three other vehicles after its brakes allegedly failed. Four people were critically injured and were rushed to Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit. More...
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Media Advisory   
10 August 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will hand over 10 Junior Traffic Training Centres (JTTC) to schools in the Gert Sibande Region. More...
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Media Release   
08 August 2011

Mpumalanga MEC for Safety, Security and Liaison Vusi Shongwe has conveyed his condolences to Pienaar bereaved families after five people were killed when a Toyota Quantum taxi collided with a truck. More...
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Media Statement   
05 August 2011


Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has called on all women to report cases of abuse as the country celebrates the Women’s month. More...
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Media Advisory  
03 August 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe and SAPS Provincial Commissioner Thulani Ntobela will tomorrow hand over a Wendy House to the Schoemansdal Police Station near Malelane in Nkomazi Municipality. More...
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Media Statement
29 July 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has called on freight and transport companies to hire competent drivers in an effort to minimize road carnages in the provinces. More...
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Media Statement
27 July 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has called for the strengthening of border as this will have an impact in reducing crime in the province and the country.  More...
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Media Statement
26 July 2011

In commemorating the Mandela day, the Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has donated 70 food parcels to poor families in Lothair yesterday [25 July 2011]. More...
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Media Statement
14 July 2011

In a quest of fighting corruption in the public service, the Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison department has suspended the four traffic officers who were allegedly arrested for corruption. More...
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Media Statementt
14 July 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Mr Vusi Shongwe has welcomed the twelve-month suspension of a Bushbuckridge driver who was found guilty of a drunken driving charge recently. More...
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Media Statement
14 July 2011

In a quest of fighting corruption in the public service, the Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison department has suspended the four traffic officers who were allegedly arrested for corruption. More...
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Media Statement
12 July 2011

AMpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison Vusi Shongwe has applauded the police for the arrest of three traffic officers in Malelane yesterday (Monday, 11 July 2011). More...
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Media Statement
10 July 2011

A total number of 11 people have died in three separate road accidents across Mpumalanga Province since Friday. More...
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Media Statement
07 July 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has called on traffic authorities in the province to encourage learner drivers to utilize the computerized driver license testing system. More...
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Media Statement
20 June 2011


The search is on for Mpumalanga’s best Driver who is expected to compete with other drivers nationally. In the past two weeks, the Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison commenced with the search in Gert Sibande and Ehlanzeni Regions respectively for male and female drivers of heavy vehicles. More...
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Media Statement
16 June 2011


The Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison has replaced the security companies responsible for safeguarding the Middleburg and Witbank Hospitals with immediate effect. More...
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Media Statement
14 June 2011


In an effort to enhance safe driving by heavy motor vehicles drivers, the department of Safety, Security and Liaison will hold a Driver Of The Year (DOTY) Competition. The DOTY competition is an annual contest that is initiated in various districts of the province and the winners from the districts will compete provincially. More...
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Media Statement
12 June 2011

Five people were killed after an accident involving a Quantum and a Condor on the R23 road, approximately 26 kilometres from Standerton towards Val in Mpumalanga. Three of the victims died on the scene while the other two died at the hospital. More...
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Media Statement
09 June 2011

Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison in partnership with the Road Accident Fund will assist bereaved families of the Sunday Piet Retief car accident bury their loved one. More...
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Media Statement    
08 June 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe says he will close his ears on people who will complain to him about ill-treatment by the police when they were at the tarvens.  More...
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Media Statement
08 June 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Mr Vusi Shongwe condemns the killing of a doctor by a patient saying security guards have the responsibility of searching everyone who enters state institutions, including hospitals to make sure that there are no unauthorized weapons taken inside the buildings. More...
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Media Statement
07 June 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe will visit the bereaved families of the N2 accident in Pretoria. Eleven people died while three are critically injured when a Toyota Venture collided with a double cab Toyota bakkie 5 km outside Piet Retief on the N2 road on Sunday, 05 June 2010.More...
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Media Statement
06 June 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has visited the last three survivours of an N2 severe accident at Piet Retief Hospital which occurred last night. More...
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Media Statement
01 June 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe is calling for traffic law enforcement to be regarded as essential services in order for the provincial government to be able to drastically reduce the number of accidents on the province roads. More...
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Media Statement
30 May 2011

The Mozambican Consul to Mpumalanga and Limpopo Artur Verissimo has asked the South African authorities for the crime information involving his fellow citizens in an effort to strengthen the relations between the two countries. More...
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Media Statement
30 May 2011

The MECs for Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison, Mr. Vusi Shongwe and Social Development and Ms. Dikeledi Mahlangu, will on Thursday 02 June 2011 table their Policy and Budget Speeches for 2011/ 2012 financial year at the provincial Legislature in Nelspruit. More...
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Media Statement
26 May 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has called for calm from angry Bushbuckridge community who do not want the suspects in the murder of Ehlanzeni Chief Whip to be given bail. More...
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Media Statement
23 May 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has voiced his appreciation to law enforcement agencies for ensuring that the local government elections were secured and incident- free in the province. More...
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Media Statement
16 May 2011

Bushbuckridge community have told the MEC for Safety, Security and Liaison, Mr Vusi Shongwe that they want all taverns built next to schools to be shut down. More...
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Media Statement
12 May 2011

In a bid to garner community support in the fight against crime, Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison, MEC Vusi Shongwe will address a Public Participation Meeting (Imbizo) in Bushbuckridge on Saturday from 10h00. More...
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Media Statement
11 May 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has defended the South African Police Service’s Tactical Response Team (TRT) from angry community saying that most people especially the adults were generally happy with the work of the unit. More...
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Media Statement
09 May 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has come hard on a Breyten woman for calling police “dogs” saying she was disrespectful and insulting. More...
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Media Statement
09 May 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison, MEC Vusi Shongwe will tomorrow hand over a house to a cervical cancer victim. More...
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Media Statement
04 May 2011

Amid the public service protests that rocked Gert Sibande in the past four months, Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison, MEC Vusi Shongwe will hold a public participation meeting and interact with the people on crime issues. More...
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Media Statement
04 May 2011

At least over 60 needy Nkangala learners are set to benefit school uniform from Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe’s Overall Friday programme this week. More...
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Media Statement
02 May 2011

Residents around the Mangweni area in Nkomazi have called on the MEC for Safety, Security and Liaison, Mr Vusi Shongwe to intervene into rape cases to ensure that perpetrators are fully prosecuted. More...
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Media Statement
19 April 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe will on Thursday donate school uniform to the needy learners at Ben Matlosha Secondary School in Casteel Bushbuckridge. More...
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Media Statement
18 April 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has called for a crime-free Easter Holidays in the province saying citizens and visitors should enjoy responsibly. More...
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Media Statement
18 April 2011

Somali residents living in Barberton area who are owning smaller shops have pleaded with Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC to help them get bank accounts because criminals steal their cash. More...
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Media Statement
18 April 2011

Newly appointed Schoemansdal Police Station Commissioner Lt. Colonel Marry-Jane Mazibuko says her immediate priority is to strengthen the relationship between the community and police. More...
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Media Statement
12 April 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison has come hard on the provincial security managers employed in all the provincial departments for not ensuring that security companies contracted by government were paid in time. More...
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Media Statement
12 April 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC has instructed his department to investigate concerns brought to his office by the Mozambican Consulate regarding to the safety of Mozambican people. More...
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Media Statement
30 March 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has urged the communities to maintain support for the police as they [police] were now attacked by the politicians. More...
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Media Statement
7 March 2011

In an effort to enhance mutual understanding between the government and the business community on crime prevention initiatives in the province, Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe will hold a Breakfast Meeting with Nkangala Business Community at Emalahleni. More...
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Media Statement
16 February 2011

MEC Vusi Shongwe for the Department of Safety, Security and Liaison in Mpumalanga has condemned the attack of people including E-TV journalists by Wesselton protesters.

Shongwe was speaking after community members went on rampage on Tuesday and damaged property belonging to the state and also attacking reporters who were covering the protests. In the process, E-TV’s equipments were damaged. More...
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Media Statement
15 February2011

More than 30 primary school learners benefited in the public-private-partnership between the Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison and a renowned clothing store (PEP).

This is after school uniform to the value of R15 000 was donated to two schools in the Gert Sibande Region last Friday. More...
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Media Statement
09 February  2011

The public-private-partnership seems to be bearing fruits as one of the renowned clothing store PEP has offered R15 000 worth of school uniform to Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe to donate to needy learners. More...
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Media Statement
08 February  2011

Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison Acting Head, Ms. Nontsundu Ndonga has awarded bursaries worth over R120 000 to four learners. Two of these learners benefitted in the 2009/2010 financial year and the other two in the current financial year (2010/2011). More...
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Media Statement
14 January 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has called for the arrest of learners who would be found loitering during school hours in school uniform. More...
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Media Statement
07 January 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has welcomed the arrests of the three suspects in connection with the killing of the Ehlanzeni Chief Whip, Concillor Johan Ndlovu. More...
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Media Statement
06 January 2011

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has condemned and expressed deep shock at the killing of Ehlanzeni District Municipality Chief Whip, Councillor Johan Ndlovu yesterday morning [Wednesday, 5 January 2001]. More...
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Media Statement
04 January 2011

Mpumalanga communities and police officers should take the credit for keeping Mpumalanga safe and peaceful during the festive season. This is according to Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Mr Vusi Shongwe. More...
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Media Statement
21 December 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has called on the private security companies to assist government to bring hope to business people in order to invest in the province.

According to Shongwe, bringing hope can be done by eradicating crime, which will also enhance tourism and also bring stability among communities, saying that security companies’ responsibility is not only to make money but to assist the people of the province. More...
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Media Statement
20 December 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has expressed excitement over SAPS operations at Lebombo Border Post saying the country’s border is safe and secure.

This follows his visit on Friday at the border where he found more than 20 stolen vehicles impounded by the border police meant to illegally cross the border. Most of the vehicles were stolen in Gauteng but were recovered by the Lebombo Border police. More...
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Media Statement
13 December 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has warned police not to leak information to the public on planned operations.

Shongwe was speaking during a police parade before a law enforcement operation that took place on 10 and 11 December 2010 in Ermelo and Breyten respectively. More...
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Media Statement
09 December 2010

In an effort to intensify border security, Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will on Tuesday visit the Oshoek Border Post to observe the implementation of the security plans for festive season by the border security agents. More...
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Media Statement
08 December 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Mr Vusi Shongwe would like to wish all Mpumalanga residents and all visitors a safe, secure and crime-free festive season.

Shongwe was speaking in Nelspruit today, two days before the closing of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign ceremony that is scheduled to take place on Friday, 10 December 2010 at Vosman in Emalahleni. More...
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Media Statement
07 December 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe has expressed shock at a manner in which a school girl was raped by an unknown man last week while on her way to school in Tekwane North outside Nelspruit. More...
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Media Statement
06 December 2010

MEC Vusi Shongwe will deliver a keynote address and is expected to encourage communities to report any form of abuse at the police stations. The campaign is encouraging people to care and act for women and children for at least 365 days. More...
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Media Statement
03 December 2010

Mpumalanga businesses has assured the Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe that they will work together with the department and the police to make sure that crime is eradicated in the province.

Various business people representing several companies in the Ehlanzeni District announced that they will provide support to the department including items such as motor bikes to enhance the work of community policing structures. More...
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Media Statement
02 December 2010


The Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Mr Vusi Shongwe has commended the police in the province for ensuring that there are no leakages of matric examinations papers for 2010 academic year.

Mpumalanga Province has over the past years received bad publicity on leakages of examination papers. Shongwe said that the police worked very hard in the safeguarding of the papers in the province which assisted in the incident free matric examination writing process. More...
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Media Statement
28 November 2010

Mpumalanga is intending to conduct roadblocks aimed at arresting police officers who will be found misusing state vehicles or driving them without permits.

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe made the announcement on Friday at a hand-over ceremony of 79 new police vehicles to various police stations. More...
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Media Statement
28 November 2010


Barely two days after the launch of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has contributed towards its success by assisting the police arrest a rape victim.

The suspect was arrested on Saturday when the MEC visited Mzinoni Township outside Bethal. When the police and the MEC arrived at a local tavern to interact with the community, many people ran away and the suspect tried to hide thinking that they could not recognise him. More...
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Media Statement
26 November 2010


Mpumalanga is intending to conduct roadblocks aimed at arresting police officers who will be founf misusing state vehicles or driving them without permits.

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe made the announcement on Friday at a hand-over ceremony of 79 new police vehicles to the police stations. More...
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Media Statement
26 November 2010


Mpumalanga government is intensifying its awareness programmes on sexual abuse in the Bushbuckridge area following information that it is rife there.

On Thursday, Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison provincial department launched the provincial campaign on 16 of Activism of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children at Lilydale in an effort to increase awareness. More...
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Media Statement
26 November 2010


Conducting a road block at Mkhuhlu shortly after the launch of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe assisted the police seize a unsafe taxi whose driver also had no license. More...
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Media Statement
24 November 2010


Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has appealed to political parties not to prevent police from doing their job in the townships.

Shongwe on Saturday night visited Carolina near Ermelo where he accompanied the police who raided at least eight troublesome taverns.  More...
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Media Statement
24 November 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will officially launch the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

16 Days of Activism is an International Campaign for the elimination of gender based violence. The campaign runs from 25th November – 10th December every year.  More...
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Media Statement
15 November 2010


Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe undertook to turn the province into a safe place in nine months time.

MEC Shongwe was speaking at the Prestige Award Ceremony on Friday night where he publicly told SAPS National Deputy Commissioners who attended the event that after nine months, Mpumalanga would be the safest province in South Africa.  More...
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Media Statement
12 November 2010


Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has reassured the Waaklagte Farm Residents near Kinross that he will closely monitor the progress of the case opened against a farmer for violating the rights of the farm dwellers. More...
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Media Statement
10 November 2010


Att: Journalists News Editors

An angry Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will tomorrow visit the victims of abuse by a Winkelhaak Farm owner, 3km outside Kinross. More...
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Media Statement
10 November 2010


Att: Journalists News Editors

In his resolve to motivate the police to work hard in the fight against crime, Mpumalanga MEC for Safety, Security Vusi Shongwe will on Friday evening give awards to police women who went beyond the call of duty. More...
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Media Statement
07 November 2010

In his determination to rid Mpumalanga of criminality, the newly appointed energetic Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Mr Vusi Shongwe has recorded success after assisting the police seize a suspected stolen vehicle and dangerous weapons during the night raids over the weekend.  More...
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Media Statement
27 October 2010

The department of Safety, Security and Liaison in Mpumalanga has welcomed the recent Crime Statistics for the financial year 2009/2010 and thanked the community for contributing to the decrease in certain categories of crime especially contact crimes in the province. More...
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Media Statement
19 October 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has condemned the attempted hijacking of a Mpumalanga Member of the Executive Council responsible for the Department of Human Settlement. More...
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Media Statement
08 October 2010


The department of Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sibongile Manana donated furniture and various resources to the Masisukumeni Home Based Care Centre in Tonga (Nkomazi) on 30 September 2010. The furniture included items such as beds, mattresses, refrigerator and blankets. More...
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Media Statement
02 October 2010

Amsterdam Police Station in Gert Sibande District Municipality has been named the best police station in the province at the seventh annual MEC’s Excellence Awards held at Emalahleni on Thursday, 30 September 2010. More...
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Media Statement
28 September 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana will name the best performing police stations for 2009/ 2010 financial year at the annual MEC’s Excellence Awards Ceremony. More...
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Media Statement
09 September 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has called on women not to abuse their rights but to utilize them responsibly. More...
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Media Statement
17 August 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana sends condolences to the family of former Mpumalanga police commissioner Afrika Khumalo who passed on in a Johannesburg hospital on Friday. More...
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Media Statement
16 August 2010

The newly elected Community Police Forum [CPF] of Sakhile outside Standerton wants the television set removed from the police station. More...
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Media Statement
05 August 2010

Community members around Mmamethlake in the KwaMhlanga area of Mpumalanga have voiced excitement to Safety, Security and Liaison (DSSL) MEC Sibongile Manana for finally ensuring that the police station in the area is constructed. More...
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Media Statement
04 August 2010

In an effort to empower the Community Police Forum [CPF] in working efficiently with the police in the fight against crime, Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana will be CPF members the reflector jackets for easy identification. More...
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Media Statement
02 August 2010

Mpumalanga Safety Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has advised the KwaNgema community outside Piet Retief to stop causing crime but should take their dispute to the Land Claims Court. More...
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Media Statement
30 July 2010


Mpumalanga Best Police Station Commissioner, Colonel Dorah Xaba is continuing to do wonders regardless of where she is stationed. More...
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Media Statement
27 July 2010


Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Sibongile Manana will hand over reflector jackets to Elukwatini Community Police Forums on Thursday, 29 July 2010 at 11h00 at Siphumelelo hall at Elukwatini. More...
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Media Statement
23 July 2010

As part of celebrating Mr Mandela’s legacy, the Mpumalanga Department of Safety, Security and Liaison in partnership with the private sector will renovate Victim Support Centres at three police stations in the province. More...
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Media Statement
23 July 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana has expressed shock at the death of a five members of SAPS National Intervention Unit who died as a result of a helicopter crash that happened this morning at Emalahleni. More... _________________________________________________________________________
 
Media Statement
15 July 2010


The recent attack on Brian Kajengo, a journalist linked to Daily Sun at Madjembeni near Bushbuckridge must be condemned because the Department of Safety, Security and Liaison believes that any differences that people may have could always be resolved amicably without any violence. More...
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Media Statement
12 May 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has assured the government of Chile that their stay in Nelspruit during the 2010 World Cup will be safe and secure. More...
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Media Statement
06 May 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana is disputing the malicious rumours circulating around that the South African Police Service raided the residence of the Mpumalanga Premier Mr David Mabuza and that he was arrested. More...
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Media Statement
06 May 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has applauded the police for the swift arrest of eight suspect linked to the murder of three Amersfoort police officers murdered two weeks ago. More...
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Media Statement
05 May 2010


Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has encouraged municipalities to make by-laws in their jurisdictions so that there will be peace and order for the citizens. More...
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Media Statement
02 May 2010

SAPS National Commissioner Bheki Cele has called on corrupt police officers to leave the force as they tarnish the good image of the police.  More...
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Media Statement
01 May 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has called for calm from the people of Leandra who are in confrontation with the police for the past five weeks.  More...
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Media Statement
01 May 2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana will convene a MuniMEC Meeting to discuss amongst others a safe 2010 World Cup.   More...
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Media Statement
26 April  2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has hailed three officers who were killed in Amersfoort yesterday as heroes who died while on duty. More...  _________________________________________________________________________
 
Media Statement
26 April  2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana today visit the scene where three police Amersfoort police officers were shot and killed yesterday (Sunday, 25 April 2010) while doing their normal crime prevention patrol by unknown gunmen who were suspected to rob the local bank. More...
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Media Statement
25 March  2010


Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Sibongile Manana welcomes the detention of a suspect linked to the existence of the alleged hit list. More...
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Media Statement
20 March  2010

The Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sibongile Manana wants all the people involved in violent and unlawful activities during the recent protests in Ogies and Leslie to be arrested and charged. More...
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Media Statement
18 March  2010

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has called for lawful and peaceful protests to avoid any unnecessary unrest that impacts negatively on government, business and the community. More...
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Media Statement
18 March  2010

Professor Steven Friedman of the University of Johannesburg says service delivery protests within municipalities are not literally about service delivery but are about citizens demanding to be involved in government. More...
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Media Statement
15 March 2010


Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison Head of Department, Mr. Isaiah Khoza says it is all systems go in terms of safety and security for the World Cup. More...
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Media Statement
09 March 2010


The Safety and Security Sector in Mpumalanga is gearing itself up for a safe 2010 FIFA World Cup by testing its readiness to handle any safety and security matters during the international events in June. More...
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Media Statement
08 March 2010


Traditional healers have requested Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana to protect them from the people who accuse them of witchcraft and end up killing or assaulting. More...
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Media Statement
01 March 2010


Digwale community near Vaalbank has told Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sbongile Manana that government should consider providing at least a satellite police station in their area. More...
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Media Statement
22 February 2010


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Sibongile Manana on Sunday handed over 250 reflector jackets and whistles to the Schoemansdal and Tonga patrol team members. The handover ceremony was held at Naas, outside Malelane. More...
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Media Statement
19 February 2010


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Sibongile Manana and SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Thulani Ntobela will hand over 270 reflector jackets and whistles to Tonga and Schoemansdal Community Police Forums. More...
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Media Statement
16 February 2010


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Sibongile Manana has condemned the assault of a Mpumalanga Sowetan Bureau Chief, Riot Hlatshwayo by police officers in Bushbuckridge over the weekend. More...
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Media Statement
09 February 2010

Communities are reminded to take advantage of the window period for the National Firearm Amnesty as declared by the National Minister of Police to hand in all unwanted and illegal firearms and ammunition. More...
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Media Statement
09 February 2010

On Friday 05, 2010, the Office of MEC Sibongile Manana in the Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison received a fax from a local internet shop in Nelspruit. The fax had a list of ten individuals who were allegedly targeted for assassination by a group of unknown people. More...
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Media Statement
23 January 2010

Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana is concerned about the rumours that there is a hit list circulating allegedly targeting corruption busters in the Province. More...
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Media Statement
08 January 2010


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana has expressed shock at the senseless killing of Mr Sammy Mpatlanyane this morning (Friday, 8 January 2010). More...
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Media Statement
31 December 2009


Mpumalanga Community Safety and Security MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana has welcomed the decision by the SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Thulani Ntobela to investigate the escape of 31 suspects from lawful custody at Barberton Police Station cells between 28 and 29 December 2009.  More...
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Media Statement
28 December 2009


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sibongile Manana said the incident in which Mr. More...
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Media Statement
10 December 2009


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sibongile Manana has called on police officers at police stations not to discourage victims of abuse from opening cases. More...
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Media advisory
08 December 2009

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza and Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana will encourage communities around Driefontein to act against abuse on women and children for at least 365 days. More...
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Media Response
25 November 2009


Acting MEC for Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Mr Vusi Shongwe has urged victims of abuse not to withdraw reported cases from the police stations. More...
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Media Response
23 November 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sibongile Manana is calling on Schoemansdal communities to be calm and not take law into their own hands. More...
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Media Advisory
23 November 2009

This year’s opening ceremony of 16 Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women and Child Abuse will be officiated by the Acting Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe on behalf of MEC Sibongile Manana who is overseas on her political assignment. More...
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Media Release
19 November 2009

Members of the media we thank you for attending this press conference this afternoon. We had our quarterly meeting with councilors who are responsible for public safety. More...
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Media Release
17 November 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana will convene a MUNIMEC Meeting on Thursday, 19 November 2009 from 08h00 at Riverside Government Complex, Building No. 8 in Nelspruit. More...
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Media Release
17 November 2009

Illegal crossings along the Mpumalanga international borderline are a major security concern for South Africa, says Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana.  More...
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Media Release
12 November 2009

Two days ago the United Nations passed a resolution to declare July 18 as the Mandela Day. This alone means a lot to the people of the world in general and to South Africans in particular. . More...
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Media Release
11 November 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana will address an Imbizo at Schoemansdal Junior Aces Sports Ground in Nkomazi Local Municipality on Sunday, 15 November 2009 from 10h00. More...
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Media Release
06 November 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana has intervened over alleged shooting and assaulting of people in Matsulu Township outside Nelspruit during the weekend of 30 and 31 October 2009. More...
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Media Release
05 November 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana has condemned perpetual disappearance of exhibits at police stations in the province. More...
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Media Release
06 October 2009

You are welcomed to this media conference where we will be discussing crime related issues affecting our province. More...
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Media Release
30 September 2009

Mpumalanga liquor traders will loose their liquor trading licenses if they fail to comply with the regulations.   More...
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Media Release
29 September 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Sibongile Manana will address a two day Youth Crime Prevention Summit to be held as follows;   More...
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Media Release
28 September 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sibongile Manana urged police in Mpumalanga to refrain from tampering with crime information, including statistics at their stations so that their performance could look good when they are reviewed.   More...
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Media Release
23 September 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Sibongile Manana will address a Safety and Security Imbizo on Sunday, 27 September 2009 at 10h00 in Ogies at Mabande Open Ground.  More...
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Media Release
15 September 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana has called on the provincial Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, to fully investigate allegations of police brutality and general police conduct in the Dundonald area near Badplaas.  More...
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Media Release
28 August 2009


Allegations of racism affected service delivery in some of Mpumalanga police stations affected service delivery, Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana said on Thursday. More...

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Media Release
25 August 2009


Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana will present awards to the best performing police stations and managers in the province. More...

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Media Release
24 August 2009


Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Safety, Security and Liaison, Finance and Office of the Premier in Mpumalanga, Mr. William Lubisi has called on the community of Ehlanzeni to give vital information to the police in order to assist the police to fight against crime. More...

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Media Release
18 August 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has called on the police management to urgently discipline corrupt officials arrested last week for corruption.

An angry Manana said she had had enough of corrupt officers and SAPS Management should fire them if found guilty because were not passionate and not good for the country.  More...

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Media Release
17 August 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has called on government structures to constantly give information to communities to avoid dissatisfaction and unnecessary protests.

Speaking at an Imbizo at Wesselton in Ermelo on Sunday Manana conceded that lack of knowledge created uncertainty amongst the people who ended up revolting against government.  More...

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Media Release
11 August 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sibongile Manana will outline the departmental 2009/2010 financial year priorities in the form of the Policy and Budget Speech. The presentation of the speech will dwell on the creation of safer communities in Mpumalanga and to ensure community participation in efforts to fight crime. More...

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Media Release
23 July 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sibongile Manana has condemned the thuggery and destruction of property that has accompanied the service delivery protests that began on Sunday in Siyathemba and later spread to Ntorwane in Greylingstad. More...

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Media Release
22 July 2009

Mpumalanga offenders who are close to completing their sentences built a house for a Kwaggafontein old woman and also vowed to protect her when they come out of jail. The old woman had repeatedly been abused emotionally and sexually by the local youth who used to break into her dilapidated house. More...

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Media Release
22 July 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms Sibongile Manana says communication is vital in sustaining partnerships against crime. Manana was speaking yesterday (Tuesday) at meetings held with Ermelo Police Station management and the Msukaligwa business community. More...

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Media Release
03 July 2009

Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana calls for a thorough investigation in the house breaking, and theft of mandrax tablets kept as evidence in the offices of the Police Organized Crime Unit in Nelspruit. More...

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Media Release
23 June 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Ms Sibongile Manana is adamant that the establishment of Street Committees will come handy towards the fight against crime. More...

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Media Release
01 June 2009

Mpumalanga government departments have been advised to establish safety teams to ensure safety at schools. More...

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Media Release
27 May 2009

Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has called on police to ensure that there is law and order during the service delivery protests taking place in three different areas around the province. More...

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Media Release
21 May 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has called on the management of the South African Police Services to deploy more police at Ogies following the recent escalating riots over service delivery. More...

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Media Release
18 May 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Ms. Sibongile Manana will convene a MUNIMEC Meeting on Thursday, 21 May 2009 at 08h00 at Dr. JS Moroka Council Chambers in Siyabuswa. More...

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Media Release
18 May 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana announced her priorities for the first three months saying they will urgently respond to the complaints raised by communities during the past mobilisation campaigns. More...

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Media Release
15 May 2009

Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Sibongile Manana has pledged to tackle crime in Mpumalanga, however she needs the support of government officials and communities. More...

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Media Release
01 April 2009

Security Cluster Ministers will on Friday 03 April 2009 visit Mpumalanga Province to assess the security readiness for the forthcoming general elections. More...

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Media Release
23 March 2009

Mpumalanga Safety and Security MEC, Mr. Siphosezwe Masango warned new police officers against corruption. More...

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Media Release
12 March 2009

Mpumalanga Safety and Security, MEC Siphosezwe Masango urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other law-enforcement agencies to exercise utmost care when transporting or dealing with suspects. More...

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Media Release
09 March 2009

Mpumalanga Safety and Security MEC Siphosezwe Masango has welcomed the destruction of unwanted and illegal fire-arms and ammunition by the Mpumalanga South African Police Service (SAPS) on Thursday, 5 march 2009 in Benoni. More...

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Media Release
26 February 2009


Mpumalanga Safety and Security MEC Siphosezwe Masango, has welcomed the arrest of two policemen involved in fraud.  More...

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Media Releasee
25 February 2009


Visit by Directors-General of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (Jcps) Cluster to Komatipoort, Mpumalanga. More...

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Media Release
03 February 2009


Mpumalanga safety and security MEC, Siphosezwe Masango, expressed regret on Tuesday over the killing of a pupil during a police shoot-out in a classroom. More...

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Media Release
03 February 2009


Mpumalanga Safety and Security MEC Siphosezwe Masango has appreciated the police’s continuous efforts of bringing crime to its knees, however he has sympathized with the family of a 17-year old Sedi Khoza who was killed while people were doing their job. More...

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Media Release
26 January 2009


Mpumalanga Safety and Security MEC, Mr. Siphosezwe Masango, will deliver a key note address during the commemoration of National Police Day to be held in Mpumalanga at Mhluzi Stadium in Steve Tshwete Local Municipality on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 at 09h00. More...

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Media Release
07 January 2009

Mpumalanga Safety and Security MEC, Mr Siphosezwe Masango has learnt with great shock about the senseless murder of Mbombela Local Municipality Speaker, Clr. Jimmy Mohlala. More...

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