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This week on Briefly: Politics, the human condition and a man who thinks he's the son of God

This week on Briefly: Politics, the human condition and a man who thinks he's the son of God

Briefly this week: Politics, a bride after revenge, napping cops and messianic maniac
Sakina Kamwendo sympathises with dad who accidentally shot his son

Sakina Kamwendo sympathises with dad who accidentally shot his son

TV and radio host Sakina Kamwendo has extended her sympathies to the dad who mistakenly shot his son when he thought he was being hijacked. Sakina pointed to her own loss and said she understood the family's pain.

Sakina Kamwendo sympathises with dad who accidentally shot his son
Henri van Breda sentenced to 3 life terms for murdering his family

Henri van Breda sentenced to 3 life terms for murdering his family

Henri van Breda is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars. A short while ago van Breda was sentenced to three life terms plus an additional 16 years in prison by Judge Siraj Desai in the Western Cape High Court.

Henri van Breda sentenced to 3 life terms for murdering his family
Sitole plans to tackle crime and corruption by improving the police force

Sitole plans to tackle crime and corruption by improving the police force

Sitole has announced a new strategy to bring down the crime rate on the 4th of June. Arrests have been made and corrupt police are being weeded out. His plan also involves less desk work and a more active street presence.

Sitole plans to tackle crime and corruption by improving the police force
Pabi Moloi is sad that South Africans live in shacks in 2018

Pabi Moloi is sad that South Africans live in shacks in 2018

TV and radio presenter Pabi Moloi has bemoaned the fact that living in shacks is still a reality for many South Africans in 2018. She shared a photo of shacks on Twitter, sparking debate on what's to blame and what's to be done.

Pabi Moloi is sad that South Africans live in shacks in 2018
South African Police Force: Do we have corrupt Top Cops?

South African Police Force: Do we have corrupt Top Cops?

There have been information leaked that police officers in the top ranks of the South African Police Force are accused of fraud and corruption. One of the names linked to the allegations is that of Top Cop Commissioner Sitole

South African Police Force: Do we have corrupt Top Cops?
Herman Mashaba lauds JMPD officer a hero for emergency baby delivery

Herman Mashaba lauds JMPD officer a hero for emergency baby delivery

An Uber driver got more than he bargained for when he collected a lady who was in labour to give her a lift to the hospital. The drive was only too grateful when a JMPD officer stopped to assist the two and helped the mom

Herman Mashaba lauds JMPD officer a hero for emergency baby delivery
Bheki Cele announces plan to come down hard on violent crimes

Bheki Cele announces plan to come down hard on violent crimes

Police Minister Bheki Cele has announced a plan which will see the deployment of more officers in an attempt to combat violent crimes such as aggravated robberies, cash-in-transit heists and hijackings and to arrest offenders.

Bheki Cele announces plan to come down hard on violent crimes
Victim plays dumb and catches con man at his own game

Victim plays dumb and catches con man at his own game

An alleged fraudster met his match last week when he was outsmarted by a Bonteheuwel woman who trapped him in a house and got him arrested. She played him at his own game and made sure that justice was served by his arrest.

Victim plays dumb and catches con man at his own game
Motsoaledi is disgusted by Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital strike

Motsoaledi is disgusted by Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital strike

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says that he will be discussing Thursday’s protest at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital with the Minister of Police to ensure appropriate action is taken against those responsible.

Motsoaledi is disgusted by Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital strike
Hope for new generation: 4 kids use spare time to help community

Hope for new generation: 4 kids use spare time to help community

Four young boys in Springs, Gauteng, are regularly volunteering their time to help care for animals at the local SPCA. Their helpfulness and compassion has warmed the hearts of local residents. More about it on Briefly.

Hope for new generation: 4 kids use spare time to help community
Bheki Cele goes back to basics and operates the phone at 10111 call centre

Bheki Cele goes back to basics and operates the phone at 10111 call centre

SAPS on May 29 2018 released footage of Police Minister Bheki Cele taking calls at the 10111 call centre. His spokesperson Nonkululeko Phokane said Cele answered a number of calls and some did not believe what they were hearing.

Bheki Cele goes back to basics and operates the phone at 10111 call centre
Mom-of-4 provides for her family by swapping recyclable goods for food

Mom-of-4 provides for her family by swapping recyclable goods for food

Alice Mahase is a dedicated mother of four children living in the Dunoon informal settlement of Cape Town. To supplement her husband's income, she collects recyclable material and swaps them for food and clothing.

Mom-of-4 provides for her family by swapping recyclable goods for food
Mkhaba annexed as SAPS Police commission implement a new fitness programme

Mkhaba annexed as SAPS Police commission implement a new fitness programme

Bye bye bellies. This is what we will be saying to the SAPS officers from now on. The Sout African police commission has announced a focused effort to reduce the obesity rate within the South African Police Force

Mkhaba annexed as SAPS Police commission implement a new fitness programme
‘Firepool’: 3 years ago, Minister sweated while explaining Nkandla

‘Firepool’: 3 years ago, Minister sweated while explaining Nkandla

Three years ago, Nkosinathi Nhleko, who was Minister of Public Works at the time, treated South Africans to a hilarious spectacle as he invented a new term, "firepool," to justify the building of a swimming pool at Nkandla.

‘Firepool’: 3 years ago, Minister sweated while explaining Nkandla
Guptas get R250m worth of assets back after court victory

Guptas get R250m worth of assets back after court victory

The Gupta family have scored a massive win in court. On Monday, the Bloemfontein High Court set aside the Asset Forfeiture Unit’s (AFU) R250 million restraining order obtained against the Guptas and their associates .

Guptas get R250m worth of assets back after court victory
Police Minister Bheki Cele reveals: 27 SA police members have criminal records

Police Minister Bheki Cele reveals: 27 SA police members have criminal records

The South African police force has a shaky public reputation at best. With each new report revealing disturbing facts about convicted members, fraud and illiteracy, the public's trust in the South African police is dwindling badly

Police Minister Bheki Cele reveals: 27 SA police members have criminal records
Boksburg’s own superhero: Cop with 30 years’ experience gives back to community

Boksburg’s own superhero: Cop with 30 years’ experience gives back to community

Juanita Coetzer is a Captain based at Boksburg North SAPS. She has accumulated an amazing 30 years of experience in the SAPS and has earned a reputation as Boksburg own superhero. Find out more about her on Briefly.

Boksburg’s own superhero: Cop with 30 years’ experience gives back to community
3 Arrested in possession of explosives in Limpopo village following tip-off

3 Arrested in possession of explosives in Limpopo village following tip-off

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe reportedly said on Saturday that police have acted on a tip off from a member of the community about the house in the village where explosives were believed to be stored.

3 Arrested in possession of explosives in Limpopo village following tip-off
Police raids wrong house; shoots and kills Pretoria civilian

Police raids wrong house; shoots and kills Pretoria civilian

The police raided a house while hunting down suspects believed to be involved in cash-in-transit robberies and killed the homeowner, a Pretoria civilian. Three of the suspects were caught and arrested during the raid.

Police raids wrong house; shoots and kills Pretoria civilian
Local police captain awarded the Integrity Idol for outstanding service

Local police captain awarded the Integrity Idol for outstanding service

Integrity Idol is a national campaign led by people who want to name and fame public servants who live and work with integrity. South African Police Captain Vinny Pillay was awarded the Integrity Idol for his dedication.

Local police captain awarded the Integrity Idol for outstanding service
Bitcoin kidnapping: 12-year old victim Katlego Marite found

Bitcoin kidnapping: 12-year old victim Katlego Marite found

Police have confirmed that they had found the Bitcoin kidnapping victim, 12-year-old Katlego Marite. Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said Katlego was alone when police found him. No arrests have been made.

Bitcoin kidnapping: 12-year old victim Katlego Marite found
EMPD's treasure hunt pays off: Metro Police uncovers R1.5 million buried in township

EMPD's treasure hunt pays off: Metro Police uncovers R1.5 million buried in township

The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department has a massive breakthrough after they uncovered R1.5 million in the informal settlement, Tsakane, after being tipped off by a reliable source. Photos of the discovery has since gone viral.

EMPD's treasure hunt pays off: Metro Police uncovers R1.5 million buried in township
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