Rights Report 'Subjective' - S Africa Police


The police ministry has described a Human Rights Watch report about officers' conduct and their ability to deal with riots as "generalising and subjective".
  • South Africa:  Human Rights Watch Probes Protest Deaths

    South African Press Association, 21 January 2014

    The Human Rights Watch's (HRW) 2014 World Report was "generalising and subjective" in its assessment of the police, the police ministry said on Tuesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  ANC NWC Condemns Police Action in Brits

    South African Press Association, 21 January 2014

    The ANC's national working committee on Tuesday condemned the police action which resulted in the deaths of four people during a protest over access to water in Mothutlung near ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Fourth Death After Mothutlung Protests

    South African Press Association, 20 January 2014

    A fourth person has died following violent clashes near Brits over access to water, Jacarandafm News reported on Monday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Fourth Person Dies in Mothotlung

    SAnews.gov.za, 20 January 2014

    A fourth person has died in hospital this morning, following violent clashes over water shortages in Mothotlung. read more »

  • South Africa:  Water Restored in Brits

    South African Press Association, 20 January 2014

    Water has been restored in Mothutlung, near Brits in the North West, the premier's spokesman Lesiba Kgwele said on Sunday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Cosatu Condemns Killing of Protesters in Mothutlung

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 16 January 2014

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions condemns the brutal killing of three people in Mothutlung near Brits in North West who were shot during violent protests this week after ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Protesting Brits Residents to Get Water - Premier

    SAnews.gov.za, 16 January 2014

    North West Premier Thandi Modise says residents of the volatile villages around Brits will have their water supply restored by Friday. read more »

  • South Africa:  North West Cosatu Seeks Independent Probe

    South African Press Association, 16 January 2014

    Cosatu in the North West on Thursday called for an independent investigation into the killing of Mothutlung residents during protests near Brits. read more »

  • South Africa:  Water Restored in Mothutlung

    South African Press Association, 16 January 2014

    Running water has been restored to some parts of Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Another Mothutlung Resident Dies

    South African Press Association, 15 January 2014

    Another resident of Mothutlung, near Brits, has died after he allegedly tried to escape from a moving Nyala armoured vehicle, North West police said on Wednesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Officials Travel to Mothutlung After Protester Deaths

    South African Press Association, 15 January 2014

    Several government ministers and EFF leader Julius Malema descended on Mothutlung near Brits on Tuesday with promises of help after two men were shot dead during a protest to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  North West ANC Condemns Protest Deaths

    South African Press Association, 15 January 2014

    The killing of two protesters, allegedly by police, in Brits, North West, should be swiftly investigated, the ANC said on Tuesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Officials to Visit Families of Shot Protestors

    SAnews.gov.za, 14 January 2014

    North West Premier Thandi Modise and Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will later this afternoon visit the families of the protestors, who were fatally shot ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mthethwa Calls for Calm in Brits

    SAnews.gov.za, 14 January 2014

    Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for calm in Brits, North West, where violent protests took place, resulting in the death of two people on Monday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Dying for Water in Brits - Protestors' Blood Flows Again

    Daily Maverick, 14 January 2014

    Ficksburg. Marikana. Robertson. Cato Crest. Very different South African places, many miles apart, which have all seen citizens who were demonstrating for an improvement in their ... read more »

  • South Africa:  DA Condemns Killing of Protestors

    Democratic Alliance, 13 January 2014

    The Democratic Alliance condemns the killing of at least two protestors in Damonsville, outside of Brits, North West today. Media reports suggest that several other protestors have ... read more »

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Service delivery protest (file photo).