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Death by Suicide in South Africa's Police Force Has Reached Epidemic Levels

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Suicide in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio. Unfortunately these statistics are not an anomaly.

Fikile Mbalula, SA Minister, Tells Police To "Shoot The Bastards", Days After 3-Year-Old Shot

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

South Africa's deputy police minister has stood by his force's tough, shoot-to-kill policy, days after a three-year-old boy was shot dead by officers....

Thousands Of South African Protesters Clash With Police

IOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Several protesters were injured by rubber bullets as thousands of municipal workers took to the streets on Monday to demand better pay, harassing hawk...