Metro police

 

Metro cop's god complex

Sello S Alcock

The man at the centre of this week's crippling strike by Johannesburg metro police, Chris Ngcobo, referred to himself as the "god of the JMPD.

Another night of terror in Gauteng

Mail & Guardian Reporters, Sapa-AFP

Thousands of refugees in and around Johannesburg faced another night filled with anxiety on Tuesday evening as xenophobic tensions and violence continued to spread through the province. The violence has so far claimed 24 lives and left up to 10 000 people seeking refuge in shelters across Gauteng.

Metrorail on high alert for attacks

Staff Reporter

Metrorail has beefed up security in response to possible xenophobic attacks on train commuters, it said on Wednesday. "Our own protection services, the South African railway police and contracted security staff have been beefed up in response to the perceived threat and in support of our security plan," the company said in a statement.

Mob violence sweeps Gauteng

Staff Reporter, Sapa-AFP

Another foreigner has been killed in South Africa as a wave of xenophobic violence spreads across Johannesburg, bringing the weekend death toll to 13, police said on Monday. The violence against foreigners, who are accused by many South Africans of depriving locals of jobs and committing crime, has spread across townships since the beginning of last week.