The urgency of the operation may have been to pre-empt Julius Malema from entering the fray.
As issues relating to freedom of expression make news, the former police minister has finally spoken out on the controversy surrounding 'Exhibit B'.
Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, drafted a plan of action to implement the findings of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.
The SABC and the 16 Generations actors who were fired will come to an agreement that will see them returning to work, according to Nathi Mthethwa.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has allocated R34-million to developing school children's knowledge of the South African national identity.
The former police minister had the opportunity to give the commission his version of events, but used it instead to show off his fancy footwork.
Dali Mpofu has accused Nathi Mthethwa of bowing to political pressure and lying to the Farlam commission, saying he should be charged with murder.
While accepting responsibility for police operations on August 16 2012, the former police minister pointed out he wasn’t personally to blame.
The fatal shooting of 34 people during the Marikana strike has no place in a modern South Africa, according to former police minister Nathi Mthethwa.
As former police minister Nathi Mthethwa is set to begin his testimony at the Marikana commission, we focus on some questions he'll have to answer.
Advocate Dali Mpofu is expected to fire accusations at former police minister Nathi Mthethwa that he sparked the Marikana massacre.
After a game of ministerial musical chairs that saw Nathi Mthethwa replace Paul Mashatile, Sean O'Toole wonders if Mthethwa is suited for the arts.
The creative sector is anxious to see if its new political head, Nathi Mthethwa, champions freedom of expression.
Has the former police minister been sent to ministerial purgatory – the arts and culture portfolio? An upbeat Mthethwa doesn't think so.
President Jacob Zuma has chosen his new executive with some surprising and not-so-surprising demotions, promotions and sackings.
Following the killing of three mineworkers near Rustenburg, the police minister says policing will be stepped up when some miners return to work.
Several measures have been put in place to ease tensions at the violence-plagued KwaMashu hostel in KwaZulu-Natal, but some believe it's not enough.
The South African Police Union says the public is being misled over the dismissal of 1 017 police officers for having criminal records.