Three Deaths at Daveyton Police Station since 2012

Gauteng Department of Community Safety

In response to DA questions to the Gauteng Department of Community Safety, it was revealed that at least three people have died in police custody at the Daveyton Police Station since 2012.

In the first instance, Mozambique National, Edmido Macau, is believed to have been murdered by officers who are currently facing a criminal trial; set to begin on 27 July 2015. The Department apparently dismissed the eight concerned officers for misconduct following an internal investigation.

The Independent Police Investigating Directorate

The Independent Police Investigating Directorate (IPID) is also currently investigating the unnatural death in custody of South African citizen Thulani Mokoena, who died at the station on 18 May 2015, and the most recent unnatural death in custody of Mozambique national, Justice Malatji.

Both cases have been returned to the Daveyton detectives for investigation which the DA considers inappropriate as these officials should not be involved in enquiries into their own cases.

These three deaths make for a concerning trend and the DA will be following up with Community Safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, to establish the status of the IPID investigations and whether autopsy reports have been concluded for the most recent two cases.

Protracted Investigations

Protracted investigations only delay the closure which the families and loved ones of the deceased are so desperately seeking.

In the interim, police officers who may be found guilty of foul play continue to manage the safety of the community without consequence.

Should foul play be established in these two most recent cases I will be contacting the MEC and Provincial Police Commissioner for urgent intervention into the Daveyton Police station.

The efficiency of these investigations is key to ensuring that there is never another unnatural death at the Daveyton Police station and that the community can begin to trust their local law enforcement again.


Media Enquiries:

Michele Clarke MPL

DA Gauteng Spokesperson: Community Safety
060 558 8309

[Image source]

DA Marches Against Drug Abuse in Daveyton

On Saturday, 28th of March 2015, the Democratic Alliance staged a protest march against the rising incidents of drug abuse and associated criminality in Daveyton.

DA activists marching against drug abuse

Over 300 DA members and supporters marched several kilometers from to the Daveyton Police Station to hand over a memorandum to the South African Police Service, demanding ‎that the Narcotics Bureau be reinstated to deal with drugs and crime intelligence around drugs, as well as more frequent raids of drug dens and visible policing around schools to keep drug dealers away.

The march was a peaceful occurred without incident, and was pre-approved with SAPS along an agreed route, as the DA is a party of the rule of law and supports the rule of law.

The DA will continue to demand that specialised policing units be reinstated to deal with specific crimes and will be pursing the issue through the various councils, legislatures and parliament.

The DA in Daveyton will be running a month long campaign on drug abuse with the community.


Media Enquiries

Ashor Sarupen MPL

DA Constituency Head – Springs / Daveyton

076 334 5147