KZN auditor-general halts eThekwini Metro audit following ‘death threats’, recalls all staff | News24

                    The KZN office of the auditor-general has stopped auditing the books of the eThekwini Metro and has recalled all its staff from the council after allegedly receiving a series of death threats, the provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional…

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‘Robbing patients of life-saving care can never be justified’ – parliamentary committee on North West protests | News24

Parliament’s Select Committee on Social Services has decried the situation in the North West, where there are reports that protesters have been blocking the entrance to the Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp. News24 reported earlier on Wednesday that patients at the hospital were left stranded after angry protesters stormed in and forced…

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‘I was scammed out of R600k by fake prophet’, says woman alone and broke after being duped | News24

She visited dark rooms filled with ceremonial candles and containers of muthi, performed numerous cleansing and healing rituals and spent more than half a million rand. All in the hope of getting help for recurring headaches and maybe finding love again. Instead Lerato Mfuthi* has been left with an even…

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Lamoer case: IPID presents stats on how pervasive corruption is in SAPS | News24

Statistics compiled by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) were presented in the sentencing proceedings in the case against former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and three others at the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. IPID’s head of investigations Matthew Sesoko was asked to present the statistics at…

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2 convicted of murder for Vryheid farm attack | News24

Pietermaritzburg – Two men have been convicted of murder, kidnapping and robbery with aggravating circumstances following a farm attack earlier this month in Eensgevonden in Vryheid, police said on Friday. Sibusiso Mbatha, 23, and Ayanda Mncube, 21, pleaded guilty to the all the charges in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg…

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‘We are dealing with criminals with badges and gowns,’ says defiant O’Sullivan | News24

Pretoria – Private forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan says he will not back down until certain “corrupt” people are behind bars. “We are dealing with criminals – criminals with badges and criminals with gowns. They are going to go to prison for what they did. I will not stop,” O’Sullivan said…

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Farm attack leaves suspect dead, while farm manager fights for his life | News24

Ficksburg – An attack at a farm near Ficksburg on Thursday has left a farm manager in a critical condition in hospital, one suspect dead and another seriously injured, police have confirmed. A farmworker, who was also injured during an ensuing scuffle, has received treatment for his injuries. Three suspects…

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Two arrested for Fochville farmer’s murder a day after #BlackMonday | News24

Johannesburg – Two people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 63-year-old farmer near Fochville on the West Rand. The incident occurred on Tuesday – a day after #BlackMonday, when protests were held against farm attacks and killings. Gauteng police said the farmer and a farm worker…

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#UnitedBehind activists expected to march demanding Zuma’s arrest | News24

Cape Town – Activists from #UnitedBehind are on Wednesday expected to march from Central Methodist Mission in Greenmarket Square in Cape Town to an undisclosed location to demand the arrest of President Jacob Zuma. An organiser with the movement, Bruce Baigrie, said the march was expected to begin at around…

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KZN man hacked to death on a farm on #BlackMonday | News24

Durban – A 73-year-old man has been hacked to death on a farm in Vryheid, northern KwaZulu-Natal as the #BlackMonday protest against farm murders continues around the country. Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala told News24 that the suspect also died when he crashed the deceased’s Ford Bantam bakkie into an…

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Zuma seems to position Mahlobo to ‘push through’ nuclear deal – Steve Friedman | News24

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma has reshuffled his cabinet, adjusting six portfolios including the Ministry of Energy, in a move analysts say is linked to a contentious nuclear energy deal with Russia. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Presidency said it had moved David Mahlobo, former minister of state security…

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Elderly Potch farmer found dead after alleged scuffle with gunmen | News24

Potchefstroom – A man believed to be in his 70s was found dead on Friday night in an alleged farm attack, on a plot outside of Potchefstroom.ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring, said paramedics had arrived on the scene and found an elderly man lying outside. Local security forces were already on the scene.…

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No arrests yet in Randfontein family farm murder | News24

2016-03-15 17:53 Johannesburg – The police have not yet made any arrests in connection with the murder of a Randfontein family on their farm near Doornfontein. Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said on Tuesday investigations were continuing. He said it was unclear how many people had attacked the family, beating them to death last Wednesday…

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Church council to come out of ‘ICU’ for nation building – Chikane | News24

Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches (SACC) will no longer sit on the sidelines while society suffers, its senior Vice President Reverend Frank Chikane told journalists on Saturday. ‎ “Today it’s a beginning of a new thing,” Chikane said at the SACC’s June 16 commemoration in Orlando Stadium. “The…

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