Bogus police hijack couple, 65-year-old woman found dead near Kliprivier | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinA woman was found dead following an alleged hijacking in Rietspruit, Kliprivier, on Tuesday evening. According to police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo, they have opened an inquest and hijacking case dockets for investigation following the incident, which took place around 20:30. Masondo said a 68-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife…

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‘Cannibal’ sought help | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Chilling evidence of a man arriving at the Estcourt police station community center with a human hand and “maggot-infested” foot was heard on Tuesday. Constable Ryan Ntshalintshali told the Pietermaritzburg High Court how Nino Mbatha, a traditional healer, came to the station for “help” with human body parts…

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Brian Shivambu must pay R1.8m to VBS Bank’s liquidators, court orders | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinThe Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered Brian Shivambu, the brother of the EFF’s Floyd Shivambu, to pay R1.78m to VBS Mutual Bank’s liquidators. According to the Mail & Guardian, the order relates to an application Anoosh Rooplal, the liquidator of the now defunct mutual bank, lodged as part…

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Farm attacks and murders: This is SA’s most deadly province for farmers | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinPolice Minister Bheki Cele has released statistics on farm attacks and murders dating back to 2012, which show that while attacks have increased, the number of murders reported have decreased year-on-year. In a written response to a parliamentary question from the Freedom Front Plus’ Pieter Groenewald, Cele and National…

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

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinParliament’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…

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

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin 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…

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

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin 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…

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2 arrested for Brown’s Farm murders | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of four people, including two teenagers and a child, who were shot dead at Brown’s Farm near Philippi in Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Sunday. “Our investigations into the ruthless killing led to the apprehension of…

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Armed guards for ANC factions | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinPietermaritzburg – As tensions between ANC factions in the Moses Mabhida region escalate to the point where there are fears that blood may be shed, rival groups have resorted to hiring armed guards for protection at heated branch meetings. The meetings, called branch general meetings (BGMs), are being called…

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

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin 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,”…

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

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin 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…

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

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin 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…

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

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin 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…

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

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin 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…

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Wheelchair-bound farmer robbed

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinJohannesburg – A 96-year-old wheelchair-bound farmer has been robbed by six men who broke into his house in Bothaville, Free State police said on Thursday. Two of the six men attacked two of the farmer’s security guards with a hammer, injuring them, at about 20:20 on Tuesday, said Captain…

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

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin 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…

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