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Malema: I'm ready for more attacks

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EFF leader Julius Malema says he is ready to face more attacks aimed at him and his party. This after a judge struck down a case of fraud, corruption, racketeering and money-laundering against him.

Two appear in court for murder, kidnapping

8 minutes ago

Two men accused of kidnapping, theft, robbery and murder have appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Free State principal in court for allegedly raping pupil

2015-08-04 18:59

A Free State high school principal has appeared in the Welkom Magistrate's Court after allegedly raping an 18-year-old pupil from his school, Free State police say.

Durban medic's 10km slog towards his dream

2015-08-04 18:59

A volunteer rescue technician will take several thousand steps towards realising his dream of becoming a full-fledged paramedic - running 10km in full firefighter gear to raise funds for his cause.

Traditional vs Modern: ANCWL members 'at each other's throats'

2015-08-04 18:28

Members of the ANC Women's League are often "at each other's throats", its treasurer general Hlengiwe Mkhize has told News24 ahead of its elective conference this week.

Survé sues political commentator for 'defamatory' letter

2015-08-04 17:54

Independent Media chairperson Iqbal Survé is suing political commentator Rhoda Kadalie for R1m, claiming a letter of hers that was published in the Mail & Guardian and in which she criticised him is defamatory.


BRAVE:  Firefighters battle the blaze caused by a tanker collision on the N2. (Robert McKenzie)

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Parents held after pointing gun at Roodepoort school guard

2015-08-04 17:54

A man and woman have been arrested at the troubled Roodepoort Primary School on for allegedly pointing a gun at the school's security guard, police say.

Parts of Durban's N2 reopened after tanker fire

2015-08-04 17:22

Parts of the N2’s southbound carriageway have been reopened after being closed for most of the day due to a tanker fire.

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Shoppers beat up robber after attack at Cape Town mall

2015-08-04 17:22

A lone robber has been beaten by shoppers after he tried to rob a security guard of his gun at a Khayelitsha shopping mall in Cape Town.

Presidency warns of women scammers using Zuma's name

2015-08-04 17:04

Be on the lookout. Two women are claiming to have the backing of President Jacob Zuma when looking for jobs.

DA submits notice of motion to impeach Zuma

2015-08-04 16:13

The DA has given the National Assembly notice of a motion of impeachment against President Jacob Zuma.

Millions in production losses as taxi fare protest worsens

2015-08-04 15:12

Factories and businesses in the Ezakheni Industrial Estate are counting the cost of ongoing civil unrest relating to a minibus taxi fare increase – with threats of violence pushing production losses into the millions.

Westdene residents may sue City Power

2015-08-04 15:00

Disgruntled Westdene residents may sue City Power for failing to secure vandalised electricity boxes, a lawyer says.

Harmony mineworker killed in accident

2015-08-04 14:41

A worker has been killed in a rail-bound accident at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville, gold mining company Harmony says.

Camps Bay hotel murder case postponed

2015-08-04 14:13

The case against a Guatemalan man, accused of killing his American girlfriend at a Camps Bay hotel, has been postponed.

Tutu discharged from hospital

2015-08-04 13:24

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been discharged from hospital. The infection for which he was being treated was a consequence of treatment for prostate cancer that he has been receiving for the past 18 years.

Thank you, grandma - Malema

2015-08-04 13:02

EFF leader Julius Malema has delivered a long and colourful "thank you" speech outside the court where his fraud and corruption case was thrown out, especially thanking his grandmother who has steadfastly stood by him.

One of Macia murder accused acquitted

2015-08-04 12:57

One of the Daveyton policemen accused of murdering Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia has been acquitted because there is no evidence against him.

Durban in gridlock after N2 tanker fire

2015-08-04 12:30

Parts of Durban remain chocked with gridlocked traffic after a tanker fire forced the closure of the N2 freeway and parts of Sarnia Road.

Homes, businesses cut off as KZN taxi fare protest continues

2015-08-04 11:58

The township of Ezakheni near Ladysmith and an adjacent industrial zone remain gripped by a protest sparked by a R1 increase in minibus taxi fares.

Telesure extortion case on hold for further investigation

2015-08-04 11:53

The matter against two men who allegedly tried to extort $1m from investment holding company Telesure has been postponed in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

Man’s leg ripped open by broken barrier

2015-08-04 09:23

A man's leg has been ripped open by a broken metal barrier while he was walking in Pietermaritzburg.

Durban bridge to be assessed after tanker fire

2015-08-04 11:22

The N2 in Durban will remain closed as engineers assess the structural integrity of the Sarnia road bridge after thousands of litres of fuel caught fire when two tankers collided on the N2 beneath it.

We are praying for Julius - Malema's aunts

2015-08-04 10:36

EFF leader Julius Malema's aunts have told reporters in Polokwane that they are praying for him, but are not afraid as "he has never stolen or killed".

No sign of EFF supporters ahead of Malema's trial

2015-08-04 09:40

It appears EFF members have heeded the call of their leader and are staying away from the court where Julius Malema is set to appear on corruption charges.

Hero truck driver saves colleague from flames

2015-08-04 09:22

A tale of heroism has come out of the massive tanker blaze that closed the N2 near Durban, after it emerged that one of the drivers had pulled the other from the burning wreckage.

Nkandla committee to discuss draft report

2015-08-04 07:22

Parliament’s ad hoc committee on Nkandla is expected to meet to discuss a draft report it has compiled on the matter.

Telesure extortion case continues

2015-08-04 05:21

Two men who allegedly tried to extort $1m from investment holding company Telesure are set to appear in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

Madonsela's funding claim 'baseless' - ANC

2015-08-03 22:27

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s statement that Parliament is deliberately withholding funds from her office are baseless, the ANC chief whip’s office has said.

Five important things to know about the search for aliens

2015-08-03 21:17

The debate about the existence of extra-terrestrials is intensifying. Here are five important scientific things to know about the search for alien life in the universe.

Baby, three adults airlifted to hospital in Gauteng crashes

2015-08-03 21:45

A 10-month-old baby and three adults have been airlifted to various hospitals following three separate accidents in Gauteng, paramedics say.

Wife follows husband to jail

2015-08-03 18:39

A woman, whose husband is in prison for burning down a wedding venue, has been jailed for fraud by a Bloemfontein court.

Madonsela wants public to protect her office

2015-08-03 18:39

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she will go to court to deal with attacks on her office in reaction to her report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, only "under extreme circumstances".

No regrets for Cato Ridge family ordered to stop housing refugees

2015-08-03 18:24

The Cato Ridge family who opened their 20-hectare farm to 143 foreign nationals say they have no regrets about helping the homeless refugees.

Woman 'bike-jacked' during big cycle race

2015-08-03 17:53

A cyclist says she has been left with a bitter taste in her mouth after a man threatened her with a knife during the Die Burger Mountain Bike Challenge.

Madonsela: No more should be spent to fix Nkandla neglect

2015-08-03 17:20

No more money should be spent repairing the neglect or making further additions at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

Man arrested after Midrand street stabbing

2015-08-03 16:37

A man has been arrested in Midrand after allegedly stabbing another man several times, police say.

Prolific Durban house robbery gang meets its match

2015-08-03 16:14

Vigilance and a stroke of luck has resulted in the arrest of suspected members of a prolific gang of house robbers in the sought after suburb of Sunningdale at the weekend.

Public Protector's ability is being eroded - Madonsela

2015-08-03 15:07

'Defiant trends' and 'bickering' are eroding the Public Protector's ability to strengthen Constitutional democracy, says Thuli Madonsela.

Malema supporter: Zuma is like a butternut

2015-08-03 15:04

A supporter of under-fire Julius Malema has been carrying around a butternut at the EFF leader’s fraud trial, claiming President Jacob Zuma is 'like a butternut'.

All Nkandla documents called it a 'swimming pool' - Madonsela

2015-08-03 14:57

Documents, architectural designs, minutes and memos refer to the pool at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead as a "swimming pool" and not a "firepool", says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Phiyega must account for murdered cops: AfriForum

2015-08-03 13:57

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega must be held accountable for the murders of the 52 police officers since the beginning of the year, AfriForum says.

Cop shot in Joburg stop-and-search operation

2015-08-03 13:03

A police officer who attempted to stop a vehicle during a stop-and-search operation in Carltonville, Johannesburg, has been shot, police say.

Let me be persecuted for my sins - Malema

2015-08-03 12:47

Julius Malema has challenged the NPA to allow his trial to start and has accused it of taking direction from politicians. "Let me have my day in court ... I'm not scared," he said.

Trucks and bakkies set alight in Limpopo protest

2015-08-03 11:49

Residents protesting against traditional leadership in the Namakgale area near Phalaborwa in Limpopo have torched three trucks and two bakkies, police say.

Gang breaks into supermarket and kidnaps guard

2015-08-03 09:31

A gang targeting businesses in the Pietermaritzburg CBD has struck again — this time kidnapping a security guard before ransacking a supermarket.

Cop to safeguard pupils

2015-08-03 09:36

Parents, the Combined Action Team need your help with their new campaign that seeks to save pupils from drug dealers, gangsters and thieves.

MPs complain about 'last-minute' draft Nkandla report

2015-08-04 17:22

Some members of Parliament’s ad hoc committee on Nkandla have complained that they only received a draft report two hours before they met.

Yet another pension payout bombing in KZN

2015-08-04 17:04

A gang of ATM bombers have struck another pension payout point in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, before trading gunfire with police.

Here's why Phiyega must go - DA to Zuma

2015-08-04 15:38

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega is unfit to hold office because she did not ensure policing at Marikana was impartial and unbiased, the Democratic Alliance has submitted to the President.

'I want to see his face' - family member of murdered American

2015-08-04 15:00

"I want to see his face," a family member of slain American marketing executive Gabriella Kabrins Alban has said, as she squeezed into a seat reserved for lawyers at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

North West crèche gets criminals as neighbours

2015-08-04 13:09

An abandoned building in the North West once used as a posh guesthouse for politicians has become a hideout for criminals who are making the lives of toddlers at a next-door crèche a nightmare.

State should have done it my way – Malema

2015-08-04 14:35

The state possibly shot itself in the foot by refusing to separate Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema's trial from his co-accused.

'This cow cannot stand up' - drought-hit North West farmer

2015-08-04 13:39

In deep rural North West, emerging farmers hit by severe drought have lost hope, saying their starving cattle are too weak to walk to the nearest dam to drink water.

Zuma must 'pull his head out the sand' and fire Phiyega - DA

2015-08-04 13:20

The DA is handing over a 16-page document to President Jacob Zuma explaining why national police commissioner Riah Phiyega is unfit to hold office.

Malema off the hook - for now

2015-08-04 12:42

EFF leader Julius Malema was visibly overjoyed as his fraud and corruption case was struck off the roll for now by the High Court in Polokwane.

Malema case struck off the roll

2015-08-04 12:14

The fraud and corruption case against EFF leader Julius Malema and his two co-accused has been struck off the roll in the High Court in Polokwane.

Cape Town pile-up causes massive traffic gridlock

2015-08-04 11:53

Traffic on the N2 inbound to Cape Town's city centre is severely gridlocked after a four-car pile-up near the Bhunga Avenue turnoff near Langa which left 24 people injured.

Municipal manager’s murder behind Indaka’s takeover

2015-08-04 11:10

The murder of a rural town’s municipal manager less than a month ago is chief among the reasons why the provincial government has placed the council under administration.

UKZN in fix over revoked degree

2015-08-04 08:31

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is appealing a decision by a high court judge last year that the university had no legal authority to revoke a PhD degree conferred on senior UKZN lecturer Nobubele Potwana.

State calls for warrant of arrest for Malema co-accused

2015-08-04 11:15

The State has requested a warrant of arrest for Kagisho Dichabe, one of Julius Malema's co-accused who is absent from court, reportedly due to an illness.

Durban taxi smash leaves 12 hurt

2015-08-04 10:13

Twelve commuters are injured after two minibus taxis collided on the M25 KwaMashu Highway in Durban, paramedics say.

'I am free to go and represent my people' - Malema

2015-08-04 12:30

“I am free to go and represent my people. I am ready if they [the State] wants to reinstate charges," said Julius Malema outside the High Court in Polokwane after his fraud trial was struck off the roll.

Tanker drivers survive Durban highway blaze

2015-08-04 07:41

Paramedics have confirmed that the drivers of the diesel and petrol tanker which collided on the N2 in Durban have survived the incident. The highway remains closed.

Tanker crash sets N2 ablaze

2015-08-04 09:14

A diesel and petrol tanker have crashed on the N2 northbound in Durban, causing a massive fire. View pics from the accident here.

Fuel tanker crash causes massive blaze on Durban highway

2015-08-04 06:20

Two tankers have crashed on the N2 northbound in Durban, causing a massive fire which has closed the highway in both directions.

Alleged car thieves shot and wounded in Alexandra

2015-08-03 22:54

Police have shot and wounded two alleged car thieves in Alexandra in Johannesburg after they opened fire on a police patrol vehicle, police say.

Serious discussion on gun, police laws needed - Zuma

2015-08-03 21:17

In the wake of more than 50 police officers killed since the beginning of 2015, a serious discussion is needed on gun laws and how the police protect themselves, President Jacob Zuma says.

2 Mpumalanga cops killed: One stabbed, one in accident

2015-08-03 20:48

An Mpumalanga police officer has been stabbed to death and another killed in an accident over the weekend.

Paddler rescued off Cape Town beach

2015-08-03 19:28

A 60-year-old man, who was fishing from his paddle-ski off Mnandi Beach in Cape Town, has been rescued after increasing wind speeds prevented him from paddling to shore, the NSRI says.

Limpopo businessman to remain behind bars

2015-08-03 18:39

Alleged wife killer Rameez Patel will have to spend nine more days in prison in connection with another murder to which he has been linked, the Polokwane Magistrate's Court has ruled.

Joy at rescue kitty's cancer operation success

2015-08-03 18:24

There's been a happy end to months of struggle and uncertainty for Cocopops the kitten and her human family after an operation to remove a rare tumour was successful.

Man accused of killing mom says he fell asleep waiting for help

2015-08-03 18:24

A Naturena man accused of killing his mother has denied the charges, saying he fell asleep while waiting for help.

Knysna murder: Cops tracing British couple's family

2015-08-03 17:53

Police are in the process of tracing the relatives of an elderly British couple who was attacked in their Knysna home.

Woman dies in horror KZN crash

2015-08-03 16:37

A woman has been killed when her car rolled after leaving the N3 near Bergville in central KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics say.

Macia should have got urgent medical help, court hears

2015-08-03 16:37

The arresting officer in charge of Mido Macia, the Mozambican taxi driver who died after being dragged behind a police van, should have made sure that he received medical help, a police trainer has told the High Court in Pretoria.

Violent protests ongoing in Ladysmith over R1 fare increase

2015-08-03 16:11

Violent protests relating to an increase in taxi fares have erupted in Ezakheni near Ladysmith, and left the area completely cut off.

‘I want my day in court’ - Malema: As it happened

2015-08-03 10:00

Embattled EFF party leader Julius Malema says he has been longing for his day in court, and is confident he will win his trial in Polokwane, where he faces charges of fraud, corruption, racketeering among others.

Cape Town metro cop among offenders nabbed over weekend

2015-08-03 14:57

A Cape Town Metro Police officer is one of the traffic offenders arrested over the weekend, the City says.

Nkandla upgrades: Zuma should have done something, says Madonsela

2015-08-03 14:22

President Jacob Zuma should have asked about the costly upgrades to his Nkandla homestead and stopped the process, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has told media at briefing, adding that the president was alerted to irregularities as early as 2009.

Body found in North West canal

2015-08-03 13:06

The body of a man has been found in a water canal next to the R53 outside Potchefstroom in the North West, paramedics say.

Part of ceiling collapses in East Rand Mall

2015-08-03 13:03

No damages or injuries have been reported after a section of the ceiling collapsed outside the entrance to Woolworths in the East Rand Mall.

Durban man cheats death in horror accident

2015-08-03 11:49

A Durban man who was hit by a truck and pinned beneath it for nearly two hours said that while he feared he may die, thoughts of his 1-year-old son kept his mind occupied.

NPA confident ahead of Malema's court case

2015-08-03 09:28

The State says it is confident about its case ahead of the trial of EFF leader Julius Malema in the High Court in Polokwane.

Mike Hale: Setback in fraud case

2015-08-03 09:14

Six years after Pietermaritzburg investment broker Mike Hale skipped the country with R20 million belonging to his clients, the extradition order to bring him back to face the law here is still not finalised.

Tight security ahead of Malema's court appearance

2015-08-03 09:11

Tight security measures have been put in place ahead of the appearance of Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema at the High Court in Polokwane.


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