Byleveld dropped from Inge Lotz case

2013-06-10 09:11

The Lotz family has reportedly axed private detective Piet Byleveld from the Inge Lotz murder investigation, as police say they are looking for two "Goths" who visited the crime scene.

'Inge Lotz was betrayed'

2012-11-04 10:02

An investigative journalist who has written a book about the murdered Stellenbosch student says Inge Lotz was killed by someone close to her and was betrayed by her friends.

Sunday Times to appeal Byleveld ruling

2012-06-10 19:13

The Sunday Times says it will appeal against a ruling by deputy press ombudsman Johan Retief in favour of retired former police detective Piet Byleveld.

Lotz murder can be solved - Byleveld

2012-04-25 11:00

Former detective Piet Byleveld says the Inge Lotz murder case is complex, but solvable, and believes she was killed by someone she knew and trusted.

Byleveld to look into murder

2012-04-21 12:40

Retired crack detective Piet Byleveld has been asked to help with an investigation into the murder of former cricketer Louis Vorster.

Byleveld takes on Lotz murder case

2012-03-28 08:47

Top former police detective Piet Byleveld has been asked to investigate the unsolved murder of Stellenbosch student Inge Lotz seven years ago.

Byleveld still addicted to the chase

2012-02-05 10:00

Legendary investigator Piet Byleveld says he can't sit still in his retirement, and as long as there's crime around, there will be no rest for him.

Moodley shows no emotion as verdict read

2012-02-01 14:34

Convicted murderer Donovan Moodley showed no emotion or surprise as the judge read his verdict denying a retrial of Leigh Matthews’ murder case.

Moodley set to hear retrial decision

2012-02-01 09:03

Donovan Moodley, who was convicted of the murder of student Leigh Matthews, is set to hear whether the South Gauteng High Court has granted his application for a retrial.

Moodley freaked out when Leigh's body found

2012-01-26 19:15

Convicted murderer Donovan Moodley did not contact police after Leigh Matthews' body was discovered because he was afraid, the South Gauteng High Court has heard.

I was crushed by the state - Moodley

2012-01-26 14:22

Convicted killer Donovan Moodley has told the court he was a young, defenceless man who was crushed by the weight of the State.

Moodley: Leigh's dad changed testimony

2012-01-25 16:46

Murdered university student Leigh Matthews' father changed his descriptions of her kidnapper, claims Donovan Moodley.

Byleveld abused his power - Moodley

2012-01-25 12:44

Donovan Moodley has started his application for a retrial in the Leigh Matthews murder, saying that investigating officer Piet Byleveld had changed dates and destroyed evidence.

Afrikaans book breaks record

2011-10-04 13:27

The book Byleveld: Dossier van ’n Baasspeurder has become the first South African book to sell over 27 000 copies in two weeks.

Zim has its own detective Piet Byl

2010-08-04 22:45

Zimbabwe has its own detective Piet Byl - only this one is younger, speaks only English, and his surname ends with a "t".

Byleveld takes on Anika murder

2010-05-21 09:04

Top detective Piet Byleveld has been "ordered" to take over the investigation into the nagging mystery surrounding the Anika Smit murder case.

Shock at security boss's death

2009-08-06 09:51

Colleagues say that Protea Coin Security's Jaco Pretorius, who was shot dead while trying to apprenend a robber, was a "legend in the fight against crime".


Byleveld: How I'd handle Pistorius case

2013-02-22 08:52

Former top cop Piet Byleveld says he would have liked to have been the investigating officer in the Oscar Pistorius murder case, and would have spent more time at the scene.

Stations fined over Leigh Matthews story

2012-07-13 19:07

Talk Radio 702 and 94.7 Highveld Stereo have each been fined R25 000 for defamation over a story on the kidnapping and murder of Johannesburg student Leigh Matthews.

Sunday Times must say sorry to Byleveld

2012-06-09 08:24

The Sunday Times must apologise to former police detective Piet Byleveld for insinuating that he might have accepted a gift from someone who was under investigation.

Lotz: Byleveld 'close' to finding motive

2012-04-24 09:18

Investigator Piet Byleveld has called on the close friends of murder victim Inge Lotze to get in touch with him, and says he is "flippen close to figuring out a motive".

New twist in Leigh Matthews case

2012-04-02 11:16

A mystery man could hold the key to finally resolving what really happened to murdered student Leigh Matthews.

Byleveld's ring linked to Rolex gang

2012-02-12 15:48

Super sleuth Piet Byleveld is said to have accepted a wedding band from a businessman thought to be linked to an organised crime syndicate known as the Rolex gang.

There will always be question over Leigh: Byleveld

2012-02-01 22:30

“Supercop” Piet Byleveld says the kidnapping and murder case of Leigh Matthews will “always have question marks” for him, and that he will take further action if any new information comes to light.

Still questions around Leigh's murder

2012-02-01 12:46

The parents of Leigh Matthews say they are still haunted by her murder, and still have many questions about how she died.

No one believes Leigh's case is solved - Moodley

2012-01-26 22:31

Convicted murderer Donovan Moodley says no one in the court believes Leigh Matthews’ murder case has been solved, as he waits to hear whether the court has granted his application for a retrial.

State: No proof of destroyed evidence

2012-01-26 16:36

There was no proof that evidence was destroyed which convicted murderer Donovan Moodley claimed would have exonerated him, the State says.

I am too clever, says Donovan Moodley

2012-01-25 22:39

Convicted murderer Donovan Moodley has constantly argued in court that he is "too clever" to have committed the "haphazard" kidnap and murder of university student Leigh Matthews.

I was set up, says Donovan Moodley

2012-01-25 14:42

Convicted murderer Donovan Moodley claims that he was forced to confess to the murder of Leigh Matthews, saying it is clear that he was set up and that three drug dealers had orchestrated the kidnap and murder.

New twist in Leigh Matthews case

2011-11-05 11:17

A new investigating officer has been appointed to the Leigh Matthews murder case after a second person was traced to the ransom exchange location on the night she was killed.

Piet Byl has not given up on Leigh

2010-08-04 22:45

Leigh Matthews' killer has reached the end of the road to be freed - but super sleuth Piet Byleveld is making it his mission to net Donavan Moodley's "accomplice".

No send-off for super sleuth

2010-07-01 23:36

One of South Africa's best known and respected police detectives, Piet Byleveld worked into the final minutes of his illustrious 38-year career.

Byleveld 'wanted bonus'

2009-12-23 08:42

Top detective Piet Byleveld wanted the Leigh Matthews murder case to "be finished as quickly as possible, because he would receive a special bonus".

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