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Snared cheetah rescued, released

2014-12-18 18:31

A cheetah which has spent at least six weeks wandering around the Kruger National Park with a snare cutting into its neck, has been captured, freed from the snare and released unharmed.

Pakistani shopkeeper's killers jailed

2014-12-17 20:52

Two Mpumalanga men convicted of murdering a Pakistani shopkeeper were sentenced to 25 years behind bars by the Nelspruit circuit of the North Gauteng High Court.

Man in court for vet's rape, murder

2014-12-15 21:45

The case against a Mpumalanga man accused of murdering, raping, and robbing veterinarian Rensia DeWet has been postponed to next year.

Anti-poaching ops gets results

2014-12-13 06:35

Three suspected rhino poachers have been arrested, three were killed and four managed to escape arrest during anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park this week.

Mpumalanga chef charged for getting dagga to inmates

2014-12-11 19:58

An Mpumalanga chef accused of supplying prison inmates with dagga has been granted R500 bail in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Top veterinarian killed in Mpumalanga

2014-12-11 08:56
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One of the country’s top veterinarians, Dr Rensia De Wet, has been found dead with multiple stab wounds at her house, Mpumalanga police say.

Man convicted of assaulting goats

2014-12-08 21:56

An Mpumalanga man found guilty of beating two goats on separate occasions has been given a suspended fine by the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Rhino poaching: Father, son get 10 years

2014-12-04 18:32

A father and son were among three Mozambicans who have been jailed for 10 years each for killing and removing the horns of a white rhino.

Cops out on bail in smuggling case

2014-12-02 21:20

Four Mpumalanga police officers arrested for alleged corruption and defeating the ends of justice have been granted bail by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court.

Cops wounded during shoot-out with robbers

2014-12-02 17:46

Two police officers have been shot and wounded after arriving at a Witbank petrol station during a robbery, Mpumalanga police say.

Mpuma cop hands himself in for murder

2014-12-01 19:55

A police constable has handed himself to police after allegedly shooting dead a woman outside a tavern in Vosman, near Witbank.

Another one in bag for Bafana

2014-11-30 17:04

Bafana Bafana have beaten Ivory Coast at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit and never looked like losing.

Three held for stabbing Mpuma man

2014-11-28 22:32

Three men have been arrested for stabbing another man to death in Ermelo, Mpumalanga.

Top cop: Rotten police a disgrace to the force

2014-11-27 05:10

Four Mpumalanga police officers attached to the highway flying squad have been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a Mozambican motorist on the N4, police say.

Landmark sentence in human trafficking case

2014-11-22 22:09

A wealthy businessman who held five under-age Mozambican girls captive as sex-slaves for three years, has been sentenced to eight life-terms, believed to be the heaviest sentence ever handed down for human trafficking in South Africa.

Mpuma hammer killed jailed for 30 years

2014-11-21 07:06

An Mpumalanga man found guilty of beating to death an elderly farmer with a hammer has been sentenced to 30 years imprisonment.

6 killed in Mpumalanga crash

2014-11-20 10:05

Six people were killed in an accident near Waverly in Mpumlanga, the provincial department of community safety says.

Elderly man in court for raping 3-year-old

2014-11-17 20:51
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An 80-year-old man accused of raping a three-year-old girl has appeared in the Matsulu Periodical Court, Mpumalanga police say.

Man killed in 3-car Mpumalanga crash

2014-11-15 16:47

A man in his 30s has been killed in an accident involving three cars on the R40 in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, paramedics say.

Trio in court for police ambush, murder

2014-11-13 11:41

Three people accused of ambushing police and killing another person are due to appear in the Mpumalanga Magistrate's Court, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

4 kids found dead in freezer in Ermelo

2014-11-12 11:26

Four little children have been found dead inside a freezer in Ermelo, Mpumalanga police have said.

Mangweni man denied bail for his own safety

2014-11-11 05:15

An Mpumalanga man accused of fatally stabbing a fellow drinker at a tavern has been denied bail in order to protect him from angry community members.

Mother convicted for beating son to death

2014-11-10 21:01

An Mpumalanga mother who beat her 3-year-old son so severely his liver ruptured, has been found guilty of his murder.

Pupil gets suspended sentence for sexual assault

2014-11-06 20:50

An Mpumalanga school pupil who touched a 13-year-old girl's genitals at a party has been handed a suspended jail sentence by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

5 more arrested in Mthembu shooting case

2014-11-06 15:30

Another five people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu.

 

Mhango brace lifts Celtic

2014-12-17 21:57

A brace from Frank Mhango has handed Bloemfontein Celtic the points over Black Aces in an PSL match at the Mbombela Stadium.

Mom's hospital negligence claim gets OK

2014-12-16 13:42

A mother whose daughter was born a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy can proceed with a damages claim against Mpumalanga's health MEC, the Citizen newspaper reports.

3 suspected rhino poachers killed in Kruger

2014-12-14 11:05

Three suspected rhino poachers have been killed, three were injured and six escaped in various incidents in the Kruger National Park.

Cops forged my confession - murder accused

2014-12-11 20:02

One of three men accused of the murder of a former ward councillor in Mpumalanga has accused police officers of forging his confession statement.

Corporal punishment school remains open

2014-12-11 19:58

Mpumalanga private school has won a court battle to remain open until a decision to close it down has been reviewed.

Mom tries to cure sick son with dagga

2014-12-10 21:56
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An Mpumalanga mother who fed her 8-year-old son dagga has been sentenced to two months' imprisonment by the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Rhino man late for court

2014-12-08 16:56

An Mpumalanga man accused of stealing rhino horns valued at more than R116m has narrowly escaped re-arrest after arriving late for proceedings at the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court.

Case opened after bikers attack petrol attendant

2014-12-03 20:10

Mpumalanga police are investigating the assault of a petrol station attendant, allegedly by a group of bikers in Witbank.

Bikers in alleged racial attack caught on camera

2014-12-02 20:55
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A group of white bikers have been caught on camera allegedly physically assaulting a black petrol attendant in what appears to be a racially-fuelled assault, according to reports.

Teen's rapist jailed for 16 years

2014-12-01 20:00

An Mpumalanga youth found guilty of raping a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 16 years in jail by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Bafana sink Ivorians

2014-11-30 17:24

Bafana Bafana have comfortably beaten Ivory Coast in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Rape accused rushed to hospital

2014-11-29 09:09

A man accused of murdering his lover's 8-year-old daughter and then raping her afterwards has been rushed to a doctor after complaining that he was ill.

High court to decide on rape trial

2014-11-28 21:41

A high court will decide whether two siblings accused of raping a 17-year-old girl will face trial.

Mpuma legislature spends over R10m on food - report

2014-11-25 08:54
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The Mpumalanga legislature spent over R10m on food for the year of 2013/2014, a report says, adding that this exceeded the budget by around 54%.

Mabuza sues Phosa over spy allegations

2014-11-21 12:41

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza plans to sue former premier Mathews Phosa for R10m for alleging he was an apartheid spy, according to a report.

Mpuma crash death toll rises

2014-11-20 21:10

The death toll of an accident near Waverly in Mpumalanga has risen to seven.

Brothers get 15 years each for axe murder

2014-11-18 20:29

The Nelspruit Regional Court has sentenced two Mpumalanga brothers found guilty of killing a man with an axe to 15 years' imprisonment each.

Mpuma farming programme under fire

2014-11-16 12:00

The Mpumalanga government's Masibuyele Emasimini (back to farming) programme has been criticised following revelations that officials failed to meet targets.

Cop a liar - prosecution

2014-11-13 20:32

An Mpumalanga policeman has been called incompetent and accused of making a forged statement in a murder case.

Rape suspect threatens to kill cop

2014-11-12 19:51

An Mpumalanga rape suspect, believed to be mentally-ill, has threatened to kill a police officer if he is not immediately sentenced.

You don't deserve to live in society, magistrate tells rapist

2014-11-12 05:20

A 34-year-old man who was found guilty of raping a neighbour's 8-year-old daughter has been handed a life imprisonment sentence.

Trio appear for Mpuma murders

2014-11-10 21:01

The case against three people accused of two murders has been postponed in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court, Mpumalanga.

Man gets suspended sentence for killing intruder

2014-11-06 21:34
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An Mpumalanga man who shot and killed an unknown man he believed to be a burglar attempting to gain entry into his house has been given a suspended sentence.

DA blasts Premier Mabuza's Merc cabinet

2014-11-06 20:50
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Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza and his MECs have been severely criticised for loving expensive Mercedes Benz vehicles following revelations that the local government spent part of R32m on cars.

New Mpumalanga Hawks head appointed

2014-11-06 10:48

The Hawks have appointed a new head in Mpumalanga following the redeployment of their previous boss, a spokesperson says.

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