Mpuma health curatorship a good step - DA

2014-08-01 17:01

The DA says placing the Mpumalanga health department under curatorship is a step in the right direction.

R500 bail for man accused of raping son

2014-07-30 21:42

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 4-year-old son has been granted R500 bail in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Heater blamed for deaths of 3 family members

2014-07-29 11:53

Mpumalanga police say they believe a Witbank couple and their 3-year-old daughter died of carbon monoxide poisoning, while their 4-year-old son managed to survive and was found days later.

Cops in court for soliciting a bribe

2014-07-28 20:36

Two police constables have appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court for allegedly soliciting a bribe, Mpumalanga police say.

Mpuma rapist jailed for 20 years

2014-07-26 07:02

A man who raped two girls and robbed their aunt has been jailed for in effect 20 years by the Boschfontein Regional Court in Mpumalanga.

MEC slams 'reckless' drivers after deadly crash

2014-07-25 16:12

The death toll from an accident in Mpumalanga has risen to nine, as the province's MEC said motorists are not obeying road rules and must take responsibility for the lives of their passengers.

Tourists injured in Mpumalanga crash

2014-07-24 18:20

Seventeen people, including 10 tourists from the US, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany and Switzerland have been injured when two minibuses, a car and a truck collided in Mpumalanga.

Veterans skip Aces training

2014-07-23 21:00

It appears as if veterans Sibusiso Zuma and Rowen Fernandez have stopped training with the Mbombela based outfit, Black Aces.

Land claimant renting out land - report

2014-07-23 11:11

The chief of a clan in Mpumalanga has angered neighbouring farmers because he is renting land claim land to squatters instead of farming, according to a report.

Illegal miner killed in Mpumalanga by rival group

2014-07-21 21:14

An illegal miner has been shot dead in Mpumalanga allegedly by a rival group of illegal miners.

Suspected rhino horn thief says more informants

2014-07-20 15:13

One of the four men accused of stealing 112 pieces of rhino horn from a strongroom in Mpumalanga has testified that, like him, one of his co-accused is also a police informer.

Bishop to appear for rape

2014-07-20 12:58

An Mpumalanga bishop accused of raping his niece is expected to face judgement in the Boschfontein Regional Court.

Mpuma rapist sentenced to 20 years

2014-07-15 22:14

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the Tonga Regional Court for raping a 10-year-old girl.

17 in Mpuma court for kidnapping, assault

2014-07-14 19:26

Seventeen people, including the leader of the Bushbuckridge Residents’ Association, have appeared in an Mpumalanga court on charges of kidnapping and assault, police say.

Man killed in Mpuma crash

2014-07-11 18:24

A man has been killed and three people injured when their car rolled on Evander Road in Secunda, Mpumalanga.

'Vigilantes' in court for kidnapping, assault

2014-07-10 22:35

Fifteen alleged vigilantes have appeared in the Acornhoek Magistrate's Court, Mpumalanga, on charges of kidnapping and assault.

Pig saga: EFF, DA lash out at Modise

2014-07-08 21:43

NCOP chair Thandi Modise has been lambasted by parliamentary colleagues after dead or dying animals were found on her farm. Some had turned to eating carcasses for survival.

250+ motorists arrested in Mpumalanga in June

2014-07-08 14:46

More than 250 motorists were arrested in Mpumalanga in June for various offences, the provincial community safety department says.

Mpumalanga men convicted of farm murder

2014-07-07 23:13

One of two men have been convicted of murdering a 90-year-old man, while both were convicted of armed robbery by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Teen gets life for raping toddler

2014-07-07 20:20

The Nelspruit Regional Court has sentenced a teenager to two life sentences for raping his 2-year-old half-sister.

Guptas strong-arm Eskom to back illegal mine

2014-07-06 11:34

The politically connected Gupta family is allegedly putting pressure on Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi to approve a R500m Idwala Coal contract – despite management opposing the move.

Landslide win for DA in Mpumalanga wards

2014-07-03 07:24

The Democratic Alliance has won by-elections in the Emalahleni and Govan Mbeki local municipalities in Mpumalanga with an overwhelming majority.

Mpumalanga health under curatorship

2014-06-29 15:45

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has announced that the department of health in the province has been placed under curatorship.

'Killer sisters' sentenced

2014-06-26 19:11

Two Mpumalanga sisters convicted of sjambokking a woman they suspected of having an affair with one of their husbands have been handed suspended sentences in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Killer truck driver jailed for 7 years

2014-06-25 22:15

An Mpumalanga truck driver who collided with a goods train killing 24 people, has been sentenced to seven years in jail.


Paroled rapist can apply for bail

2014-07-31 19:44

An Mpumalanga man previously convicted for rape has been allowed to apply for bail in a more recent rape case.

KNP poachers threaten slaughter of elephants

2014-07-29 19:47

Rangers in the Kruger National Park, already struggling to cope with well-armed rhino poachers, say they are preparing to face an onslaught against the park's elephants.

Mpuma dad in court for son's rape

2014-07-28 22:07

A man accused of raping his four-year-old son has appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court, Mpumalanga police say.

Mpuma's new land claim process kicks off

2014-07-27 14:00

The commission on restitution of land rights in Mpumalanga has successfully started to respond to the call to fast-track land claims.

Mpuma crash death toll rises

2014-07-26 07:02

Two more people have died following an accident in Rockydrift, Nelspruit, the Mpumalanga community safety department says.

7 killed in Mpumalanga crash

2014-07-25 11:18

Seven people have died and eight are injured after a minibus taxi overturned on the R40 in Mpumalanga, paramedics say.

Mpumalanga rapist jailed for 25 years

2014-07-24 18:02

The Tonga Regional Court has sentenced a Mpumalanga man to 25 years in jail for raping a girl and a woman.

3 appear for stealing copper cables

2014-07-23 20:16

Three men arrested for stealing copper cable at an Eskom substation in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, have appeared in the local magistrate's court.

Mpuma father accused of raping son

2014-07-22 17:44

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 4-year-old son has appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Boy, 9, renews vows with wife, 62 - report

2014-07-21 13:00

A 9-year-old boy has recently renewed his wedding vows with his 62-year-old wife, a year after they married in order to appease his ancestors.

Witchcraft trial gets under way

2014-07-20 13:31

A trial against a man accused of calling an elderly woman a witch will resume in Mpumalanga.

Two cops resign over rape claims

2014-07-16 20:48

Two police officers accused of rape in White River and Ermelo have resigned, Mpumalanga police say.

Two in court for kidnapping Mpumalanga initiates

2014-07-14 22:06

Two men accused of kidnapping a group of initiates and taking them to a rival initiation school have appeared in the Leslie Periodical Court, Mpumalanga police say.

Cyclist dies after falling off bicycle

2014-07-14 06:58

A cyclist has died after apparently hitting his head as he fell off his bicycle near Ermelo in Mpumalanga, paramedics say.

Tonga child rapist gets 22 years

2014-07-11 05:05

A man appearing before the Tonga Regional Court has been sentenced to 22 years' imprisonment for raping his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter.

SANParks welcomes poachers' sentencing

2014-07-09 14:05

SANParks has welcomed the sentencing in Mbombela of two Mozambican poachers to 16 years in prison.

Moz poachers get 16 years

2014-07-08 20:36

Two Mozambicans who killed and de-horned a white rhino were each handed 16-year sentences.

Man carries elderly relative's body out of hospital

2014-07-08 09:26

A man has had to carry his elderly relative's body down four flights of stairs in an Mpumalanga hospital because the lifts were broken, it has been reported.

Vegetable vendor, 13, raped

2014-07-07 21:22

A 62-year-old Mpumalanga man has appeared in the Evander Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

Mpumalanga mine rockfall kills miner

2014-07-06 08:01

A miner has been killed during a rock fall at Exxaro's Arnot coal mine in Mpumalanga, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Mpuma needs robust healthcare

2014-06-29 16:22

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza says while over R2.5bn has been spent on the healthcare system, much more has to be done.

Phumzile van Damme is South African - DA

2014-06-29 14:51

DA MP Phumzile van Damme was oblivious of questions around her citizenship until a newspaper made an inquiry to her, her party says.

Teen jailed as unable to pay R600 fine

2014-06-26 07:19

An Mpumalanga teenager who was convicted of stabbing a fellow pupil who reportedly bullied his younger brother, will spend three months in prison after failing to raise R600 to pay for a fine.

Convicted rapist jailed for 60 years

2014-06-25 19:55

An Mpumalanga man, convicted of raping two women, has sentenced to an effective 60 years' imprisonment.

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