Bail skipper says cops should have fetched him from home

2015-06-30 18:14

An Mpumalanga man facing murder charges has told a magistrate that he could not appear in court a number of times because police failed to fetch him from home.

Two die in Mpumalanga crashes in misty conditions

2015-06-29 15:43

Two people have died and at least 15 others were injured in different collisions along the N12 and the N4 highway near Ogies and Witbank in Mpumalanga due to misty conditions.

Alleged rapist shouts at magistrate

2015-06-24 22:59

Court proceedings came to a halt in the Boschfontein Regional Court in Mpumalanga when a man, accused of raping a 13-year-old girl, threatened court orderlies, police officers and the magistrate.

Initiation school 'kidnappings' condemned

2015-06-18 14:03

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa has applauded police for swiftly rescuing two boys and arresting the suspects who kidnapped them and forced them to go to an initiation school in Mpumalanga.

Three killers each get 100 years behind bars

2015-06-15 18:04

Three Mpumalanga men have been sentenced to more than 100 years each for murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Elderly man fined R15k for driving stolen vehicle

2015-06-09 09:12

A Mozambican national caught red-handed driving a suspected stolen vehicle worth R400 000 has been fined R15 000, or could face a three-year imprisonment sentence.

Huge python puts the squeeze on Limpopo ambulance service

2015-06-04 14:48

A huge African python has made itself at home in an ambulance's engine near the Kruger National Park, leaving paramedics with no option but to wait it out.

Burst pipe kills two workers at Mpumalanga power station

2015-06-01 22:35

Two Eskom contractors have died after a pipe burst at the Grootvlei Power Station in Mpumalanga, the power utility says.

EFF MPL quits party due to sexual harassment

2015-05-26 11:27

An EFF member of the Mpumalanga provincial legislature has left the party, accusing its leadership of underhanded tactics and sexual harassment of women.

Brave little girl's testimony leads to rapist’s conviction

2015-05-22 16:13

A 5-year-old girl's testimony, after witnessing her teenage aunt being raped, has led to the conviction of the rapist.


Elusive lion caught napping

2015-06-29 22:56

The escape artist 3-year-old lion, which has been giving trackers the run-around for 24 days, is back at the Karoo National Park after being darted from a helicopter in the Nuweveld mountain range.

Man killed in Mpumalanga head-on collision

2015-06-29 09:15

A man has been killed in a head-on collision between a car and a bus on Kamagugu Road outside Mbombela in Mpumalanga, paramedics say.

ANC's Jackson Mthembu still has nightmares about shooting

2015-06-23 13:24

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu says he is recovering well, as the trial of the five men accused of shooting him at an ATM last year was postponed.

Mbombela offers 50% discount on traffic fines to encourage payment

2015-06-17 19:24

The Mbombela municipality says it hopes its "50-50 Traffic Fines Amnesty" project will encourage motorists to pay outstanding fines.

Department will look into 'brick chair' school

2015-06-11 21:09

The Mpumalanga department of education will look into the situation at Roodebank Combined School after a report said pupils had to use bricks as chairs.

Monty the python leaves her ambulance

2015-06-05 08:19

Monty the python has finally left the ambulance she had slithered into for a nap near the Kruger National Park, snake expert Zian van den Bergh says.

14 kids hurt in Mpumalanga collision

2015-06-03 14:38

Fourteen children between the ages of 12 and 16 years have been injured after the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck on the R555 near Ogies, next to Witbank.

ANC to welcome former EFF members

2015-05-30 09:30

EFF members who earlier this week dumped the party would on Saturday be swopping their red attire for the colours of the ANC.

Man arrested for hit on anti-poaching investigator

2015-05-22 16:13

The Hawks have confirmed that one of three suspected killers of rhino poaching investigator Constable Joseph Baloyi has been arrested.

Graveyard rapists sentenced to 19 years each

2015-05-21 20:20

Two men who raped two women near a graveyard in Mpumalanga have been sentenced to 19 years imprisonment each.

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