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

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.

Men held after R85m drug haul

2014-11-05 15:51

Two men have been arrested at the Middelburg Toll Plaza in Mpumalanga for possession of ecstasy tablets police valued at around R85m.

Mpuma rapist sentenced to life

2014-10-31 21:09

An Mpumalanga man who raped a 73-year-old woman twice has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Middelburg killer gets life

2014-10-29 21:03

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for murder by the Middelburg Circuit of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Mpumalanga police say.

Mpuma rapist given life sentence

2014-10-28 19:20

An Mpumalanga man who raped and robbed an 18-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in jail by the Tonga Regional Court.

Manhunt for taxi boss killers under way

2014-10-27 13:11

Mpumalanga police are still searching for two men who allegedly shot dead a taxi owner in Delmas.

Pastor's assault case could be thrown out

2014-10-25 06:45

A pastor accused of assaulting a 79-year-old woman who lost two teeth as they argued over a stray soccer ball could walk free if the State does not get its house in order, a magistrate has warned.

Mthembu remains in ICU

2014-10-22 16:57

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu remains in the intensive care unit of a Witbank hospital after being shot and wounded in an armed robbery.

Mthembu recuperating in hosiptal - ANC

2014-10-21 22:49

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu is recuperating and is still in a Witbank hospital's intensive care unit.

Father appears for setting daughter alight

2014-10-21 19:34

A man accused killing of his 1-year-old child by setting her alight has appeared in the Mhala Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga.

More needs to be done to reduce crime - MEC

2014-10-20 22:04

The shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu in Witbank has shown that a lot of work is still needed to reduce crime, Mpumalanga Community Safety MEC Vusi Shongwe says.

Magistrate calls accused a dog

2014-10-20 19:30

An Mpumalanga magistrate has called a man a dog for attacking his cousin with a slasher when she denied him sex.

Mthembu shooting - Parliament concerned

2014-10-20 16:38

Parliament's presiding officers have expressed concern at the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery in Mpumalanga.

Mthembu shot in the face during robbery - cops

2014-10-20 12:24

African National Congress MP Jackson Mthembu was shot in the face while withdrawing money at an ATM in Witbank at the weekend, Mpumalanga police have said.

14 rhino poachers arrested in Kruger Park

2014-10-19 16:01

Fourteen rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park since the start of the weekend, SANParks say.


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

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

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.

Two rhino poachers shot dead

2014-10-30 18:49

Two rhino poachers have been killed and six suspected poachers arrested, SANParks says. This brings to 54 the number of poachers arrested in the KNP in October.

'Poor shot' farm attacker gets 104 years'

2014-10-28 20:53

A Mozambican farm attacker found guilty on 23 counts of armed robbery committed seven years ago, has been sentenced to 104 years in prison by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Second prisoner dies from Barberton fire

2014-10-27 22:59

A second prisoner has died following a fire in a cell at the Barberton juvenile prison, the correctional services department says.

Inmate dies in Barberton prison fire

2014-10-26 13:15

One prisoner has died and another has been hospitalised following a fire at the Barberton juvenile prison, it has been reported.

Truck company donates to Mpuma crash families

2014-10-25 06:00

A truck company has donated R120 000 to the families of 12 people who died in an accident, the Mpumalanga community Safety department says.

Mthembu shooting: Trio not yet cleared

2014-10-22 11:55

Three men arrested in Limpopo have not yet been cleared of involvement in an armed robbery in which ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded, Mpumalanga police have said.

Pirates fall to Black Aces

2014-10-21 21:33

Orlando Pirates have slumped to a second Premiership defeat from their last three matches when they fell to Black Aces.

ANC praises police after Mthembu shooting

2014-10-21 14:38

The ruling party has praised police for their response after ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded in an armed robbery in Witbank.

Mthembu in hospital, doing well - ANC

2014-10-20 21:03

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu, who was shot and wounded during an armed robbery in Witbank, has been in hospital but doing well, the ruling party says.

Opposition condemns Mthembu shooting

2014-10-20 18:50

Opposition parties have condemned the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery in Mpumalanga at the weekend.

ANC: Mthembu shooting not politically motivated

2014-10-20 13:36

The ANC has cautioned those who claimed that the shooting of party MP Jackson Mthembu was politically motivated.

Details unclear of Mthembu shooting

2014-10-20 11:20

Police and the ANC could not immediately confirm a report that party MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded in Mpumalanga at the weekend. A family member says the shooting could have been politically motivated.

Mpuma cops nab Belfast fugitive

2014-10-16 18:26

A murder accused who is allegedly part of a gang of three that escaped from the Belfast police holding cells earlier this month has been arrested, Mpumalanga police say.

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