Robbers steal cop's vehicle, return it 45 minutes later

2017-08-16 18:32

A concerned traffic officer who stopped to help an “injured’’ man was tied up while robbers made off with his Ford Ranger and gun for an alleged robbery.

Primary school teacher shot dead in front of her pupils

2017-08-14 16:05

A primary school teacher in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, has been shot dead, allegedly by her husband, in full view of her pupils, police say.

The defence rests-coffin assault case

2017-08-11 18:16

Victor Mlotshwa's ordeal with two farm workers who forced him into coffin could not have lasted an hour, the High Court sitting in Middelburg hears.

Second accused in coffin case denies assault

2017-08-10 13:35

One of the accused in the coffin assault case, Theo Jackson, has denied tying Victor Mlotshwa with cable ties, assaulting him with clenched fists, a knobkerrie and kicking him all over his body.

Police may have coached witnesses in coffin case, court hears

2017-08-07 20:59

Police might have coached witnesses on what to say in the coffin assault case, the High Court sitting in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

I would rather be shot than buried alive - Coffin assault victim tells court

2017-08-04 15:50

Victor Mlotshwa, who was forced into a coffin by two men in Middelburg, has told the High Court that he would rather have been shot than buried alive.

Mlotshwa's allegations of 'vicious assault' not true, court hears

2017-08-03 21:01

Victor Mlotshwa's version that he was assaulted viciously by the two men who forced him into a coffin is not true, the High Court sitting in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

Fight for ward breaks out in Bushbuckridge

2017-08-02 19:28

A minority party leader in Bushbuckridge has trashed an ANC food and blanket hand-out because he claims ANC Mayor Sylvia Nxumalo is trying to take his ward from him.

From farm labourers to bosses: SA's land reform scores a rare success

2017-08-02 17:46

In a striking breakthrough for race relations in SA, the Moletele have taken back the land from which they were evicted, with the former landowners becoming the workers and the one-time labourers now the bosses.

State's second witness claims to also have been assaulted by coffin duo

2017-08-01 20:43

A man who claims to have also been assaulted by the two men who forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin has told the High Court sitting in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court that they kicked him and called him a k****r.


The farmer, the robber and the taxi brigade

2017-08-15 15:14

A farmer from Mpumalanga still can’t believe what happened to him when his cellphone was stolen in eMalahleni last week.

Mpumalanga DA councillor arrested for shoplifting

2017-08-12 17:40

A Mpumalanga councillor has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting at the Usave Shoprite in Sabie.

I was told to get rid of 'troublesome' coffin - coffin assault accused

2017-08-10 19:40

One of the coffin assault accused, Theo Jackson has told the High Court sitting in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court that he was told to "get rid" of the coffin because it was causing trouble.

Trial continues on coffin assault case

2017-08-10 07:45

The trial of Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen, who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin, is set to continue in the High Court of the Middleburg Magistrate's Court.

Mlotshwa's mom 'angry, unsettled' about coffin video

2017-08-07 16:06

Victor Mlotshwa's mother, Lonia, broke down during her testimony in the High Court sitting in the Middleburg Magistrate's Court when asked how she felt when she first saw the video of her son being forced into a coffin.

Woman arrested for planning to have husband assassinated

2017-08-04 12:36

Her third husband was supposed to have died in a "hijacking", but instead, Maria (Marietjie) Ferreira is to spend seven years behind bars for the "murder" she tried to stage.

'Do you want to die fast or slow?' - coffin assault victim asked

2017-08-03 13:28

The two men who forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin asked him if he wanted to die slow or fast, reveals a two minute video presented to the court.

Robbers drive off with four brand new Ford cars

2017-08-02 19:10

A case of business robbery is being investigated after a Ford dealership in Barberton had been robbed of four brand new cars worth nearly R2m, Mpumalanga police says.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'The situation was painful. I was scared, shivering and crying' - coffin assault victim tells court

2017-08-02 09:35

The High Court sitting in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court has been adjourned shortly after assault victim Victor Mlotshwa broke down in court while recalling how two men forced him into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol over him.

Judge to inspect location where man was forced into coffin

2017-08-01 05:19

Judge Segopotje Mphahlele will visit and inspect the location where two men are accused of forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatening to pour petrol on him.

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