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Fires moving 'hot, fast' in KNP

2014-09-18 19:05

Fire-fighters in and around Kruger National Park are battling four fast-moving fires, some which started nearly a week ago, according to SANParks.

Kruger hotel to be 'greener' after criticism

2014-09-18 14:27

The proposal for the construction of an upmarket hotel within the boundaries of the Kruger National Park has lapsed, but the developer has re-worked the design for a greener offering.

Swazi mom appears in court for dumping baby

2014-09-16 17:26

A young Swazi mother accused of dumping her newborn baby in a pit toilet has appeared in the Tonga Regional Court in Mpumalanga.

Uncle gets R500 bail in niece's rape case

2014-09-15 20:45

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 15-year-old niece since 2012 has been granted R500 bail by the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Three held for farm murder

2014-09-13 18:15

Three men have been arrested near Piet Retief in Mpumalanga for the murder of a KwaZulu-Natal couple, police say.

Teenager found dead near mine

2014-09-13 07:15

A 16-year-old boy has been found dead in a dam near a deserted mine after he was reported missing, say Mpumalanga police.

Sexual assault-accused guard gets bail

2014-09-10 21:08

A security guard accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old youth has been granted bail of R1 000 by the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Baby still missing as cops nab five in kidnapping saga

2014-09-09 19:24

Despite arresting five people implicated in the theft of a newborn baby at Mpumalanga’s Rob Ferreira Hospital, police are yet to find the week-old boy.

GP anti-trafficking NGO to station in Mpumalanga

2014-09-07 15:44

In an effort to combat cross-border human and drug trafficking, a group of Gauteng-based activists will soon be operating in Mpumalanga’s capital city.

Mpuma cops probe three baby kidnappings

2014-09-04 20:56

Mpumalanga police are investigating the possibility of a baby-kidnapping syndicate working in the province following the alleged kidnapping of three babies in the past week.

Mpumalanga penis slashers sought

2014-09-03 20:06

Police are looking for two men who allegedly tried to cut off the genitals of a man near Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga police have said.

Man in court for raping son, 4

2014-09-03 16:47

A father who allegedly raped his 4-year-old son has appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Mpuma rape-accused annoyed at magistrate

2014-09-01 20:23

A Mpumalanga rape suspect believed to be mentally ill has told a magistrate she annoys him.

Water 'ambassadors' to put a lid on leaks

2014-08-31 17:47

Water leakages will hopefully be a thing of the past for residents living around Mbombela after more than 30 unemployed young people were absorbed into the municipality’s water-monitoring programme.

Aces confirm Mbuyane exit

2014-08-27 19:39

Black Aces have confirmed that they have released striker Thulasizwe Mbuyane in order for him to join Royal Eagles.

Mpuma molester receives suspended sentence

2014-08-26 22:18

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 5-year-old niece has been handed a suspended sentence after his mother unintentionally contaminated evidence.

Teen tried to kill uncles in their sleep, court hears

2014-08-25 21:10

An Mpumalanga teen who allegedly tried to kill two of his uncles with an axe has appeared in the Mkobola Magistrate's Court in Kwaggafontein.

Pregnant woman shot during Mpuma protest

2014-08-25 17:51

A pregnant woman had to be hospitalised after being hit with a rubber bullet during a service delivery protest in Mpumalanga.

Bail for rhino theft accused

2014-08-23 09:00

Four Mpumalanga men arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns have been released on bail in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court.

Rhino horn man arrested

2014-08-22 18:52

A Mozambican man has been arrested for possession of rhino horn in Tonga.

Mpumalanga man jailed for raping brother

2014-08-19 22:49

A mentally ill man has been sentenced to 10 years' jail by the Nelspruit Regional Court for raping his 16-year-old mentally handicapped brother.

Mpuma serial rapist jailed for 100 years

2014-08-19 05:00

A serial rapist who targeted women by showing them a "short-cut" on a route they were using, has been sentenced to a combined 100 years in prison by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Elderly rape victim ridiculed in video interview

2014-08-17 22:25

The Mpumalanga Older Persons Forum has condemned the circulation of a video of community members insensitively interviewing an elderly woman who had just been raped.

Mpuma bishop acquitted on rape charge

2014-08-14 16:17

The Boschfontein Regional Court in Mpumalanga has found a bishop not guilty of raping his 13-year-old niece.

 

As it happened: Fires around KNP

2014-09-18 16:39

Get the latest updates as SANPark rangers and fire-fighters battle a fire in and around Kruger National Park.

Municipal speaker held up at Mpumalanga home

2014-09-17 15:24

Nkomazi municipality speaker Jackie Masiye has been held up at his home in Dludluma Trust near the Swaziland and Mozambican border.

Mpumalanga protesters barricade road

2014-09-16 14:01

Protesters near Hazyview have barricaded the road leading into Mbombela, Mpumalanga police say.

SA, Mpuma, ready for Moz Ebola threat

2014-09-14 21:11

While neighbouring Mozambique is on a list of 15 countries at risk of animal-to-human transmission of Ebola, South Africa is not.

Six killed in White River accident

2014-09-11 21:34

Six people have been killed in an accident on the R40 between White River and Hazyview in Mpumalanga, the community safety department says.

Pedestrian killed, 92 hurt as bus, truck collide

2014-09-10 09:49

A pedestrian has died and over 90 people, including schoolchildren, have been injured after a bus and a truck collided outside Mbombela, officials say.

Mpumalanga radio DJ gets case withdrawn

2014-09-08 20:33

An Mpumalanga community radio DJ arrested for interfering with police work had the case against her withdrawn.

Monitors to watch cheating matrics

2014-09-07 15:44

The Mpumalanga government has appointed fulltime monitors to deal with schools that have a history of incidents of irregularities during matric exams.

Pensioner had no transport money to attend court

2014-09-04 20:56

An Mpumalanga pensioner accused of hacking his friend to death with a butcher knife was nearly arrested after failing to appear for trial due to lack of transport money.

Five die in Middelburg accident

2014-09-03 20:06

Five people have been killed and a woman was critically injured when two cars collided and caught fire on the N4 near Middelburg in Mpumalanga, paramedics say.

Couple attacked on Hazyview game farm

2014-09-03 17:23

A couple was attacked by five men who thought they had rhino horn in their possession, an Mpumalanga DA councillor says.

Baby-strangler accused awaits decision

2014-09-01 20:23

An Mpumalanga teen mother accused of strangling her 18-month-old daughter will wait for a high court decision on whether her trial should be heard in the lower or high court.

Newborn kidnapped from Mpumalanga hospital

2014-09-01 15:13

A newborn baby has been kidnapped from the Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mpumalanga, the provincial health department says.

Mpuma cop jailed for shooting ex

2014-08-27 21:59

An Mpumalanga police constable who pleaded guilty to shooting dead his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Mpumalanga protesters set fire to bus

2014-08-27 14:48

A group of protesters set fire to a bus and threw stones at vehicles on the N4 near Witbank before dispersing, police say.

Mpuma nurse testifies in vigilante case

2014-08-25 21:10

An Mpumalanga nurse has testified in the Nelspruit Regional Court against an ex-municipal manager implicated in a vigilante murder.

Mpuma mom jailed for stabbing friend to death

2014-08-25 20:34

An Mpumalanga mother who stabbed and killed her mentally ill friend has been jailed for 10 years by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Farm attack accused going to high court

2014-08-22 20:13

A case against two Mpumalanga men accused of terrorising farmers around Malelane has been transferred to the Nelspruit circuit of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Aces go down to Dikwena

2014-08-20 22:32

Black Aces are still without a win in the PSL after suffering defeat at the hands of Platinum Stars at the Mbombela Stadium.

The reason for Emalahleni's R300m Eskom debt

2014-08-19 06:00

Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan has blamed low electricity tariffs, illegal connections and vandalism for Emalahleni municipality's debt to Eskom.

Boy appears after axe attack

2014-08-18 22:55

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in the Mkobola Magistrate's Court in Kwaggafontein for allegedly trying to kill his two uncles with an axe.

Mother, baby killed in Mpuma crash

2014-08-16 15:47

A mother and her baby, suspected to be around 3-years-old, have died in an accident involving a car and a truck on the N4 outside Middelburg, Mpumalanga, paramedics spokesperson says.

Chiefs ease past Black Aces

2014-08-13 22:01

Kaizer Chiefs have made it two from two as they beat hosts, Black Aces, at Mbombela Stadium in a PSL clash.

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