ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME

Cape Town man guilty of assaulting domestic worker

2014-11-28 11:38

A Cape Town man has been found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend's domestic worker last year and spitting in her face.

Baby L's mother testifies

2014-11-27 21:51

The mother of a 2-year-old girl, known as Baby L, has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that she never harmed her daughter.

2 x life for Beaufort West cop killer

2014-11-27 12:40

A man has been sentenced in the Western Cape High Court, sitting in Beaufort West, to two life sentences for murder.

Students released on bail

2014-11-27 05:36

Three men who allegedly assaulted cleaner Delia Adonis have been released on bail following an urgent application to the Western Cape High Court.

Cops shoot, kill young man

2014-11-26 23:28

A 22-year-old man has been shot and killed by police in Amalia, North West, after allegedly attacking officers repeatedly with a knife,.

Cop held for stealing MacBook from premier's office

2014-11-26 21:25

An Mpumalanga police constable has appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court in connection with the theft of an Apple MacBook.

KZN cattle herder jailed for murder

2014-11-26 18:47

A 19-year-old cattle herder who shot dead a businessman during a robbery has been jailed for an effective 20 years by Judge Thoba Poyo-Dlwati in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Nigerian 'terror mastermind' challenges conviction

2014-11-26 18:47

A Nigerian jailed in Johannesburg for masterminding a series of terror attacks in his homeland is to challenge South Africa's right to try him.

Baby L's injuries recalled in court

2014-11-26 14:58

The injuries of a 2-year-old girl known as Baby L have been recalled in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria when her mother's boyfriend testified.

Yengeni back in court on drunken driving charge

2014-11-26 11:09
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ANC NEC member Tony Yengeni is still awaiting feedback on whether his drunken driving charges will be withdrawn, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard.

Benoni man gets 12 years for killing wife

2014-11-26 07:10

A Benoni insurance broker has been sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment for murdering his wife during an argument in 2007.

Farmworker gets two life terms

2014-11-26 05:38

A farmworker has been sentenced to two life terms in the Northern Cape High Court after being found guilty of rape and murder.

Cape Town mom jailed for fraud

2014-11-25 23:01

The former accountant at the Raya Hotel Group, Mymona Creighton, a mother of three minor children, has been jailed for eight years, on multiple fraud charges involving R9 687 677.

Baby L's injuries not accidental, court told

2014-11-25 23:01

A 2-year-old girl known as Baby L was not injured accidentally but was the victim of child abuse, a medical expert has testified in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Man jailed for forcing toddler to eat faeces

2014-11-25 20:38

The Western Cape High Court has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for assaulting a 2-year-old boy and forcing him to eat his own faeces.

Call to stop scrap metal cash payments

2014-11-25 19:13
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Compelling scrap metal dealers to pay through the banking system for the non-ferrous metal they buy would go a long way towards helping police curb copper theft, MPs have heard.

Violence continues despite laws - Zuma

2014-11-25 16:10
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Violence against women and children has continued despite South Africa having the right policies and legal framework to prevent it, President Jacob Zuma says.

16 days campaign must focus on men, boys - MEC

2014-11-25 13:54

The 16 days of activism campaign for no violence against women and children needs to adjust its focus to boys and men, Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says.

No hostage drama in Pretoria - cops

2014-11-25 13:08

Gauteng police have dismissed claims of a hostage drama unfolding in Capital Park, Pretoria, saying it was an attempted suicide.

Cop arrested after hidden evidence found

2014-11-25 11:59

A Sandton police constable has been arrested after crime scene reports and evidence was found hidden in his room, police say.

Team to work with Reiger Park community

2014-11-25 05:23

Gauteng Premier David Makhura, together with a multi-disciplinary team, will work with the Reiger Park community to deal with various issues plaguing the area in the East Rand.

Robber killed during shoot out with cops

2014-11-24 22:32

A suspected robber has been shot dead after a robbery at a Spar supermarket in Libode, outside Mthatha.

Burry Stander case postponed

2014-11-24 22:10

The trial of the minibus taxi driver who allegedly knocked over and killed mountain biker Burry Stander has been postponed.

Man appears for murder, rape

2014-11-24 21:04

A man accused of rape, murder, kidnapping and robbery has appeared in the Taung Magistrate's Court in the North West.

 

SA man uses cats to smuggle heroin into UK

2014-11-28 10:02

A South African man has appeared in a London court for allegedly using cat crates to smuggle heroin worth R13m into the UK, according to a report.

Cop, motorist hurt in cigarette heist

2014-11-27 19:51

A motorist and a policeman have been shot and wounded when an armed gang hijacked a truck transporting cigarettes near Randfontein, Gauteng police say.

Man pours pot of boiling food over baby's face

2014-11-27 11:33
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A man has been arrested after he allegedly poured a pot of boiling chicken over the face of an 8-month-old baby, Gauteng police say.

Top cop: Rotten police a disgrace to the force

2014-11-27 05:10

Four Mpumalanga police officers attached to the highway flying squad have been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a Mozambican motorist on the N4, police say.

Chika case: Four get life for murder

2014-11-26 21:48

Four people have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of former ANC regional secretary Mosimaneotsile David Chika, North West police say.

Ex-Sars worker appears for fraud

2014-11-26 20:40

A former SA Revenue Service official has appeared in the Bellville District Court in Cape Town, charged with tax fraud.

Cop in court for selling bulletproof vest

2014-11-26 18:47

A police constable appeared in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court on a charge of theft after he allegedly sold his bulletproof vest.

Woman in court after toddler burnt with hot water

2014-11-26 16:54

A woman accused of burning a 2-year-old baby with hot water has appeared in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court.

Cape Town ex-lecturer mum on harassment claims

2014-11-26 12:14

A Cape Town university lecturer has refused to respond to allegations of sexually harassing female students. One of the claims is that he had suggested a threesome with students.

Man gets 30 years for lesbian killing

2014-11-26 07:50
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A 23-year-old man accused of killing a lesbian woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, with the judge telling him "you can't interfere with how someone chooses to live".

SA woman in Kenya coke bust

2014-11-26 06:18

A 45-year-old South African woman has been in arrested in Kenya for allegedly being in possession of cocaine with a street value of R1.7 million.

More 'lifers' for violence against women, kids

2014-11-26 05:30

The number of people serving life sentences for violence against women and children has increased dramatically since 2010, President Jacob Zuma says.

Toddler burnt with hot water

2014-11-25 23:01

North West police are investigating a case of assault after a 2-year-old baby was burnt with hot water in Mmabatho.

Brickz case postponed for trial

2014-11-25 20:38

Kwaito musician Sipho Charles Ndlovu, accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, has again appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg.

Common theme in Dewani witnesses - State

2014-11-25 19:13

The testimonies of the main State witnesses in British businessman Shrien Dewani's trial all had a similar theme despite discrepancies and inconsistencies, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

As it happened: Dewani witness evidence was weak, admits State

2014-11-25 14:45

Get the latest updates as Shrien Dewani returns to court for the 24th day of his trial. He will hear soon if the Western Cape High Court will acquit him of the charge of murdering Anni Hindocha.

The latest racial attack in Claremont leaves me reeling

2014-11-25 13:50

With the latest racially motivated attack, Carmen Williams wonders when the suburbs will be safe again.

Find students accused of assault urgently - ANC

2014-11-25 11:59

Authorities must make haste in finding the university students who allegedly assaulted a 52-year-old woman in Cape Town, the ANC in the Western Cape says.

Man arrested for raping granddaughter

2014-11-25 06:36
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A 70-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his seven-year-old granddaughter in Dutywa, Eastern Cape police say.

Makhura meets family of murdered Reiger Park victims

2014-11-24 22:32

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has met the families of three children murdered near Reiger Park on the East Rand.

Fraudster deserves prison, court hears

2014-11-24 22:32

Correctional supervision involving a short imprisonment and a suspended prison sentence are "inappropriate" punishment for a mother who embezzled R9m, a court has heard.

Lover killed child to spite mom, court hears

2014-11-24 21:04

An Mpumalanga mother, whose lover is accused of raping and killing her 8-year-old daughter, says the man told her he killed the child to exact vengeance.

Civil society must fight corruption - Madonsela

2014-11-24 21:04

More action is needed from civil society to fight corruption, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office says.

Worker warned Baby L's mom against abuse, court told

2014-11-24 20:20

A domestic worker warned a mother she would report her if she saw her hitting her 2-year-old daughter, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

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