ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME

Child rapist gets life in prison

2014-09-02 21:43

The Northern Cape High Court has sentenced a man who raped a five-year-old child to life in prison, police say.

Eight held for Cape Town bus damage

2014-09-02 21:43

Eight people have been arrested for allegedly setting two trucks alight and damaging a bus in Mfuleni, Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Thabong woman raped, murdered

2014-09-02 19:56

A woman has been found dead in Thabong near Welkom, Free State police say.

Security stepped up after 'brutal attack' on nurse

2014-09-02 14:35

The Gauteng health department has beefed up security measures at Helen Joseph Hospital after an attack on a nurse.

39 held in Soweto for various crimes

2014-09-02 12:58

Thirty-nine people have been arrested in Soweto for various crimes, Gauteng police have said.

Griekwastad teen set to appeal

2014-09-02 11:39

Convicted Griekwastad killer Don Steenkamp is expected to submit his appeal against his conviction and sentence before the deadline expires.

Burglar rapes Matie in student house

2014-09-02 09:39

Stellenbosch University is reviewing security at the institution after a 22-year-old Matie was raped during a break-in at a student house.

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.

Man appears for Mandrax drug bust

2014-09-01 19:04

A 72-year-old man and a woman found in possession of Mandrax with a street value of around R1.2m has appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court, the NPA says.

Health workers in court for illegal gathering

2014-09-01 19:04

A total of 130 health workers arrested for staging a sit-in at the Free State health department have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court, the NPA says.

De Lille: Nyanga violence politically motivated

2014-09-01 18:09

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has said that the violence in Nyanga was politically motivated, after a taxi driver was shot dead and buses set alight amid a protest.

5 injured in Rosettenville robbery

2014-09-01 16:19

Five people have been assaulted during a shop robbery in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg, paramedics say.

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.

Case opened against Gauteng metro cops

2014-09-01 09:32
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A criminal case has been opened at the Edenvale police station against two Ekurhuleni metro police officers who allegedly shoved and punched a motorist and his wife, Gauteng police have said.

Man low-flies at 224km/h, 'testing engine'

2014-08-31 22:19
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A 36-year-old man apparently testing the engine of his car has been arrested for driving at 224km/h on the N1 near Midrand, Johannesburg metro police say.

Elderly man in mandrax bust

2014-08-30 14:04

An elderly man and a woman have been arrested in Kimberley after being found in possession of mandrax, says a police spokesperson.

Policemen shot in court itching to get back to work

2014-08-30 10:15

The two policemen shot in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court are doing well and can't wait to get back to work, says national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Man found guilty in KZN of serial rape

2014-08-29 19:17

A serial rapist has been found guilty by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court. The man is guilty of 12 counts of rape.

No bail application for Westbury accused

2014-08-29 11:39

The man who allegedly fatally shot 3-year-old Luke Tibbetts has appeared briefly in court, where an expected bail application failed to materialise.

Court hears details of 3 axe murders

2014-08-28 19:39

Dressed in black and using a cellphone light, a man allegedly entered a rondavel and axed a woman to death, a KwaZulu-Natal court has heard.

North West mom shot dead, son injured

2014-08-28 18:55

A 47-year-old woman has been shot dead and her son wounded in Lerome village near Mogwase, North West.

Media painted blue light driver as villain, court told

2014-08-28 14:21

The media has portrayed "blue lights" driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie as a villain, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

Robbers wounded in Lenasia shootout

2014-08-28 10:52

Two suspected house robbers have been wounded in a shootout with police in Lenasia, Johannesburg.

Wanted Polish man could be freed in SA

2014-08-28 09:00

A Polish man wanted in his home country for a range of crimes may evade deportation from South Africa if a Polish interpreter is not found for his court case.

Sapu's Xhosa complaint premature - MEC

2014-08-28 05:00

Complaints over a recommendation that Cape Town police officers should speak Xhosa are premature, Western Cape community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

 

State: Businessman's killers don't deserve mercy

2014-09-02 21:43

A Pretoria businessman's killers could not ask mercy from the court when they had shown no mercy to their victim, the State has argued in the North Gauteng High Court.

JHB man held for killing cop

2014-09-02 21:43

A man has been arrested for allegedly hijacking and killing a police officer in Meadowlands, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Teens sentenced for rape of boy, 10

2014-09-02 16:42

Four teenage boys have each been sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for raping another boy, by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Dad, sons held after man dies in car boot

2014-09-02 12:58

A father and his two sons have been arrested in Lenasia after a man died in the boot of their car.

Case opened against driver-assault cops

2014-09-02 11:44

'It is a case of assault and intimidation,' report Gauteng police as a criminal case was opened against two Ekurhuleni officers who allegedly shoved and punched a driver - and his wife.

Raped student suing police, NPA

2014-09-02 11:39

A Tuks student who was raped and left for dead by a notorious criminal who had been wanted for 10 years is suing the police and the National Prosecuting Authority for failing to protect the public against a dangerous criminal.

Man nabbed for 2011 murder

2014-09-02 08:48

A 26-year-old man wanted in connection with the murder of Thabane Mcube three years ago has been arrested in Germiston.

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.

Three appear for Vryburg cable theft

2014-09-01 19:04

Three people found in possession of suspected stolen copper cables have appeared in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court, North West police say.

Suspected muti-killers attacked in Mbilwi

2014-09-01 19:04

Residents of Mbilwi village have vandalised four homes of people suspected to have been involved in a muti-related murder, Limpopo police say.

Two armed mall robberies in Joburg

2014-09-01 17:34

Two malls in Johannesburg were the target of armed robberies, Gauteng police say.

Murderers should to be burnt alive: Protestors

2014-09-01 15:44

Protesters outside the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday called for 'witchcrafters and murderers to be burnt alive'.

Krejcir involved in car accident

2014-09-01 13:09

A police Nyala transporting Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has been in an accident, SABC news reports.

KZN beheading accused to appear in court

2014-09-01 05:33

Five people will appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court for allegedly killing a woman.

North West teen arrested for dad's murder

2014-08-31 15:44

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested in Lichtenburg for allegedly killing her father, North West police say.

Three held for Vryburg cable theft

2014-08-30 12:23

North West police say three men have been arrested after they were found in possession of suspected stolen copper cables in a field near Vryburg.

Corrupt cop jailed for 8 years

2014-08-30 06:00

A police constable who corruptly smuggled Mandrax and tik to an awaiting- trial prisoner at the Swellendam Magistrate's Court has been jailed for eight years for corruption.

Four found guilty of shooting Rwandan exile

2014-08-29 19:17

A Pretoria court has found four men guilty of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, in a case that had strained diplomatic ties between SA and Rwanda.

Limpopo murder accused in court

2014-08-28 22:56

A man accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend and her mother to death, and setting his friend's house alight, has appeared in the Ritavi Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

Murder accused Durban cop granted bail

2014-08-28 18:55

An eThekwini metro policeman accused of shooting dead his girlfriend and hiding evidence has been granted bail in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Pillow with bullet hole found hidden at murder scene

2014-08-28 17:25

A pillow with a bullet hole was found hidden behind the couch of a Durban woman shot dead, allegedly by her policeman boyfriend, the Durban Magistrate's Court has heard.

Bryanston wife murder case postponed

2014-08-28 11:30

The case of a man who allegedly stabbed his wife over 50 times has been postponed in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, Johannesburg.

Barry Roux: Police inefficiency to blame

2014-08-28 09:00
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux has lashed out at police inefficiency saying they were to blame for many criminals not being convicted.

Twins, 7, help convict man for rape

2014-08-28 08:33

Twin sisters aged 7 have helped to convict a man who raped their 3-year-old sister. In 2009 the man received a five-year suspended sentence for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

WhatsApp, BBM stalker case postponed

2014-08-28 05:00

Sentencing of a Rustenburg man who solicited nude photographs from young daughters of divorced mothers on social media has been postponed, North West police say.

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