ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME

Son appears for attacking mother

19 minutes ago

A man who allegedly attacked his mother has appeared in the Hermanus Magistrate's Court.

De Jager denied leave to appeal

2014-09-17 16:55

Former motor mechanic Johannes Christiaan de Jager, jailed for killing two teenagers, cannot appeal his conviction and sentence, the Western Cape High Court has ruled.

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.

Pinetown crash driver to plead guilty

2014-09-17 13:04

The Swazi national whose lorry ploughed through a Pinetown intersection killing 24 people is set to plead guilty to 24 counts of culpable homicide next month.

Violent protests restart at TUT campus

2014-09-17 10:53

Violent protests have again erupted at the Tshwane University of Technology forcing management to close the Pretoria campus.

Robber killed in shoot-out with police

2014-09-17 08:18

An alleged robber has been killed in a shoot-out with police in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, officials say.

Three in court over perlemoen

2014-09-16 21:38

Three men have appeared in the Vosloorus District Court for allegedly being in possession of around five tons of perlemoen, a senior prosecutor has said.

Court views footage of undercover operation

2014-09-16 21:38

The Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court has viewed video footage of a police agent in action to trap an alleged corrupt police official involved in drug trafficking.

Former ANCYL member in court for shooting

2014-09-16 19:32

Former ANCYL official Jacob Lebogo has appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court for allegedly shooting current youth league leader Boy Mamabolo and three others, Limpopo police say.

Four pushed past guards to get to Marine

2014-09-16 17:26

Four men, one of them wearing a pink shirt, pushed past three security guards to get to former Royal Marine Brett Williams and beat him to death, a security guard has said.

Man arrested for burning wife with iron

2014-09-16 15:30

A man has been arrested in Johannesburg for allegedly burning his wife with a hot iron during an argument which took place in the presence of their young son, police say.

'Heart eater' case postponed

2014-09-16 14:01

A man accused of cutting out and eating another man's heart has appeared in the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town.

Tear gas used to disperse Grabouw protesters

2014-09-16 14:01

Police have used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters throwing stones on the N2 between Pineview North and The Orchards in Grabouw.

2 held for attacking Cape Town metro cops

2014-09-16 12:09

Two people have been arrested for attacking two metro police officers in Philippi, the City of Cape Town says.

Is Oscar Pistorius really writing a book?

2014-09-16 11:40

Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means.

Is Oscar cashing-in on Reeva's death?

2014-09-16 09:33

Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means.

Woman, 24, denies raping husband

2014-09-16 09:12
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A KwaZulu-Natal woman has appeared in court after her 28-year-old husband reported her to police for allegedly undressing him while he was asleep and performing sexual acts.

'Heart eater' cannibalism case resumes

2014-09-16 05:25

The case of a man accused of cutting out and eating a man's heart will resume in the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town.

Corrupt cop trapped in undercover operation

2014-09-15 20:45

A police constable assured a drug peddler it would be "no problem" to obtain the drug tik, unaware the peddler was actually a police agent in an undercover operation, a court has heard.

Gym rape suspect cleared

2014-09-15 14:49
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A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at a Virgin Active gym in August will not face prosecution, after CCTV footage and evidence of a relationship emerged.

All white people look the same to me - witness

2014-09-15 13:38
92 comments

A security guard who could not identify any of the four people accused of beating a former Royal Marine to death has admitted in the Durban Regional Court that all white people looked the same.

Limpopo ANCYL leader shot in nightclub - report

2014-09-15 07:38
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The ANC Youth League leader in Limpopo, Boy Mamabolo, has been shot and wounded in a nightclub shooting incident, according to a report.

3 to appear for Durban decapitation

2014-09-15 05:40

The case against three minors implicated in the murder of a woman who was decapitated is expected to continue in the Durban Regional Court.

Northern Cape man held for rape

2014-09-14 21:11

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at her home in Pampierstad, Northern Cape police say.

 

KZN rape accused has rare DNA

19 minutes ago

A condom found at a gang rape scene showed an alleged rapist's DNA was so rare it would occur only once in 600 billion people, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has heard.

Release crime stats more often - ISS

2014-09-17 15:24

Crime statistics should be released more frequently with more detail, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Govt looks to tackle copper theft

2014-09-17 14:38

While the ongoing theft of copper cable continues to cost the economy billions of rand a year, government says it has placed tightening laws to deal with the problem high on its agenda.

Curb violence during childhood - ISS

2014-09-17 13:04

Violence could be reduced by focusing on early childhood development, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Crime stats release postponed

2014-09-17 10:04
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The release of the 2013/14 crime statistics by Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been postponed.

1 734 farm murders since 1990

2014-09-16 23:39
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There have been 1 734 farm murders since 1990, the Transvaal Agricultural Union says.

Man kills wife, bludgeons kids

2014-09-16 21:38

A man killed his wife as she slept and bludgeoned his children to death when they came to investigate what was happening, prosecutors claim.

Over R500m worth of stock stolen - AgriSA

2014-09-16 21:38

About R516m worth of animals have been stolen on farms so far this year, AgriSA says.

Grabouw violence organised guerilla-style - MEC

2014-09-16 17:54

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has described the rioting, stone throwing and violence in Grabouw as organised guerilla-type tactics.

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.

Robbers assaulted in mob attack

2014-09-16 15:25

Two alleged robbers have been arrested for housebreaking and theft in Kagiso, near Roodepoort, after being assaulted by residents.

5 held after man burnt to death

2014-09-16 14:01

Five men have been arrested after a 20-year-old man was burnt to death at Nkanini, KwaZulu-Natal.

Toddler on N1: Mom sent for observation

2014-09-16 12:33

A 19-year-old woman whose young son was found wandering on the N1 in April has been sent for mental observation, Gauteng traffic police say.

Petrol tanker hijacked, emptied

2014-09-16 11:50
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A truck transporting 35 000 litres of petrol has been hijacked in Johannesburg - and found empty a few hours later, Soweto police say.

Farmer attacked on Free State farm

2014-09-16 11:18
145 comments

Farmer Crawford von Abo, 82, who suffered huge losses in land grabs in Zimbabwe, has been attacked on his Free State farm, according to a report.

Is Oscar Pistorius really writing a book?

2014-09-16 09:14

Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means.

Man who shot Limpopo ANCYL leader arrested

2014-09-16 07:54

The man who allegedly shot and injured ANC Youth League Limpopo leader Boy Mamabolo and three others in Polokwane has handed himself in, Limpopo police say.

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.

Seized $9.3m linked to arms invoice

2014-09-15 17:28
76 comments

An invoice for helicopters and armaments intended to be used in Nigeria could indicate why an Israeli citizen was bringing $9.3m (about R102m) into South Africa.

Widow wants death sentence for farm murderers

2014-09-15 14:49
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A woman whose husband was killed in a farm attack two-and-a-half years ago has called for the reinstatement of the death penalty at public hearings.

Task teams set up for Khayelitsha

2014-09-15 13:38

Task teams are to be set up in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, to deal with youth gangs and unlicensed liquor outlets, the Western Cape community safety department says.

Decapitated prostitute - minors change plea

2014-09-15 12:52

Three minors, who were expected to plead guilty to their role in killing and decapitating a prostitute, have informed the Durban Regional Court that they intended pleading not guilty.

Illegal Botswana deportation to be probed

2014-09-15 06:22

The fate of a Botswana man who was illegally deported - despite facing the death penalty - will be raised at the North Gauteng High Court.

Flying speedster's wings clipped second time round

2014-09-14 22:12
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The good luck of a low-flying Gauteng speedster, who managed to evade Tshwane traffic cops after clocking 192km/h, ran out when Joburg metro cops caught him doing 200km/h.

One court shooter killed, another arrested

2014-09-14 19:18

Of the two men who allegedly opened fire in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court last month, one has been killed and the other arrested, Gauteng police have said.

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