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Ten held for illegal arms

2014-12-18 20:32

Ten men have been arrested in Braamfontein for illegal possession of firearms, Gauteng police say.

Man arrested for 17 mall robberies

2014-12-18 18:33

A man has been arrested in connection with a spate of mall robberies in Gauteng, police say.

Man shot dead trying to fix his car

2014-12-18 16:08

A man has been found shot dead next to his car on the M2 highway near Denver, south of Johannesburg, metro police say.

Robertson farm manager acquitted of assault

2014-12-18 13:49
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A Robertson farm manager who was accused of assaulting Flippie Engelbrecht in 2008 has been acquitted, it has been reported.

Lenasia land fraudster gets house arrest

2014-12-18 12:20

Former City of Johannesburg employee Sifiso Handsome Litau has been handed a five-year sentence for fraud, wholly suspended for five years, for illegally selling state land in Lenasia.

No arrests yet for Soweto toddlers' stabbings

2014-12-18 10:41

No arrests have been made in connection with the stabbing of two small children in Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Lenasia land scammer to be sentenced

2014-12-18 08:50

A former City of Johannesburg employee is expected to be sentenced at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court for his involvement in the illegal sale of state land in Lenasia.

Limpopo transport head hands himself in for murder

2014-12-18 07:39

The former head of transport for Limpopo has handed himself over for cases of murder and attempted murder, Limpopo police say.

Wait almost over for ex-Blue Bulls player

2014-12-17 21:54

Former Blue Bulls rugby player Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana is days away from being sentenced by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for hacking four people to death with an axe.

MEC condemns Dube clan leader killing

2014-12-17 17:26

KwaZulu-Natal community safety MEC Willies Mchunu has condemned the killing of chairperson of the Dube clan Hendrick Phila Mahlawula.

Fears of serial killer loose in Cape Town

2014-12-17 14:42

The bodies of five women have been found naked and buried in shallow graves near Century City train station leading Western Cape police to suspect a serial killer is on the loose.

Security foils Soweto mall robbers

2014-12-17 11:19

A group of seven men have tried to rob the Pick n Pay at Maponya mall in Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Boys, aged 2 and 3, stabbed during robbery

2014-12-17 09:25

Two boys, aged 2 and 3, have been stabbed during a robbery in Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng police have said.

Three elderly assaulted in Boksburg

2014-12-16 20:48

Three elderly people were left in a critical condition after being assaulted in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, paramedics have said.

Fear xenophobia behind KZN attacks

2014-12-16 16:16

Recent arson attacks on Somali-owned shops in KwaMashu, near Durban, could be motivated by xenophobia, KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu says.

Acid attack trial set for January

2014-12-16 11:24

The trial of a Johannesburg man who allegedly threw acid over his ex-girlfriend will begin in January, The Star newspaper reports.

Man in court for vet's rape, murder

2014-12-15 21:45

The case against a Mpumalanga man accused of murdering, raping, and robbing veterinarian Rensia DeWet has been postponed to next year.

High impact fall killed Williams, court hears

2014-12-15 18:38

Former Royal Marine Brett Williams died of an "unbroken fall" due to his possibly being drunk, not from an assault, the Durban Regional Court has heard.

Ex-Blue Bull player’s father pleads for leniancy

2014-12-15 14:27

The father of former Blue Bulls rugby player Phindile Ntshongwana has urged the KwaZulu-Natal High Court to ensure his son was kept in a prison hospital.

Marine Brett Williams case resumes in KZN

2014-12-15 08:30

The trial of Blayne Shepard, accused of beating former Royal Marine Brett Williams to death, is expected to resume in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Kraaifontein bodies identified

2014-12-14 20:42

All six men found dead near a farm near Kraaifontein, Cape Town, have been identified, Western Cape police say.

Minister sits in on Cape Town race case

2014-12-12 20:59

Rural Development Deputy Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha has sat in on the court case of a man who called a domestic worker the k-word.

ANC condemns killing of six men

2014-12-12 16:24

The ANC in the Western Cape has condemned the killing of six men in Kraaifontein, Cape Town.

 

Man in court for stabbing toddlers

2014-12-18 20:32

Police have arrested a man accused of stabbing and wounding two small children and their mother in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Three OD near Randburg mall

2014-12-18 17:11

Three women have apparently overdosed on an unknown substance at a mall in Randburg, Johannesburg, paramedics say.

Six armed men kill Mossel Bay farmer

2014-12-18 14:41
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Police in Mossel Bay have appealed to residents to help with information that could lead to the arrest of six men who killed a farmer.

Eastern Cape cop arrested for stolen car

2014-12-18 12:21

A policeman was among 25 people arrested for various crimes in the Eastern Cape, provincial police say.

Court to decide on assault case against farm manager

2014-12-18 11:39

The Worcester Magistrate's Court is expected to decide whether prosecutors have a strong enough case against a farm manager on trial for assaulting a farmworker's son in a wine cellar.

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Roodepoort teen held for killing gran with sword

2014-12-18 08:50

A Roodepoort teenager has been arrested for murdering his grandmother with a sword at his family’s house.

Derby-Lewis's wife warns SACP, Hani's wife

2014-12-17 21:54
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Clive Derby-Lewis's wife Gaye has warned the SACP and Chris Hani's widow against making claims about "wider conspiracies" involved in Hani's murder.

Pakistani shopkeeper's killers jailed

2014-12-17 20:52

Two Mpumalanga men convicted of murdering a Pakistani shopkeeper were sentenced to 25 years behind bars by the Nelspruit circuit of the North Gauteng High Court.

7 arrested for Kraaifontein murders

2014-12-17 15:51

Seven men have been arrested following the murder of six men whose bodies were found near a farm outside Kraaifontein, Cape Town police say.

No progress in toddler killing case

2014-12-17 13:55

There was no progress in the case of a man accused of killing 3-year-old Cuburne van Wyk, of Reiger Park on the East Rand, the State says.

Pretoria cop kills ex-girlfriend, lover

2014-12-17 11:19

A policeman has shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, critically wounding his 2-year-old son, and then turned the gun on himself in Temba, north of Pretoria.

Toddler’s alleged killer back in court

2014-12-17 08:04

The man accused of killing 3-year-old Cuburne van Wyk, from Reiger Park, Ekurhuleni, is expected back in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court.

Soweto man arrested for dagga, arson

2014-12-16 16:16

A Soweto man arrested for dagga possession is wanted for allegedly petrol bombing a house, Gauteng police say.

Cape Town airport poo protest case postponed

2014-12-16 13:42

Nine men accused of dumping faeces in Cape Town International Airport's departure terminal have had their cases postponed by the court to next year, The Star reports.

State land con: Sentencing postponed

2014-12-15 21:57

The sentencing of a former City of Johannesburg employee for illegally selling state land in Lenasia has been postponed by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Man hacks girlfriend to death after row

2014-12-15 21:45

A man has been arrested for allegedly hacking his girlfriend to death with an axe in Loding, Mpumalanga police say.

6 held for R23m gold bust

2014-12-15 16:39

Six men, including four cash-in-transit company employees, have been arrested near Pretoria for possession of gold worth R23m, the Hawks say.

Meyiwa investigation continues

2014-12-15 12:03

The investigation into the killing of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa is continuing, Gauteng police say.

Kraaifontein deaths investigation ongoing

2014-12-15 10:04

No arrests have been made in connection with the deaths of six men found near Kraaifontein, Cape Town, police have said.

Stepfather held for rape

2014-12-14 20:42

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter in Moletsane, Soweto police say.

Man convicted of killing pregnant partner

2014-12-13 07:05

A Pretoria businessman and three people who helped him murder his pregnant partner six years ago have been convicted by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Justice must be served in k-word case - State

2014-12-12 18:33
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Race-based attacks are very serious and should be dealt with in a manner that inspires confidence in citizens, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard.

Domestic: Give racist boss house arrest

2014-12-12 15:34
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A domestic worker who was assaulted and called a "kaffir" last year will be happy if her attacker is sentenced to house arrest, she has told the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

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