ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME

Guatemalan murder accused's case postponed

2016-05-06 20:30

Guatemalan murder accused Diego Dougherty will stay in the hospital wing of Pollsmoor Prison after his bail bid was postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Suspected hijacker shot dead and four arrested in Lenasia shoot-out

2016-05-06 18:20

One suspected hijacker has been shot dead and four have been arrested in a shoot-out with police near the Trade Route Mall in Lenasia on Friday.

Tokai teen's murder: State has 'weak case' against 2 accused

2016-05-06 13:12

Bail has been granted for two of the men accused of the murder of Tokai teenager Franziska Blochliger.

'I feared for my family' - Springs man recounts home invasion horror

2016-05-06 11:20

A Springs man has recounted his moments of horror while locked in a storeroom by home invaders – fearing for the lives of his family as gunfire erupted outside.

Steroid den shut down in Benoni

2016-05-06 07:58

East Rand police have raided an illicit steroid den in Benoni, seizing hundreds of bottles of what is believed to be anabolic steroids.

Man who beheaded teen back in court for sentencing

2016-05-06 05:20

The sentencing of Aljar Swartz, who beheaded 15-year-old Lee Adams from Ravensmead, is expected to continue in the Western Cape High Court.

Free State farm murder case postponed

2016-05-05 19:00

A man who allegedly killed his girlfriend on a farm near Smithfield has appeared briefly in the town's magistrate’s court where his case was postponed yet again.

R100 000 worth of dagga seized in Northern Cape

2016-05-05 18:30

Dagga worth R100 000 has been confiscated during a routine police patrol at Sizamile location in Port Nolloth, Northern Cape police says.

Drug dealers a curse - Zuma

2016-05-05 16:00

Drug dealers are a curse in the country and need to be rooted out, President Jacob Zuma says.

R1.2m dagga bust at KZN petrol station

2016-05-05 14:24

Dagga with an estimated street value of R1.2m has been confiscated at a petrol station near Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

 

Franziska murder the most heinous I've seen in my career – magistrate

2016-05-06 20:01

Magistrate Hafiza Mohamed says that Franziska Blochliger’s murder is the most heinous case she had seen in her entire career.

Bail for 2 of the men accused of raping, murdering Tokai teen

2016-05-06 14:05

Bail has been granted to two of the men accused murdering Tokai teenager Franziska Blöchliger.

Bail for prison official accused of trying to help Krejcir escape

2016-05-06 12:03

A correctional services official, who is accused of trying to help Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir escape from jail, has been granted R10 000 bail.

Durban gang in Albert Falls hit

2016-05-06 10:00

An alleged accomplice to the 2012 robbery of the Lakhi and Vally families at Albert Falls — some of whom were tortured with boiling water — has described the planning which led to a gang being brought from Durban to commit the robbery.

Franziska murder accused to hear results of bail bid

2016-05-06 05:23

Four men who stand accused of murdering teenager Franziska Blochliger in Tokai Forest in March will hear the results of their bail application at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.

3 cops held for alleged diesel theft, hijacking

2016-05-05 21:31

Three Brighton Beach police officers have been arrested for truck hijacking and theft of diesel, police say.

It wasn't me - man accused of killing 6-year-old girl tells mom

2016-05-05 18:30

One of the men on trial for the killing of 6-year-old Saadiqah Lippert has told her distraught mother that he is innocent, as he was led down to the holding cells of the Athlone Magistrate's Court.

Zuma condemns torching of Vuwani schools

2016-05-05 16:45

President Jacob Zuma has strongly condemned the torching of 17 schools in Limpopo, saying the entire nation was "in shock" over the events.

I kicked him between his legs - woman who fought off armed robbers

2016-05-05 14:33

A Pretoria woman has described how she fought back against a knife-wielding assailant who robbed her and her mother in the Groenkloof Nature Reserve last week.

Court cleared after threat to kill men accused of killing Cape Town girl

2016-05-05 12:32

A threat to the lives of the two men accused of killing 6-year-old Saadiqah Lippert in Cape Town has resulted in the Athlone Magistrate's Court being cleared.

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