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.

Online dating scam case delayed

2014-08-27 21:59

Unexpected technicalities have delayed court proceedings in a case involving four men and three women allegedly involved in an online dating scam.

KZN bakkie driver pleads guilty

2014-08-27 21:11

A man accused of killing five children when his bakkie plunged into a sludge dam has pleaded guilty in the Greytown Regional Court to five counts of culpable homicide.

Two held for North West farm robbery

2014-08-27 20:23

Two men have been arrested for allegedly trying to rob a farm near Amalia, North West, police say.

Eastern Cape police search for murder-accused

2014-08-27 19:03

Eastern Cape police have been searching for two men accused of murder in Zwide, Port Elizabeth.

Police inquiry provided no insight - Cosatu

2014-08-27 17:55

Cosatu says a commission of inquiry's findings on policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, are not insightful.

Police not using Khayelitsha CCTV to catch criminals

2014-08-27 16:05

Police have made use of CCTV footage to catch criminals in Khayelitsha just five times in the last 10 years, according to an official report.

Driver kills man in luxury car shop crash

2014-08-27 14:48

A case of culpable homicide has been opened against a 22-year-old driver who drove over a homeless man, killing him, and crashed into a luxury car dealership in Cape Town.

Maqubela gets more time to file papers

2014-08-27 08:24

The Western Cape High Court has given convicted killer Thandi Maqubela more time to file papers against a court order that resulted in her share of her husband's estate being frozen.

Mpuma molester receives suspended sentence

2014-08-26 22:18

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 5-year-old niece has been handed a suspended sentence after his mother unintentionally contaminated evidence.

Cop loses murder conviction appeal

2014-08-26 21:06

A police constable has lost an appeal against his conviction in a KwaZulu-Natal court for killing his wife, but got his sentence reduced.

Sangoma jailed for life for rapes

2014-08-26 19:59

A male sangoma has been sentenced to life in jail by the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court for raping two teenage girls.

Web history of alleged foetus thief questioned

2014-08-26 13:57

A woman accused of faking her own pregnancy could not have visited pregnancy-related websites at work because she did not have access to the internet, the South Gauteng High Court has heard.

Man killed by elephant may have been cigarette smuggler

2014-08-26 12:47

A man trampled to death by an elephant in Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo may have been part of an illegal cigarette smuggling syndicate, according to a report.

Home Affairs takes action against child trafficking

2014-08-26 10:32

Child trafficking has become an increasing problem in Africa and the world, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Fatima Chohan says.

Mpuma nurse testifies in vigilante case

2014-08-25 21:10

An Mpumalanga nurse has testified in the Nelspruit Regional Court against an ex-municipal manager implicated in a vigilante murder.


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

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.

Mpuma cop jailed for shooting ex

2014-08-27 21:59

An Mpumalanga police constable who pleaded guilty to shooting dead his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Rubber bullets fired at Mooi River protesters

2014-08-27 21:10

Rubber bullets and teargas have been used to disperse about 1 500 protesters from the N3 near Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal.

PE man shot dead at pool

2014-08-27 19:03

A man has been arrested for allegedly killing his colleague in Zwide, Port Elizabeth.

Xhosa policy discriminatory - Sapu

2014-08-27 17:55

Deploying only police officers who speak Xhosa to Khayelitsha, Cape Town, is discriminatory and unconstitutional, the SA Policing Union says.

480 East Rand street lights vandalised

2014-08-27 17:11

A total of 480 street light poles have been vandalised in Kempton Park and the surrounding areas, the City of Ekurhuleni says.

Dad allegedly attacks boy at rugby match

2014-08-27 14:50

A case of assault has been opened with Gauteng police after a man allegedly beat up a schoolboy who was part of a rugby team playing against his son’s team.

Hawks deny raiding wrong house

2014-08-27 11:17

The Hawks have denied a report that it raided the wrong house in Sandton during an operation to crack down on illicit diamond trade.

Waterkloof accused seeks parole

2014-08-27 05:00

Frikkie du Preez, one of the so-called Waterkloof Four, will have to wait a while longer to hear whether an application for his release on parole will succeed.

Foetus theft may have been to keep boyfriend, court hears

2014-08-26 21:06

A woman accused of cutting open an expectant mother to steal her unborn child may have done so to improve her relationship with her boyfriend, the South Gauteng High Court has heard.

Serial rapists start 'slowly', court hears

2014-08-26 19:59

Serial rapists usually start "slowly", in one or two incidents, and if they escape detection and gain confidence they rape repeatedly and often brazenly, a forensic pathologist has testified.

Women held for drug possession at CT airport

2014-08-26 17:48

Two women were arrested for alleged possession of drugs at Cape Town International Airport, Western Cape police have said.

Hitch-hiker arrested with drugs in her luggage

2014-08-26 13:57

A 53-year-old woman has been arrested after drugs worth an estimated R67 000 were found in her luggage, Northern Cape police say.

‘Brickz’ rape case postponed

2014-08-26 11:37

Kwaito musician Sipho Charles Ndlovu, also known as "Brickz", accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, has appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

More diamond syndicate arrests expected

2014-08-26 08:40

The Hawks expect to arrest more people linked to a multi-million rand illicit diamond dealing syndicate, the elite policing unit says.

Teen tried to kill uncles in their sleep, court hears

2014-08-25 21:10

An Mpumalanga teen who allegedly tried to kill two of his uncles with an axe has appeared in the Mkobola Magistrate's Court in Kwaggafontein.

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