ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME

3 arrested for OR Tambo statue vandalism

2014-10-25 20:02

Three people have been arrested in connection with the burning of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo's statue at the heritage site in Nkantolo village in Bizana.

Pair get life sentences for killing elderly couple

2014-10-25 13:33

Two men convicted of killing an elderly couple have been sentenced to two life terms each, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

KZN mom recalls traumatic hijacking in court

2014-10-25 07:40

A young mother has recalled the hours-long trauma of a hijacking and robbery in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

Cable theft leaves Lenasia in the dark

2014-10-24 17:18

Cable theft has caused a major power interruption in Lenasia, City Power says.

Magistrate gets more security after hit attempt

2014-10-24 12:01

A Benoni magistrate has received extra security after a man whose attempted murder case she presided over allegedly tried taking a hit out on her.

Premier condemns burning of OR Tambo statue

2014-10-23 20:53
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Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle has condemned the burning of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo's statue at the heritage site in Nkantolo village in Bizana.

3 jailed for life for kidnapping, murder

2014-10-23 19:04

Three men have been sentenced to life in prison by the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane for kidnapping and murder.

Gauteng serial rapist gets 120 years

2014-10-23 15:45

A serial rapist has been sentenced to eight life terms for eight rapes and 120 years for six robberies by the Vereeniging Regional Court.

Man killed during Randfontein robbery

2014-10-23 12:49

A man has been shot and killed by robbers on his smallholding in Randfontein, on the West Rand.

Robbers blow up Booysens ATM

2014-10-23 11:29

Six robbers have blown up an ATM in a supermarket heist in Booysens, Johannesburg. The group fled in a BMW 3 Series.

KZN Judge President to be charged

2014-10-23 09:32

KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Chiman Patel will be charged with crimen injuria and is expected to appear in court next month, according to a report.

Nhleko orders IPID probe into Grabouw crime

2014-10-22 21:00

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been ordered to investigate crime in the Western Cape town of Grabouw, the police ministry says.

Accountant convicted of R9m fraud

2014-10-22 18:59

A mother of young children faces a minimum prison sentence of 15 years for embezzling R9m from the Raya Hotel group, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, has heard.

No bail for Alberton trucker - State

2014-10-22 17:59

It is in the interests of justice and motorists' safety that truck driver Isaac Maruding, accused of killing three people, stay behind bars, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has heard.

Mthembu remains in ICU

2014-10-22 16:57

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu remains in the intensive care unit of a Witbank hospital after being shot and wounded in an armed robbery.

Alberton driver was acquitted of culpable homicide

2014-10-22 15:04

The driver accused of killing three people when his truck ploughed into 48 vehicles in Alberton, has previously been acquitted of culpable homicide, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court has heard.

Ballistics expert testifies at Dewani trial

2014-10-22 13:31

A police ballistics expert has been called during Shrien Dewani's murder trial to testify about the trajectory of the bullet that killed his wife.

Lawyer: Using a finger a less serious form of rape

2014-10-22 10:35
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The father of a little Johannesburg girl has stormed out of a courtroom when the rapist’s lawyer suggested her attack wasn’t as serious because fingers were used instead of a penis.

Durban duo get 20 years for rape

2014-10-22 08:53

Two men have been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for rape by the Durban Regional Court. The men had forced a woman into bushes and attacked her.

Diepsloot child murder trial starts

2014-10-22 07:47

The trial of a man accused of killing three children in Diepsloot is expected to start in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Post Office workers attacked in Krugersdorp

2014-10-21 22:49

Three Post Office workers have been injured in Krugersdorp when they were attacked while working at the mail centre.

ANC councillor gunned down

2014-10-21 19:50

An ANC ward councillor and SA National Civics Organisation member has been killed in Philippi, Cape Town.

University serial killer case postponed

2014-10-21 18:54

A university student linked to four murders, a rape and an assault in and around the University of Venda has appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court.

Lawyer: Dewani is a perfectionist

2014-10-21 17:28

Murder-accused businessman Shrien Dewani is a perfectionist who focused on making everything just right even after his wife Anni's death in 2010, his lawyer says.

ANC praises police after Mthembu shooting

2014-10-21 14:38

The ruling party has praised police for their response after ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded in an armed robbery in Witbank.

 

Prostitute accuses swimming coach of assault

2014-10-25 14:41
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More charges have been laid against a swimming coach accused of assaulting a domestic worker who he claimed he had mistaken for a prostitute, according to a report.

Teen pleads guilty to killing farm couple

2014-10-25 11:15

A 16-year-old boy has been convicted of the murder of a farm couple in Limpopo after he pleaded guilty to murder and theft, according to a report.

Pastor's assault case could be thrown out

2014-10-25 06:45

A pastor accused of assaulting a 79-year-old woman who lost two teeth as they argued over a stray soccer ball could walk free if the State does not get its house in order, a magistrate has warned.

Two held for Kagiso robbery

2014-10-24 16:08

Two men suspected to have been behind an armed robbery have been arrested in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg.

10 held for copper cable theft in North West

2014-10-24 10:36

Ten people have been arrested at a disused mine in the North West for allegedly stealing copper cables.

KZN killer jailed for 20 years

2014-10-23 20:00

A Durban electrician who woke a sleeping woman and helped strangle and rob her has been jailed for an effective 20 years by Judge Jerome Mnguni in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Alleged Diepsloot killer threatened, court hears

2014-10-23 18:00

Alleged child killer Ntokozo Hadebe had to be smuggled out of the Diepsloot police station in an armoured vehicle to save him from an angry crowd, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Lesotho extradition hearing postponed

2014-10-23 14:07

The extradition hearing of Lesotho man, accused of chopping up two people and boiling the heart of one of them, has been postponed in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Lesotho extradition hearing continues

2014-10-23 11:29

The extradition hearing of Lesotho national Lehlohonolo Joseph Scott, accused of chopping up two people and boiling the heart of one of them, resumes in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Three injured in OR Tambo Airport heist

2014-10-23 10:11
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Three men have been injured in a heist at OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

Diepsloot man denies child murders

2014-10-22 22:33

Alleged child killer Ntokozo Hadebe has denied that he had anything to do with the gruesome murders of three Diepsloot toddlers who were found dumped in a rubbish bin and a public toilet.

Man held for attempted robbery

2014-10-22 20:11

A man is under police guard at a hospital after he was shot during an attempted cash-in-transit heist in downtown Johannesburg.

Man jailed for murdering girlfried, two kids

2014-10-22 17:59

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the North West High Court in Mahikeng for murdering his girlfriend and their two children.

Retail partnership to curb centre robberies

2014-10-22 17:50

Retailers and shopping centre owners and managers have formed an anti-crime collaborative forum to stem a spate of shopping centre robberies.

Oscar spent first night in single jail cell

2014-10-22 16:31
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Oscar Pistorius has spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in, Pretoria.

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A police ballistics expert was called during Shrien Dewani's murder trial on Wednesday to testify about the trajectory of the bullet that killed his wife. Here's what you need to know.

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Mthembu shooting: Trio not yet cleared

2014-10-22 11:55

Three men arrested in Limpopo have not yet been cleared of involvement in an armed robbery in which ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded, Mpumalanga police have said.

Man gets life for raping step-daughter

2014-10-22 10:35

A man, 53, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court for repeatedly raping his step-daughter from when she was 10-years-old.

Watch Masipa sentence Pistorius

2014-10-22 08:08

Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down a sentence of five years in prison for Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide charge. Watch Masipa hand down her ruling here.

Mthembu recuperating in hosiptal - ANC

2014-10-21 22:49

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu is recuperating and is still in a Witbank hospital's intensive care unit.

SADC cops to discuss mall robberies

2014-10-21 20:38

Tracing cellphones stolen during a spate of mall robberies across SA will be discussed at talks between SADC police chiefs, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Father appears for setting daughter alight

2014-10-21 19:34

A man accused killing of his 1-year-old child by setting her alight has appeared in the Mhala Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga.

Decision on sentencing is mine alone - Masipa

2014-10-21 17:43
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Oscar Pistorius's fate was always going to lie in the hands of one person - Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Prison-breakers still on the run

2014-10-21 14:38

Gauteng police are still searching for a group of prisoners who escaped while they were being transported from the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court.

Social media users express shock at Pistorius sentence

2014-10-21 12:38

Social media tags around the Pistorius trial are still trending in South Africa as viewers take to social networks to voice their opinions.

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