ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME

Cops recover explosives in North West bust

2014-08-01 22:28

A Mozambican national has been arrested for possession of explosives in Boitekong, near Rustenburg.

146 cops killed off duty - Nhleko

2014-08-01 21:19

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says a total of 146 police officers have been murdered while off-duty over the past three years.

Child prostitute had baby, court hears

2014-08-01 18:12

An 18-year-old woman has told the Durban Regional Court that she gave birth to a baby four months after her 15th birthday and returned to prostitution three months after its birth.

Woman, 73, found tied up in Morningside home

2014-08-01 12:16

A woman has been found tied up in her Morningside where she was left by robbers who attacked her two days ago.

Man killed in Joburg highway shooting

2014-08-01 07:50

A man has died and another was in a critical condition following two separate shootings in Johannesburg and Midrand in Gauteng.

Parliament condemns student protests

2014-07-31 22:27

An urgent intervention must be made by the higher education ministry to find a solution to violent protests by angry students, the higher education and training portfolio committee says.

IT specialist fined for attempted extortion

2014-07-31 21:01

An IT specialist was fined R6 000 or six months in jail by a Cape Town court, for trying to extort a client who swore at him.

Paroled rapist can apply for bail

2014-07-31 19:44

An Mpumalanga man previously convicted for rape has been allowed to apply for bail in a more recent rape case.

Man arrested in Fourways shoot-out

2014-07-31 18:41

A man has been arrested for attempted murder during a shoot-out with police in Fourways, Johannesburg, Gauteng police say.

Man accused of killing wife still wears wedding ring

2014-07-31 15:56

The case against a man accused of killing his wife has been postponed by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court. The man still wears his wedding ring.

Axe parolee appears for stabbing wife

2014-07-31 13:26

A man out on parole after killing three people with an axe in 1999 has appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court for allegedly killing his wife.

Psychopaths: Inside the mind of a monster

2014-07-31 12:24

A psychopath may be your boss, your friend, even your spouse. The question is, would you recognise one if you saw one?

Dad of farm killer apologises to victims' family

2014-07-31 12:05

The father of one of three youths sentenced to life for a brutal farm attack in which three family members were killed, has apologised to the victims' family in court.

Armed robbers hit NFP leader's house

2014-07-31 09:04

Three robbers have broken into NFP leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi's Umhlanga home, holding her daughter at knife-point and getting away with cash from a concealed safe.

Eskom rebuilds collapsed pylons

2014-07-31 07:49

Eskom says the electricity pylons that collapsed in Soweto as a result of the theft of structural components have been rebuilt, with damage estimated to have cost R2.5m.

Man held for R3m worth of contraband cigarettes

2014-07-30 22:42

A man has been arrested after he was found transporting contraband cigarettes, with a street value of R3m, near Lehurutshe, North West police say.

Cape Town train cable vandalised

2014-07-30 21:42

Train signal cables have been vandalised in Cape Town causing delays to two routes, Metrorail says.

Boy was a problem child - camp owner

2014-07-30 20:17

Raymond Buys was a problem child and used "many tricks" to avoid completing his work at a military-style camp, murder accused Alex de Koker has told the Vereeniging Regional Court.

Lodge owner found stabbed to death

2014-07-30 19:24
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A 59-year-old British woman who owned a game lodge near Thabazimbi, Limpopo, has been murdered.

Cop shot in Northern Cape

2014-07-30 18:19

A policeman was shot and wounded when he and two other officers tried to make an arrest in Mothibistad near Kuruman, Northern Cape police have said.

Trio get life for Richmond farm murders

2014-07-30 17:03

Two men and a teenager have been handed life sentences by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for killing a Richmond farming couple and their adult son.

Cops out in numbers in Joburg CBD to control rampaging pupils

2014-07-30 15:47

Johannesburg police are out in numbers at the Johannesburg Legislature as protesting students gather in the streets.

 

Advocate abandons bid for legal aid

2014-08-01 22:28

An advocate charged with defrauding legal aid authorities has abandoned his application for legal aid in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.

Firefighters obstructed at Joburg inferno

2014-08-01 19:29

Massive plumes of smoke can be seen from the Johannesburg CBD after a building in End Street was set alight. More as the story develops.

Brickz wants rape case dropped

2014-08-01 14:33

Kwaito musician Sipho Charles Ndlovu, accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, wants the case withdrawn, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court has heard.

Another road rage case in Gauteng

2014-08-01 09:05
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Gauteng police are investigating another case of assault related to road rage, after a man allegedly punched a 65-year-old driver who apparently bumped into his car.

Mother bursts into tears in court

2014-07-31 22:27

The mother of a pregnant woman stabbed to death by her boyfriend has burst into tears after she told a Pretoria court of her emotional and financial suffering since the murder.

Krejcir co-accused coerced, court hears

2014-07-31 21:01

Desai Luphondo, a co-accused of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, was coerced into making a statement following his arrest, the South Gauteng High Court has heard.

ANCYL condemns Joburg pupils' protest

2014-07-31 19:45

The ANC Youth League has condemned the looting and vandalism of shops and stalls in the Johannesburg central business district by protesting schoolchildren.

Krejcir case postponed again

2014-07-31 19:44

The trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others has been postponed by the South Gauteng High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge.

Student lied about injuries, court hears

2014-07-31 18:39

Medical records do not support the injury claims of a Free State student alleged to have been assaulted by two fellow students, the Bloemfontein Regional Court has heard.

Krejcir’s lawyer wants cops removed from court

2014-07-31 15:56

Judge Colin Lamont has refused to have police officers removed from his court following a request by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's lawyer, saying it would compromise security.

Back to business at Bloem mall after bomb threat

2014-07-31 13:26

Shoppers and employees have been let back into a Bloemfontein mall following a bomb threat.

Oscar sells Pretoria house for R4.5m

2014-07-31 13:17
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The house in which Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has been sold to a Boksburg mining consultant for R4.5m, it has been reported.

Former Scorpion accused of fraud

2014-07-31 12:05

Former Scorpions advocate Jeff Ledwaba allegedly had R10 000 paid into the account of the prosecutor handling his fraud and theft case in an attempt to sabotage it, it has been reported.

Bloem mall evacuated after bomb threat

2014-07-31 11:28

A shopping centre in Bloemfontein has been evacuated following an alleged bomb threat, it was reported.

Fourways traffic backed up after shoot-out

2014-07-31 09:04

Traffic has been heavily backed up in Fourways following a shoot-out between a man and police.

SA man's murder trial in US postponed

2014-07-31 05:40

An appeal over whether a South African man's apparent confession to four murders in the US can be heard by a jury seems to have resulted in his trial being postponed yet again.

Gariep mom killer gets 28 years

2014-07-30 22:42

A Northern Cape man has been sentenced to 28 years in jail by the Gariep Periodical Court in Upington for killing his mother and his grandmother's boyfriend, and assaulting his grandmother and uncle.

R500 bail for man accused of raping son

2014-07-30 21:42

An Mpumalanga man accused of raping his 4-year-old son has been granted R500 bail in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Child hijacks: Top 10 life-saving tips

2014-07-30 20:53

Two horrifying incidents of children involved in vehicle hijacks have shocked SA road users. Heed these top 10 tips on what to do if you and your children are the victim of a hijacking.

N West men held over illegal platinum smelting

2014-07-30 20:17

Three men have been arrested in connection with illegally dealing in precious metals in Kanana near Rustenburg, North West police say.

Fraudster who lied about booking Justin Bieber gets prison sentence

2014-07-30 19:00

A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.

Two held in R12m drug lab bust

2014-07-30 18:19

Two men have been arrested while allegedly manufacturing drugs in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg.

Protesting Gauteng pupils head home

2014-07-30 17:34
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Protesting Gauteng pupils have headed home after an afternoon of looting and wreaking havoc in Johannesburg CBD.

Pupils in hospital after JHB CBD looting

2014-07-30 15:42

Four school pupils have been taken to hospital after being attacked by shop owners whose businesses were looted during protests in Johannesburg, metro police say.

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