ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME

Two arrested for Langlaagte looting

24 minutes ago

Two men have been arrested in connection with the looting of a Somalian-owned shop in Langlaagte, south of Johannesburg, at the weekend.

Questions, shock over golf estate murders

50 minutes ago

Neighbours and friends are reeling in shock after members of a popular family were apparently killed with an axe in their home on an exclusive golf estate near Stellenbosch.

Cops held for threatening child with gun

2015-01-27 22:43
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The metro police officers who allegedly threatened to shoot a three-year-old girl have been arrested.

Former attorney appears for fraud

2015-01-27 22:19

An attorney struck from the roll 11 years ago, but who allegedly continued to practise as a "legal adviser", has appeared in a Cape Town court, facing five counts of fraud.

Man appears for rape, murder of 5-year-old girl

2015-01-27 20:57

A 30-year-old man has appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court in connection with the kidnap, rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl.

Cop threatens to shoot crying child - report

2015-01-27 19:21

The Tshwane metro police say they were investigating a report about an officer who allegedly threatened to shoot a 3-year-old girl.

Golf estate murders: No breach of security

2015-01-27 17:21

There was no breach of security at an upmarket golf estate in Stellenbosch where three family members were found brutally murdered, News24 has been told.

Somali board warns shop owners to stay away

2015-01-27 14:38

Foreign shop owners displaced by violence and looting in Gauteng should not return to their businesses yet, the Somali Community Board says.

Convicted EFF whip remains in post while in jail

2015-01-27 14:00
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EFF North West secretary and the party's legislature chief whip Papiki Babuile will remain in his position for now, despite sitting in jail for murder.

Death toll rises as looting spreads across Gauteng

2015-01-27 12:53

National police have put the official death toll during looting of foreign-owned shops across Gauteng at five.

Body of possible mob justice victim found

2015-01-27 12:25

The body of a man who is thought to have been a victim of mob justice has been found in Philippi, Cape Town.

No looting in Gauteng overnight - police

2015-01-27 07:08

Gauteng police say no looting of foreign-run shops has been reported overnight, after widespread looting in parts of the province over the last week.

Soweto violence should be treated as hate crimes - SAJBD

2015-01-26 21:13

The recent attacks on foreign shop owners in Gauteng are shameful and outrageous, the SA Jewish Board of Deputies says.

Dead Cows for Piranhas

2015-01-26 15:23

A brutal and in-depth look into the ugly world of the South African and transnational drug trade.

Motorcyclist road rage case postponed to August

2015-01-26 13:08

A man who allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist during a road rage confrontation appeared in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

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Footage uploaded to YouTube by Netwerk24 shows the scene shortly after 23-year-old Toufiq Joseph was shot in his car at the Engen garage in Orange Street on Saturday.

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Ticket tussle may be at heart of Cape Town shooting

2015-01-26 10:09

The murder of a young man at a popular petrol station in central Cape Town at the weekend may have started as an argument over music festival tickets.

Looting spreads to Alexandra, Langlaagte

2015-01-26 08:21
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A spaza shop has been torched in Alexandra, Johannesburg, just hours after two suspected looters were shot dead in Langlaagte, south of Johannesburg.

Two arrested for theft at marathon

2015-01-25 23:04

Two people have been nabbed for allegedly stealing four T-shirts and two race numbers at a marathon in Benoni, police say.

Ten arrested during PTA drug raid

2015-01-25 20:19

Ten people arrested during a drug raid on a flat in Pretoria north are due to appear in court, the Hawks have said.

Biker doing 195km/h shrugs off arrest

2015-01-25 18:57

A 20-year-old motorcyclist has been arrested after being caught clocking 195km/h on the N12 in the south of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Man arrested in JHB trying to sell rhino horn

2015-01-25 18:56

A man arrested for trying to sell a rhino horn in Johannesburg is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, the Hawks have said.

Looting can't be justified, says Manamela

2015-01-25 16:00

The looting that flared up in Soweto cannot be justified, Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela says.

Govt ignoring xenophobia, says ADF

2015-01-25 11:08

Government continues to deny that there is xenophobia in South Africa, the African Diaspora Forum says in an open letter to President Jacob Zuma.

 

Marine murder case resumes in Durban

50 minutes ago

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.

Defence in blue light case calls for mercy

2015-01-28 06:15
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The defence for blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, who knocked over Thomas Ferreira while going through a red light, says "the most difficult punishment the accused will have to deal with is to live with his conscience", as sentencing proceedings continue.

Dramatic car chase ends in shoot-out

2015-01-27 22:19

Two robbers have been wounded in a shoot-out with police in Randburg, Johannesburg.

Woman held at knife-point in Joburg gardens

2015-01-27 22:19

Five people have been arrested for robbing a woman while she was walking her dogs at the Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

6 held for diamond heist

2015-01-27 19:21

Six people have been arrested following the theft of three diamonds from a mine near Prieska, Northern Cape.

Security boss guilty of workers’ murders

2015-01-27 18:18

The owner of a farm security firm has been convicted in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court of the murders, at the behest of farmers, of two "troublesome" workers.

Foreigners warned not to reopen businesses yet

2015-01-27 14:38

The safety of foreign shop owners in Soweto is not guaranteed as fundamental issues have not yet been addressed, Soweto Business Access says.

Trial of 'demon' boy remains behind closed doors

2015-01-27 14:00

Negative internet comments about a teen who hacked four of his relatives to death with an axe have resulted in the trial continuing behind closed doors in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Family killed on golf estate in Stellenbosch

2015-01-27 12:42

Three family members have been killed in their home on a private golf estate in Stellenbosch, Western Cape police say.

Petrol station murder: ‘My son will get justice’

2015-01-27 08:39

The father of a young man who was shot dead in the parking lot of a busy petrol garage in Cape Town is certain that his son’s killer “will get justice in this life and the next”.

'Demon' boy to be interviewed by occult specialist

2015-01-26 21:13
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An occult crime specialist and a psychologist will interview a teenager who admitted to hacking four of his family members to death with an axe, but claimed he was possessed by a demon.

Woman appears for trying to help prisoners escape

2015-01-26 21:13

A woman accused of smuggling a gun into court to help two prisoners escape had her case postponed in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court.

Brazen robbers storm N Cape diamond mine

2015-01-26 15:44

Sixteen men have stole an undisclosed number of diamonds from a mine near Prieska.

Somali shop owner's status in SA to be checked

2015-01-26 14:15

Somali shop owner Alodixashi Sheik Yusuf's murder case has been postponed by the Protea Magistrate's Court until his status in the country could be established.

Somali shop owner appears for shooting

2015-01-26 13:08

The trial of a foreign shop owner has been delayed in the Protea Magistrate's Court due to the unavailability of a Somali interpreter.

Allegations of 'third force' in KZN taxi violence

2015-01-26 11:41

A leaked document has revealed deeply entrenched issues in the KwaZulu-Natal minibus taxi violence arena, pointing to a wider conspiracy that includes government organs being co-opted into fighting battles for taxi dons.

Motorcyclist road rage case begins

2015-01-26 10:09

The trial of a man who allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist during a road rage confrontation is expected to begin this week.

Teazers trial set to start

2015-01-26 06:12

The trial of Cypriot national George Louca is expected to start in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court. He is accused of killing Teazers strip club boss Lolly Jackson.

Police: Looting in Langlaagte, 2 shot dead

2015-01-25 22:15

The police have said that they are investigating a case of arson and murder after two people were shot dead during looting in Langlaagte in Johannesburg.

Man held for impersonating a metro cop

2015-01-25 20:19

The Ekurhuleni metro police department has arrested a man at a funeral procession on charges of impersonating a police officer, a spokesperson says.

More arrests in Soweto looting spree

2015-01-25 18:56

The number of people arrested in connection with looting of foreign owned shops in Soweto has risen to almost 200, police say.

Another arrest in R87m Witbank heist

2015-01-25 17:08

The Hawks in Mpumalanga have arrested another person in connection with a massive robbery at SBV's cash centre in Mpumalanga last year, bringing the total arrested so far to 17.

Cape Town shooting: Suspect to appear in court

2015-01-25 12:35

A suspect in the shooting of a motorist at the Engen garage in Orange Street in Gardens is set to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s court on a murder charge, a report says.

Baby died while mom was looting – witnesses

2015-01-25 09:20
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Police are investigating reports that the mother of the 13-month-old baby who died in a looting rampage in Kagiso on the West Rand was not an innocent bystander but a looter herself.

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