ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME

Police reservist arrested for extortion and kidnapping

2017-05-25 21:40

A police reservist and three community patrollers have been arrested in Pretoria CBD for kidnapping and extortion.

Tsotsis must be profiled - Mbalula

2017-05-25 20:47

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula has ripped into the court and bail system after it has emerged that a man suspected of hijacking and kidnapping the Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services was out on bail on another hijacking charge.

Van Breda 'cool, calm, no emotion' on day of triple murders

2017-05-25 19:22

Henri van Breda asked police if he needed a lawyer the day of the murder, but was met with a response of: "Why? Are you guilty?" the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Don't be reckless about childcare - Mbalula

2017-05-25 14:58

Parents should not be reckless about who looks after their children, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has told residents of Elsies River, who are still grieving the murder of Courtney Pieters.

'Once a boyfriend klaps you, you must run away' - Mbalula

2017-05-25 13:06

Women who are in abusive relationships should leave and no police station must turn them away, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has said.

Elsie's River gets mobile police station

2017-05-25 13:05

Elsie's River in Cape Town has received a mobile satellite police station to help in easing concerns about under-policing in the vast area.

Man who shot teen, took selfie with him as he died, appeals

2017-05-25 05:14

A lawyer for a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man convicted of shooting a friend and then posing for a selfie with the dying teen has appealed his sentence.

ANC infighting diverting police resources says Mbalula

2017-05-24 23:01

The ANC's internal fighting is depleting the police of resources, recently installed Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula has said in Nyanga.

Right to report on Karabo Mokoena case must be respected, says lawyer

2017-05-24 21:51

A media law expert says that the right of the media must be respect following a court ruling that the media could not broadcast or publish the bail application of Sandile Mantsoe.

Women department budget debate descends into shouting match, MPs walk out

2017-05-24 20:32

Opposition MPs have walked out of the budget vote on the department of women in the presidency after the debate turned into a political shouting match.

 

Eastern Cape men sentenced to life for murdering, burning woman

2017-05-25 21:34

Three men have been sentenced to life at the Mthatha High Court for murdering a woman and later burning her body, local police say.

Northern Cape serial rapist gets multiple life sentences

2017-05-25 20:04

A man who was found guilty of 34 charges of rape, attempted rape and assault has been sentenced to multiple life sentences by the High Court.

‘My lovely lady is dead,’ murder-accused apparently told luxury Camps Bay hotel staff

2017-05-25 18:46

On the day that the body of US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban was found in a suite at a luxurious Camps Bay hotel, her Guatemalan roommate calmly told staff “my lovely lady is dead”.

Henri van Breda avoids gruesome pics of dead family

2017-05-25 14:51

Murder accused Henri van Breda sat on the far end of the dock in the High Court in a bid to avoid seeing photos of his murdered family members.

'He was not in love with her' - Gabriella's mother on murder-accused boyfriend

2017-05-25 13:06

Slain US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban still loved Diego Novella after they broke up but felt he had “stepped on her heart”, her mother has testified in the Western Cape High Court.

Protests in Elsies River ahead of Mbalula visit

2017-05-25 10:41

Protesters have blocked roads in gang hotspot Elsies River ahead of an expected visit from Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.

Taxi drivers hope to help prevent another child snatching

2017-05-25 05:09

Two Cape Town taxi drivers believe that they can help protect women and children by being the eyes and ears of the community.

Convicted artist Zwelethu Mthethwa turned into a monster, court hears

2017-05-24 23:01

Convicted artist Zwelethu Mthethwa turned into a raging, out of control monster, probably as a result of a booze-fuelled blackout, the Western Cape High Court has heard during pre-sentencing.

Police monitoring Diepkloof after service delivery protests

2017-05-24 21:02

Motorists have been urged to use alternative routes as Immink Drive, which runs through zone 2 and 5 of Diepkloof in Soweto, has been blockaded due to service delivery protests.

Mayor held hostage outside Coligny - police

2017-05-24 20:26

The mayor of Ditsobotla Local Municipality in Lichtenburg, Daniel Buthelezi is currently being held hostage by the community, police have confirmed.

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