'Demon boy' gets 20 years for hacking his family to death

2015-05-22 20:32

A teenage boy who hacked four of his family members to death with an axe, claiming he was possessed by a “demon” when he did it, has been sentenced to 20 years effective imprisonment.

Bulls crash to defeat in Rotorua

2015-05-22 11:24

The Bulls' Super Rugby playoffs hopes suffered a blow when they went down to the Chiefs in their clash in Rotorua.

Cop appears for protest killings in Pretoria

2015-05-21 19:30

A Soshanguve policeman, who allegedly opened fire on a crowd of protesters with illegal shotgun ammunition, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder.

Suspected drug addict's begging backfires

2015-05-21 10:18

A suspected heroin addict, posing as a destitute motorist stuck without petrol, has been arrested after police discovered more than just a collection of begging placards in his car.

Derby-Lewis lays special motion for medical parole

2015-05-21 08:10

Clive Derby-Lewis's bid for medical parole has been set down as a special motion and will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria next week, his lawyer Julian Knight says.

Chiefs to test Bulls at breakdowns

2015-05-20 16:37

The Bulls have identified the breakdown as a key area in their Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs in Rotorua.

Top cop charged alongside Mdluli and Barnard

2015-05-20 12:03

Former police major general Solomon Lazarus has been charged with five counts of corruption and one of theft in a case that will be joined to that of former colleagues Richard Mdluli and Heine Barnard.

Ludeke backs Bulls back-up hooker

2015-05-19 10:55

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke is confident in back-up hooker Callie Visagie’s abilities as they prepare to face the Chiefs.

Estate agent walks free after car allegedly crashed into brothers

2015-05-19 08:26

An estate agent whose car allegedly hit two teenage brothers in Centurion in 2011, killing one of them, has been acquitted on a charge of manslaughter.

Man accused of killing ex set to apply for bail

2015-05-18 20:40

Dawid Connoway, the man accused of shooting his former fiancée dead at her work in Pretoria, is set to make a formal bail application in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.


Ludeke: We are not on a slide

2015-05-22 15:00

Despite Friday's loss to the Chiefs, Bulls coach Frans Ludeke remains optimistic that his side will bounce back on tour.

Zuma concludes 'successful' Mozambique visit

2015-05-21 22:09

President Jacob Zuma has returned to South Africa after completing his two day state visit to Mozambique.

McBride’s disciplinary hearing postponed

2015-05-21 14:26

The disciplinary hearing of suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride over a controversial report on the rendition of Zimbabweans has been postponed to July.

McBride lodges stay application at disciplinary hearing

2015-05-21 09:12

Suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride's lawyer has lodged a bid to halt his client's disciplinary hearing.

No compensation for families of SAPS reservists - forum

2015-05-20 17:34

The relatives of police reservists killed or injured on duty have never received compensation, despite promises from a former Gauteng premier, a group has reported.

Mdluli and co's charges 'embargoed'

2015-05-20 14:41

The charge sheet relating to former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and two colleagues has been updated and embargoed by order of the Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria.

Shock as Hewitt goes home

2015-05-19 11:20

Gasps filled the High Court in Pretoria as former tennis star Bob Hewitt was allowed to go home for a month while his new lawyer prepares his application for leave to appeal his convictions for rape and indecent assault.

Bulls rest Strauss for Chiefs clash

2015-05-19 09:38

The Bulls have made three changes to the run-on side for their crucial Super Rugby match against the Chiefs in Rotorua.

Hewitt to apply for leave to appeal

2015-05-19 05:39

Bob Hewitt will ask for leave to appeal his conviction on two counts of rape and one of sexual assault in the High Court in Pretoria.

Rapist Bob Hewitt to appeal sentence

2015-05-18 17:15

Former tennis star Bob Hewitt narrowly escaped starting his six-year stretch in jail for two rapes and a sexual assault after High Court Judge Bert Bam extended his bail for an appeal application.

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