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  1. Santaco ‘working closely’ with police to hunt down gang ‘rapists’

    Date: 25 Mar 2017
    The three suspects are allegedly behind a string of attacks on women, with the latest victim being raped in front of her 10-year-old son. The South African National Taxi Association (Santaco) said it was working closely with police to identify and track down three suspects involved in recent gang-rape incidences around Johannesburg.... See full details

  2. DA councillor accused of sexual assault denied bail

    Date: 25 Mar 2017
    The ANC, meanwhile, welcomed the decision but criticised the DA for its failure to take action against the councillor. A Western Province DA councillor accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a minor was denied bail in Clanwilliam Magistrates’ Court on Friday. DA spokesperson in the Western Cape, Anneke Scheepers, sai... See full details

  3. RAPED

    Date: 25 Mar 2017
    Girl, 5 brutally attacked Cops bungled, say family ASMIYA Mohammed* can’t sleep. The five-year-old is scared that the man who raped her will come back to kill her. “She’s very quiet and withdrawn,” says her aunt, Fatimah*. “She barely says a word. Sometimes she gazes into the dis... See full details

  4. Child porn users to cop it

    Date: 25 Mar 2017
    THE 14-YEAR-OLD girl used a friend's cellphone and recorded an explicity video of herself which she wanted to send to a friend. Now, thousands of people who shared the footage of the teen touching herself may be criminally charged with distributing child pornography on social media. The video wen viral after it was first shared on Facebook t... See full details

  5. Sanral wins e-toll fight

    Date: 24 Mar 2017
    Victory could lead to more lawsuits AMORE than R400 000 court judgment in Sanral’s favour for non-payment of e-toll debt has emboldened the roads agency to continue launching legal action against other defaulters. This is despite Gauteng Premier David Makhura admitting during his State of the Province Add... See full details

  6. Crack team to tackle taxi gang rapes

    Date: 24 Mar 2017
    High-level probe launched after mom’s 4-hour ordeal IN AN EFFORT to crack down on a spate of alleged rape incidents perpetrated by a gang in a Toyota Quantum, the Gauteng SAPS has established a high-level task team. The investigating team, according to Gauteng SAPS Brigadier Mathapelo Peters yesterday, would include senior de... See full details

  7. CCTV watches Rhodes Park

    Date: 24 Mar 2017
    FOLLOWING 2015’s gruesome double murder and rape, Rhodes Park visitors have expressed relief and excitement now that a CCTV system was unveiled yesterday. Joburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) unveiled the first set of CCTV cameras at Rhodes Park to be rolled out, the first of many expected across the city. CCTV is being installed i... See full details

  8. Illness stalls ‘Monster’ trial

    Date: 24 Mar 2017
    THE mother-of-five who allegedly abused and neglected her children while they all lived in the so-called Springs House of Horrors was unable to testify yesterday as she claimed to be ill with tonsillitis. The 37-year-old this week testified in detail about the alleged torture she and her children were subjected to at the hands of her now ex-... See full details

  9. Driver abandons pupils in bus fire

    Date: 24 Mar 2017
    A DRIVER leapt out of a school bus to escape a fire, leaving 26 children inside. The bus rammed into various street signs before coming to a stop against the fence of a property. The man was transporting the children &ndash; aged from five to 12 &ndash; from various Pretoria West primary schools when the incident happened yesterday.<... See full details

  10. Bail application postponed again

    Date: 24 Mar 2017
    THE WOES of Aldridge Merrington are far from over, with the bail application for her husband, Michael-Dean, being postponed yet again. Michael-Dean, 28, and his co-accused, Glen Cona, 20, appeared briefly in the Palm Ridge Magistrate&rsquo;s Court yesterday. Magistrate Giuseppe Martini postponed the hearing of arguments and deliverin... See full details

  11. Health claims: Call for action as lawyers are accused of collusion

    Date: 24 Mar 2017
    PARLIAMENT wants to tighten the law to stop the activities of lawyers involved in multibillion-rand lawsuits against provincial departments. Members of the joint committees on health and appropriations called for an investigation yesterday into the milking of billions of rand of the state by lawyers. Lawyers were accused of turning the provincial departments of health into anoth... See full details

  12. KNP taking back the night from poachers

    Date: 24 Mar 2017
    Hi-tech system helping combat slaughter of the rhinos NOT A single rhino has been lost to poachers in areas where a new multimillion-rand wide area surveillance system has been introduced at the Kruger National Park (K Named Postcode Meerkat, it is being used in conjunction with other initiatives, including an R8 million ele... See full details

  13. Tshwane residents cautioned against hitchhikers, bogus cops

    Date: 23 Mar 2017
    This after several incidents of hijacking were reported in the metro over the past weekend. Motorists should avoid picking up hitchhikers and should request police officers to identify themselves should they be stopped after several hijackings were recently reported in Pretoria. Four cases of hijacking were reported between ... See full details

  14. Government urged to investigate ‘rotten’ Brazilian meat allegations

    Date: 23 Mar 2017
    This after reports emerged that Brazilian meat inspectors were bribed to issue fake certificates for rotten produce. The portfolio committee on agriculture, forestry and fisheries on Wednesday requested the minister to investigate reports that South Africa was receiving imports of meat Brazilian producers had covered in carcinogenic... See full details

  15. EFF’s Primrose Sonti to challenge merits of Intimidation Act at SCA

    Date: 23 Mar 2017
    Sonti intends to challenge the constitutionality of the law, which she says is &lsquo;over-broad&rsquo;. EFF MP Primrose Sonti is set to take her legal battle about the constitutionality of the Intimidation Act, in terms of which she can be sent to jail for up to 10 years, to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). Sonti is facin... See full details

  16. Disgraced, but in line for top job

    Date: 23 Mar 2017
    Malaza was fired from SABC in 2014 after Madonsela probe DISGRACED former SABC chief financial officer Gugu Malaza (formerly Duda) has been recommended for a plum job with the Ekurhuleni municipality, the only ANC-controlled metro in Gauteng. Her controversial proposed appointment as the metro&rsquo;s c... See full details

  17. Top cop rejects inside-job claim in burglary

    Date: 23 Mar 2017
    ACTING national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane has dismissed as unsubstantiated public suspicion the allegation that government employees were involved in the burglary at Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng&rsquo;s offices in Midrand. He told journalists yesterday that three men from Mamelodi had been arrested for the ... See full details

  18. Wife of ‘Springs Monster’ tells of cruel torture

    Date: 23 Mar 2017
    THE WIFE of the so-called Springs Monster painted a bleak picture of how she and her children &ndash; mostly her then 11-year-old son &ndash; were subjected to severe torture at the hands of her now-former husband. The mother-of-five testified that she and her son were on occasion cuffed to each other and fastened to the legs of the pool table in their double-storey home. They were left... See full details

  19. Three men arrested for chief justice crime, Phahlane slams Mahlobo allegations

    Date: 22 Mar 2017
    he men were nabbed in Mamelodi. The cops are now looking for a man named Nkosinathi Msimango. Acting national commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane on Wednesday announced numerous details about the arrests linked to the recent break-in at the offices of the chief justice in Midrand. He said that three men had bee... See full details

  20. Passengers, staff injured as train derails in Tshwane

    Date: 22 Mar 2017
    It was confirmed that while the locomotive was damaged, none of the coaches went off the line. About 500 people celebrating Human Rights Day on Tuesday with a trip on a steam train were stranded just outside Pretoria when it derailed after a section of track was stolen. The steam train was 4km into the trip from Rayton, a to... See full details

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