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  1. Hawks Summon Pravin

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    Politicians playing a perilous game – academic SOUTH Africa’s political leadership is playing a dangerous and short-sighted game at the expense of the country’s economic growth, according to Wits University economist Kenneth Creamer. He said this in reaction to the announcement that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had been instructed to present himself... See full details

  2. Hawks want R100m chopper to ‘come from the sky’

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    Hawks head Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza told MPs the R100-million quote came ‘from people who know more’.The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), also known as the Hawks, has asked parliament’s portfolio committee on police to approve its request for a R100-million helicopter to use in cracking down on rhino poachers. Timeslive reports that the e... See full details

  3. Leaders can’t escape judgment day – Moseneke

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    Speaking after the launch of the International Federation for Human Rights’ 39th conference in Johannesburg, he added he was positive about the country.The strongest form of accountability is electoral accountability, former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke says. “People must stay vigilant and aware. The biggest form of accountability is electoral accountability,”... See full details

  4. Court to decide on car washer’s fate

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    THE COURTS will decide if a car wash worker who ran over and killed a heavily pregnant Belinda Louw, 35, from the Moot, east of Pretoria, will be charged with culpable homicide. The woman, who had taken her car to the Sasol petrol station car wash on the corner of Johan Heyns and Ben Swart streets, was left severely injured when the car wash attendant knocked her down on August 13. ... See full details

  5. Lawyers steer clear of Krejcir

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    RADOVAN Krejcir has apparently approached 12 law firms trying to find legal representation, but no one will help him in his upcoming murder trial. The Czech fugitive is on trial for the 2013 murder of alleged Bedfordview drug kingpin Sam Issa, and appeared yesterday at the high court in Joburg, where it was revealed Krejcir still had not managed to secure a lawyer. The trial has... See full details

  6. Tycoon arrested for wife’s murder

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    PROPERTY mogul Jason Rohde was arrested in his Joburg home yesterday in connection with the murder last month of his wife Susan. Susan Rohde’s body was found in a hotel room on the Spier wine estate in July. The couple had been staying near Lynedoch for a function. Initial police investigations suggested that her death was a suicide. But three weeks ago, following a post-m... See full details

  7. NSPCA in Concourt fight for power to prosecute

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    NPA’s failure to punish people means ‘no deterrent factor’ WHY CAN’T the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals privately prosecute animal abusers when the National Prosecuting Authority refuses to? This question took centre stage at the Constitutional Court yesterday when the NSPCA tried to privately prosecute those the NPA le... See full details

  8. Hijacking of actor: three suspects sought

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    POLICE have launched a manhunt for three men believed to have been behind the hijacking of actor Tumisho Masha while he was travelling through Soshanguve, north of Pretoria. Masha was allegedly robbed of his blue BMW 435i around 10pm on Sunday after visiting friends and family. The actor was allegedly stopped by the hijackers, thrown into the boot of his car and taken on a five-... See full details

  9. Zuma’s rape accuser to benefit

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    THE YOUNG woman who claimed President Jacob Zuma raped her 10 years ago will benefit from the settlement reached yesterday between former Umkhonto weSizwe commander Ronnie Kasrils and Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe. Kasrils announced after the settlement in the high court in Pretoria that the R500 000 which Maphatsoe and the MK Veterans Association (MKMVA) agreed to pay him fol... See full details

  10. Walus likely to lose his SA citizenship

    Date: 24 Aug 2016
    CONVICTED killer Janusz Walus is on the way to losing his South African citizenship, so if he’s paroled he won’t see much of South Africa. Yesterday, the Department of Home Affairs confirmed that officials have written to Walus warning him that his citizenship and permanent residency permit were in the process of being revoked. Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwet... See full details

  11. No more corruption, vows Mashaba

    Date: 23 Aug 2016
    Entrepreneur ready to get down to business after long day at City Hall NEWLY elected Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba has vowed to clamp down on corruption and ensure accountability in the use of public funds. He also undertook to restore the dignity of residents in the city by creating jobs and improving service delivery, especially in townships such as Alexandra.<... See full details

  12. Arrest over burnt body in vehicle

    Date: 23 Aug 2016
    THE BURNT corpse found inside a torched car in Krugersdorp at the weekend has been identified. A man believed to be the woman&rsquo;s boyfriend has since been arrested for her murder. &ldquo;A 37-year-old male who is allegedly the boyfriend of the victim was arrested,&rdquo; West Rand police spokeswoman Constable Gloria Maswanganye said yesterday. The suspect was from Mabopane i... See full details

  13. Actor shaken after hijack nightmare

    Date: 23 Aug 2016
    He was held hostage for five hours ACTOR and TV presenter Tumisho Masha was still shaken yesterday after surviving a five-hour hijacking ordeal in which he was held hostage for his expensive car. On Sunday night, Masha was on his way from his hometown of Soshanguve in Tshwane to Joburg in his BMW 435i when he was accosted by the hijackers and thrown into the b... See full details

  14. ANC man held over DA killing

    Date: 23 Aug 2016
    THE ANC branch secretary in Danielskuil, Northern Cape, and party secretary of the ZF Mgcawu region, Zonisele Magawu, 29, appeared in the Postmasburg Magistrate&rsquo;s Court yesterday in connection with the murder of DA councillor Johannes Baatjies. He was shot three times before he was due to be sworn in to the Kgatelopele municipality last week.Magawu was contesting ward 1 duri... See full details

  15. Families flee Inchanga after 2 murdered

    Date: 23 Aug 2016
    ANC, SACP tension spills onto the streets SIMMERING political tension between the ANC and its alliance partner the SACP, which have been threatening to erupt in Inchanga, west of Durban, finally spilt over yesterday when two people were killed and protesters clashed with police. When the dust settled, some panicked residents salvaged the few items they could ca... See full details

  16. Telkom sabotage hits clients

    Date: 23 Aug 2016
    13 200 businesses, customers affected as new wage policy angers staff ABOUT 13 200 Telkom customers and businesses have been affected by acts of sabotage against the company&rsquo;s facilities Eighty-five street distribution cabinets have been damaged in the past five days, mainly in Kwa-Zulu-Natal and Limpopo, but also in Gauteng. Jacqui O&rsquo;Sulliv... See full details

  17. Telkom sabotage

    Date: 22 Aug 2016
    Work of &lsquo;in-house thugs&rsquo; affects thousands ABOUT 13 200 Telkom customers and businesses have been affected by acts of sabotage against the company&rsquo;s facilities. Eighty five street distribution cabinets have been damaged in the past five days, mainly in KwaZuluNatal and Limpopo, but also in Gauteng towards the end of the week. Jacqui O&rsquo;Sul... See full details

  18. Former Ipid spokesperson hearing postponed

    Date: 22 Aug 2016
    Among other things, Dlamini is accused of disparaging Nhleko and acting Ipid head Israel Kgamanyane in a series of emails.The internal disciplinary hearing against former Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson Moses Dlamini in Pretoria was on Friday postponed until late September. After news broke of controversial Gauteng Hawks boss Major General Prince Mokotedi&rsquo... See full details

  19. Zuma could halt reinstatement of corruption charges

    Date: 22 Aug 2016
    That&rsquo;s if Zuma uses his claims of a political conspiracy against him, though not a strong argument, according to an expert.Despite a weak argument, President Jacob Zuma has a 50-50 chance of halting the corruption charges against him from being reinstated, according to constitutional expert Shadrack Gutto. The DA yesterday announced it had filed its answering affidavit with the Su... See full details

  20. Huge crime syndicate of 56 arrested in Blood River

    Date: 22 Aug 2016
    A combined effort by the police has reportedly nabbed an enormous alleged criminal gang.News broke on Monday morning on social media of a huge arrest&nbsp;of a crime syndicate allegedly operating out of Blood River, KwaZulu-Natal. According to early reports and photographs, the SA Police Service Tactical Response Team, Public Order Police and Provincial Task Team seized 40 pistols and f... See full details

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