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  1. Taxi association blames government for violence in Joburg CBD

    Date: 17 Oct 2021
    Taxi operators opened cases of malicious damage to property after their vehicles were torched. One of the taxi associations involved in the violence that led to four taxis being torched and six others damaged in the Johannesburg CBD on Saturday is blaming the government for the conflict. Speaking to <a href="htt... See full details

  2. Men arrested after police find bundles of cash at accident scene

    Date: 17 Oct 2021
    Police reported on Saturday that three suspects were arrested at the scene of a car accident after bundles of bank notes were found. Some money was also concealed inside the lining of a jacket. On Thursday night, while members of the Cradock K9-dog unit were patrolling the N10 near Cradock, in the eastern Cape, they came across a stationary white Ford Icon car in a field next to the roa... See full details

  3. Military veterans were prepared to hold ministers for days until demands were met – report

    Date: 17 Oct 2021
    The veterans agreed that the meeting with the ministers was their &ldquo;opportunity&rdquo;. The military veterans who held Cabinet ministers hostage at a Tshwane hotel on Thursday were prepared to hold them &ldquo;for days&rdquo; until their demands were met. This is what an insider told the Sunday Times about ... See full details

  4. Ex-Chiefs star Maselesele stoned to death with bricks – report

    Date: 17 Oct 2021
    Former Kaizer Chiefs winger Lucky Maselesele was murdered on Wednesday after a mob attacked him with bricks and set pit bulls on him, according to a report by scrolla.africa. ALSO READ: <a href="ht... See full details

  5. 50 Ethiopians rescued in Johannesburg were kidnapped for money – police

    Date: 16 Oct 2021
    A man who brought the men into South Africa allegedly&nbsp;refused to release them unless their families gave him money. Police have said that the 50 Ethiopian men rescued from a house in Zakariyya Park, near Lenasia, Gauteng, were kidnapped for money. A team of undercover officers&nbsp;rescued the men on Friday... See full details

  6. Mabuyane fears losing job, wants probe stopped

    Date: 15 Oct 2021
    Eastern Cape premier says charges &lsquo;engineered to secure a political outcome UNDER-FIRE Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane fears he may be expected to step aside as the premier and chairperson of the ANC in the province should he be charged. That&rs... See full details

  7. Family still in the dark over gay principal’s murder

    Date: 15 Oct 2021
    ALMOST five years after the first black principal of Sandown High School in Joburg was found naked and dead in Soweto there are still no answers. Principal Pule Kgaratsi was found dead in his Audi TT in White City in 2017. He had four bullet wounds and was found with his pants down. <p data-bi... See full details

  8. Bungled R38 million project may haunt ANC at the polls

    Date: 15 Oct 2021
    About 70% of the work had not even got off the ground while more than R25 million of the R38 million project has allegedly been claimed by contractors. A R38 million sports complex in Mokopane in Limpopo,where construction began five years ago, is less than a quarter finished and most funding has vanished. This ... See full details

  9. Police accidentally drop off 12-year-old runaway at ‘drug den’ (Part 1)

    Date: 15 Oct 2021
    The police were apparently unaware that the 'shelter' was actually a drug den, which had been shut down by the Department of Social Development. A 12-year-old girl who ran away from home on Friday evening, apparently because she did not feel safe at home, ended up accidentally being dropped off by police at a place that was potentially even more dangerous, just hours later. Joha... See full details

  10. Police accidentally drop off 12-year-old runaway at ‘drug den’ (part 2)

    Date: 15 Oct 2021
    B/Fwd fm Part 1 NPO scam masterminds? Members of the Bosmont Methodist Church of Southern Africa, which owns the building, say the church was scammed into giving shelter founder Francis van Heerden a lease. Now the church is desperate to get rid of the remaining occupants in... See full details

  11. Ex-Eskom manager France Hlakudi’s trial set for early next year

    Date: 15 Oct 2021
    The Pretoria Regional Court has set down former Eskom senior manager France Hlakudi&rsquo;s R30 million tax fraud matter for trial for 1 and 2 February 2022. Hlakudi faces tax fraud charges related to more than R30 million, stemming from the period he was in the employ of the utility as a senior manager for capital contracts. Since the begin... See full details

  12. Bitter Zuma rages blindly on and on…

    Date: 15 Oct 2021
    While he went into his usual ramble about being a prisoner of conscience, he proceeded to take more political potshots at his perceived nemesis, President Cyril Ramaphosa. Watching the latest edition of the Jacob Zuma circus &ndash; brought to you live from Nkandla, the plac... See full details

  13. Defence Minister Thandi Modise freed after being held hostage at St George’s Hotel

    Date: 14 Oct 2021
    However, spokesperson of the veterans Lwazi Mzobe has denied that doors were being barricaded in the meeting venue and that Modise was being held hostage. Disgruntled military veterans were reportedly refusing Defence Minister Thandi Modise leave the St George&rsquo;s Hotel in Tshwane where they were meeting on Thursday... See full details

  14. Public Protector probing ‘dodgy’ Midrand complex

    Date: 14 Oct 2021
    Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is probing maladministration in the City of Johannesburg's alleged failure to adhere to its own by-laws. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating the City of Johannesburg, following allegations of maladministration in connectio... See full details

  15. Road rage: ‘Heavy police presence’ in Gqeberha on Thursday

    Date: 14 Oct 2021
    The situation was still 'tense' on Thursday. Police will be investigating cases of public violence. Gqeberha was transformed into a post-apocalyptic scene on Wednesday evening when protesters torched minibus taxis, private vehicles and shops after a road rage incident. Motorists and pedestrians tried to find saf... See full details

  16. Mbalula ‘determined’ to resolve e-tolls impasse before end of 2021

    Date: 14 Oct 2021
    In July, the minister of transport said a decision was imminent on the future of e-tolls. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has dismissed claims that he suggested that e-tolls should not be scrapped. This is after Mbalula indicated during the opening of two driving license centres in Gauteng last week&nbsp;that ... See full details

  17. WATCH: Teddy Mafia’s son-in-law survives brazen assassination attempt

    Date: 14 Oct 2021
    Kesavan Isaac Naidoo, the son-in-law of slain alleged drug boss Teddy Mafia, has survived an attempted hit in Shallcross, Durban, on Wednesday. CCTV footage of the incident shows three men getting out of their car and running towards a Toyota Fortuner while firing their guns. The Fortuner then drives away and the three gunmen run towards their getaway car. Ronnie Pillay, the bro... See full details

  18. Bill delay means no DNA from dangerous criminals

    Date: 14 Oct 2021
    Lamola confirmed in answers to questions in parliament last month that 96,875 convicted schedule 8 offenders have been released since January 2016 without their DNA samples being taken. More than 90,000 murderers and rapists released on parole in the past five years went bac... See full details

  19. Mabuyane asks court to interdict Hawks from investigating him

    Date: 13 Oct 2021
    Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has asked the Bhisho High Court to interdict the Hawks&rsquo; investigation against him, calling it &ldquo;unconstitutional/invalid&rdquo;. Newzroom Afrika reports that the premier also wants the unit to hand over all the evidence they have in their possession to him. According to the news channel, Mabuyan... See full details

  20. Ex-Mpumalanga MEC Mandla Msibi’s bail hearing set to continue

    Date: 13 Oct 2021
    Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane on Tuesday fired Msibi from her executive wit Murder-accused former Mpumalanga agriculture MEC Mandla Msibi&rsquo;s bail hearing is set to continue on Wednesday. The Nelspruit Magistrates Court postponed the 45-year-old&rsquo;s bail application on Tuesday after he made ... See full details

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