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  1. ‘Poppie’s dad assaulted me’

    Date: 24 Aug 2019
    “I NOW understand why Louisa left him,” Lulu van der Merwe, 43, said yesterday after laying a charge of assault against her husband Christo van der Merwe, the biological father of murdered Poppie van der Merwe. Lulu told Independent Media this week she was “lucky to get out alive”. During the murder trial last... See full details

  2. Organised business of hijacking

    Date: 24 Aug 2019
    VEHICLE hijackings might seem like a random act of crime but some experts believe it is the work of well-organised criminal syndicates. These criminal groups are thought to plan meticulously for each vehicle they hijack and will often not think twice about using extreme violence to get their jobs done with an increasing number of hostages be... See full details

  3. ‘No taxpayers’ money used in CR17’

    Date: 23 Aug 2019
    PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has hit back at his detractors, saying individuals involved in his CR17 presidential campaign owe no one an apology for raising funds. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=a88d8a25-fea7-46b2-8... See full details

  4. Maile calls for action on VBS investments

    Date: 23 Aug 2019
    GAUTENG MEC for co-operative governance Lebogang Maile has written to two mayors whose municipalities collectively invested about R126 million with VBS Mutual Bank, urging them to act against implicated officials. Yesterday, the office of Maphefo Mogale-Letsie, mayor of Merafong local municipality, and West Rand district... See full details

  5. ‘Probe worth the money’

    Date: 23 Aug 2019
    Justice Zondo insists state capture commission funds won&rsquo;t go to waste DEPUTY Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has insisted the R100 million spent so far on the operations of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of State Capture will not go to waste. Justice Zondo also highlighted that for the comm... See full details

  6. Jiba interdict spurs debate on Mkhwebane process

    Date: 23 Aug 2019
    PARLIAMENT is considering creating a new process to follow when the justice and correctional services portfolio committee convenes to consider the fitness of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to hold office. This comes as the House has been served with an interdict by former National Prosecuting Authority boss Nomgcobo... See full details

  7. Nasrec: cash paid for votes claim

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    Former legislature official alleges &lsquo;one of the leaders giving out money is now a minister&rsquo; FORMER KwaZulu-Natal legislature deputy speaker Meshack Radebe has revealed how he witnessed ANC leaders dishing out cash in exchange for votes at the party&rsquo;s Nasrec elective conference in 2017. The vet... See full details

  8. Ruling on old flag of hate hailed

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    THE landmark ruling on the apartheid South African flag has been hailed as a national victory that will contribute to healing a painful past. Speaking shortly after the ruling, the ANC&rsquo;s Dakota Legoete said the gratuitous waving of the old flag had long been a constitutional crisis. &ldquo;This is a national victory, we cannot ... See full details

  9. De Lille hails judgment on Seriti report

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    North Gauteng High Court sets aside findings of commission to probe arms deal THE R60 billion &ldquo;corrupt arms deal&rdquo; scandal opened the floodgates for corruption and state capture in South Africa. This is the view of Public Works Minister and Good party leader Patricia de Lille who blew the whistle on ... See full details

  10. No lawyer? Magistrate loses his cool

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    THE man accused of killing student Palesa Madiba received a tongue lashing in court for using delaying tactics. Magistrate Roland Zakwe did not mince his words at the Protea Magistrate&rsquo;s Court yesterday where Dumisani Mkhwanazi made his third appearance in connection with Madiba&rsquo;s murder. In his first two appearances following hi... See full details

  11. Family want answers from cops over death

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    FAMILY of a man who died after an altercation with Joburg metro police department (JMPD) officers are demanding answers about his death. Tshegofatso Selahle, 35, died in the custody of the officers on Saturday night after he was arrested for allegedly skipping a red traffic light at the corner of William Nicol and Sandto... See full details

  12. Jiba’s removal gets suspended for one month

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    THE parliamentary process to remove advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and advocate Lawrence Mrwebi from office at the NPA has been suspended until September 19. This is to make way for Jiba&rsquo;s application at the Western Cape High Court to be reinstated. Parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said yesterday that the... See full details

  13. Mokoena drops Sars court bid

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    Official withdraws attempt to stop tax collector&rsquo;s disciplinary action against her SUSPENDED SA Revenue Service (Sars) executive Refiloe Mokoena yesterday abandoned her bid to stop her boss, Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter, from proceeding with the disciplinary hearing against her. Mokoena, who is Sar... See full details

  14. Ernst Roets commits hate speech. Asks, ‘Did I just commit hate speech?’

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Flag03-626x418.jpg" alt="Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive Sello Hatang together with Ernst Roets AfriForum Head of Policy and Action speaks to the media after Judge President Phineas Mojapelo delivered judgment in the Nelson Mandela Foundation&rsquo;s so-called &ldquo;apartheid flag&rdquo; case in th... See full details

  15. Ramaphosa in hot seat today over CR17 funding, ethics code

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    Cope&rsquo;s Dennis Bloem warned against pursuing clarity on only Ramaphosa&rsquo;s campaign donations while others were ignored. There is no doubt President Cyril Ramaphosa will face his toughest grilling since being elected when he appears in parliament to account for his campaign funding and a violation of the executive ethics co... See full details

  16. Stage set for ANC coup against Herman Mashaba

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    Indications are that Julius Malema&rsquo;s EFF will not vote, thereby opening a gap for the ANC to vote Mashaba out. The ANC is confident of ousting City of Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, saying it has already secured guaranteed support from smaller parties to give it enough votes to kick the outspoken mayor out this afternoon. <... See full details

  17. Hijackings are on the increase, insurers say

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    File Image Tracker data showed that Gauteng was the most affected province, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. An unprecedented number of hijackings and cases... See full details

  18. Police watchdog Ipid gets R100m bite in Labour Court

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    Labour Court. Picture: Twitter Ipid has to pay its investigators on the same scale as their counterparts in the SAPS, backdated to April 2012, the Labour Court ruled. <div class="single-content"... See full details

  19. Intervene in ‘unprecedented attack’ on me, Mkhwebane asks Concourt

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane during an outreach programme at the Rabasotho Community Center in Tembisa, 21 August 201... See full details

  20. European governments ‘must pay back the arms deal money’

    Date: 22 Aug 2019
    Cancellation of the contracts, returning of the goods and recovery of the money is the internationally accepted remedy for fraud, activist Terry Crawford-Browne says. South Africa should cancel all still-outstanding arms deal contracts, return all purchased goods &ndash; including the fighter aircraft &ndash; and recover the stolen... See full details

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