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  1. 13 year old raped and killed, gogo hacked with panga

    Date: 07 Jun 2021
    A Limpopo man allegedly attacks his mother-in-law, before raping her young neighbour and killing her. Child Protection Week ended on a sombre note in Limpopo, with the news that a child was raped, and another killed while her 71-year-old neighbour was assaulted and hacked with a panga. During the launch of the the Child Protection Week in Sekororo last Tuesday, Limpopo ... See full details

  2. Divorcee-to-be falsely cries ‘hijack’ after giving her car to sellers

    Date: 07 Jun 2021
    In another incident in Nigeria, the 2019 story of a pastor who allegedly faked his own kidnapping to extort ransom money from his church members has resurfaced on social media. A 40-year-old woman going through a divorce has been arrested after allegedly opening a false hijacking case at the Boksburg North police station on 6 April. According to Boksburg North police sp... See full details

  3. Estina dairy project: Former Free State agriculture HOD gets bail

    Date: 07 Jun 2021
    The accused are expected back in court on 5 July 2021. The Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday granted R10 000 bail to the former head of the Free State agriculture department, Peter Thabethe. Thabethe and Gupta-linked businessman Iqbal Sharma appeared in court following their arrests last week in connection with the failed R288 million Estina dairy project ... See full details

  4. Zille: Cele disarming law-abiding citizens while cops sell guns to gangsters

    Date: 06 Jun 2021
    The proposed amendments to the Firearms Control Act has sincebeen strongly opposed by a number of organisations including the DA. The Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Council chairperson Helen Zille has weighed in her thoughts on the proposed amendments to the Firearms Control Act, which has caused an uproar among South Africans and a number of organisations. The&nbsp;<... See full details

  5. NPA boss reportedly on warpath against Joburg head over his prosecution decisions

    Date: 06 Jun 2021
    National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi has reminded Andrew Chauke that he has a responsibility to ensure 'speedy justice'. Sunday newspapers are reporting that National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shamila Batohi has demanded answers from the South Gauteng director of public prosecutions, Andrew Chauke, on various decisions he made, or allegedly made, so th... See full details

  6. Mkhize ‘ignores’ ANC integrity committee rules he helped to write

    Date: 06 Jun 2021
    The health minister's future in government looks increasingly tenuous, with speculation his presidential ambitions may also be catching up with him now. Amid the increasing pressure on Health Minister Zweli Mkhize in the wake of a controversial R150 million communications contract his department dished out to his associates&rsquo; company Digital Vibes, his fai... See full details

  7. Gupta aide Iqbal Sharma, co-accused to return in court for bail hearing

    Date: 06 Jun 2021
    The fifth suspect in the case, who is Iqbal Sharma&rsquo;s brother-in-law, will formally appear on 15 June 2021, owing to health reasons. Former Transnet Board member and Gupta family associate, Iqbal Sharma and former Fre... See full details

  8. Do more to protect children – experts

    Date: 05 Jun 2021
    A 14-YEAR-OLD girl from the south of Johannesburg was raped by an adult man in her community last month. The matter was reported to the police and the suspect was arrested shortly afterwards, but the teenager then decided to move out of her family home to go live with her alleged rapist&rsquo;s girlfriend. A... See full details

  9. Being an internet troll can land you in jail – what you need to know (Part 1)

    Date: 03 Jun 2021
    Fines and imprisonment An offender, if convicted, could be liable to pay a fine or face imprisonment ranging from five to 10 years, or up to 15 years for aggravated offences, depending on the terms of the offense. Preeta Bhagattjee and Aphindile Govuza from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr explain:&nbsp;&ldquo;In the case of the offences of cyber fraud, cyber forgery and... See full details

  10. Being an internet troll can land you in jail – what you need to know (Part 2)

    Date: 03 Jun 2021
    B/fwd fm Part 1 Fines and imprisonment An offender, if convicted, could be liable to pay a fine or face imprisonment ranging from five to 10 years, or up to 15 years for aggravated offences, depending on the terms of the offense. Preeta Bhagattjee and Aphindile Govuza from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr explain:&nb... See full details

  11. Interpol asked to arrest Guptas and send them back to SA for trial

    Date: 03 Jun 2021
    The Investigating Directorate has asked Interpol to arrest and deport the Guptas to stand trial in South Africa on fraud charges. The National Prosecuting Authority&rsquo;s (NPA&rsquo;s) Investigating Directorate (ID) has applied to Interpol to assist with arrest warrants for, among others, Atul Gupta, wife Chetali, Rajesh Gupta and his wife, Arti. This is after former ... See full details

  12. Public protector to lay contempt charges against Mkhize

    Date: 03 Jun 2021
    Mkhize had been subpoenaed to give evidence in relation to the Clinical Associate National Task Team 2017 report. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane&rsquo;s office will lay contempt charges against Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize after his failure to respond to a subpoena on three occasions. The case will be opened at Brooklyn police station in Hatfield, Pretoria, t... See full details

  13. Estina dairy project: Case against Gupta aide, ex-agriculture officials postponed

    Date: 03 Jun 2021
    The accused were arrested on Wednesday&nbsp;in Gauteng, Free State and Mpumalanga. The Bloemfontein Magistrate&rsquo;s Court has postponed the case against four suspects arrested in connection with the failed R288 million Estina dairy project in Vrede in the Free State. Gupta linked businessman Iqbal Sharma and former Free State agriculture department officials Peter Th... See full details

  14. Court ruling a blow to Khanyisa coal project

    Date: 03 Jun 2021
    While the High Court in Pretoria declared the environmental approval for the planned 600MW Khanyisa coal-fired power station as expired, Eskom&rsquo;s load shedding schedule is showing no signs of ending during this winter. The ruling c... See full details

  15. Downer hits back at Zuma: Trial will go on, with or without me

    Date: 03 Jun 2021
    Prosecutor Billy Downer says Zuma&rsquo;s special plea is misplaced, adding that he had been designated to prosecute the arms deal case by two ex-directors of public prosecutions. &nbsp; The lead prosecutor in Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s corruption trial, Billy Downer SC, has shot back at the former president&rsquo;s claims that he&rsquo;s &ldquo;turned the prosecution into a personal l... See full details

  16. Bushiri: Official charged

    Date: 02 Jun 2021
    A TOP Department of Home Affairs official is under fire for approving controversial Malawian fugitive and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his family&rsquo;s applications for permanent residency. Ronney Marhule, the department&rsquo;s chief director for permits, has been charged interna... See full details

  17. TRAFFICKING AND BROTHELS ON THE RISE

    Date: 02 Jun 2021
    Six girls saved from a dilapidated building SIX girls of the ages of 14 to 21 were yesterday rescued from the &ldquo;Jerusalema&rdquo; building in downtown Joburg. The dilapidated building is known to be a brothel housing young women. <p dat... See full details

  18. Ex-ministers should should stop leeching off Parliament – Hanekom

    Date: 02 Jun 2021
    National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise, says Parliament cannot carry on paying for former ministers' benefits, which include free flights. Former minister of tourism Derek Hanekom is in agreement with National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise, that Parliament should cease to pay for former Cabinet ministers&rsquo; benefits. On Tuesday, Modise presented Parliament&rsquo... See full details

  19. UPDATE: Gupta aide, ex-agriculture officials arrested over Estina project

    Date: 02 Jun 2021
    Iqbal Sharma, Peter Thabethe, Dr Limakatso Moorosi and Seipati Dlamini are due in the Bloemfontein Magistrate&rsquo;s Court on Thursday. A high-profile businessman linked to the fugitive Gupta brothers and three former Free State agriculture department officials were arrested on Wednesday morning, in connection with the failed R288 million Estina dairy project in Vrede. <p... See full details

  20. SIU to conclude Digital Vibes probe by end June, says investigations at ‘a critical stage’

    Date: 02 Jun 2021
    DA says it will lay criminal complaints against health minister and the department&rsquo;s director-general on Thursday morning. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says its investigations into the controversial R150 million contract awarded to Digital Vibes by the national Department of Health to Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize&rsquo;s close associates are at a &ldquo;critica... See full details

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