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  1. Accused wanted to cause her husband pain by ‘killing’ sons, says prosecutor

    Date: 08 Sep 2017
    The accused admitted driving to a deserted spot in 2015 where she shot her sons, but claimed she did not know what she was doing at the time. The state has asked the High Court in Pretoria to convict a Pretoria businesswoman of the intentional premediated murder of her two young sons, who died after she shot them in the head. <... See full details

  2. Motion of no confidence against Mashaba will fall flat, says Solly

    Date: 08 Sep 2017
    Msimanga said he was also not worried about being recalled from his position, because his focus for now was on service delivery. The motion of no confidence against the DA Joburg mayor will &ldquo;fall flat&rdquo;, a confident Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga told the Pretoria Press Club yesterday. &ldquo;I can tell you that the... See full details

  3. ‘The whites are killing me’, slain farmer allegedly said

    Date: 08 Sep 2017
    His widow testified she found her husband&rsquo;s body lying on the road, his shirt torn and pants missing. An emerging Brits farmer phoned his daughter and told her &ldquo;the whites were killing him&rdquo; shortly before his wife found his body on a road near their farm, the High Court in Pretoria has heard. Murdered farme... See full details

  4. Property owners who paid historical debt want their billions back

    Date: 08 Sep 2017
    The Constitutional Court ruled homeowners are not liable to pay historical debt incurred by previous titleholders. Property owners who were forced into paying off historical debt are gearing up to get their money back, and collectively the figure could run into billions of rands. This is according to Peter Livanos, managing ... See full details

  5. LISTEN: UK govt distances itself from Bell Pottinger, says reputation has been damaged between SA, UK

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    The PR company could be sold after the UK PR Association expelled it recently. The outrage over Bell Pottinger continues to grow with the UK House of Lords distancing itself from the Gupta aligned company. Lord Peter Hain, a UK politician and activist, who grew up in South Africa and was involved in anti-Apartheid activities... See full details

  6. Manyi’s legal team wants judge to recuse herself from his defamation case

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    The application for acting judge Fiona Dippenaar to recuse herself from preceding over the libel suit will be heard on Friday. Media baron Mzwanele &lsquo;Jimmy&rsquo; Manyi&rsquo;s legal team on Thursday reportedly asked a judge presiding over a defamation case, brought against him by billionaire entrepreneur Magdalena Wierzycka, t... See full details

  7. Second Pinetown mob attack victim identified

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    he second victim was trying to intervene, and was also killed.Lucky Sefali, 28, a loving dad to his five-year-old son, was one of the two men who were killed in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, on Monday afternoon,&nbsp;Highway Mail&nbsp;reports . His family said it was still hard to accept that Lucky, a humble soul, was killed in such a brutal manner. His distraught nephew, Malus... See full details

  8. New team to target Joburg cable thieves

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    THE CITY of Joburg is cracking down on criminal syndicates responsible for cable theft following a three-day power outage in the inner city, with many businesses citing huge losses. The city yesterday said it would be introducing a specialised Joburg metro police department (JMPD) unit, whose exclusive focus would be to target criminals w... See full details

  9. Copper theft suspect’s bribe rejected

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    IT WAS thanks largely to two Joburg metro police department officers, Shimane Mabuse and Khotso Manamela, that the owners of a Langlaagte scrapyard were arrested. Speaking to The Star yesterday, the officers said they had received a tip-off from a member of the public about stolen cables and tubes being stored on the property. &ld... See full details

  10. NPA head grilled on Guptas, state capture

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    THE NATIONAL Prosecuting Authority has confirmed in Parliament it is investigating several contracts involving the Guptas, including its Eskom coal contracts, its botched tie-up with Denel and VR Laser, and the Free State dairy farm that funded the lavish Sun City wedding. In addition, the NPA is investigating allegat... See full details

  11. Looting as driver dies in Western Cape

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    Motorists who stopped by grabbed as much meat as possible instead of helping the vehicle occupants.A Knysna resident says she has lost her faith in humanity after people &ldquo;descended like vultures&rdquo; on an overturned meat truck when it overturned,&nbsp;Knysna Plett Herald&nbsp;reports. The driver of the truck died on the scene while, according to her, the looters made off ... See full details

  12. CAJ News ‘takes action’ over #GuptaLeaks amid Bell Pottinger sale

    Date: 07 Sep 2017
    Gupta spin has lost a lot of its revs. Bell Pottinger, the now disgraced PR firm which has seen clients leave in droves since it was expelled from its controlling body in England, is up for sale, according to BBC news. It reported the company had appointed an accounting firm to sell the company with 250 employees, following ... See full details

  13. Toxicologist slams evidence of mom who allegedly killed sons

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    The woman claimed she had a glass of red wine and an energy drink before the incident. None of the substances taken by a Pretoria businessperson before she allegedly shot dead her two young sons could have induced homicide, a toxicologist has told the High Court in Pretoria. Dr Gerbus Muller testified in the trial of Rehithi... See full details

  14. Villagers who collected money after heist also face prosecution

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    The cash-in-transit vehicle was attacked by a group of 10 heavily armed robbers on Monday between Northam and Rustenburg. The stash of cash left behind by robbers after an explosive cash-in-transit heist seemed like manna from heaven for villagers near Rustenburg, so they looted the damaged vehicle, taking the banknotes left behind.... See full details

  15. Duo unlawfully arrested for possession of drugs to be compensated

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    The men were held in custody for four days before they appeared in court, but they were never prosecuted. The police minister should compensate two men who were unlawfully arrested and detained for four days after being caught with a plastic bag containing an unknown substance at their feet in the bathroom of a Bronkhorstspruit tave... See full details

  16. Tshwane mayor targets drug addicts and dealers

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    He also threatened to close empty and derelict buildings if owners don&rsquo;t maintain them. Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga is the new sheriff in town and he has turned his attention to Brown Street, the home of nyaope drug addicts, warning property and business owners he will close down empty and dilapidated buildings to stop crimin... See full details

  17. Kenny Kunene shot at while driving in Johannesburg

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    Kunene was apparently caught in a rain of bullets in what may have been a &lsquo;hijacking gone wrong&rsquo;. The Citizen understands that well-known businessman and socialite Kenny Kunene has allegedly been shot at while driving&nbsp;a car in Johannesburg. It&rsquo;s possible it was just a hijacking gone wrong, although the... See full details

  18. Unizulu vice-chancellor charged with corruption and maladministration

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    The case was transferred from Mtunzini Police Station, and is currently with the Hawks&rsquo; anti-corruption unit. A few months after the minister of higher education and training Dr Blade Nzimande wrote a scathing letter to the University of Zululand (Unizulu) council and executives to get their house in order or be placed under a... See full details

  19. ‘Mystery buyers’ to trap corrupt traffic cops

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    &ldquo;MYSTERY buyers&rdquo; posing as motorists will be on Gauteng roads to catch corrupt traffic officers who demand bribes. They would appear as ordinary motorists, but target those who continuously use the uniform for criminal acts, said MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane. She was speaking du... See full details

  20. Malawians shot, robbed at birthday party

    Date: 06 Sep 2017
    FOUR Malawian nationals were robbed of their belongings at gunpoint and shot while having a birthday party early on Sunday in Putfontein, Benoni. The victims said they were celebrating the birthday of one of their family members. It is believed they weren&rsquo;t able to comply with the gunmen&rsquo;s instructions due to a languag... See full details

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