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  1. Pensioners destitute as firm allegedly used their pension money

    Date: 14 Aug 2019
    Zamalwandle Transport Logistics Company allegedly told John Dlamini they used workers’ provident fund contributions to bail the company out of debt. John Dlamini, who had worked for the Zamalwandle Transport Logistics Company for five years, is living in dire conditions in the rural Jameson Park near Nigel on the East Rand aft... See full details

  2. Parents ‘key to root out gangsters in Westbury schools, but they’re not bothered’

    Date: 14 Aug 2019
    &lsquo;We are afraid of speaking because we may be targeted by the gang members,&rsquo; a parent who wanted to remain anonymous said. &nbsp;The police need more participation from parents to root out gang-related violence in schools in Westbury. <p... See full details

  3. I refused to sign irregular cheque for dairy farm, Zondo told

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DA-FS-Farm-11-e1499886231989-627x418.jpg" alt="Farm equipment during a site visit by the leader of the DA, Mmusi Maimane, to the Vrede Dairy Farm that was run by Gupta company Estina, 12 July 2017. It was intended to benefit the community but has been alleged to be a front for money laundering and also alleged to ... See full details

  4. Crackdown on gangs in Westbury is showing results

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    Residents in Westbury block roads int... See full details

  5. WATCH: Engen warns other businesses against this age-old cashier scam

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    Alleged criminals appear to provide a costly lesson on how to score R100 for the effort of apparently buying a fruit juice. In a Facebook clip posted over the weekend, CCTV footage from a... See full details

  6. Zwane did not present Vrede dairy project proposal at council meeting, Zondo hears

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    Witness says the then MEC may have joined the council meeting at some stage but does not have a clear recollection of this. The commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Tuesday that former Free State agriculture and rural development MEC Mosebenzi Zwane did not take part in the presentation of a proposal on the Vrede dairy ... See full details

  7. ANC fires Zandile Gumede as eThekwini mayor, KZN spokesperson confirms

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    &nbsp; The embattled outgoing mayor has claimed the truth would be revealed in time about corruption-related charges against her. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) ANC spokesperson ... See full details

  8. SA woman in Middle East jail ordeal

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    Omani authorities want her brother to hand himself over in exchange for her freedom THE MYSTERY around the incarceration of a South African woman in Oman has deepened after it emerged that she and her brother are allegedly linked to a murder in that country. It is also alleged that she is being held for assisting her brother escape... See full details

  9. Protesters hit back at Afrophobia

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    PROTESTS against xenophobia and police corruption broke out in Johannesburg yesterday when more than 500 suspects charged with trading in counterfeit goods appeared. The protest followed the arrest of mostly foreign nationals in the CBD police raids over the past few days. Police confiscated counterfeit goods whi... See full details

  10. Ex-PIC boss assures on AYO investment

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    Tells Judge Lex Mpati&rsquo;s commission that the lender had not lost any money until he left last year FORMER chief executive of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Dan Matjila yesterday ended his 12-day testimony at the PIC Commission of Inquiry by stating that the processes of investment must be robust and free of external political influence. Matjila said the Political... See full details

  11. CR and Mkhwebane lock horns

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    DEPUTY Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba has been asked to crack the whip if President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Protector Busi Mkhwebane fail to file their papers on time in the President&rsquo;s review application over the Bosasa report. This was a request to Ledwaba by Judge Peter Mabuse yesterday, after the President successfully filed an ... See full details

  12. Time up for alleged Rolex Gang members

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    A TIP-off to police has resulted in the arrest of three members of the infamous Rolex Gang. The trio, who were nabbed on the weekend, are believed to be linked to a string of Rolex robberies. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the trio were longstanding members of the gang. The JMPD&rsquo;s K9 unit, alo... See full details

  13. Victim’s family challenge school food poisoning denial

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    THE family of a 10-year-old girl who died of suspected food poisoning have rubbished claims that the school&rsquo;s feeding scheme had nothing to do with the tragic death. Yesterday, Mpumalanga Education MEC Bonakele Majuba said that, following a probe by the province&rsquo;s Department of Health outbreak response team, the feeding scheme at... See full details

  14. School acts against rape suspects – at last

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    THE Gauteng school where a Grade 9 learner was physically and sexually assaulted has finally decided to take act against the perpetrators, following over two weeks of inaction. The Star visited Thuto Lesedi Secondary School in Ekurhuleni yesterday, where two school governing body (SGB) members, who refused to give their ... See full details

  15. ‘My sisters stole my R400 000’

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    A RETIRED Limpopo police captain, who was apparently conned by his siblings into signing for a stokvel into which the bulk of his pension was paid, urgently wants his money back. Robert Maliavusa, who suffers from a heart condition, told the North Gauteng High Court that he thought his sisters, Mushaisano Maliavusa and T... See full details

  16. Estina dairy project flagged for irregularities

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    Zondo Commission of Inquiry hears of shoddy study and proposals to secure state funding THE Zondo Commission of Inquiry has heard of the vast complexities that surrounded the controversial 2012 Estina dairy project and how shoddy project proposals, business plans and a feasibility study were used to milk the Free State government of millions of rand. <div id="testArtCol_a" class=... See full details

  17. Deputy PP: MPs to begin search

    Date: 13 Aug 2019
    THE NATIONAL Assembly is to begin a process to find a deputy to Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. This was revealed by National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise in a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa notifying him about the expiry of incumbent advocate Kevin Malunga&rsquo;s seven-year term. In her let... See full details

  18. Most police stations don’t have a single rape kit in stock, DA reveals

    Date: 12 Aug 2019
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/child-protection-week-01-1-626x418.jpg" alt="Children, staff and supporters from the Afrika Tikkun Uthando Centre march, 5 June 2019, through the streets of Johannesburg raising awareness for children's rights during Child Protection Week, which runs until 9 June. The march highlighted that, that according to Mini... See full details

  19. Ramaphosa slams leak of CR17 bank statements only Mkhwebane was meant to have

    Date: 12 Aug 2019
    Cyril Ramaphosa (picture: Siyabulela Duda) and Busisiwe Mkhwebane (Picture: Jacques Nelles) The president has stopped ... See full details

  20. SCHOOL DUMPS ‘RAPED’ PUPIL, 16

    Date: 12 Aug 2019
    Matric learners said to have assaulted Grade 9 pupil still attending classes A CULTURE of violence and excessive drug use has emerged at a high school where a Grade 9 girl was allegedly raped by two matric learners inside a toilet. On Thursday, The Star reported on how the 16-year-old Grade 9 girl was allegedly... See full details

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