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  1. ZUMA BREATHES FIRE

    Date: 09 Jun 2018
    WHILE he may be scrambling for money to pay his legal fees, former president Jacob Zuma was defiant outside the Durban High Court yesterday after appearing on 16 charges related to corruption, racketeering, money laundering and fraud. Zuma, who sang and danced in front of a crowd of loyal supporters, warned that he’d spill the beans... See full details

  2. Brakes on cash-in-transit heists – cops We want your school picture

    Date: 09 Jun 2018
    MORE than 7 000 law enforcement officers, including metro police and municipal traffic officers, have been deployed to put an end to the alarming rise of cash-in-transit heists in Gauteng. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="http... See full details

  3. School sexual assault case spurs education MEC

    Date: 09 Jun 2018
    The sexual assault of a 12-year-old schoolgirl has prompted Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to order the investigation of all such assault cases in schools. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has tasked his head of department to immediately appoint... See full details

  4. ‘Back off, I have dirt’ is Zuma’s message to his opponents

    Date: 09 Jun 2018
    In court, Zuma remained incredulous about the charges against him, saying he didn&rsquo;t know what he had done wrong and he hadn&rsquo;t been involved in the arms deal. Part of Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s charm, or shtick if you will, is being the kindly grandfat... See full details

  5. COLD-BLOODED KILLER

    Date: 08 Jun 2018
    Three maximum terms for triple axe murderer FAMILY murderer Henri van Breda&rsquo;s &ldquo;coldblooded&rdquo; crimes ranked among the most gruesome of cases, said Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai. Van Breda, 23, was handed three life sentences: one each for the murder of his mother Theresa, father Martin and brother Rud... See full details

  6. Police stations easy pickings for gun thieves

    Date: 08 Jun 2018
    POOR security at police stations has once again been highlighted following the robbery of an R5 rifle and two empty magazines at an East Rand cop shop. The station had no camera surveillance system, raising suspicion it was targeted by individuals privy to this information when they pounced, allegedly armed with just ... See full details

  7. Protector to probe reappointment of metro official

    Date: 08 Jun 2018
    He left municipality after controversial R6m World Cup tender PUBLIC Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating how a senior City of Ekurhuleni official was reappointed by the metro, seven years after leaving the municipality under a cloud of fraud and corruption charges linked to the 2010 Fifa World Cup. <p... See full details

  8. Teacher abuse of pupils on the rise

    Date: 08 Jun 2018
    CASES of sex pest teachers preying on pupils and meting out corporal punishment are on the rise in Gauteng schools. At least 19 teachers were found guilty of sexually abusing pupils in 2017/2018. Another 118 teachers meted out corporal punishment or assault in the same period. There were 14 teachers fo... See full details

  9. Distraught father in dock shown compassion by court

    Date: 08 Jun 2018
    The director of public prosecutions will decide whether the matter should proceed or not, the magistrate said after releasing Tshabalala on a warning. After she listened to 51-year-old father Sibusiso Tshabalala describing ho... See full details

  10. Zuma fails to file application for review of charges

    Date: 08 Jun 2018
    &nbsp;The matter was previously postponed for Zuma&rsquo;s legal team to lodge an application for a review of the charges against him by May 15. Jacob Zuma has not filed his application for a review of the charges against him by late yesterday afternoon and his legal team will ha... See full details

  11. Hawks swoop in to investigate claims of Vryheid pension scam in KZN

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    The company asks its clients for a R1&nbsp;500 application fee in return for claiming money from the labour department on their behalf. Members of the Hawks investigated a High Street business yesterday morning, June 6, following a fraud complaint lodged by the Vryheid labour department, <a href="https://vryheidherald.co.za/75446/ha... See full details

  12. Hawks look for family links in rhino poaching probe

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    The coincidence of two unrelated men with the same name being involved in poaching is suspicious, the Hawks&rsquo; Endangered Species Unit says. The Asset Forfeiture Unit and the SA Revenue Service will be drafted into a Hawks&rsquo; investigation of two ... See full details

  13. Saftu threatens 4-day strike over Gauteng outsourcing

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    Trade unions have been lobbying for an end to outsourcing of jobs in municipal entities, and have given the local government one more week to resolve the issue. The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is set to flex its muscles again and mobi... See full details

  14. Cele declares war on cash-heist ‘terrorism’

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    &lsquo;We are taking every [officer] out of the barracks, especially the specialised unit and giving them the best equipment,&rsquo; the police minister said. The tables are about to turn on cash-in-transit robbers as minister of police Bheki Cele describ... See full details

  15. Zuma: I want to warn them, they must keep quiet … they must not provoke me

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    Ahead of the resumption of his court trial, the former president has quietly threatened his critics not to push him too far. Former president Jacob Zuma has issued an ominous warning to his critics, particularly those in the ANC that he feels live in glass houses. Speaking at a Congress of SA Students (Cosas) event on free e... See full details

  16. PROTECTOR ON ROPES

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    Ordered to appear before MPsFaces a raft of complaints PUBLIC Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is on the ropes and could be the first public protector in more than 23 years to face a parliamentary inquiry, to probe her conduct. This followed several complaints against Mkhwebane ov... See full details

  17. Security Council seat ‘in bag’ for SA

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    FOR THE third time in a decade, South Africa is set to be voted on to the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member tomorrow. South Africa is the only African country standing, and its candidature to represent the east and southern African group was already endorsed by southern Africa last year and the AU in January. Wh... See full details

  18. Estate boss up for graft over ‘racist’ house plans

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    Allegedly altered body corporate resolution to keep black couple out ALLEGED fraudulent activities laden with racism have hindered a black married couple from developing the land they bought in a luxury estate in Edenvale, Ekurhuleni, following their three-year battle with the body corporate. This emerged ye... See full details

  19. Police probing versions of tragic shooting

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    My husband fired a shot because he thought he was being attacked TROPHIES Luyanda Themba Tshabalala had won over the years for his academic excellence fill the display cabinet inside the family sitting room. Sadly, the 16-year-old&rsquo;s life was ended when his father shot him dead on Tuesday night at Fred ... See full details

  20. Cash guard got a raw deal

    Date: 07 Jun 2018
    FORMER cash-in-transit guard Riaan le Roux is still angry, after he was held at gunpoint, punched and dragged under a cash van, before his employer gave him a meagre R7 000 settlement. Trauma and dejection linger in his voice as he relives the January 4 ordeal that cost him his job as a technical support officer (TSO)... See full details

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