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  1. Hijacked luxury vehicles found in Lenasia

    Date: 14 May 2007
    Police searching for one hijacked luxury car have stumbled on to two expensive sedans in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg. The breakthrough happened about 5.30am yesterday when the Tracker company traced a signal after the owner of a BMW reported a case of hijacking about 8pm on Saturday in Ridgeway, southern Joburg. Vaal Rand police spokesperson Inspector Trudie Wilken said the tracking compa... See full details

  2. 'Youngest Joburg drug dealer is 8 years old'

    Date: 14 May 2007
    Workshop helps warn pupils of the dangers of dagga, drinking The youngest child to be caught dealing in drugs in Joburg's northern suburbs was just 8 years old - and the youngest to test positive for alcohol consumption was 10. Superintendent Joe Odendaal, the Sunninghill police station commissioner, revealed this when he addressed scores of schoolchildren during a workshop on "Substa... See full details

  3. Parole boards are incompetent, activist says

    Date: 14 May 2007
    Members of parole boards are lazy and incompetent, says the president of the SA Prisoners' Organisation for Human Rights. Golden Miles Bhudu's angry words followed reports of dysfunctional parole boards in Mossel Bay, Knysna and George following a visit by parliament's correctional services portfolio committee last week. "We picked up the problem of incompetent parole boards a long time ago... See full details

  4. Alerted cops nail gang

    Date: 14 May 2007
    In a major breakthrough, Ekurhuleni metro police pounced on nine suspected robbers after receiving a tip-off from the Tembisa community. Inspector Mveli Nhlapo said the metro police found that the robbers had staked out premises in the Savemoor Complex in Mayibuye, between Midrand and Tembisa. "We received the tip-off in time to observe the gang's actions," Nhlapo said. Members of the gan... See full details

  5. Carpet and rug shop set alight

    Date: 14 May 2007
    robbers spark inferno at mall Armed robbers entered a Bryanston, Sandton, carpet and rug shop, helped themselves to a cellphone and a purse, then threw petrol around the store and set it alight. Within minutes, the fire was burning so fiercely that half of the Epsom Downs Shopping Centre's shops had gone up in flames. Two people were injured. One of them was the owner of the shop... See full details

  6. Spa linked to Fidentia under final liquidation

    Date: 14 May 2007
    The Cape High Court has placed Facets Ladies Lifestyle Centre, owned by the wife of Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown, under final liquidation. The order was granted by Acting Judge Michael Wragge last week. Facets was first placed under provisional liquidation on March 13, and interested parties were asked to show cause on May 4 why the order should not be made final. On that day, the case was... See full details

  7. ARVs stolen for a uniquely South African rush

    Date: 14 May 2007
    Thugs in a KwaZulu Natal community are robbing people living with Aids of their lifesaving antiretroviral drugs - and then smoking them to get high. Patients who collect their ARVs at St Mary's Hospital in the Valley of a Thousand Hills have complained to community outreach co-ordinators that people are stealing their Stocrin, a commonly used ARV, and using it to achieve a high which, it is cl... See full details

  8. Shaik still 'living it up' in hospital on State

    Date: 14 May 2007
    The Department of Correctional Services has been accused of continuing to give imprisoned Durban businessman Schabir Shaik preferential treatment. Shaik has been at Albert Luthuli Hospital for 25 days and is not being treated like a prisoner but "is getting visitors left, right and centre", the director of the South African Prisoners' Organisation for Human Rights (Sapohr), Golden Miles Bhudu,... See full details

  9. Hijacker dies, accomplice badly hurt

    Date: 11 May 2007
    One hijacker was killed and another seriously injured in a shoot-out with police in Rooihuiskraal, south of Pretoria yesterday. Wierdabrug police patrolling in the Centurion area caught the men hijacking a motorist. They saw them pulling a motorist out of a car at about 1.30pm, Captain Lucas Sithole said. When police intervened, the men started shooting. The police retaliated and one hijac... See full details

  10. Three arrested in drug raid

    Date: 11 May 2007
    Gauteng police arrested three men during a raid on a drug-manufacturing laboratory in Weltrevreden Park on the West Rand on Wednesday night. According to police spokesman Superintendent Eugene Opperman, the operation came as a result of information obtained during their on-going investigations into bouncer-related violence in the province. He said the arrested men were, however, not bouncers... See full details

  11. Bloody night on Joburg streets

    Date: 11 May 2007
    Police and emergency personnel again had their hands full during a bloody night on the streets around Johannesburg on Wednesday. At least three shooting incidents, one fatal, were reported in two hours. According to Netcare 911 spokesman Trevor Putterill, the first incident occurred when a vehicle owner gunned down a suspected hijacker in Westdene just after 7pm. He said the man was taken... See full details

  12. Metro policeman kills ex-lover, self

    Date: 11 May 2007
    A Johannesburg metro police officer killed his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in his Riverlea home yesterday. Metro police spokesman Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the bodies of Selwyn Dominigo, 21, and Lesego Gaboutlwelwe, 23, were found in the bedroom. The officer’s sister saw the two going to his bedroom in his parents house. She heard them arguing and later on heard ... See full details

  13. Taxi group opens fire on rivals

    Date: 11 May 2007
    A Johannesburg taxi driver was injured when members of a rival association fired at drivers on Christiaan de Wet Street in Honeydew yesterday. Captain Sphiwe Ndlovu said members of the association drove to the area in six cars at about 5pm. They stopped their vehicles on the side of the road, jumped out and without warning started shooting at the group of minibus drivers. The men then fled ... See full details

  14. Woman to ‘sit’ 8 years

    Date: 11 May 2007
    A Potchefstroom magistrate has sentenced a 34-year-old woman to an effective six years’ imprisonment after she was found guilty of 424 charges of fraud, and another 32 of theft involving more than R4 million. However, Jacomina Susanna “Jackie” Venter’s past caught up with her, because a previous suspended sentence of two years’ imprisonment for an earlier offence was made effective at the same ... See full details

  15. Grandmother raped, murdered

    Date: 11 May 2007
    A 78-year-old grandmother was raped and beaten to death with a hammer in Tholeni village in Butterworth yesterday. Captain Jackson Manatha said a neighbour found the body of Nofinish Nomvula Mayekiso in her home with a hammer lying next to it. It was believed the attacker also tried to strangle her, as there were marks on her neck. Mayekiso was also raped before being killed. Her attacke... See full details

  16. Tears for murdered man

    Date: 11 May 2007
    Family members of a 24-year-old Eldoraigne man wept yesterday as they heard how he had begged neighbours for help after intruders shot him in the face. Eugene van Rooyen died in a coma in hospital 10 days after the incident two years ago. His friend “Krappies” Rossouw, to have become engaged in December that year, died where he was shot in Van Rooyen’s House. Eugene’s parents ad best frie... See full details

  17. Love ends in double killing

    Date: 11 May 2007
    Love ended in tragedy after a man gunned down his fleeing girlfriend before shooting himself in full view of Bramley View residents in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon. Ntabiseng Quina, 25, died in the yard of a house neighbouring the street where the incident took place at about 4pm while her boyfriend, 26-year-old Xolani September, died shortly after being admitted to hospital. Johannes... See full details

  18. The spy boss vs Mbeki

    Date: 11 May 2007
    Axed spy boss Billy Masetlha has accused President Thabo Mbeki of ignoring the rule of law by firing him and then attempting to throw him and his family out of their government-owned home. And it has emerged that Masetlha has also declined a substantial settlement offer to back down from his court challenge to his dismissal, with his lawyers yesterday admitting that his case was founded on a d... See full details

  19. Thousands of inmates to be released in bid to tackle overcrowding

    Date: 11 May 2007
    Petty criminals with fines under R1 000 may go free Close to 11 000 inmates are to be released from jail as a means of dealing with overcrowding in the country's prisons. These are prisoners who had been slapped with fines of R1 000 or less and who are still behind bars because they were unable to come up with the money. Deputy Justice Minister Johnny de Lange said yesterday: "Th... See full details

  20. Activists bemoan court ruling over male rape

    Date: 11 May 2007
    Constitutional judges take cautious approach Using a dissenting judgment from Chief Justice Pius Langa as ammunition, activists have expressed grave disappointment at a cautious Constitutional Court ruling which failed to extend the definition of rape to men. In a majority judgment yesterday, the court ruled that the current definition of rape fell short of the "spirit, purport and t... See full details

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