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  1. Kadwa killed his parents – State

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    Riaz Kadwa, 23, appeared in the Johannesburg High Court yesterday accused of murdering his father, prominent Gauteng plastic surgeon Dr Mohamed Kadwa, killing his mother Munirah and then falsely claiming that a robbery had taken place. Kadwa later also claimed that his mother had killed his father. Kadwa, from the Johannesburg suburb of Mayfair, is facing two counts of murder and a charge of... See full details

  2. Manners of murder

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    A man was stabbed to death for asking his attacker why he was not greeting other people at a Silverton small holding in the east of Pretoria on Wednesday, police said yesterday. Insp Paul Ramaloko said the victim met the suspect at the communal tap on a smallholding where several rooms are rented out. “He allegedly questioned the suspect why he was always quiet and never greeted others. The... See full details

  3. Suspect shot in the head

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    A 21-year-old man who allegedly killed a Mamelodi hospital doctor during a hijacking, was shot and wounded while trying to escape from police in the east of Pretoria yesterday. Insp Paul Ramaloko said he went to a house in the area after a tip-off. “When the man saw police, he ran away. “Shots were fired and he was hit in the head. Hi is in a stable condition in hospital.” Two other s... See full details

  4. Dumped body case in court

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    An 18-year-old mother was arrested for allegedly beating her one-year-old son to death and dumping him on a refuse site east of Pretoria on Wednesday, police said yesterday. Inspector Paul Ramaloko said some children playing next to the dump found the body. “Preliminary investigation showed the baby was beaten to death,” said Insp Ramaloko. He said that while the police were investigating... See full details

  5. Metro police looking for new recruits

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    The Joburg Metro Police department is looking for new recruits to help reflect the city's changing population demographic. The hunt is on for 300 coloured, white and Indian rookie traffic cops. "We particularly want women to join, if we can get a 50/50 split that would be great," said metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar. Applicants need to have a matric cert... See full details

  6. Chinese community keeping local crime under control

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    Language and cultural barriers meant many incidents went unreported in the past In a small office on the ground floor at the bustling Asia City shopping centre in Bruma, lies the headquarters of the Chinese Community Policing Forum (CPF). The office is neat and pristine and has Chinese symbols and writings stuck on the wall. By Lee Rondganger <a href="http://www.star.co.za" targe... See full details

  7. Ex-MEC says he will forgive rape accuser if she says sorry

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    But Bob Mabaso faces internal ANC probe of sexual harassment allegations Former Gauteng MEC for social development Bob Mabaso has been cleared of allegations of sexual harassment against him - and now he wants an apology from his accuser. Pastor Nonqaba Mosun-kutu, the wife of Gauteng MEC for Agriculture, Land and Nature Conservation Khabisi Mosunkutu, went to Premier Mbhazima Shilow... See full details

  8. A ride to hell in overcrowded taxi that threatens to fall apart

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    'Hamba! hamba man,' the impatient driver yells at other motorists while changing lanes at break-neck speed It's Thursday morning. another day to travel to work. With photographer Boxer Ngwenya, I join the throng of people rushing to the taxi rank. Eight people queue at a dusty street corner in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni. This is a taxi rank to the Joburg CBD. Within five minutes, the qu... See full details

  9. No judge on hand, so murder trial on hold

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    The unavailability of a judge has caused yet another delay in the trial of a young man charged with the murder of his mother and plastic-surgeon father a year ago. The trial of Riaz Kadwa (23), his sister Nabila (18) and his wife Nabeela (22) was scheduled to be heard in the Johannesburg High Court yesterday, but no courtroom was available. The case was postponed to Monday. Their appearanc... See full details

  10. Metro cops defend Kempton raids

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    Councillor seeks probe after pub patrons claim they were hit and robbed The Democratic Alliance councillor for Kempton Park, André Hunter, has launched a scathing attack on the Ekurhuleni metro police for "indiscriminately assaulting and stealing items from patrons at three pubs in the city. But the metro police say they were "viciously assaulted" by the patrons, who threw bottles at... See full details

  11. More crimes

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    Intruders in vicious assault on couple Four gunmen tied up a Boksburg man and threw a blanket over his head while three of them gang-raped his wife after breaking open the door to their home. Superintendent Andy Pieke said the vicious assault took place at a disused office block where the couple were staying on a mine property next to Rondebult Road. The 50-year-old man and his wife (41) ... See full details

  12. Mom up for baby's murder gets stiff bail

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    Magistrate rules on side of the state in case of horrific child abuse Awoman accused of battering her 21-month-old adopted daughter to death has appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court. Zaibunisha Herman is charged with culpable homicide following the death of her daughter Tammy in one of the worst cases of child abuse that doctors who treated the child said they had ever come... See full details

  13. Prosecutor seized in sting operation

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    A Bloemfontein prosecutor appeared in court yesterday for allegedly selling police dossiers. Simon Matosele Mokobe, 29, appeared on a charge of corruption and was granted bail of R2 000 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. He was arrested on Tuesday in a sting operation during which he allegedly sold a dossier to a police agent for R1 500. Anyone with information cancontact Captain Nic... See full details

  14. Stabber case in high court

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    The case against a 33-year-old man who allegedly attacked and stabbed a Pretoria prosecutor last month was transferred to the Pretoria High Court where proceedings start today. Percy Sipho Mnisi appeared briefly in the Pretoria Regional Court yesterday facing charges of attempted murder. The case was postponed and transferred to the High Court. Chief prosecutor Matric Luphondo said Mnisi ... See full details

  15. Murdered girl’s ex-boyfriend arrested on the run

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    A 21-year0old Limpopo man who allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old girl 28 times while she was walking home from school in Mulima, was arrested yesterday. The man’s family alerted police to his whereabouts after he had been on the run for two days. Vhembe Area police spokesman Inspector Thivhulawi Tshilate said the man had gone home to get some food when he was arrested. He allegedly stabbed P... See full details

  16. Student vet found strangled at home

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    A Namibian veterinary student was found dead by her boyfriend in a Sinoville townhouse north of Pretoria on Tuesday, police said. Inspector Paul Ramaloko said Maranet Monsure, a 24-year-old fourth-year student at Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, was found strangled in her bedroom. Insp Ramaloko said nothing was stolen from the house, and the circumstances surrounding the incident are as y... See full details

  17. Two farm-attack suspects arrested

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    The two adult sons of a couple attacked on their smallholding managed to arrest two suspects soon afterwards. They had been called to the plot near Orkney in Nrth West by a security guard, but were not in time to prevent their parents from being beaten and seriously injured. Albertus Johannes Strauss, 57, and his wife, Johanna, 60, were admitted to Klerksdorp’s Wilmed Park Private Hospital f... See full details

  18. Judge slammed for 'failing law'

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    A woman whose mother was murdered is fuming at Pretoria High Court judge Justice Ntsikelelo Poswa's decision to grant R1 000 bail to the 64-year-old's alleged killers. Judge Poswa's decision to grant bail to Abram Mabena (22) and Oupa Frans Bofu (25) has also been slammed by a full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), who have just released their reasons for nullifying the bail order la... See full details

  19. Conference shocked by stories of sex in primary schools

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    Empty seats and untouched bottles of mineral water marked the first day of a poorly attended Sanef SABC conference on Gender and Media in South Africa. Fortunately, the dynamic voices of the youth panel raised the temperature in the austere room at the Sandton Convention Centre. They took the audience on heated debates and topics, ranging from representation of women in the media and by the... See full details

  20. 'This is not the place to bring weapons and drugs'

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    When Forest High pupil Charmaine Hatta arrived at school yesterday, there was yet another policeman confronting her and other pupils. This time the policeman wasn't there to take statements about the murder at the school, but to talk to the pupils. And when he spoke he did so with the eloquence and authority of a school principal. "You are beautiful kids with dreams for a brighter future,"... See full details

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