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  1. Justice

    Date: 18 Dec 2006
    Criminals feel the wrath of both the public and the judiciary This is what it has come to: while two would-be robbers lay dying in the street outside a Joburg restaurant this week, their potential victims looked on and laughed. The instant justice dealt out to the gangsters, and another of their comrades also shot dead inside the restaurant, was greeted by cheers not only in crime-ri... See full details

  2. Tourist attacks are behind tightening of security

    Date: 18 Dec 2006
    Closed-circuit TV cameras and thorough searches at entrance gates to the Kruger National Park, extra security guards and dogs on patrol on Table Mountain - parks authorities are tightening up security|at two of their world-famous national wildlife reserves following a series of attacks on tourists and staff. This year there have been at least five robberies in the Kruger National Park - includ... See full details

  3. Job scam run from jail cell

    Date: 18 Dec 2006
    Fraudster trying to get rich on unwitting matriculants A convicted fraudster is running a scam from his prison cell that is duping hundreds of people - using four legitimate companies and an unwitting law firm. Speta Johannes Molokeng has been operating a money-spinning marketing business from C-section of Vereeniging Prison for the past three years. Better known as prisoner 9853... See full details

  4. Fury at theatre icon's murder

    Date: 18 Dec 2006
    Grieving relatives of entertainer Taliep Petersen, killed by a single gunshot to the head, believe he may have known his killers. Petersen's stepson, Achmat Gamieldien, and sister Maatoema Groenmeyer, said yesterday that he wouldn't have let the killers into his well-secured home had he not known them. Gamieldien said Petersen's safe was emptied and electronic equipment stolen. Peterse... See full details

  5. Officials bust for speeding offences

    Date: 18 Dec 2006
    Two senior officials, one from the Gauteng Department of Transport and Public Works and an officer from the Lesotho Defence Force, are among the at least eight people arrested for speeding at the weekend. The speedsters were arrested on the N1 South near the Grasmere tollgate. The senior officer in the Lesotho Defence Force, Minnaar said, was on his way back to Lesotho when he was caught d... See full details

  6. Police believe gang behind teenager's gruesome death

    Date: 18 Dec 2006
    Student killed less than a month after his friend was shot dead Police believe the killing of a youth outside an Ekurhuleni nightclub could be the work of the same gang responsible for the death of his friend. Vaughn Prepok was found in a pool of blood in the middle of the road - his throat slit - less than a month after Kyle Norris (18) was shot dead at an Edenvale nightclub. Th... See full details

  7. Police find restaurateur's kidnapped daughter in house

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    The kidnapped daughter of Gugulethu restaurant owner Mzoli Ngcawuzele has been found alive, blindfolded and bound hand-and-foot to a chair, in the back room of a house. Expert analysis of cellphone calls led police to the house in Table View on Wednesday night, where they found 19-year-old Sisanda. She was released and taken to the Table View police station for trauma counselling, and from... See full details

  8. ANC banishes sex pest goniwe

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    Chief whip 'brought party into disrepute' Defence was 'inconsistent and unreliable' Forty-five minutes alone in a bedroom with a 21-year-old office assistant has cost ANC chief whip Mbulelo Goniwe his job and his membership of the ruling party. The ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC) dropped a bombshell yesterday when it announced that Goniwe had been banished from th... See full details

  9. Conservation group tackles Acsa over spills

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    Criminal charges laid after jet-fuel seeped into sensitive wetland An environmental pressure group has laid criminal charges against the Airports Company South Africa and senior employees in what could prove to be a test case for environmental protection in the country. The Environment and Conservation Association (ECA) has laid charges against Acsa and 11 of its management staff at ... See full details

  10. People's Poet Mbuli again on wrong|side of law

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    Popular poet Mzwakhe Mbuli is once again in trouble with the law. Three years after he was released from prison for armed robbery, the People's Poet - as he is popularly known - has been arrested for domestic violence after allegedly assaulting his wife Nomsa. The assault allegedly took place at the couple's house in Mondeor, southern Johannesburg, on Wednesday afternoon - only three days ... See full details

  11. More roadblocks, patrols planned for Gauteng

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    An exodus from Gauteng was expected to get under way today, and massive patrols are in place on major routes leaving the province. Ntau Letebele of the Department of Transport, said many people who usually drove just a few kilometres during the year were the main challenge, as these inexperienced motorists suddenly found themselves driving long distances. "Unbeknown to those taking the tri... See full details

  12. Kebble's friends are 'weird oyster' and 'a cockroach'

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    Brett Kebble's brother has lashed out at the slain mining magnate's former associates, Glenn Agliotti and John Stratton, calling them "a cockroach" and "weird oyster". Although both professed to love Kebble, both are now implicated in masterminding his murder. On Wednesday Agliotti stood in the dock, formally charged with the mining magnate's murder, and portrayed himself as a former choir... See full details

  13. The devastation of violent crime

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    Crime doesn't discriminate. It affects all of us - young and old, black and white Karl Beskobilny is an 8-year-old boy with striking blond hair. He is my son's best friend. Mathatha Tsedu is a big and strong African man in his 50s. He is my best friend. Karl and Mathatha have not met. They probably never will. The young boy lives in Observatory, eastern Johannesburg, and Mathatha ... See full details

  14. Bail for presenter and wife accused of defrauding SABC

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    Popular SABC presenter Thuso Motaung and his wife Mamontha have been released from custody after spending a week behind bars. The couple and their business associate, Joshua Ramme, were arrested last Thursday following allegations that they had defrauded the public broadcaster of R32-million. They are facing 17 charges, including eight of fraud, one of money-laundering and eight of corrupt... See full details

  15. Making criminals shy away from Sandton is their goal

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    'Sporadic' crime is a grim reminder to 'fearful' residents When Annanias Mathe boasted that he managed to elude the police by hiding in a luxurious Sandton hotel, the local Community Policing Forum (CPF) was not surprised. After all, the Mozambican fugitive's re-arrest after breaking into a Bryanston house and driving off with the owner's car came hardly three months after the re-arr... See full details

  16. McBride assault charge laid

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    Ekurhuleni Metro Police Chief Robert McBride is facing charges of assaulting of an SAPS officer in Kempton Park on Wednesday. Paulina Sekgobela, of the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, alleges that McBride assaulted her and hurled verbal abuse at her. She claimed she had been trying to stop Ekurhuleni Metro Police officers from assaulting some men when McBride and other officers arrived. ... See full details

  17. 50 000 illicit weapons destroyed

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    The South African Police Service (SAOS) yesterday destroyed more than 50 000 firearms at the Mittal Steel refinery in Vereeniging, as part of a continuing crime prevention exercise. Spokesman Govindsamy Mariemuthoo said this again showed the serious intent of the police to create a safer environment during the festive season. “The arms destroyed today bring the total to more than 100 000 wit... See full details

  18. Lion man in solitary after attack

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    A Barbeton maximum-security prisoner is fighting for his life after he was allegedly assaulted by convicted murderer Mark Scott-Crossley. Correctional Service spokesman Sarie Peens said the alleged attack took place in the maximum-security section of the Mpumalanga prison last weekend. Scott-Crossley was transferred to a single cell in the maximum-security section after the assault. The inj... See full details

  19. Man arrested ‘for trying to bribe officials’

    Date: 15 Dec 2006
    A man, who allegedly tried to bribe officers into releasing an illegal immigrant being detained at the notorious Lindela Repatriation Camp on the West Rand, has been arrested. Luis Defsreipus, a South African citizen of Portuguese origin, allegedly approached the officials at the facility and attempted to pay them an amount of R15 000 for Djeddie Abdelohani’s release. Abdelohani, an Algerian... See full details

  20. Task team to tackle SA pornography

    Date: 14 Dec 2006
    Government met the media and business sector yesterday in Tembisa to find possible ways to protect young South Africans from pornography. The meeting was also used as a platform to launch the findings of a research report titled Internet Usage and Exposure to Pornography, dealing with access to pornography by pupils in South African schools. “Some labelled it an ambitious programme, but it’s... See full details

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