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  1. Factory staff survive hours of agonising terror

    Date: 14 Dec 2006
    Robbers use heated iron and boiling water and oil to torture workers Their hands and feet were bound, their mouths gagged with tape. For two agonising hours, the four Chinese nationals were violently tortured. The assailants of the three men and one woman poured hot oil into their ears, burnt their naked bodies with a heated iron and poured boiling water over one of the men's genital... See full details

  2. Kebble's bizarre suicide plots

    Date: 14 Dec 2006
    gliotti's startling claims, then he gets bail Brett Kebble planned to kill himself by drugging his own jet pilot and dying in a fiery aircrash. But - so Kebble's accused murderer, Glenn Agliotti, claimed today - the mining magnate instead opted to die in an assisted suicide hijacking, which he had planned himself. During a bail application in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court t... See full details

  3. Phumzile in new plane scandal

    Date: 14 Dec 2006
    Deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is embroiled in yet another plane trip fiasco. Talk Radio 702 this morning revealed that the deputy president had travelled to Australia in October on a chartered jet costing at least R3-million. The allegation comes hot on the heels of her controversial British trip, where she flew on another chartered jet at a cost of R4,5-million - apparently becaus... See full details

  4. Two boys, aged 12 and 13, in court over toddler's torture

    Date: 14 Dec 2006
    Misbehaving moms admonished, one threatens photographer Two Mabopane minors aged 12 and 13 appeared in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court yesterday on attempted murder charges. Their appearance follows an incident in Mabopane on August 16 when the then 18-month-old Seiso Ratsoana from Klerksdorp had boiling water poured over him and was allegedly tortured. Seiso had gone to Mabopa... See full details

  5. Metro cops in bid to reduce road fatalities and crime

    Date: 14 Dec 2006
    Metro police are planning to have a thousand road blocks set up a day across the country in an effort to bring down road fatalities. This was the message of Transport Minister Jeff Radebe who yesterday visited a roadblock mounted by the Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) and South African Police Service at the Crown interchange, west of Johannesburg. Radebe said an additional 8 00... See full details

  6. Sex slaves’ coup blow

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    Stuck in SA due to breakdown in official relations BANGKOK – Countless Thai sex slaves in South Africa are suffering because of a breakdown in relations between the two governments following the September 19 coup here. Addressing South African journalists yesterday, Wallop Polytaptin, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development, said a planned meeting between delegates f... See full details

  7. Brits nails corrupt six

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    Six officials in the Madibeng (Brits) Municipality have been implicated in theft and fraud involving ratepayers’ money. The municipality has laid criminal charges against them and is also hoping to recover “over a million” in lost funds by means of civil actions, according to municipal spokesman Kenneth Ngubegusha. He was responding to a statement by the chairman of a small opposition party,... See full details

  8. Operation Thiba on target

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    Johannesburg Metro Police reported their successes and failures yesterday for the duration of Operation Thiba (prevention) and other operations in and around Johannesburg. JMPD director of operations David Tembe said Operation Thiba had met most of its targets, but there were still some areas that needed attention. A total of 24 suspects were arrested for illegal possession of firearms, arm... See full details

  9. ‘Hands off Phumzile’ says ANC

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    The ANC has leapt to the defence of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, calling on “some sections of the media” and political parties to keep their hands off the Deputy President. The party was responding to widespread condemnation of Mlambo-Ngcuka’s official trip to the United Kingdom. Her entourage chartered a jet from Switzerland at a staggering R4,5 million. Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota has sinc... See full details

  10. Bound farmer, 71, found dead

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    Thieves tied up a 71-year-old Brits man who later died. Jacob Liebenberg was found in a bedroom by labourers who worked for him on the farm Hartbeesfontein Geluk, said Captain Elsabe Augoustides of the Marico area police. “His hands were tied and he was gagged, but there were no visible injuries on the body.” The killers apparently gained entry to the house through a bathroom window. The... See full details

  11. Norkem detectives under whip, says DA after visit

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    But SAPS reckons conditions aren't that bad A Kempton Park member of parliament has accused the government of not taking crime seriously. This comes after he discovered|a critical staff shortage and lack|of resources at the Norkem Park detective branch, which he claims has been operating with less than|a third of its approved staff complement. Mike Waters, of the Democratic Allian... See full details

  12. McBride warns motorists and criminals

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    Robert McBride, Ekurhuleni's chief of police, has appealed to motorists to be considerate and to act responsibly on the roads. "I would like to wish the Ekurhuleni community a peaceful and safe festive season," he said. He appealed to drivers to "obey the rules of the road so as to arrive at your destinations comfortably and safely". "Driving techniques become a matter of habit, whether goo... See full details

  13. Child-killer says mother ordered him to assault her 5-year-old

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    Chester Makhale's undying love for his co-accused made him kill her little girl. Had he foreseen 5-year-old Lihle Majaja would eventually die of her injuries - the result of vicious and sustained assaults - he would not have agreed to take orders from his lover, Deliwe Brenda Majaja, and be party to assaults on her daughter. This was the claim made by|30-year-old Makhale as he shifted the ... See full details

  14. Restaurateur's daughter abducted

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    The 20-year-old daughter of restaurateur Mzoli Ngcauzele has been kidnapped and a ransom of R300 000 demanded for her release, according to an e-mail distributed by her friends. Sisanda Ngcauzele was last seen on Sunday evening at her parents' Mandi's Butchery in Gugulethu, Cape Town, next door to Mzoli's Place - popular among overseas tourists - where she worked. Yesterday, Mzoli Ngcauzel... See full details

  15. Date decided for state's request on Zuma papers

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    The court application by the state for a letter of request to the Mauritian attorney-general for the return of crucial original documents will be heard in March. The documents are needed for the prosecution on corruption charges of former deputy president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thint. This was the outcome of a brief hearing in the chambers of KwaZulu Natal Deputy Judge Presiden... See full details

  16. Another life lost for a cellphone, widow cries

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    Two men shot in separate incidents, supposedly by the same robbers 'What can I say? My husband is dead. Once again we have lost another life for a cellphone." Lynne Coningham was a shattered woman yesterday morning, preparing to go to the mortuary just hours after seeing her husband shot dead in front of her. Robin Coningham (58), of Bryanston, who has worked in the fire-protecti... See full details

  17. Agliotti faces new charge

    Date: 13 Dec 2006
    Kebble suspect named as 'The Landlord' in global smuggling case The Scorpions have finally confirmed that Glen Agliotti is "the Landlord" and will be named as an accused in a multi-million rand drug smuggling trial next year. Businessman Agliotti, who was arrested for the murder of mining tycoon Brett Kebble, will be brought to the Germiston Magistrate's Court in January as accused No... See full details

  18. Hijack rescue

    Date: 12 Dec 2006
    DA safety spokesman’s daughter saved The daughter of the DA spokesman on community safety in Gauteng was saved from possible rape and death by swift police action after she was hijacked in Johannesburg. Danielle Moodey, daughter of John Moodey, was hijacked by three men while driving with her boyfriend Paril Forbes, 22, near the Empire Road off-ramp. Three men armed with guns in a ... See full details

  19. Crackdown on restaurants, pubs

    Date: 12 Dec 2006
    Tshwane metro officials cracked down on pubs and restaurants in Pretoria’s Hatfield and Sunnyside areas this weekend. Eight business owners were charged for not complying with sections of the Businesses Act. Two businesses were also charged with breaking zoning regulations, eight were charged under fire department by-laws, four were charged for breaking health regulations and one was closed ... See full details

  20. Attacked on holiday at heritage site

    Date: 12 Dec 2006
    Attacked on holiday at heritage site A brutal and vicious attack on an Mpumalanga couple holidaying at one of South Africa’s World Heritage sites has again raised the question of visitor safety. Witrivier resident Renier Groenewald is in a Richards Bay hospital after being stabbed and shot in the neck while driving to Mission Rocks from the Sugarloaf Caravan Park last Saturday. He and his... See full details

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