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  1. Probe of Yeoville shooting

    Date: 03 Oct 2006
    Johannesburg police are investigating a shooting incident in which a police officer shot and injured five people in the suburb of Yeoville yesterday. Police spokesman Captain Cheryl Engelbrecht said a police inspector from the Johannesburg Organised Crime Unit had gone to the area in search of a fraud suspect. “The suspect was found but he allegedly resisted arrest. He was shot in the left ... See full details

  2. Police conduct queried

    Date: 03 Oct 2006
    The conduct of a police detective of the Brakpan SAPS who arrested a restaurant manager for assault last Thursday has been called into question. Luis Goncalves, the manager of a restaurant at Carnival City Casino, was arrested for allegedly assaulting an employee who stole money from the restaurant. A month after the incident, the police inspector arrested Goncalves with the strange words: “... See full details

  3. More reports on crime

    Date: 03 Oct 2006
    2 held over gang-rape Two of four men who gang-raped a 22-year-old woman at a tavern in the Angelo squatter camp in Boksburg were due to appear in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court today. The woman was raped at gunpoint at the weekend, East Rand police spokesperson Superintendent Andy Pieke said. The men then fled on foot. The woman spotted a police patrol and called for help. Police... See full details

  4. Raped woman hoping for justice a year later

    Date: 03 Oct 2006
    Gender rights activists fight for bungled case to be reopened Exactly a year ago yesterday, Buyisiwe Dlamini* was raped by eight men. But instead of being jailed, her rapists are still roaming the streets. Supported by several gender rights activists, she protested outside the Johannesburg High Court yesterday, demanding that her case be reinstated. Key evidence in her case went missi... See full details

  5. 'rape' of girls FILMeD

    Date: 03 Oct 2006
    Paedophile accused declared fit to stand trial on 42 charges after police tip-off He is accused of raping and indecently assaulting eight little girls, including his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter, and capturing his horrific crimes on video. But the depraved footage may now be his undoing. The state has accused a West Rand information technology specialist of targeting homeless gir... See full details

  6. Scorpions prosecutor gets nasty sting

    Date: 03 Oct 2006
    A senior prosecutor working for the Scorpions has asked to be detained, pending bail, in police cells instead of the Johannesburg Prison because she fears being victimised. Portia Kgantsi (38), who was arrested by her colleagues last week, appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court yesterday on charges of corruption, extortion and defeating the ends of justice. According to Makhosini Nkosi,... See full details

  7. Makgabo's murderers facing new chargesFingerprint and DNA tests show possible links to other violent crimes

    Date: 03 Oct 2006
    Lucky Ndlovu was sentenced to life for the repeated rape of 4-year-old Makgabo Matlala's nanny. Steve Mhlanga received 20 years for robbery and a concurrent 10 years for being an accessory to Makgabo's murder. Now, they will appear in court to face further charges of murder, rape and hijacking. Police say it is possible Ndlovu and Mhlanga could be linked to more crimes and they were to appea... See full details

  8. India and SA develop mutual support strategy

    Date: 03 Oct 2006
    President Thabo Mbeki has expressed South Africa's support for a controversial deal to end India's international nuclear isolation, even though it has built nuclear weapons outside the bounds of the United Nations treaty regime. Visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, meanwhile, has offered India's strong support for SA's bid for a permanent seat on an expanded UN Security Council. At... See full details

  9. Crime stats backlash rages

    Date: 02 Oct 2006
    The debate on South Africa’s high crime levels continued to rage yesterday following the release of crime statistics for 2005/2006. With 18 545 murders, 54 926 rapes and 12 825 car hijackings committed between April 2005 and March this year, South Africans have reacted with calls on Government to do something about the level of crime. IFP Chief Whip and spokesman on Justice Koos van der Merw... See full details

  10. Joburg cable thief electrocuted

    Date: 02 Oct 2006
    A cable thief was electrocuted yesterday while trying to steal cables from an Eskom power line in Johannesburg. The 20-year-old man was electrocuted by an 88 000 volt line, suspended about six metres from the ground, when he climbed up the lines in an attempt to steal cables. Spokesman for Johannesburg Emergency Service Malcolm Midgley said the charred body remained hanging from the power li... See full details

  11. Search for cash heist men still on

    Date: 02 Oct 2006
    Police may extend the search for suspects in Friday’s cash heist and killing of four security guards in Waterberg, Limpopo to all corners of the country. Supt Ronel Otto disclosed that although witnesses reported four gunmen were involved in the incident, police suspect there could be more. SBV guards Deon Steyn, Hennie Botha, Markus Malete and Dirk Kleynhas were transporting money to a bank... See full details

  12. Stabbed as guards fight

    Date: 02 Oct 2006
    A car guard aged 21 remains in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in the chest during a fight on Friday. Johannesburg Metro Police spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar told The Citizen that two car guards became embroiled in a fight in High Street in Brixton where they both work. He said it seemed the two were fighting over a parking space when one pulled out... See full details

  13. Breakthrough in war on drugs

    Date: 02 Oct 2006
    Landmark ruling allows tik-house seizure People who make or sell drugs from their homes can lose these properties to the state - even if they are not convicted of drug-related crime. In a landmark judgment that will significantly boost the state's efforts to fight drug crimes, the Constitutional Court has rejected a self-described amateur chemist's claim that the state's seizure and ... See full details

  14. Cop arrested for alleged indecent assault

    Date: 02 Oct 2006
    A police sergeant from the Pretoria West Training College is under investigation after he allegedly told a student to "prove" to him that she was menstruating. The sergeant, who cannot be identified because he has not yet pleaded to a sexual offence, was arrested on Thursday and appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on charges of crimen injuria and indecent assault. According to poli... See full details

  15. Protection of elderly to get dedicated attention

    Date: 02 Oct 2006
    A register of persons convicted of abuse, or any crime affecting the elderly, is to be started by the Department of Social Development. The move was announced by the Minister of Social Development, Dr Zola Skweyiya, when he launched Social Development Month at the Katlehong Old Age Home yesterday, Grandparents' Day. He told the old people that the register was being started to curb the sco... See full details

  16. 'I was held for being a terrorist because of my Muslim hat'

    Date: 02 Oct 2006
    SA citizen charged with being an alien A Joburg man is furious with the metro police after being arrested for looking like a "foreigner and a terrorist". Charles Makgati, who was on his way home from a shop, was arrested about 200m from his Kenilworth house. And when his wife, Business Report photographer Nonhlanhla Kambule-Makgati, went to Hillbrow police station with her husban... See full details

  17. Unit eyes illegal shebeens

    Date: 02 Oct 2006
    Boosted by their victory against Simon Prophet, the Asset Forfeiture Unit has promised to "aggressively" target residential drug laboratories, drug-dealing houses and illegal shebeens for forfeiture. "The police have conducted research to show that illegal shebeens are hotspots for rape, murder and other violent crimes, and we believe that we can show that by illegally supplying people with al... See full details

  18. OK - Enough is Enough!

    Date: 01 Oct 2006
    It's time to 'have your say'. Now on www.security.co.za, you will be able to spew and have your say on the shocking crime that is allowed to go on and fastly becoming the norm in our society. I believe the general public as a whole are ready to burst at the seems with what is being allowed to go on. If you would like to 'have your say' and be heard either click into 'have your say' or E... See full details

  19. Our Nyalas prove their worth

    Date: 01 Oct 2006
    It limped back to base, its bonnet hanging skew, its side window shattered. Smoke swirled from its sides. But other than that, there was little sign that the Nyala RG-31 armoured vehicle had just been the target of a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. Even more remarkable, the four Canadian soldiers riding in the South African-made vehicle were unhurt. Canadian newspapers reported how the... See full details

  20. Advocate held on corruption charges

    Date: 01 Oct 2006
    The Scorpions have stung another of its own members, arresting a Gauteng state advocate for alleged corruption and extortion in Sandton. In his annual report to parliament recently, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Vusi Pikoli said he had taken an oath to "uphold and protect the constitution and enforce the law of the Republic … I am a proud prosecutor and I want all prosecutors in th... See full details

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