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  1. 'Scorpions worse than apartheid police'

    Date: 21 Sep 2006
    Jacob Zuma says the Scorpions treated him worse than the apartheid police, and that the outcome of the court case has made him regain his confidence in the judiciary. The victorious ANC deputy president said he told Scorpions agents who came to conduct search and seizures last year that "You are doing what even the apartheid state didn't do". He said the apartheid police would not have bothe... See full details

  2. Most wanted man arrested

    Date: 21 Sep 2006
    Pretoria police have arrested a “most-wanted” suspect alleged to have murdered two police officers and committed dozens of burglaries. Inspector Anto Breedt said the Mamelodi East Special Task Team arrested the 30-year-old man just after 4pm on Monday. “The officers were following up information on the murder of a taxi owner who was gunned down in the area last month, which led to the suspec... See full details

  3. Diamond dealing arrests

    Date: 21 Sep 2006
    Police yesterday arrested 10 suspects believed to be involved in illegal diamond dealing, following almost three years of intensive undercover investigations. According to national police spokesman Director Sally de Beer, some of the suspects are well known in the diamond industry. She said the arrests were made as part of police “Operation 2081”, with the aim of filtrating and gathering inf... See full details

  4. Court attack gauntlet

    Date: 21 Sep 2006
    A Pretoria prosecutor was in a stable but serious condition in hospital yesterday, while her colleagues stood in solidarity in the courtroom where her alleged attacker appeared. The 33 year-old man accused of attacking Marissa Booyse, 37, was viewed by a sea of black-robed prosecuters on his first appearance in the Pretoria Regional Court. Percy Sipho Mnisi is charged with attempted murder a... See full details

  5. Action on teacher ordered

    Date: 21 Sep 2006
    An order that the Gauteng Department of Education suspend, investigate and charge a teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted a high school pupil was granted by the Johannesburg High Court yesterday. The incident happened last month in Klipspruit West, Eldorado Park, and according to the school principal “nothing has been done”. Panyaza Lesufi of the department said the delay in the investiga... See full details

  6. Attorney is lying, court told

    Date: 21 Sep 2006
    The outcome of a senior police officer’s probe into an attorney’s failure to appear in court as the accused in a fraud case will determine whether he is released on bail today. Attorney Archelvin Lingani’s bail application before Annetjie Pretorius in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court was to have ended yesterday but the case was “rolled” to today after Superintendent Piet Viljoen declared to the c... See full details

  7. Businessman's alleged killer says cops tortured him

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    One of the suspects accused of killing 20-year-old Pretoria businessman Mohamed Asif Ayob claims police tortured him and threatened to hand him over to Ayob's family unless he confessed to the crime. Security manager Desigan Govender described how police even brought in the deceased's father, Aziz Ayob, into their Pretoria offices to question him. This was the contention made by 28-year-old ... See full details

  8. My workers set me up, claims Teazers owner

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    Teazers nightclub owner Lolly Jackson has denied allegations of wrongdoing, claiming it was sour grapes by former workers. He had been falsely accused of withholding the passport of a Chinese stripper who quit her job after Jackson had fired her husband, also an employee, for poor performance, he said yesterday. Jackson was speaking at a press conference in Sandton, moments after he was rele... See full details

  9. Shock at horrific murder

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    Two youths aged 16 and 18 appeared in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the gruesome death of their father. It is alleged they poured boiling oil over him while he was sleeping, then hacked open his head with an exe before beating him to death with a pick handle. The horrific murder took place in Mabopane, near Pretoria, the same place where two pre-teen boys tor... See full details

  10. Neighbour nails three burglars

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    A burglary suspect was fatally shot and two of his accomplices were wounded during a botched burglary at a house in Kempton Park on the East Rand yesterday. Six housebreakers were seen jumping over a fence of a house by a neighbour who had gone outside to investigate after hearing “strange noises”. “When the suspects realised they had been seen by the neighbour they tried to flee from the ho... See full details

  11. March for rape survivors

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    The emotional trauma suffered by rape survivors is an ongoing battle, as the perpetrators allegedly get away with these offences. This is the view of the One in Nine Campaign, which is planning mass action to urge the government to enforce stricter laws to protect survivors of rape. The members of the campaign are outraged by the alleged rape and assault of two farm workers by five farm owne... See full details

  12. Officer shot near home

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    An off-duty Johannesburg police officer was late last night still fighting for his life after being shot in the head several times by an unknown attacker. He was apparently on his way home in Naturena after finishing work just before 9pm yesterday when he was gunned down. “A neighbour notified police,” spokesman Constable Sefako Xaba said. He added police were yet to establish a motive for ... See full details

  13. Valuable police dog found in Hebron

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    Benju, the Tshwane Metro Police sniffer dog that went missing on Friday last week has been reunited with his handler. The valuable crime fighting patrol dog was found in Hebron near Ga-Rankuwa yesterday after a massive search. Tshwane Metro Police spokesman Alta Fourie said Benji was spotted by an officer who lives in the area after he had gone out to see what his own dogs were barking at. ... See full details

  14. About-turn by Khan on testimony

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    The final hours of the life of murdered dog breeder Mathilda Sinden will remain a mystery. “There is no direct evidence as to what happened in the room,” said Johannesburg High Court judge Chris de Jager. “It is for you (Erefaan Valli Khan), to tell us what really happened,” the judge said. “I’ve made my final decision. I won’t testify,” Khan, to whom Sinden was married according to Musl... See full details

  15. Court hears two were shot in bed

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    The Pretoria High Court yesterday heard how two men were shot dead in their beds by robbers despite living in complexes inside a security village surrounded by an electric fence. Two accused – Billy Mbewe and Jabu Nkosi yesterday – denied guilt on charges that they had, in November and December 2004, broken into two houses in the security village, Amberfield Heights in Centurion and murdered th... See full details

  16. Prosecutor is recovering after knifing

    Date: 20 Sep 2006
    Court prosecutor Marissa Booyse is recovering in hospital after she was attacked by an unknown suspect with a knife in her office on Monday. Johan Dednam, the Client Services Manager of Meulmed Medi-Clinic, said Booyse had made progress and had been discharged from the intensive care unit into a general ward. Booyse sustained stab wounds on her arms and legs as well as to her chest. The D... See full details

  17. Caught on camera

    Date: 19 Sep 2006
    These faces belong to a suspected gang of bank robbers who have been terrorising Johannesburg. The gang - and their suspected ringleader, known as "Scorpion" - are alleged to have robbed four different banks of about R1-million since April and have been captured on surveillance cameras. The robberies include one at a Sandton bank earlier this month. "Scorpion", believed to be the maste... See full details

  18. Bank rewards worker with R1m for tackling fraud

    Date: 19 Sep 2006
    Jennifer Hare used to stay for two extra hours after work each day, sitting at her desk going through home loan transactions for the day. Eventually her hard work paid off. She discovered and stopped a home loan syndicate from defrauding Standard Bank - and can now afford to buy her own home. Hare, employed as a credit risk assurances officer in Cape Town, has won R1-million for identifyin... See full details

  19. Teazers boss facing illegal foreign stripper rap

    Date: 19 Sep 2006
    Teazers nightclub owner Lolly Jackson has been arrested for allegedly employing illegal foreign strippers. Jackson (50) was arrested yesterday along with his 37-year-old bookkeeper during a morning raid at his adult entertainment club in Rivonia Boulevard, Sandton. Before his arrest, Jackson tried to downplay the presence of the police at his premises, saying members of the Gauteng Organis... See full details

  20. Drug lords using Lotto to launder

    Date: 19 Sep 2006
    Globe-trotting drug lords use the South African Lotto and horse racing bookies to launder their profits from exporting dagga and harder drugs, according to the police Organised Crime Unit. This was said just a week after the governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Tito Mboweni, dropped the bombshell news that legal casinos were being used by cash-heist gangs to launder money. According t... See full details

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