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  1. Trio in dock over kidnapping, killing

    Date: 15 Jan 2007
    Three men have appeared in the Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court on charges of kidnapping and murder. The brothers Lefa and Samuel Dube and Siyathemba Miya are alleged to have kidnapped and killed Thabo Molefe. He was allegedly abducted from his girlfriend’s place in Lawley, Ennerdale in December. A Vaal Rand police spokesman said Molefe’s body was found in a field in Poortjie, Orange Farm. H... See full details

  2. Truck drivers told to slow down

    Date: 15 Jan 2007
    Ekurhuleni Metro Police have warned truck drivers using the R24 to reduce speed and to be extra careful. This comes after no fewer than 11 truck accidents on the road in the past three months. Although there were no fatalities, most of the people involved in the spate of accidents were seriously injured. Ekurhuleni Metro Police spokesman Inspector Mveli Nhlapo said truck drivers didn’t fo... See full details

  3. Porn films flogged in public

    Date: 15 Jan 2007
    Hard-core, hard cash, for Joburg street hawkerspeddling blue movies from the pavements Hard-core pornographic movies, sold to anyone - even underage children - willing to part with R50 have exploded on the streets of Johannesburg, with vendors selling their wares in full view of the hundreds of people who pass them every day. In one of the first raids of its kind, the police, along w... See full details

  4. Yengeni read riot act

    Date: 15 Jan 2007
    Balfour warns him to obey his parole conditions - or else From the day he walked through the gates of Pollsmoor Prison, Tony Yengeni has courted controversy - and his exit was to be no different. Yesterday, on the eve of his release on parole after serving five months of his four-year jail term, the ex-ANC chief whip received two high-profile visitors: Correctional Services Minister ... See full details

  5. OR Tambo Airport jacks up its lax security

    Date: 15 Jan 2007
    Acsa spokesperson plays down The Star's exposé on runway access Security has been beefed up at OR Tambo International Airport following The Star's exposé of a lack of vigilance in its supposedly high-security area. Yesterday afternoon, The Star team visited the area again to see what authorities had done to improve security after two journalists gained access to the runway last week wi... See full details

  6. Cops in blitz on lawbreakers

    Date: 15 Jan 2007
    Hawkers and bikers targeted Ekurhuleni metro police are stepping up their zero tolerance to people who break the law, the rules of the road and the municipal by-laws. Besides arresting six people for speeding, they cracked down on hawkers and on bikers whose motorcycles were found to be unroadworthy. Spokesperson Jimmy Maboko said special operations were carried out in the Boksburg... See full details

  7. And you call this airport safe?

    Date: 15 Jan 2007
    A whopping R72-million was spent on security at O R Tambo International Airport last year - but they left the back door wide open. Yesterday, a team from our sister paper, The Star, got within spitting distance of the runway, and spent 20 minutes observing and photographing an open gate leading directly onto the "air side" - the high-security area which includes the runway and apron. Despi... See full details

  8. The death-trap taxis

    Date: 15 Jan 2007
    Twenty unroadworthy taxis, carrying more than 300 children, were pulled off the road during the clampdown. Wayne Minnaar, of the Joburg metro police, said officers had been stationed outside schools to wait for taxis dropping children off. Tyres were smooth, taxis had brake defects, steering-wheel defects, lights not working, doors could not close properly and seats were broken, Minnaar sa... See full details

  9. Smooth inside job nets thieves R1m

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    In what is believed to be a well-planned inside job, more than R1 million in cash was stolen from the Standard Bank’s Silverton, Pretoria branch yesterday. The money was stolen after the bank received a call from people pretending to be from the SBV security company, who informed bank staff they were coming to collect the money. Later on two men pretending to be SBV security guards went to t... See full details

  10. Crackdown on white-collar crime

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    Police admit the faceless nature of most commercial crime complicates traditional law enforcement and investigation, but this does not mean the guilty escape the law. Towards the end of last year diligent work by members of the SAPS Commercial Branch resulted in four arrests in two provinces. The total amount involved exceeds R750 000. A Zambian and a Cameroonian were nabbed in a sting in... See full details

  11. Cape mourns slain director

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    Hardly a month after the murder of theatre icon Taliep Petersen Capetonians are mourning the killing of another celebrity – Richard Ismail of The Big Issue. Petersen was shot in the neck during a robbery at his home in Grasmere Road, Athlone in December while The Big Issue’sexecutive director Richard Ismail was stabbed in the abdomen at his Devonshire Road home in Woodstock on Sun... See full details

  12. McBride saga for Parliament

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    With the pole investigation into allegations of reckless and negligent driving against Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department chief Robert McBride still under way, questions will be raised in Parliament over the car accident involving McBride, which led to the probe. McBride smashed his car on the R511 on December 21 last year, with many eyewitnesses claiming he was under the influence of alcohol. ... See full details

  13. Rearrested after 20 years

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    Murder accused Mzukisi Manakaza, 44, was rearrested after 20 years for crimes committed during 1987 at Mpukane in the Eastern Cape. Spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha of Butterworth police station said Manakaza was alleged to have murdered a man at Mpukane village Ngqamakhwe and was granted bail. “Manakaza skipped bail and went to the Transvaal area using a Transkei passport,” Manatha said. ... See full details

  14. Death-trap school taxis hauled off the road

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    Drivers told to roadworthy vehicles and reapply for licences Johannesburg metro police have acted quickly to stop taxi death traps transporting thousands of schoolchildren. Twenty unroadworthy taxis, carrying more than 300 children, were pulled off the road during a police blitz at the start of the school term. Wayne Minnaar, of the Joburg metro police, said officers had been sta... See full details

  15. Motorist shoots himself in head at roadblock

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    Police are baffled as to why a man shot and killed himself after he was stopped at a roadblock. Soweto police spokesperson Superintendent Thembi Nkhwashu said: "This is all very strange. We don't know why he did this." The 34-year-old man - who could not be identified until his next of kin had been notified - put a pistol to his head yesterday morning after he was stopped by police during ... See full details

  16. Why I killed my 2 children - father

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    A protection order taken out against a father is apparently what led him to kill his two children and attempt suicide. Simon Maoka Motshele (41), a teacher at Mafenele High School in Klipgat, north of Pretoria, wrote in a statement he made to the police that his wife Maggy - who is also a teacher - had obtained the order against him and that this had reduced him to a mere "doormat" in his own ... See full details

  17. TV producer gets R250 000 for wrongful arrest

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    Themba Ndaba has been battling the stigma of a wrongful arrest, and has finally gained justice. Yesterday, the 34-year-old SABC independent producer was awarded R250 000 damages by the Johannesburg High Court. Ndaba, a married father-of-two, had sued Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula for R2,5-million for wrongful arrest, defamation and loss of income. His lawsuit follows t... See full details

  18. Mandrax accused asks court to bar state witnesses

    Date: 12 Jan 2007
    A Gauteng businessman, who has been charged with drug dealing, has lodged a court application challenging the way in which prosecutors obtain evidence from former accused who turn state witness in the hope of escaping prosecution. He says there should be judicial oversight of the situation. The man, Mahomed Farouk Omar Suliman, charged with dealing in 100 000 Mandrax tablets with a street ... See full details

  19. Conditions in prison shocking, says wife

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    Prison overcrowding is once again in the spotlight. A Johannesburg family has expressed concern over the jail conditions to which their loved one is subjected at Potchefstroom Prison. According to a family spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, the imprisoned man shares a cell – originally designed for 20 – with 56 inmates. There is, he says, one shower and basin for the lot. “... See full details

  20. Magaliesburg headmaster robbed

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    A Magaliesburg primary school headmaster, his family and a security guard were held at gunpoint on Tuesday night when five robbers were apparently trying to steal school registration fees. The headmaster, Thys Bezuidenhout, 56, lives on the school premises. He was injured when one of the robbers punched him just after 7pm. Spokesman for Laerskool Bekker, Danelle Coulsen, confirmed the incid... See full details

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