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  1. Row over missing money

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    A legal battle is brewing between Fidelity Guards and Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula. At issue is R103 000 seized from suspects in a cash-in-transit robbery in 1997, which allegedly “disappeared” from police custody. A civil claim, in which Fidelity Guards is claiming the amount, plus interest, from Nqakula has been set down for hearing in the Pretoria High Court next month. ... See full details

  2. Killing of Eva: reactions

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Eva, a farm manager murdered by a mob of 250 people in KwaZulu-Natal, will be confirmed only after an autopsy today. He died of head injuries after being attacked at a meeting to resolve ownership of the New Venture farm, where he was manager. The community of eSibonsweni have been trying to get land they claim is theirs. When Eva fired a shot in the air t... See full details

  3. Court order closure of crèche

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    The Pretoria High Court has ordered the immediate closure of an “unhygienic, illegal” crèche in Bela-Bela following an urgent application by a desperate pensioner whose wife moved out because of the appalling conditions next door. Judge Aubrey Ledwaba granted a provisional order, interdicting owners Christina and Andries van Staden from operating a crèche on their property in Robertson Street, ... See full details

  4. Yellow line crackdown

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    Erring taxi drivers held and charged In a strict new crackdown on those who use the emergency lane on highways illegally, taxi drivers are being arrested for reckless and negligent driving. In the first couple of hours of the operation yesterday the Johannesburg Metro Police Department arrested four drivers on the spot for crossing the yellow line on the M1 highway in the city. This forme... See full details

  5. Father arrested after gruesome deaths

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    A 41-year-old teacher was due to appear in court today after he allegedly hanged his 8-year-old son with an electrical cord before tying his 4-year-old daughter to a bed and strangling her. Reboane Moumakoe and his sister Goitseona worshipped their father, who they regarded as their hero and best friend. But now their family and the Mabopane community have been left reeling in shock after ... See full details

  6. Writer stuck with a massive legal bill

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    Controversial writer-biographer Ronald Suresh Roberts is facing a huge legal bill that could be well over R1-million, after losing his R300 000 defamation case against the publisher of the Sunday Times. Legal sources, none of whom was prepared to be named, agreed that the cost orders against Roberts in respect of both his nine-day defamation hearing in the Cape High Court and his earlier inter... See full details

  7. 'I won't let crime beat me'

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    Robbery ordeal only increasesstar state prosecutor's resolve Armed robbers put a gun to her head and ambushed her in broad daylight in front of her children - but Charin de Beer remains unbowed, ready to take the fight to criminals. "This makes you more determined to do what you can to stop crime, more determined to help," the Johannesburg director of public prosecutions, who led the ... See full details

  8. Guardian washes hands of Rabie murder accused

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    He urges state to keep 15-year-old 'mastermind' locked up The 15-year-old baby-faced boy accused of murdering the wife of a former National Party cabinet minister will stay in jail - if his guardian has anything to do with it. The guardian told the court yesterday that the crime was so horrific, he could not look after the boy. He has asked the state to keep the boy under correct... See full details

  9. Mayor warns on bias in McBride probe

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    If Ekurhuleni metro cops tried to cover up for their boss, Robert McBride, after he was involved in a car crash, they would be brought to book. This was the warning from executive mayor Duma Nkosi, who yesterday said any "biased behaviour would be dealt with by the police". Eyewitnesses have claimed that McBride was intoxicated when the accident happened on the R511 outside Centurion on the ... See full details

  10. TV producer gets R250 000 for wrongful arrest

    Date: 11 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 ... See full details

  11. Umkhonto weSizwe stalwart dies of wounds

    Date: 11 Jan 2007
    Tributes have been paid to Richard Ishmail, ex-Umkhonto weSizwe cadre and former chief executive of The Big Issue magazine, who died in hospital yesterday, shortly after doctors had declared him brain dead. The convener of last year's Homeless Soccer World Cup was hospitalised in a serious condition after being stabbed by unknown assailants in his Woodstock, Cape Town, home on Sunday. ANC ... See full details

  12. MEC well paid to fight crime

    Date: 10 Jan 2007
    He is the man responsible for making sure the crime-fighting organs of the state keep Gauteng residents safe. For his troubles, he earns a cool R719 262. a year. This is the salary Gauteng Community Safety MEC Firoz Cachalia earns in what has to be one of the hottest political seats in the province. Cachalia is again in the news, this time over a statement he made at a Press conference six ... See full details

  13. Giant jail for Northern Cape

    Date: 10 Jan 2007
    Construction work has started on Northern Cape’s largest jail in Kimberley. When complete in 30 months time the R662 million prison will house at least 3 000 prisoners according to the Department of Public Works. The massive construction project is expected to boost the local economy. Tender specifications make provision for an 80% local labour content with at least 30% of the work to be ... See full details

  14. Guns seized in Edenvale raid

    Date: 10 Jan 2007
    One thousand rounds of ammunition and three illegal weapons were seized from an Edenvale man yesterday. The 49-year-old man’s arrest for possession of illegal arms followed a court order for the confiscation of various firearms in relation to domestic offences. These weapons included two semi-automatic rifles and one pump-action shotgun. They were confiscated along with three illegally ow... See full details

  15. Thief gunned down by property owner

    Date: 10 Jan 2007
    A suspected thief was shot dead while menacing a householder in the Belgroma residential complex in Swartkops yesterday. A neighbour alerted the owner that three men were trying to break into the house at 2am. When the owner went outside to investigate two of the men jumped over the complex walls. The other drew a knife and menaced the owner. He was shot dead. A routine murder docket ha... See full details

  16. Metro officer made emergency call to McBride

    Date: 10 Jan 2007
    A high-ranking Ekurhuleni metro police officer has come to the defence of her boss, Robert McBride, claiming she had dispatched a call to him shortly before his accident. The officer said yesterday she dispatched the call to her boss at about 5.50pm on December 21 - just before McBride rolled his car on the R511 outside Centurion. The call, she said, was in response to Democratic Alliance ... See full details

  17. Gunmen attack star prosecutor in her driveway

    Date: 10 Jan 2007
    Woman who led state case against Zuma robbed of her jewellery and cellphones Charin de Beer, the woman whose mission it is to put the country's criminals behind bars, has been robbed at gunpoint in front of her children in the driveway of their home. Police said the attack took place as De Beer, who prosecuted ANC deputy president Jacob Zuma for rape, drove up to her house in Bryansto... See full details

  18. Judge accused of drunk driving takes extended leave

    Date: 10 Jan 2007
    Drunk-driving accused Judge Nkola Motata's chambers will be empty from Monday until March, as he has been granted a six-week leave of absence. During this time he will have to appear at the Randburg Magistrate's Court on charges of drunken driving and malicious damage to property arising from a crash involving his car in Hurlingham, Sandton, late on Friday night. Motata was given leave of ab... See full details

  19. Court defers luggage theft case again

    Date: 10 Jan 2007
    tate asks for more time to go through video footage proof Fourteen men accused of pilfering travellers' luggage have appeared at the Kempton Park Magistrate's court for the third time on charges of theft. The men, all former employees of the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), are accused of stealing electronic equipment and clothes from dozens of bags at OR Tambo International Air... See full details

  20. 'Car-crazy' Chiefs star off the hook again

    Date: 10 Jan 2007
    Kaizer Chiefs dribbling wizard Thabo "Tsiki Tsiki" Mooki has again escaped criminal prosecution. Mooki was this week due to appear in the Johannes- burg Magistrate's Court on charges of driving his car recklessly, but charges were withdrawn. In 2002, Mooki was accused of killing a man on Columbine Avenue, Mondeor, as a result of reckless driving. Mooki was arrested last week when he wa... See full details

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