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  1. Fighting crime by the numbers

    Date: 02 Mar 2007
    The Vosloorus CPF faces many unusual challenges, including houses with no numbers and people who don't understand the judicial system, but it's not all doom and gloom Countless houses with no addresses, high numbers of cases opened and then withdrawn the next day and a lack of understanding of the law are some of the challenges facing Vosloorus Community Policing Forum (CPF). "The po... See full details

  2. Anti-graft conference

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    More than 300 people representing African Parliaments, anti-corruption agencies and civil society are gathered on the East Rand to consolidate the continent’s anti-corruption agenda. They are attending a three-day Africa Forum on Fighting Corruption as a prelude to April’s Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity. The forum’s main objective is consolidation of the vario... See full details

  3. The law turns its spotlight on Clinton Nassif

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    Controversial security boss Clinton Nassif found himself the focus of the Scorpions’ attention again yesterday. Nassif’s luxury house in Johannesburg’s South Rand was reportedly raided by the crime-fighting unit. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) would not confirm the raid. But on visiting the premises late yesterday, The Citizen asked the security guard if the NPA had already... See full details

  4. Shack fire mob rage

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    An angry mob turned on a suspected looter after a shack fire ravaged 64 homes in Marlboro, Alexandra township yesterday. While saddened residents were trying to salvage what was left in the ruins, they spotted a man trying to make off with clothing and possessions left on the pavement. Thirty men and women started beating and kicking the suspect in sight of the Press. After 10 minutes of ... See full details

  5. 40 ‘violent ' rioters arrested

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    Mobs smashed, burned and looted mostly foreign-owned shops and clashed with police in Lichtenburg’s townships during a day of violence yesterday. More than 40 residents had been arrested by late afternoon. The riots that started the previous night continued unabated yesterday, spilling over from Boikhutso to neighboring Blydeville. “We have initiated various actions to curb the violence,”... See full details

  6. Gathering in hope for missing girl

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    Emotions ran high yesterday when pupils, teachers and the public gathered at Tuinerand Laerskool in support of Sheldean Human, who has been missing for 10 days. They were all wearing pink shirts and blue denim jeans or skirts, the colour of the clothes Sheldean was wearing before she disappeared from her Pretoria Gardens’ home. It was one of several events held yesterday around the country. ... See full details

  7. Man stabbed to death in his home in Meyerton, Vaal Rand yesterday.

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    Willie Slabbert was found lying on the kitchen floor with several stab wounds on the neck, shoulder and chest. Police said it appeared intruders entered the house through a dining room window and overpowered Slabbert. The suspects then fled in Slabbert’s bakkie which was later found overturned. His body was found by a couple who had an appointment with him. No arrests have been made. By... See full details

  8. 'Govt recognises the need to bolster fight against crime'

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    The government was committed to fighting crime, but just needed to do it better, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has said. She was replying to questions in the National Assembly yesterday, including one from Democratic Alliance MP Manie van Dyk on whether she would add crime as the seventh binding constraint to economic growth under the government's Accelerated and Shared Growth Initia... See full details

  9. Heroin eruption about to engulf capital's youth

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    And there's nothing sweet about a killer concoction named Sugars Pretoria is facing a drug abuse epidemic as narcotics worth billions of rands are trafficked through the country every year. This is according to the Tshwane metro police and drug clinics, who fear that the use of drugs - especially heroin - is about to explode in the capital. Schoolchildren, they say, could bear th... See full details

  10. Scorpions in swoop on Kebble companies

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    'We are talking about fraud three times the size of Enron' Scorpions investigators have swooped on 26 premises linked to slain mining magnate Brett Kebble's former companies, renewing the belief that his murder was a tiny part of a multibillion- rand web of organised crime. During the bail application of Kebble's alleged killer, Glenn Agliotti, Scorpions prosecutor Gerrie Nel stressed... See full details

  11. Bit of levity as spy boss grilled

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    A Pretoria magistrate has pleaded with National Intelligence Inspector-General Zolile Ngcakani to extend his oversight duties to ensure that some of the country's spies pay maintenance for their children. Magistrate Dreyer van der Merwe's comments broke the tension inside the court followings hours of intense questioning of Ngcakani by lawyers representing axed National Intelligence Agency bos... See full details

  12. Muslim groups slam foreign agencies' spies

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    Protest over labelling of locals as terrorists without evidence A Muslim organisation claims that foreign intelligence agencies have planted spies within the South African Muslim community. The claim surfaced yesterday when 15 major South African Muslim organisations held a press conference in Johannesburg to protest against the US labelling some local Muslims as terrorists. This r... See full details

  13. R370-million

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    That's how much the Asset Forfeiture Unit hopes to seize from cigarette baron, his associates and their 36 companies Alleged criminal kingpin Hendrik Delport remained cool as the National Prosecuting Authority seized his private helicopter, three Land Rovers, a Jeep, a boat, a quadbike and a pair of jet-skis. Yesterday saw the start of one of the Asset Forfeiture Unit's biggest-ever ... See full details

  14. Safe-houses set up for schoolkids

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    A Pretoria school is hoping that the creation of safe-houses will save the lives of thousands of children who disappear in South Africa every year. The establishment of six safe-houses around schools in Pretoria Gardens comes more than a week after 7-year-old Sheldean Human disappeared from her home. Sheldean was playing in the front garden of her Pretoria Gardens home when she vanished with... See full details

  15. 'Mama Jackey' turns her trial into a farce

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    Maarohanye arrives at court dripping in jewels and mocks her accuser Jacqueline "Mama Jackey" Maarohanye is accused of public violence, malicious damage to property and robbery, but that hasn't stopped her from turning her court appearances into a soap opera. Yesterday afternoon, the elegantly dressed Maarohanye, the principal of Ithuteng Trust School in Soweto, came out of the Protea... See full details

  16. Tragedy strikes at upmarket complex

    Date: 01 Mar 2007
    Tributes pour in for Ann Fraser after garden attack Ann Fraser (68), described by friends as "the St Francis of all things good", died in her garden after being stabbed in the throat by an intruder. Fraser was killed on Friday night in The Inandas, one of Sandton's most upmarket secure complexes. The events, pieced together from information from Fraser's family, are that she had ... See full details

  17. Sheldean case suspect ‘had molested 10 girls’

    Date: 28 Feb 2007
    A Pretoria man who was alleged to have indecently assaulted 10 young girls in an area west of the city appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court yesterday. John Christodoulos, 38, was in the dock to face a charge of indecent assault. He was remanded in custody until March 16. Christodoulos was arrested on Monday for questioning in connection with the disappearance of seven-year-old Shelde... See full details

  18. Mayor slammed for abuse of power

    Date: 28 Feb 2007
    Opposition parties on one of the poorest municipalities in the country have accused the mayor and the ANC majority of abuse of power, wasting taxpayers’ money and covering up their misdeeds. They have also accused Moretele executive mayor Asnath Molekwa of buying a Toyota Prado worth more than R400 000 without council approval, of holding a lavish inauguration the municipality could ill afford,... See full details

  19. Ceremony for shot girl

    Date: 28 Feb 2007
    Scores of frustrated South Africans flocked again to the Randfontein Magistrate’s Court yesterday, where two men appeared in connection with the murder of Danielle Esterhuizen late last year. Among those who participated in the peaceful demonstration and wreath-laying ceremony in honour of Esterhuizen and other victims of crime, were musicians Adam Tas and Elizma Theron. South African Olympi... See full details

  20. Another arrest over test station fraud

    Date: 28 Feb 2007
    Police have arrested another suspect in connection with the issuing of fraudulent vehicle clearance documents. Constable Sefako Xaba said a 58-year-old man was arrested at his Dobsonville home in Extension 5 yesterday. Police found identity documents, motor vehicle licences and receipts in his possession. The second arrest comes after West Rand police pounced on the first suspect on Monda... See full details

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