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  1. More crimes

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    Intruders in vicious assault on couple Four gunmen tied up a Boksburg man and threw a blanket over his head while three of them gang-raped his wife after breaking open the door to their home. Superintendent Andy Pieke said the vicious assault took place at a disused office block where the couple were staying on a mine property next to Rondebult Road. The 50-year-old man and his wife (41) ... See full details

  2. Mom up for baby's murder gets stiff bail

    Date: 20 Oct 2006
    Magistrate rules on side of the state in case of horrific child abuse Awoman accused of battering her 21-month-old adopted daughter to death has appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court. Zaibunisha Herman is charged with culpable homicide following the death of her daughter Tammy in one of the worst cases of child abuse that doctors who treated the child said they had ever come... See full details

  3. Prosecutor seized in sting operation

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    A Bloemfontein prosecutor appeared in court yesterday for allegedly selling police dossiers. Simon Matosele Mokobe, 29, appeared on a charge of corruption and was granted bail of R2 000 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. He was arrested on Tuesday in a sting operation during which he allegedly sold a dossier to a police agent for R1 500. Anyone with information cancontact Captain Nic... See full details

  4. Stabber case in high court

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    The case against a 33-year-old man who allegedly attacked and stabbed a Pretoria prosecutor last month was transferred to the Pretoria High Court where proceedings start today. Percy Sipho Mnisi appeared briefly in the Pretoria Regional Court yesterday facing charges of attempted murder. The case was postponed and transferred to the High Court. Chief prosecutor Matric Luphondo said Mnisi ... See full details

  5. Murdered girl’s ex-boyfriend arrested on the run

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    A 21-year0old Limpopo man who allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old girl 28 times while she was walking home from school in Mulima, was arrested yesterday. The man’s family alerted police to his whereabouts after he had been on the run for two days. Vhembe Area police spokesman Inspector Thivhulawi Tshilate said the man had gone home to get some food when he was arrested. He allegedly stabbed P... See full details

  6. Student vet found strangled at home

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    A Namibian veterinary student was found dead by her boyfriend in a Sinoville townhouse north of Pretoria on Tuesday, police said. Inspector Paul Ramaloko said Maranet Monsure, a 24-year-old fourth-year student at Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, was found strangled in her bedroom. Insp Ramaloko said nothing was stolen from the house, and the circumstances surrounding the incident are as y... See full details

  7. Two farm-attack suspects arrested

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    The two adult sons of a couple attacked on their smallholding managed to arrest two suspects soon afterwards. They had been called to the plot near Orkney in Nrth West by a security guard, but were not in time to prevent their parents from being beaten and seriously injured. Albertus Johannes Strauss, 57, and his wife, Johanna, 60, were admitted to Klerksdorp’s Wilmed Park Private Hospital f... See full details

  8. Judge slammed for 'failing law'

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    A woman whose mother was murdered is fuming at Pretoria High Court judge Justice Ntsikelelo Poswa's decision to grant R1 000 bail to the 64-year-old's alleged killers. Judge Poswa's decision to grant bail to Abram Mabena (22) and Oupa Frans Bofu (25) has also been slammed by a full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), who have just released their reasons for nullifying the bail order la... See full details

  9. Conference shocked by stories of sex in primary schools

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    Empty seats and untouched bottles of mineral water marked the first day of a poorly attended Sanef SABC conference on Gender and Media in South Africa. Fortunately, the dynamic voices of the youth panel raised the temperature in the austere room at the Sandton Convention Centre. They took the audience on heated debates and topics, ranging from representation of women in the media and by the... See full details

  10. 'This is not the place to bring weapons and drugs'

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    When Forest High pupil Charmaine Hatta arrived at school yesterday, there was yet another policeman confronting her and other pupils. This time the policeman wasn't there to take statements about the murder at the school, but to talk to the pupils. And when he spoke he did so with the eloquence and authority of a school principal. "You are beautiful kids with dreams for a brighter future,"... See full details

  11. Man found guilty as accomplicein Grasmere sex attacks

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    A man who was present when three men attacked and raped two women has been convicted on an array of charges, including robbery with aggravating circumstances and attempted murder. The man was tried under the name of Jacob Kasper, but is in fact Ismail Cassim. Although he didn't rape the women, Cassim was yesterday convicted as being an accessory to rape as he had done nothing to assist the w... See full details

  12. First referee fined for match-fixing

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    Premier Soccer League referee Enoch Radebe has become the first person to be convicted and heavily fined for match-fixing. Radebe (48) was yesterday sentenced in the Durban Magistrate's Court to 10 years, suspended for five years, or a R150 000 fine - R75 000 of which was suspended. Magistrate Sunil Panday agreed that R25 000 could be paid upfront and the rest at R5 000 a month. He gav... See full details

  13. Escapes: cops slapped on wrists

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    DA details cases where officers were treated leniently Police officers who allow criminals to escape from custody are getting off lightly, according to John Moodey, the Democratic Alliance spokesperson for safety and security. Moodey said he had requested information in the Gauteng Legislature about prisoners escaping from police holding cells in Gauteng, and the answers he got were "... See full details

  14. Witnesses to bicycle tragedy sought

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    The family of a cyclist who was knocked down on Swartkoppies Road in Alberton have appealed to eyewitnesses to contact them. Derrick du Preez (41), a local sportsman, died at about 5pm on Tuesday October 3. He was knocked off his bike while travelling in a westerly direction on the corner of Klipriver and Swartkoppies roads, opposite Rietvlei Zoo Farm. His brother, Anton du Preez, described ... See full details

  15. Mom charged with murder after baby's death

    Date: 19 Oct 2006
    Toddler had serious injuries three weeks before being brought to hospital The mother of a 21-month-old-old baby who died of severe injuries two days after being admitted to hospital has been arrested and charged with murder. Accompanied by her husband Donovan, Zaibunisa Herman handed herself over at Booysens police station yesterday after a warrant of arrest had been issued for her. ... See full details

  16. President’s first good news on arms deal

    Date: 18 Oct 2006
    A business deal gone wrong may have led to President Thabo Mbeki being named as an arms deal suspect. The Citizen established that an investigation into corruption in the SA arms deal as started when German businessman Nicholas Achterberg wrote a letter to the Dusseldorf public prosecutor’s office fingering Mbeki as involved in the arms deal. So far only one German television station ... See full details

  17. Schoolgirl’s killer hunted

    Date: 18 Oct 2006
    A manhunt is under way for a 21-year-old man who killed a Mulima schoolgirl in Limpopo, stabbing her 28 times on Monday, Chembe Area police said yesterday. Inspector Thivhulawi Tshilate said Pinky Maduwa, 17, and her ex-boyfriend were walking home from school when they started to argue about their broken relationship. “The man took out a knife and stabbed Maduwa 28 times. She died at the sc... See full details

  18. Dicey officials cost R12,5m a month

    Date: 18 Oct 2006
    Municipal officials suspended on full pay are costing South African ratepayers more than R12,5million each month in salaries. Some of the officials have been suspended for long periods while disciplinary proceeding drag on. The Northern Cape has the longest suspensions period in SA, with three officials suspended for 13, 19 and 34 months – and still getting paid. The figures were disclose... See full details

  19. Naming-shaming case solid: dept

    Date: 18 Oct 2006
    The “naming and shaming” campaign carried out by the Department of Correctional Services to expose corrupt officials could be a good step, but it borders on defamation if truth and justification are not guaranteed. This is according to Professor Ian Currie of the Wits Law School, in response to questions on whether the officials “named and shamed” by Minister Ngconde Balfour had a constitutiona... See full details

  20. Four cash heist suspects remanded

    Date: 18 Oct 2006
    The four suspects arrested for allegedly being involved in the Limpopo cash Heist in which a security guard was shot dead and three others burnt to death appeared in the Mokopane Magistrate’s Court yesterday. The four, Emmanuel Malepo, 34, Molefi Malebese, 47, Alpheus Msiza, 30, and Kenneth Moitshela, 35, appeared on charges of murder and attempted cash-in-transit robbery after they were arrest... See full details

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