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  1. Protest at torture case

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    Anti-crime protesters gathered in Swartruggens, North West, yesterday for the third court appearance of a youth charged with the torture and death of a local family man. Kabelo Ernest Khoza was arrested soon after Frans Pieterse, 43, who had previously lost a leg, was strangled with shoelaces after having been subjected to hours of torture in his house in the small faming town. Khoza’s two a... See full details

  2. Mob murder trial set for February

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    The Pretoria High Court trial of six men and three women who were allegedly part of a mob that attacked a man in Mamelodi and beat him to death will start in February. Yesterday Judge Natvarial Ranchod postponed the trial of California Manthlha, Jacob Mnyakeni, Tabo Masemola, Thabo Makhubela, Andrew Phashane, Johannes Thwala, Nonhlanhla Mahlangu, Bonisile Dawe and Johannes Kgarea to February 6.... See full details

  3. DA sends Nqakula crime horror list

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    Horrendous stories told by ordinary South Africans of how they fell victim to crime have been sent to Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula. These stories are all told on the DA’s Victims of Crime website, in which the party invites crime victims to tell their stories in their own words. From a mother’s anguish on being robbed on her daughter’s 21st birthday, to two young women wat... See full details

  4. Guards in front-line threaten to strike

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    Cash-in-transit guards say they are ready to rebel. Forty have been killed this year alone, and 90% of those robbed say they have been interrogated by the police. Now the guards are demanding adequate training, better weapons and more police visibility around known heist "hotspots". Otherwise, they warn, ATMs could be left without money by next week and there will be no one to transport cash... See full details

  5. Foreign Affairs denies it wants lie detector tests for UK staff

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    The Department of Foreign Affairs has strenuously denied that SA's High Commission in London intends to make its staff undergo lie detector tests. It was reported this week that they would have to take the tests to find out who leaked to the media the news that the number three at the High Commission, Donald Morule, had been recalled to SA. This was because of alleged offences committed by... See full details

  6. Court security in the spotlight

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    Hundreds of court officials, including police, prosecutors and magistrates, are continuing with a go-slow protest following the murder of an orderly at a court north of Pretoria. The demonstration by 128 court officials, which saw court proceedings being postponed for a second day in a row yesterday, began on Tuesday following the murder of Inspector Mishak Mogagabe at Odi Magistrate's Court. ... See full details

  7. Male prostitutes accused of killing, extortion

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    Mystery surrounds discovery of victim's body in municipal bin It will be weeks or even months before it is known whether Hendrik Jacobus Adams (54) was killed by two Nigerian male prostitutes for failing to pay for services rendered or if they unsuccessfully tried to extort money from his family, ending up killing him. The former Airports Company SA employee was assaulted for a few d... See full details

  8. Pusher pushes off at high speed

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    Members of the Kempton Park Police Station have seized cocaine, dagga and paraphernalia commonly used by drug users. North Rand police spokesperson, Superintendent Eugene Opperman said the drugs had a street value of about R30 000. "Police received information from a person who clearly knows the ins and outs of the drug trade in the greater Kempton Park area," Opperman said. The tip-off... See full details

  9. Security nabs robber

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    Quick reaction by members of CMS Security has led to the arrest of an armed robber in Bredell. North Rand police spokesperson, Cynthia Kleinhans said police recovered goods stolen by the man and his three accomplices. The robbers gained access to a house in Killarney Road, by breaking open the kitchen door at about 10pm on Tuesday. They forced a couple living in the house to lie on the fl... See full details

  10. Police pounce on gang who killed baby Khensani

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    They struck in one of the busiest streets of Johannesburg, killing a 15-month-old baby and leaving seven people injured. Less than 24 hours later, police pounced on the gang of robbers in their hiding places yesterday, arresting four men. With the arrests in various parts of Joburg, police now believe it is only a matter of time before at least another six suspects are tracked down. The cap... See full details

  11. Probe into killing of two patients in hospital

    Date: 12 Oct 2006
    Mpumalanga's Health Department has launched an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murder of two patients by a fellow patient at the Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit. A male patient, who was admitted for psychiatric observation on Monday, went on the rampage, attacking and killing two patients and wounding three others before attempting to sexually assault two nurses,... See full details

  12. Baby shot dead on her mom's back

    Date: 11 Oct 2006
    15-month-old infant becomes the youngest victim of heist terror Her clothes stained with her baby's blood, a devastated Cynthia Mitileni is comforted by her brother after her child's death. Her 15-month-old daughter Khensani was killed yesterday during a wild shootout on one of Joburg's busiest streets - while strapped to her mother's back. Opening fire on shocked people, a gang... See full details

  13. School stabbing accused appears

    Date: 11 Oct 2006
    A 14-year-old pupil from Forest High School in Johannesburg accused of murdering his schoolmate Simon Nkosana Mbhele appeared in court yesterday before being released into the care of his mother. Police spokesman Captain Schalk Bornman said the boy would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday next week. The Grade 8 pupil was arrested at his home in Moroka, Soweto on Monday ... See full details

  14. Pandor urges MPs to back school drug tests

    Date: 11 Oct 2006
    We need to teach children manners and discipline, says minister following stabbing Education Minister Naledi Pandor has given the clearest indication yet that random drug testing may be on the cards in schools, given what she described as "psychotic" and violent behaviour of some pupils. Speaking in the National Assembly yesterday, a day after Grade 10 pupil Nkosana Mbhele was murdere... See full details

  15. Gauteng transport chief ignored procedures in giving R5m tender

    Date: 11 Oct 2006
    Minister's wife a beneficiary to convert taxi recapitalisation permits to operating licences Gauteng Transport Department head Sibusiso Buthelezi awarded a R5-million tender to the company of Nomusa Mufamadi, wife of cabinet minister Sydney, without following proper tender procedures. Buthelezi has acknowledged that he did not follow normal tender procedures when awarding a contract ... See full details

  16. Officials go slow over court killing

    Date: 11 Oct 2006
    Court officials are furious and afraid after a policeman was stabbed to death in the holding cells of a North West court building on Monday, just weeks after the stabbing of a prosecutor in Pretoria. All the staff, including prosecutors, orderlies and magistrates, embarked on a go-slow yesterday at the GaRankuwa Magistrate’s Court building to protest against the killing of Inspector Meshack “To... See full details

  17. Girl's body found in Springs

    Date: 11 Oct 2006
    The body of a girl, with head and neck injuries, has been found in the veld in Springs. Superintendent Andy Pieke said the body was found near Ermelo Road, Strubenvale, about midday on Monday. The girl was described as between 16 and 20 years old, slim, with shoulder-length brown hair. She was wearing black trousers and a pink top. A black leather jacket was found near the body. Pi... See full details

  18. Mother fears the worst for daughter

    Date: 11 Oct 2006
    Police neglect to draw her blood to check if it matches traces found in suspect's car Police have released a 40-year-old man - the prime suspect in the disappearance of a 22-year-old Lenasia woman - due to lack of evidence. Yet, more than seven days after Natasha Myburgh's disappearance, they have yet to draw blood from her mother, Amanda, to determine whether blood found in the suspe... See full details

  19. Pupils try to digest senseless murder

    Date: 11 Oct 2006
    After seeing his friend's bloodied and lifeless body lying on the school ground, Delwyn Rajkuar rushed home and went straight to his computer. He inserted a CD and as Tupac Shakur's song Life Goes On filled the room, the 17-year-old pupil broke down and cried. "Why?" he asked the family helper, Josephine Rantsho, with tears in his eyes. "We were supposed to open a dance group together next ... See full details

  20. Store owners left feeling helpless in the CBD war zone

    Date: 11 Oct 2006
    Businesses in the Joburg CBD fear they are under siege from armed criminals who are becoming increasingly brazen in their attempts to rob them. Mohammed Hussein, who owns an electronics store in Bree Street, has been robbed three times in the past three years. "We pay our taxes, we try our best to make a living, but these guys (the robbers) don't care. They will kill you if you try to resist... See full details

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