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  1. Airport head axed amid fraud claims

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    Polokwane – A former provincial transport chief and now managing director of Gateway International Airport has been suspended following fraud and corruption allegations. Ben Mehale was suspended by Polokwane Gateway Airport Authority on Tuesday because of the allegations, which may involve millions. This followed the submission to Gateway of a forensic audit report claiming that tenders were... See full details

  2. Murdered woman’s car found

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    Police divers pulled a Chrysler PT Cruiser out of Hartbeespoort Dam yesterday, three days after recovering the body of its murdered owner. She was identified as Mmapula Makua, 26, the daughter of Tsele and Minah Makua of Pimville, Soweto. Someone apparently went to a lot of trouble to make Makua’s death look like suicide, allegedly forging a suicide note that was found at her townhouse. I... See full details

  3. Officer traps most-wanted killing suspect

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    A police officer waiting for public transport in Ebony Park identified one of the most wanted murder suspects, standing next to him yesterday morning. Recognising the suspect he alerted detectives by phone from a house nearby. The wanted man was later found still waiting and identified by the investigating officer. It is alleged that Bheki Masango, 28, shot and killed Jack Mohokare in Ivory... See full details

  4. Officer robbed, youth leaguer denies hijack

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    A member of the VIP Protection Unit escaped unharmed when three armed men pounced on him and stole his gun in Midrand. Police spokesman Eugene Opperman said the officer was off duty on Saturday afternoon. “The robbers held him up at gun point and drove off with the pistol.” Oppermann says the gun has not been recovered and the robbers are still at large. Meanwhile, controversy surround... See full details

  5. Taxi driver shot dead on duty

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    A Johannesburg taxi driver was killed while picking up passengers in Hillbrow yesterday. Constable Mduduzi Zondo said an unknown man crossed Clarendon Street, went straight to the taxi driver’s side and shot the driver three times. He died at the scene. A 41-year-old man who was seated next to the driver was also shot in the upper body. He was taken to Johannesburg Hospital in a serious ... See full details

  6. Marais acquitted of fraud

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    Former Western Cape premier Peter Marais was cleared in the Bellville Regional Court yesterday on charges of corruptly receiving donations totalling R400 000 in the Roodefontein golf estate controversy. But fellow accused David Malatsi, Marais’ former MEC for the environment, was not so lucky. Magistrate Andre le Grange found him guilty of corruptly receiving a R100 000 donation from the Roo... See full details

  7. Barbie trial will only continue next year

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    The sex-crimes trial of Cezanne Visser, alias Barbie, will continue in the Pretoria High Court only in March next year. Judge Essop Patel yesterday reinstated Visser’s bail after she spent 30 days under observation in the Weskoppies psychiatric hospital in Pretoria. Visser was referred for observation after her counsel, Johan Engelbrecht SC, submitted she suffered from post-traumatic stress ... See full details

  8. Pensioner shoots wife, himself

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    An apparent family argument has left a Pretoria pensioner in a critical condition with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the face and his wife in hospital after he allegedly shot her in the back. The drama started just before 10am yesterday in Waverly. According to police the 59-year-old woman, a Post Office employee rushed out of the house and was followed by her firearm-brandishing 78-year... See full details

  9. Beware of fund-raiser using SANParks name

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    South Africa’s largest conservation organisation SANParks is being used as a front for unscrupulous “fund-raisers”. Now active on the West Rand, the “fund raisers” carry documents bearing the SANParks logo and its website address. They were “most definitely not” associated with the organisation, said chief executive Dr David Mabunda. This is not the first time these fraudsters have appear... See full details

  10. Plan to use retired cops to help fight crime

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    Business wants improved criminal justice system Retired policemen with expertise in solving serious crimes will soon be brought back into the police service to assist in cracking some of the gruesome crimes rocking the country. This is part of an agreement between the government and business, which was reached at a meeting in Pretoria yesterday. The meeting involved at least six ... See full details

  11. R100m housing tender graft

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    The Star can today reveal the contents of an explosive forensic report into tender irregularities worth over R100-million in the Gauteng Department of Housing. Implicating the most senior officials in the department, the report - which was never made public - was so damaging that it is understood its author was forced to omit certain details. The two men at the centre of the allegations ar... See full details

  12. Schoolboy mowed down by speedster

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    A Pretoria teenager was crushed to death outside his school when the driver of a suspected stolen car lost control of his vehicle. The 32-year-old man, who had been speeding away from an off-duty policeman, was arrested moments after killing Vebeshin Pillay, who had left school early yesterday because he was feeling ill. Vebeshin (15) had just walked out of the gates of Lotus Gardens Seconda... See full details

  13. Their last goodbye

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    Speeding car smashes into girls on their way to school after driver loses control Skhulile Madonsela (8) was reluctant to go to school, while Smangele Maxakatho (14) was unusually eager about going - but neither would make it. Still dressed in their school uniforms, their lives were snatched away in an instant by a speeding, unlicensed driver just 500m from Skhulile's home. Membe... See full details

  14. Woman's kidnap ordeal during cash heist

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    'I asked if they would kill me, and they said if I behaved, I would be fine' Thirty minutes seemed like a lifetime for the daughter of a KwaMbonambi, KwaZulu Natal, councillor who was kidnapped by a 24-member cash-in-transit heist gang. The 22-year-old woman, who did not want her name published, said she could still hear the gunshots when she and her father, Joseph Masango, were hija... See full details

  15. Houses, cars cash seized in Scorpions raid

    Date: 05 Oct 2006
    Luxury assets confiscated as high-flying trio face charges of accepting kickbacks A couple accused of using their high-flying jobs to conduct multimillion-rand fraud and corruption will lose all their allegedly ill-gotten gains - if the Asset Forfeiture Unit has its way. The AFU on Monday attached an estimated R21-million of assets - including cash, investments, property, furniture a... See full details

  16. Gang grabs computers

    Date: 04 Oct 2006
    Twenty heavily armed men forced their way into the offices of the Department of Education yesterday and stole 120 computers. The gang gained access to the building by breaking the building’s basement security door locks. When the suspects reached the first floor they held up security guards and tied them in a small office. “None of the matric exam papers were stored in those computers, so... See full details

  17. Police grab seven after shootout

    Date: 04 Oct 2006
    North West police arrested seven suspected bank robbers yesterday after a fierce shootout and car chase. They seized an AK-47 rifle and a number of pistols, and impounded three getaway vehicles. Director Kaine Monyepao of the Marico area police said the members involved in the arrests were to be commended on exceptional conduct in a life-threatening situation. Captain Elsabe Augoustides s... See full details

  18. Murderers on new charges

    Date: 04 Oct 2006
    Two men sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Judge President Bernard Ngoepe’s granddaughter appeared in the Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court again yesterday on new charges. Joseph Lucky Ndlovu, 21, and Steven Tsietsi Mhlanga, 22, appeared on charges of murder, rape and hijacking. The two were linked to an incident that took place in Lenasia last December. The two allegedly appro... See full details

  19. Hijackers Hi-jacked

    Date: 04 Oct 2006
    A brave motorist struck a blow for law and order at the weekend when he grabbed a blundering hi-jack gang’s car and roared off to the police station, North Rand police revealed yesterday. Ivory Park police were thus well primed when one of the hi-jackers walked in to report the car stolen. And in a bizarre final twist a woman in the police station immediately pointed out the failed hijacker ... See full details

  20. Swoop nets guns in fridge

    Date: 04 Oct 2006
    Hillbrow police in Johannesburg confiscated two firearms found wrapped with meat stored in the fridge in a Bearea flat yesterday. Two men aged 20 and 24 were held for possession of illegal firearms. Constable Mduduzi Zondo said they went to the flat seeking armed robbery suspects. “After arresting the four robbers, we also searched other flats. “Two 9mm pistols with serial numbers filed ... See full details

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