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  1. 'you deserve to die'

    Date: 29 Sep 2006
    Outraged judge lashes out at guilty trio in Makgabo murder case He was furious and filled with contempt for the perpetrators - and he wished he could sentence them to death. Staring at the cold-blooded murderer of 4-year-old Makgabo Matlala, Judge Gerhardus Hattingh also had harsh words for the minister of safety and security. "According to the minister, Charles Nqakula, crime is d... See full details

  2. Murder and rape still haunt child's nanny

    Date: 29 Sep 2006
    Makgabo Matlala's nanny struggles to eat following the little girl's murder and her own rape ordeal. This was because, she told a social worker, she and the 4-year-old had just shared lunch before they were attacked - and her world fell apart. Dressed in pink, the diminutive 57-year-old woman, who sat directly behind the two men who had raped her and killed her young charge, frequently cover... See full details

  3. Roger Kebble walks a free, albeit poorer, man

    Date: 29 Sep 2006
    His reputation might be shattered but mining magnate Roger Kebble won't be going to jail. Instead, the Johannesburg High Court yesterday slapped him with a R1,5-million fine and a four-year suspended sentence for share manipulation. Kebble's sentence was the result of a plea-bargain agreement with the state, in which he admitted committing the offences five years ago at a time when he was ... See full details

  4. Text message sender found guilty of wife's murder

    Date: 29 Sep 2006
    He vowed to 'send her to hell' because she wouldn't have sex or pay him Erefaan Vallie Khan threatened to send his wife "to hell" if she failed to accede to his demands - to have sex with him for the last time and pay him R10 000 before he granted her a divorce. Exactly a week later, Mathilda "Malieka" Sinden (26) was found dead - bludgeoned, strangled and stabbed 23 times - at her p... See full details

  5. Shock crime statistics have country crying

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    Crime in South Africa must be addressed immediately as tens of thousands of citizens are being murdered, raped, violently assaulted and robbed under aggravating circumstances every year. This has been the widespread outcry following the much-anticipated release of the country’s crime statistics for the 2005/06 financial year yesterday. Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula said yes... See full details

  6. Heist men on loose

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    Police are searching for four armed men allegedly involved in a cash-in-transit heist at a shopping centre in Krugersdorp. Four armed suspects who had been in the centre posing as customers held up a security guard who had just collected money from a store. “The suspects were able to disarm the guard and take his cash box,” said Inspector Zelda Viviers. They then fled in a silver Honda Ba... See full details

  7. Take your phone from your thighs

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    The Johannesburg Metro Police has warned that motorists will be issued with fines if they are found with a cellphone between their thighs while driving. “When you are driving you must concentrate on that only and not on your cellphone. “The law clearly states that you may not have a phone anywhere on your body while you drive,” said Mamonyane. Motorist Hartmud Gaede received a painful rem... See full details

  8. Rose of Soweto Kos Hijackers

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    Boxing legend Dingaan “The Rose of Soweto” Thobela managed to thwart an attempted hijacking at his home in Kelvin, Johannesburg yesterday. Thobela was returning from the bank to collect his gym bag at home when he was approached by an armed man at his gate. “I had forgotten my remote so when I arrived at the gate I called my wife to open up for me. While I was still on the phone a man start... See full details

  9. Robbers assault family

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    A man, his wife and their two daughters were held at gunpoint and assaulted at their home in Clearwater Estate, Boksburg North early yesterday morning. The robbers gained entry into the house through a half open window. They stole a shotgun, rifle, pistol, hi-fi stereo, DVD player and other electrical appliances, clothing and jewellery from the house. The men loaded the goods into the famil... See full details

  10. Potch drugs rape accused walks free

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    A 23 year-old-man accused of spiking a student’s drink, taking her home and raping her has walked free from the Potchefstroom Regional Court after being found not guilty. Regional magistrate Daan Nel told Lennox O’Reilly he would probably have sent him to jail for 15 years if he had been found guilty. However, he said the police forensics laboratory had failed the State and the complainant b... See full details

  11. SAPS discusses its 2010 security plans

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    There will not be much deviation from the security, operational and planning strategies used for past big events when the 2010 World Cup rolls around. This was revealed at a seminar organised to give an update on the country’s security readiness for the World Cup in 2010 by the South African Police Service in Pretoria yesterday. According to Johan Burger, one of the organisers, in agreement ... See full details

  12. Man up for murder gets bail

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    The Eersterust man who had been arrested for the murder of eight-year-old Janine Rooi was released on R5 000 bail in the Pretoria Regional Court yesterday. The case against Nathan Peterson, 29, was postponed to November 23 for further investigation. Peterson was arrested on September 18, two days after the gruesome discovery of Janine’s body, in the hills bordering Eersterust, east of Preto... See full details

  13. Road rage case stalls

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    Defence counsel for a call centre supervisor, Edward Kekana, accused of a road rage triple murder yesterday told the Johannesburg High Court it was “deplorable” that he had to wait to present closing argument. But the advocate who prosecuted during the trial has left. Although the case was a month ago set down for yesterday for closing argument it had to be postponed to November 28. Advoc... See full details

  14. R1,2m to stay at home

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    Finance MEC is hit by fresh scandal amid suspended official's claims of fraud For the past 27 months, the Gauteng Department of Finance and Economic Affairs has paid Crish Naidu R1,25-million for doing nothing. Naidu, a former director of management services with a monthly salary of R46 000, says he was suspended after he uncovered cases of fraud involving at least six members of staf... See full details

  15. Shaik must pay R34m to state if bid fails

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    He exploited Zuma as his 'in-house celebrity', appeal court told Schabir Shaik could be in jail sooner than most people think. Shaik's legal team have hinted that Shaik may opt to take his corruption appeal to the Constitutional Court. However, Shaik was refused leave to appeal against his three-year sentence for fraud by both the original trial court and by the Supreme Court of Appe... See full details

  16. More cars, but also falling fatality rate

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    More people died on Joburg's roads in the first eight months of this year than in 2005. But, with half-a-million more vehicles on the country's roads, the fatality rate is down. Between January and August, 526 people died on Joburg's roads, according to the metro police. Last year over the same period, 454 road users died. "More people died, but statistically there has been a drop with all... See full details

  17. Makgabo's killers face future behind bars

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    Showing no emotion at all, the killers of little Makgabo Matlala stared straight ahead as the judge read out a detailed account of how they killed her, raped her nanny and robbed her home. Judge Gerhard Hatting yesterday found Siphiwe Molefe, Lucky Ndlovu and Steve Mhlanga guilty of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and rape at the Vereeniging Circuit Court. While Molefe and N... See full details

  18. No judge available to hear Masetlha case

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    Ousted spy boss Billy Masetlha will face President Thabo Mbeki and Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils in court some time in the future when he challenges his axing from the National Intelligence Agency. The matter was called yesterday in the Pretoria High Court, but Judge Willie van der Merwe removed it from the roll as there was no judge available to hear the case. Masetlha's attorney, ... See full details

  19. Teenager in fatal drunken driving case set to admit his guilt

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    A 17-year-old drunk driver who allegedly caused an accident that killed the cousin of American R&B star Ashanti in Randburg five months ago is likely to plead guilty. The teenager, who cannot be identified because he is a minor, appeared briefly in the Randburg Magistrate's Court yesterday on charges of reckless and negligent driving, driving under the influence of liquor and culpable homicide... See full details

  20. Gauteng's crime figures

    Date: 28 Sep 2006
    Crime Category 2004/2005 2005/2006 Murder: 3 611/3 434 Rape: 11 923/11 562 Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm: 50 563/48 205 Attempted murder: 6 237/5 370 Robbery with aggravating circumstances: 55 139/49 784 Common robbery: 29 272/24 420 Indecent assault: 2 007/2 001 Kidnapping: 841/784 Abduction: 1 332/1 134 Neglect and ill-treatment of children: 1 325/... See full details

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