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  1. Family shocked after car thieves gun down doctor

    Date: 31 Jul 2006
    When Dr Lesiba Latakgomo decried the ongoing violence in the Middle East on Friday, little did he know that in a few hours he would be facing his own violent death. Latakgomo (48), a physician at Sebokeng Clinix Private Hospital in Vereeniging, was gunned down in Duncanville on the Vaal Rand during the early hours of Saturday. His wife Nkgale and their four children are struggling to come to... See full details

  2. Robbed UK pupils to go on with tour

    Date: 31 Jul 2006
    Eleven British schoolchildren – part of a group on a rugby and netball tour in South Africa who were attacked and robbed in Honeydew last week – were severely traumatised but would continue with their tour as planned, a spokesman for the British High Commissioner in South Africa, Russ Dixon said. Dixon said the children had received counselling. They were to have left for Cape Town yesterday a... See full details

  3. Boy stabbed over soccer ball at school

    Date: 31 Jul 2006
    Carl Torbay is too scared to go back to school. On Thursday, the 10-year-old was attacked and stabbed three times in the boys’ toilets. It all started during break at Sir Edmund Hillary School in Kensington, Joburg, when Carl refused to give his attackers – both 13-year-olds – his ball. He was followed to the toilets, where one of the boys stabbed him in the buttocks. Carls said the Grad... See full details

  4. Project has reduced school violence

    Date: 31 Jul 2006
    A new crime-prevention project in schools has reportedly seen acts of aggression among pupils come down by 72% and pass rates increase by almost 80%. Education Minister Naledi Pandor over the weekend launched the school based Tiisa Thuto crime prevention and intervention project in Henneman, in the Free State. According to Education Ministry spokesman Lunga Ngqengelele the project is run by ... See full details

  5. Mbeki: Stop corruption

    Date: 31 Jul 2006
    Corruption must come to an end in this country. To this end, the police, National Intelligence and the Public Service Commission are to help local governments with strategies against corruption. President Thabo Mbeki said yesterday. Briefing the media after a three-day Cabinet lekgotla, he said South Africa “must have clean government”. Service delivery, in all aspects, was also high on ... See full details

  6. COPS BEG FOR HELP

    Date: 28 Jul 2006
    Underpaid, stressed out and desperate for protection Police officers – devastated by the murders of 54 of their colleagues – have issued a list of demands to improve their plight. About 50 officers toyi-toyied outside the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court yesterday calling on the government for better protection, more powerful weapons and increased training. The protest coincided with ... See full details

  7. Crime will be high on lekgotla agenda

    Date: 28 Jul 2006
    Crime will be high on the agenda of Cabinet Ministers when they discuss a number of issues at a lekgotla in Pretoria. Government spokesman Themba Maseko said a national security strategy would be discussed, and preparations for the 2010 World Cup. Progress on government’s programme of action for the year will be reviewed at the meeting. The lekgotla would include representatives from loca... See full details

  8. Applause for new definition of rape

    Date: 28 Jul 2006
    Legal experts have hailed the proposed extension of the definition of rape to include anal penetration, but warn it will in the short term make little difference to criminal cases. Pieter du Toit, of North West University’s Potchefstroom campus, said in terms of the Constitution every accused had the right not to be convicted for an act that was not an offence under national or international la... See full details

  9. Murder was a hit, says son

    Date: 28 Jul 2006
    The family of a Pretoria man shot dead on his Schurveberg plot on Tuesday nights believe the killers were hitmen. Manie de Jager, 69, was killed by four men in military uniforms and masks. His son, Kahn, said yesterday it was a hit and not an armed robbery. “The four were in full military uniform and had masks on. They were out to kill my father.” He said his father had been a farmer in... See full details

  10. Giant fraud probe saves R1,5 billion

    Date: 28 Jul 2006
    The world’s biggest fraud probe – 400 000 people are being investigated – looks set to save South African taxpayers at least R1,5 billion. This is the triumph of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) which handled the massive investigation into grant fraud at the Department of Social Development. SIU head Willie Hofmeyr said yesterday his major concern now was the small staff he had with whic... See full details

  11. Knife attack terror for SAA passengers

    Date: 28 Jul 2006
    A man wielding a Swiss Army knife had to be restrained and moved to the back of the aircraft by South African Airways staff on an overnight flight from Zurich to Johannesburg. This after he spent the first portion of the trip on Wednesday threatening a passenger with the knife, banging on the door of an occupied toilet and repeatedly grabbing the earphones off the head of a woman sitting next t... See full details

  12. Govt Thieves get free ride

    Date: 27 Jul 2006
    Hundreds of public servants who defrauded the government of millions of rands in social grants will not face criminal charges. Instead they have signed debt agreements with the government which, in some cases, will see many repaying the money they stole in monthly instalments from as little as R50 for periods of up to 31 years. The information was provided by the Department of Social Develop... See full details

  13. 10111 call centre helps police arrest hijackers

    Date: 27 Jul 2006
    There have been complaints about the 10111 emergency call centre, but yesterday it helped police make an arrest in Phomolong, North Rand. Three armed men had hijacked a Golf in Edenvale. “North Rand Flying Squad responded to the call from the call centre and traced the vehicle to Phomolong,” said North Rand police spokesman Cynthia Kleinhans. The Flying Squad chased the suspects to Bhotan... See full details

  14. ‘Barbaric killers should get life’

    Date: 27 Jul 2006
    The three men who murdered a 58-year-old Brakpan man, attacked his wife with a hammer, then raped and abducted her before finally executing her in the veld, deserved no less than life imprisonment, the prosecution told the Pretoria High Court. Prosecutor Charles Mnisi asked Judge Aubry Ledwaba to sentence killers Malebo Makgetlaneng, 20, Martin Bhosi Mahlangu, 27, and Thabiso Erik Ndlela, 23, t... See full details

  15. Emergency call got only music

    Date: 27 Jul 2006
    A Witness desperate to stop a road-rage battle phoned the Flying Sqaud only to be treated to music as his call went on hold. Abel Marema told the Johannesburg High Court he didn’t know if anyone eventually answered him, as he had a brick thrown at him and was kicked by combatants. Marema was the final defence witness for call centre supervisor Edward Kekana, charged with triple murder.. T... See full details

  16. ‘Ghost’ Teacher Scam

    Date: 27 Jul 2006
    Department lost over R800 000 to fraud, says MEC Unemployed teachers have unwittingly been used as pawns to defraud the Gauteng Department of Education of hundreds of thousand of rands. Education MEC Angi Motshekga revealed this yesterday at a media briefing during which she also detailed her plans to improve the scholar transport system. Motshekga said that for several months last... See full details

  17. Relief as cops smash ‘Sandton Knife Gang’

    Date: 27 Jul 2006
    Seven arrested in connection with 18 attacks on complex residents In the dead of night the “Sandton Knife Gang” breached 18 of the most secure complexes in Joburg. The robbers came unarmed, then always used their victims’ kitchen knives to terrorise the families. During their spree they stabbed four people, including an 18-year-old karate champion and a Woodmead man whose heart sto... See full details

  18. Cops bust more hijack syndicate suspects in 10111 operator scam

    Date: 27 Jul 2006
    Magistrate postpones bail hearings as defence says new evidence clears clients Police have arrested more suspected members of a hijacking syndicate that allegedly used a police 10111 operator to help carry out their crimes. The arrests add to the three already made by police, including the 10111 phone operator Brenda Mabuza. “We cannot say much else as it would hinder our investiga... See full details

  19. Community up in arms as spate of attacks claim innocent lives

    Date: 27 Jul 2006
    Latest incident is another episode in the vicious cycle of robbery and violence in Muldersdrift Resident of Muldersdrift near Krugersdorp who have accused the police of being “inept” in dealing with criminals terrorising them, have warned they will take the law into their own hands. In the latest incident, two hijackers ambushed and shot dead businessman Leon Naude (46) at the entranc... See full details

  20. Protest as farm attacks continue

    Date: 27 Jul 2006
    Frans Pieterse was tortured for more than four hours. His attackers poured boiling water over him, left him with an open wound on his head and, after they were done, they strangled him to death with a shoelace. The murderers also dripped molten plastic on Pieterse’s 10-year-old son, Gideon. The murder took place in the presence of Pieterse’s wife, Daleen, and his children Gideon and Anuschka ... See full details

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