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  1. Gun-toting bodyguards off the hook as security body rules weapon was ‘not AK-47’

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    Experts say what was shown by the bodyguards on video was an AK-47 or variant of Russian-designed assault rifle The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) has closed its investigation into the conduct of two bodyguards who appeared in a video on social media brandishing weapons because, says the authority, the main r... See full details

  2. CYRIL ‘ANGERED’ GIGABA

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    Minister demands audit of all PIC transactions DEPUTY President Cyril Ramaphosa’s comments that the Public Investment Corporation – the country’s biggest investor in the economy – should be defended have angered Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. This emerged as Gigaba demanded that embattl... See full details

  3. Fears that guard preyed on own daughters

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    Brother says family shocked to hear about 54 pupils molested THE FAMILY of a school security guard accused of molesting 54 Grade R primary school pupils in Soweto have not ruled out the possibility that his two daughters could have also fallen prey to him. The guard, 57, was arrested on Monday afternoon, a day ... See full details

  4. Physical and racial abuse claims at school

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    DISTURBING allegations of racial and physical abuse of Klipspruit-West Secondary School pupils by teachers emerged yesterday during the second day of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearing into alleged racism at the troubled school. The hearing was convened to probe these allegations as well as unrest in the comm... See full details

  5. Police injured by angry mob in drug bust

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    A POLICE officer was hospitalised and five others were injured during a drug bust that turned violent in Vanderbijlpark on Tuesday. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://cdn2-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docserver/getima... See full details

  6. ANC jumps to defence of beleaguered protector

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    DA&rsquo;s call to suspend Mkhwebane seen as malicious and witch-hunt AS THE DA called for the suspension of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the ANC in Parliament and the mother body were at odds over the unprecedented decision to establish an inquiry into her fitness to hold office. Yesterday, the ANC at ... See full details

  7. Millions recouped, spoke in unlawful tenders

    Date: 12 Oct 2017
    THE SPECIAL Investigating Unit (SIU) has recovered R126 million defrauded from state institutions and also managed to set aside R4 billion in government contracts in the 2016/17 financial year. This was disclosed when the SIU presented its annual report to the justice and correctional services portfolio committee in Parl... See full details

  8. Springs mother’s depression diagnosed by person without correct qualification

    Date: 11 Oct 2017
    State says some of the tests used by the criminologist could only be used by psychologists who had been trained for six to seven years. The state has sharply attacked the evidence of a forensic criminologist, who implied that a 39-year-old Springs woman accused of severely abusing and neglecting her five children might not be accoun... See full details

  9. Girl burnt to death, aunt found guilty of the murder

    Date: 11 Oct 2017
    She poured paraffin to the child to &lsquo;scare&rsquo; her to admit to stealing money. A Mamelodi woman who poured paraffin on her 13-year-old niece and set her alight because the girl refused to admit that she had stolen money has been convicted of her murder. Judge Bert Bam convicted Anna Mahlangu, 62, on a charge of murd... See full details

  10. Guard preys on schoolgirls

    Date: 11 Oct 2017
    Sex predator at Soweto school allegedly molested 54 Grade Rs TRAUMA and anger gripped parents of a Soweto primary school yesterday, where 54 Grade R pupils were allegedly repeatedly molested by a security guard. The incidents occurred at the school in Orlando East, where the 57-year-old guard was arrested on Mo... See full details

  11. Separate accounts in Rohde trial

    Date: 11 Oct 2017
    PROPERTY mogul Jason Rohde, who is on trial for the alleged murder of his wife Susan Rohde, was overheard giving separate accounts of events that led to her death, the Western Cape High Court heard yesterday. Mark Thompson, an operations manager at Lew Geffen Sotheby&rsquo;s International Realty, where Rohde was chief ex... See full details

  12. Football agents in price fixing row

    Date: 11 Oct 2017
    Court battle with the Competition Commission seen as a ploy to rid South Africa of soccer middlemen SOME of South Africa&rsquo;s prominent football agents have denied any wrongdoing after it emerged yesterday that they were embroiled in a bitter court battle with the Competition Commission, which is accusing them of &l... See full details

  13. Criminologist under fire in ‘monster’ case

    Date: 11 Oct 2017
    THE forensic criminologist who presented a report to the high court in Pretoria on the state of mind of the wife of the so-called &ldquo;Springs Monster&rdquo; came under fire from the State yesterday. The prosecution accused her of illegally conducting tests on the mother and coming to conclusions while she was not qual... See full details

  14. Eskom, Trillian, McKinsey issue to be resolved in court

    Date: 11 Oct 2017
    THE dispute over R1.6 billion allegedly paid illegally to the Gupta-linked company Trillian and global consultancy McKinsey by Eskom looks set to be resolved in court. This is after Trillian and McKinsey yesterday failed to meet a deadline set by the power utility to pay back the money. Both parties wrote to Eskom disputing the conte... See full details

  15. Mkhwebane to face the music in inquiry

    Date: 11 Oct 2017
    Midway through her tenure, an unprecedented probe into fitness of a public protector to hold office IN AN unprecedented move, Busisiwe Mkhwebane yesterday became the first public protector to be hauled before an inquiry into her fitness to hold office. Barely halfway through her seven-year tenure, Mkhwebane is ... See full details

  16. Calls to curtail Zuma’s powers due to abuse

    Date: 10 Oct 2017
    UDM leader says the constitution was formulated with an ideal president like Mandela in mind and not a &lsquo;rogue element&rsquo; like Zuma. Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s abuse of his presidential powers to pursue his personal agenda has led to calls from a number of influential individuals within and outside the ANC for these powers to be cu... See full details

  17. It has taken 7 years to probe Trillian-linked Gauteng health corruption case, says DA

    Date: 10 Oct 2017
    The alleged corruption involves more than R2bn, which allegedly took place when the current ANC chief whip in the legislature was the health MEC. An investigation into corruption at the Gauteng health department&nbsp;continues into its seventh year,&nbsp;including the alleged role of Niven Pillay, the executive director of Regiments... See full details

  18. Wife abused by ‘Springs monster’ – criminologist

    Date: 10 Oct 2017
    &nbsp; THE WIFE of the so-called &ldquo;Springs monster&rdquo; was emotionally, physically and sexually abused by her husband. The high court in Pretoria yesterday heard that he occasionally dragged her around by her hair, made her have sex with a prostitute while he watched and forced her to have sex with him several times a day.</p... See full details

  19. Probe into Ekurhuleni housing corruption

    Date: 10 Oct 2017
    High-level investigation launched against official DOGGED by allegations of housing corruption in the past, Ekurhuleni&rsquo;s ethics and integrity committee chairperson Morris Chauke now has the provincial government gunning for him. Keith Khoza, deputy director-general of Gauteng&rsquo;s Department of Human Settlements, confirmed... See full details

  20. Woman in dock over poisoning attempt

    Date: 10 Oct 2017
    POLICE have arrested a woman believed to have dealings with a foreign drug kingpin, currently on the run. The foreign national is also suspected to be the ringleader of a property-hijacking, prostitution and drug-dealing syndicate. Vivian Baratana Mgabe, 44, was arrested on Friday for the attempted murder of her husband, and made her... See full details

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