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  1. Limpopo ANC to deal with MEC over ‘R1m bribe’

    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    ANC banner. Picture: Twitter Education MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe is accused of demanding R1,050 000 from construction company Mvula Trust, which was building school latrines. The L... See full details

  2. Mampintsha lying to defend himself – claim

    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    THE family of Bongekile “Babes Wodumo” Simelane have hit back at her boyfriend Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, accusing him of lying to defend himself. Maphumulo appeared in the dock of the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault yesterday and claimed he had attacked Babes Wodumo i... See full details

  3. Trial date set for weeping Ninow

    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    THE Dros rape trial has been set down fo Nicholas Ninow will stand trial for the rape of a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom at a Dros restaurant in Silverton. Yesterday, Ninow walked into courtroom 16 at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court looking worn out. He wept profusely in the dock as the proceedings officially got ... See full details

  4. School gang-rape case opened

    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    Soweto community shocked by alleged incident at Grade 8 orientation camp IN A case reminiscent of the Jules High School sex saga, the Gauteng Education Department is investigating a case of gang rape at a Soweto school. A shocked Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said yesterday that three Grade 8 boys had been suspe... See full details

  5. ‘Murdered Janet a Muizenberg High School hero’

    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    A MUIZENBERG High School matric pupil, murdered when she stood up to a man who had assaulted a disabled teen, has been hailed a hero by her school. Janet Ntozini, 18, was stabbed three times in the back at the weekend after, according to an eyewitness, she had told a 23-year-old man he could not attack an unarmed disable... See full details

  6. MPs call for probe into ‘dodgy’ IT system

    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    Processes not followed in tender bidding MEMBERS of Parliament have demanded an investigation into a R400 million deal for an IT system that contains information to identify citizens at the Department of Home Affairs, saying it appeared to be illegal. Yesterday, the portfolio committee on home affairs told Home... See full details

  7. ‘#1 Tsotsi’ denies holding community to ransom

    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    POLICE Minister Bheki Cele had vowed that the so-called “Mamelodi Number 1 Tsotsi”, Vusi “Khekhe” Mathibela, would be arrested yesterday. The man accused of extortion within the taxi and business fraternity tried to clear his name during an interview on PowerFM yesterday. However, many were not co... See full details

  8. Gupta mine failed to supply satisfactory coal

    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    Former Eskom executive allegedly decreased fine from R2.1bn to R166m ANOTHER top Eskom official yesterday blew the whistle on how he refused to sign off a deal that saw Gupta-owned Tegeta get away with a slap on the wrist for bungling a lucrative coal contract. <span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-object art-mainim... See full details

  9. I was victimised for charging Bosasa bribers – prisons official

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Picture: Refilwe Modise But a Correctional Services spokesperson says Sergeant Fanie Mogotji was suspended for &lsquo;bringing the ... See full details

  10. Eskom took only 3 hours to illegally pay Tegeta R659m – Nagar

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    Eskom official Snehal Nagar is pictured at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Parktown, 05 March 2019. Picture: Refilwe... See full details

  11. Government to look into ‘proper’ remembrance of slain ‘Matwetwe’ star

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    Sibusiso Khwinana lost his life in a botched robbery at a mall in Pretoria on Friday. Gauteng government... See full details

  12. Mampintsha has been arrested, police confirm

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    Babes Wodumo - Image Instagram Babes Wodumo&rsquo;s alleged abuser is now in police custody. The South African Police Service (Saps) has ... See full details

  13. ‘We are disgusted,’ says Lesufi of school where three boys allegedly raped girl

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    The education department has revealed the alleged crime took place at an orientation camp this weekend. On Tuesday morning, Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi expressed his and his department&rsquo;s disgust at allegations that three male learners had raped a Grade 8 girl (normally aged around 13) when they were at a school induct... See full details

  14. Eskom’s Shweni admits to misleading Reserve Bank

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    Eskom Treasury official Sincedile Shweni is pictured at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Parktown, 04 M... See full details

  15. Taxi industry in SA is giving some commuters PTSD

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    Abusive and law-breaking taxi drivers rule at the ranks and on the roads, leaving their paying customers powerless, a study reveals. Half of all minibus taxi commuters have witnessed some illegal act by their drivers, but are too scared to complain because of the violent nature of many taxi drivers. And this feeling of powerlessness... See full details

  16. Babes’ long history of abuse (part 1)

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    Music star&rsquo;s family claim this isn&rsquo;t the first time Mampintsha has beaten their daughter. THE family of celebrated gqom singer Bongekile &ldquo;Babes Wodumo&rdquo; Simelane have revealed their frustration at failing to rescue their daughter from a long history of physical and emotional abuse. Speaking on behalf of the Simelane family, Bishop Vusi Dube said the family... See full details

  17. Babes’ long history of abuse (part 2)

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    B/fwd fm part 1&nbsp; Last May, Babes Wodumo went on record (on Metro FM) to reveal, for the first time, that Mampintsha, frequent collaborator and onethird of Big Nuz (a Durban-based kwaito music trio) had allegedly been abusing her. Their relationship, told from the &ldquo;rags-to-riches&rdquo; narrative... See full details

  18. Rape terror points to rise in home attacks

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    THE alleged rape of an 18-year-old student in her room by a man who gave her R70 to buy herself a pizza and apologised after the ordeal has highlighted the many sexual attacks in homes. A domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse expert said incidents of sexual predators breaking into homes were on the increase.<... See full details

  19. Incident condemned

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    The starlet said she was in no position to give interviews as she was &ldquo;emotional about the situation&rdquo;. Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa said they were horrified by the actions of Maphumulo and calling on Wodumo to press charges. The EFF said they had laid a criminal case against Maphumulo at the uMlazi police s... See full details

  20. Doubts over witness statement

    Date: 05 Mar 2019
    HOW AN investigating officer took a statement from a witnesses in a double-murder case has come under scrutiny in the high court in Joburg. Judge Majake Mabesele questioned whether an investigating officer followed proper procedure while taking a statement from a witness. When Sicelo Ndebele was being quizzed ove... See full details

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