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  1. Zuma’s son tried to sway Hawks

    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    Edward was silent partner in R15m ‘dividend’ FORMER KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen yesterday told the Zondo Commission into State Capture that former president Jacob Zuma’s son Edward unsuccessfully tried to persuade the elite crime-fighting unit to unfreeze a R15-million payment by the police... See full details

  2. Panday’s co-conspirator gave me R1.5m to back off investigation – Booysen

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    After the co-conspirator’s arrest in a sting operation, Panday called Jacob Zuma’s nephew, saying ‘we need to clip him (Booysen) a bit,’ Booysen testified. Former KZN Hawks boss Major-General (Ret) Johan Booysen on Wednesday told the commission of inquiry into state capture that following a sting operation in... See full details

  3. Edward Zuma asked Booysen to ‘unfreeze’ R15m due to Panday – testimony

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    The former Hawks boss says the young Zuma said he wanted to get his dividends from his partner. Former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, asked former KZN Hawks boss Major-General (Ret) Johan Booysen to “unfreeze” R15 million which was due to his business partner Durban-based Thoshan Panday, the commissi... See full details

  4. Murder docket opened after hearing-impaired assault victim dies

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    Dheenadayalan Reddy has since passed away in hospital. The karate instructor at Shotokan Karate International South Africa was socialising with friends at the hotel when an alleged... See full details

  5. Church scandal arrests

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    Two women held in connection with the ‘miraculous’ return to life of a ‘dead’ man THERE has been a breakthrough in the church resurrection scandal that ballooned into a social media frenzy two months ago. The National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed that two women have been arrested ... See full details

  6. Seeking a court intervention

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    WOMEN, many holding babies, lined the corridor outside court yesterday, hoping for assistance so that they could have a roof over their heads <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=bbfe2ab7-42e4-4ee6-ad0b-78e4e768343f&scale=175&file=6322201904170000000000... See full details

  7. Rohde’s appeal bid fails

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    CONVICTED wife-killer Jason Rohde&rsquo;s bid to appeal his conviction for murder was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court yesterday. He will now petition the Supreme Court of Appeal. Rohde was convicted on November 8 last year for the murder of his wife Susan. He was found guilty of strangling her and then s... See full details

  8. McBride sought help of former SSA boss Fraser

    Date: 17 Apr 2019
    He pleaded with ex-spy chief to convene meeting of country&rsquo;s warring law enforcement agencies FORMER Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) boss Robert McBride pleaded with erstwhile top spy Arthur Fraser to convene a meeting of the heads of the country&rsquo;s warring criminal justice system compone... See full details

  9. No holy cows as McBride wraps up state capture testimony

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    Former IPID head Robert McBride testifies at the State Capture Commission in Parktown, 16 April 2019. Picture: Neil McCartney <h2 c... See full details

  10. Former minister of police employed a convicted fraudster – McBride

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    &nbsp; New Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko. Picture: Jacques Nelles The former Ipid head says the Zimbabwean national was employed as chief of staff in Nathi Nhl... See full details

  11. CELE FIRES BACK

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    Ex-police commissioner says court decision regarding lease agreement vindicates him POLICE Minister Bheki Cele says his 2012 dismissal as national police commissioner over a building lease deal was part of a wider purge at state institutions. &ldquo;I was the first victim,&rdquo; he told Independent Media in an... See full details

  12. McBride claims Ipid altered stats

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    He says some key cases were secretly closed FORMER head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) Robert McBride has detailed how statistics were manipulated in a bid to present improved performance while key cases were being closed down behind the scenes. McBride returned to the stand at the Z... See full details

  13. Parent gunned down outside school in suspected hit

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    CHILDREN at a Joburg primary school were left traumatised when they witnessed a parent being gunned down in a suspected hit at the end of classes yesterday. The man was picking up a child after school at Bernard Isaacs Primary in Coronationville when he was shot. According to police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhu... See full details

  14. Pupils hurt in clash with police

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    TENSION in Ennerdale, south of Joburg, degenerated into a violent protest yesterday that left four learners with rubber bullet wounds and a classroom burnt to the ground. The residents have said that if Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi had kept his promises, the local high school classroom would not have been set alight. They ref... See full details

  15. Home Affairs pair granted bail

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    TWO Home Affairs officials thought to be at the centre of a child support grant fraud syndicate have each been granted bail of R2 000 in the Durban Commercial Crime Court. Sbani Clementine Mtshali, 40, and Xoliswa Mfoboza, 50, were arrested after the Home Affairs Department&rsquo;s provincial counter-corruption and security unit worked on a ... See full details

  16. Home Affairs pair granted bail

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    TWO Home Affairs officials thought to be at the centre of a child support grant fraud syndicate have each been granted bail of R2 000 in the Durban Commercial Crime Court. Sbani Clementine Mtshali, 40, and Xoliswa Mfoboza, 50, were arrested after the Home Affairs Department&rsquo;s provincial counter-corruption and security unit worked on a ... See full details

  17. New arms deal challenge a headache for Zuma

    Date: 16 Apr 2019
    Former president&rsquo;s defence against corruption charges undermined by latest development THE legal team for former president Jacob Zuma and the courts cannot place much reliance on the findings of the Seriti commission into the arms deal, as the findings are now being challenged, a legal expert said yesterday. Lawson Naidoo, of... See full details

  18. ‘Dros rapist’ allegedly admitted to hospital after ‘drug overdose’ in prison

    Date: 15 Apr 2019
    &nbsp; Nicholas Ninow in court. Picture: Rorisang Kgosana&nbsp; Nicholas Ninow is believed to have injected illicit drugs into the &lsquo;wrong vein&rsquo;, and his arm swelled up.&nbsp;The man accu... See full details

  19. Venda king to pay back R17m from VBS as he fights to keep his crown

    Date: 15 Apr 2019
    The royal family spokesperson says they are not satisfied with the appeal court&rsquo;s findings as they do not correspond with tradition and customs. Vhavenda King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, whose kingship is in the balance after a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling against it, has reiterated his commitment to paying back a &ldquo;... See full details

  20. Ramaphosa just as guilty as ANC’s ‘problematic candidates’ – expert

    Date: 15 Apr 2019
    The president was implicated in the Bosasa scandal, making it impossible for him to act against those flagged, says a political analyst. The ANC top brass flagged by the party&rsquo;s integrity committee as &ldquo;problematic candidates&rdquo; are going nowhere &ndash; because President Cyril Ramaphosa would risk being recalled if h... See full details

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