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  1. No cheer for pained families

    Date: 24 Dec 2018
    THERE will be no Christmas cheer this year in the homes of three families who are still waiting for justice after the murders of their children. The family of Miguel Louw, 10, whose body was found in bushes in Phoenix, Durban, said Christmas would bring sad memories for them. Miguel had been missing for about two... See full details

  2. Bank’s role in scam doesn’t seem on the money

    Date: 24 Dec 2018
    THIS is something for an investigative journalist to follow up. In an article on December 18, Standard Bank claims to be the hero in detecting the UPS NCONNUPS scam. The facts are, however, that Standard Bank (and other banks, according to Hello Peter) knew about it for a long time. When I asked for the R... See full details

  3. Bid to arrest Prinsloo

    Date: 22 Dec 2018
    POLICE are working to have alleged paedophile Dirk Prinsloo returned to South Africa so he can face trial. “There is a warrant out for his arrest, and we are engaging with the Belarus government with the assistance of the Department of International Relations and Co-operation,” said police spokesperson Brigad... See full details

  4. Baby horror

    Date: 22 Dec 2018
    BABY Daniel&rsquo;s* tiny back had turned maroon and discoloured from the boiling bath water that was likely the cause of the 3-year-old&rsquo;s death. Even though he had sustained burns to 60% of his body, his mother, Maryke Cloete* and her boyfriend, Timothy Naidoo* didn&rsquo;t bother to take him to hospital, instead, putting him to bed.<... See full details

  5. Killer mom, lover face lengthy jail terms

    Date: 21 Dec 2018
    AS THE mother of abuse victim baby Daniel faces lengthy imprisonment for gross child negligence which caused the death of her three-year-old son, the battle has moved to who will care for two of her surviving three children. This follows yesterday&rsquo;s conviction in the high court in Joburg of Maryke*, Daniel&rsquo;s ... See full details

  6. Drug runner knocked on cop’s door instead of dealer’s

    Date: 21 Dec 2018
    GETTING an address wrong proved costly for a Durban drug runner when he knocked on the door of a police officer instead of a drug dealer&rsquo;s house yesterday morning. The man, who was carrying mandrax tablets, knocked on the door of a Wentworth, Durban, metro police officer instead of the dealer he was supposed to deliver to. Acting Captain Anthony McVie said he was preparing... See full details

  7. Young top road fatalities

    Date: 21 Dec 2018
    Lethal cocktail of booze, fatigue, negligent driving and unroadworthy vehicles YOUNG motorists top the list of December road fatalities, largely because of fatigue, and drunken and negligent driv This is according to Transport Minister Blade Nzimande, who released the mid-festive season preliminary road safety report in Pretoria ye... See full details

  8. Deadly weapons uncovered during Sun City prison raid

    Date: 21 Dec 2018
    A RAID at the Johannesburg Correctional Services Centre not only uncovered deadly weapons, cellphones and dagga, but also laid bare challenges inmates face daily. Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla yesterday led the department&rsquo;s emergency support team on a blitz at the prison, also known as Sun City. The search operation comes a day after... See full details

  9. Lawyer faces being struck of roll for alleged misconduct in facilitating RAF claims

    Date: 21 Dec 2018
    AN attorney is in hot water for allegedly fleecing clients and defrauding a government department. The Law Society of the Northern Provinces wants Pule Abram Morobadi struck off the roll of attorneys for his alleged misconduct dating back to 2010. It has scored an interim victory, with the Supreme Court of Appeal... See full details

  10. Cops manhandled, insulted student

    Date: 21 Dec 2018
    Woman, who had miscarriage in cell, is to get R500 000 in damages Money can&rsquo;t be more than a crude solatium for the deprivation of what can never be restored Desmond Nair Acting judge, citing earlier judgment AN ARCHITECTURAL student who had a miscarriage following police brutality ... See full details

  11. Protector damns Zille, Mbalula

    Date: 20 Dec 2018
    ANC to mull over damning report on its elections head THE ANC will interrogate Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane&rsquo;s damning findings against the party&rsquo;s head of elections Fikile Mbalula and their implications for the organisation&rsquo;s elections plan, according to the party&rsquo;s acting spokesperson Dakota Legoete. <div id="testArtCol_a" class="art-layou... See full details

  12. Goods worth R80m seized

    Date: 20 Dec 2018
    JOBURG metro police department (JMPD) officials have waged a war against counterfeit goods and have roped in brand experts to ensure that fake items are removed from shops and streets. Joburg&rsquo;s monthly crime stats, released this week, showed that last month alone, counterfeit goods worth more than R80 million were seized. &ldquo;A couple of weeks ago, JMPD confiscated almo... See full details

  13. Warrant of arrest for Grace

    Date: 20 Dec 2018
    FORMER Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe could be extradited to South Africa to answer on assault charges should she evade arrest or fail to hand herself over to the police within a reasonable time, says AfriForum. Mugabe will finally have her day in court after a warrant of arrest was issued for her for assault with in... See full details

  14. Alert after taxi scare

    Date: 20 Dec 2018
    Taxify user tells of frightening ordeal PEOPLE using the online e-hailing cab service Taxify have been warned to be on high alert. Passengers have also been urged to keep their belongings close and to ensure that drivers are going in the direction of their destination. The warning comes after a Newlands... See full details

  15. Jozi reeks of drunk drivers

    Date: 19 Dec 2018
    Mayor expresses concern over culture of lawlessness as 800 offenders are nabbed JOBURG drivers are continuously ignoring traffic regulations on drinking and driving, with as many as 800 transgressors being nabbed for the violation last month. These cases are soaring in the City of Joburg, with Alexandra and Sandton topping the list... See full details

  16. Mom accused of murder

    Date: 19 Dec 2018
    Boy, 3, &lsquo;experienced catastrophic wounds&rsquo; at hands of mother and her lover, it is claimed HORRIFIC details emerged in court of the excruciating manner in which 3-year-old baby Daniel* died, allegedly at the hands of his mother and her lover, in June 2016. &ldquo;The entirety of the burn wounds were ... See full details

  17. Anger over f-word, magistrate in trouble

    Date: 19 Dec 2018
    THE dreaded f-word not only had dire consequences for an accused, but it also came back to haunt a magistrate, aggrieved when it was spoken in his court. Subsequently, the magistrate sentenced the culprit to two-and-a-half times more than the law allowed. George Meiring, who was in court for a petty offence, was so fed-up when his ca... See full details

  18. NPA to oppose Roderiques’ bid for stay of prosecution

    Date: 19 Dec 2018
    THE people of South Africa and families of the victims of apartheid would be denied the right to justice and to know what happened to their loved ones if the court granted Joao Roderiques a stay of prosecution. He was the last person to have seen Ahmed Timol alive in 1971 at the then notorious John Vorster Square in Jobu... See full details

  19. Robben Island probe under way

    Date: 19 Dec 2018
    Former prisoners want to occupy museum and stage a hunger strike AN INVESTIGATION into Robben Island Museum has been launched by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa after allegations of nepotism and corruption by the management and board were made by a former political prisoners&rsquo; association. &ldquo;The allegation... See full details

  20. Smash-and-grabs at tollgate

    Date: 18 Dec 2018
    Motorists warned about criminal activity, loss of cellphones and bags, on Durban&rsquo;s Tollgate Bridge A SMASH-and-grab warning has been issued to motorists travelling on Durban&rsquo;s historic Tollgate Bridge by the local community police forum. In recent weeks, there have been reports of smash-and-grabs fr... See full details

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