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  1. Guptas state capture loot paid Zuma’s legal bills, Zondo hears

    Date: 23 Jun 2021
    So sophisticated was the Gupta family money laundering network of companies, that Jacob Zuma’s legal fees were paid from the proceeds of state capture. So sophisticated was the Gupta family money laundering network of companies, which drove the siphoning of billions of rands from the South African taxpayer, that Jacob Zuma’s legal fees – running into hundreds ... See full details

  2. Firefighters still battling to put out Tsitsikamma fires

    Date: 22 Jun 2021
    Good news is wind conditions are calm in the area and the fire danger index has dropped from red to yellow. The two fires that began burning in the Tsitsikamma area of the Eastern Cape are still ongoing, Working on Fire (WoF) said in an update on Tuesday morning.  One fire is at Coldstream in Lottering ... See full details

  3. Hawks arrest Free State pastor for rape of domestic

    Date: 22 Jun 2021
    The pastor allegedly told the victim he was going to attend a night service, only to remain in the house and force himself on her. A 54-year-old pastor has been arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit in Bloemfontein for rape and possession of a stolen vehicle. According to Captain Christopher Singo, the female victim was offered domestic... See full details

  4. Another Esidimeni saga in the making?

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    Scramble to find missing mental health patient THE JORDAAN family in Cullinan are reeling in shock after their mentally impaired son mysteriously disappeared from a health-care centre in Elandshoek, which falls under the Gauteng Department of Health. Shan... See full details

  5. PSA concern over PIC’s hand in SAA

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    THE PUBLIC Servants Association (PSA) has expressed concern at the involvement of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in the new ownership of SAA. The union said it was concerned that public servants’ pensions could be lost once more – as in the case of Steinhoff – should the ... See full details

  6. SIU ‘will meet Digital Vibes probe deadline’

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    THE Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is adamant that it will meet the deadline to hand President Cyril Ramaphosa a report on its investigations into the Health Department’s decision to award a R150million tender to Digital Vibes. Spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said yesterday the SIU was not com... See full details

  7. WATCH: Over 100 firefighters working to quell Tsitsikamma blaze

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    Working on Fire Eastern Cape said two fires, one in the Coldstream area and the other in Witelsbos, melded into one, and that it is still being brought under control. More than 100 firefighters from the Eastern and Southern Cape have banded together to quell a fire that started in the Tsitsikamma area on Monday morning.&nbsp; <p class="p1... See full details

  8. Apartheid cop loses appeal for permanent stay of prosecution in Ahmed Timol case

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    Rodrigues charged with the 1971 murder of activist in police custody following a 2017 reversed inquest by Judge Billy Mothle. The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an application for leave to appeal the dis... See full details

  9. WATCH LIVE: Malusi Gigaba is back at Zondo commission

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    Starting his testimony early on Monday morning, the commission is expected to hear more Transnet-related evidence from Gigaba. After weeks of having his dirty laundry aired by his estranged wife, former minister of public enterprises Malusi Gigaba is back at the State Capture commission. Starting his testimo... See full details

  10. ‘Meter tampering’ may have caused honeymoon couple’s deaths

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    THE FAMILY of a newly-wed Crosby couple paid a R10 000 admission of guilt fine to City Power after the young couple was electrocuted, but police say no criminal case was opened. City Power launched its own investigation after the newly-weds died in their bathroom in a cottage on their parents&rsquo... See full details

  11. Manhunt for SA ‘killer’ ends in Uruguay (Part 1)

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    IN A twist of fate, an international manhunt for a suspected killer from Durban may have come to an end as a man believed to be Dylan Dean Taljaard, 25, has been picked up by authorities in Uruguay. Taljaard has been on the run since 2016 when he left the country. He was the lead suspect for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Shannon Roberts. Both Roberts and Taljaard were 18 years old at... See full details

  12. Manhunt for SA ‘killer’ ends in Uruguay (Part 2)

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    B/Fwd fm Part 1 &nbsp; SAPS national media had not responded to a request for comment on the arrest and possible extradition of Taljaard at the time of publication. A PRETORIA teenager was forced to pay more th... See full details

  13. Teen in court for allegedly stabbing man in dispute over beer

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    The victim was rushed to Warmbaths Hospital, where he was certified dead.&nbsp; A 17-year-old man from Leseding in the Bela-Bela is expected to make his second court appearance this week&nbsp;after he allegedly stabbed a 27-year-old man to death with a knife at a shebeen. According to police spokesperson sergeant Frans Maponya, the incident took place on 9 June at aroun... See full details

  14. 18 of 20 bodies found in Orkney yet to be identified

    Date: 21 Jun 2021
    Six were found outside an abandoned goldmine shaft and the rest were discovered near the railway tracks. Nearly a week after a gruesome discovery of 20 bodies of suspected illegal miners wrapped in white bags, only two bod... See full details

  15. Frequent visitor: Has Bushiri been making fools of SA’s security services?

    Date: 20 Jun 2021
    The Hawks refused to confirm allegations that Bushiri's allegedly been visiting SA, and evaded their officials by jumping in an Uber. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (The Hawks) say they won&rsquo;t be drawn into speculation that controversial pastor Sheperd Bushiri has been hopping the fence in and out of South Africa, while evading law enforcement for months. ... See full details

  16. Lottopreneur lawyer says President, SIU have no power to investigate Lotto graft

    Date: 20 Jun 2021
    The alleged beneficiaries of millions in Lotto funding are fighting the SIU's attempt to probe how they got their hands on the money The beneficiary of a R27,5 million National Lotteries Commission (NLC) grant is arguing that neither the president of the country nor the Minister of Justice have the authority to order the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe the supposedly ... See full details

  17. Principal gunned down inside Johannesburg school

    Date: 18 Jun 2021
    The department&rsquo;s psychosocial unit will visit the school to provide assistance to learners and educators. A principal was gunned down inside the school premises of Buyani Primary School in Finetown, Johannesburg on Friday morning. This was announced on Twitter by <a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/politics/2467633/mec-lesufi-rejects-reports-of-a-secr... See full details

  18. State’s decuplets cover-up

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    Sithole gave birth at Steve Biko Hospital but it&rsquo;s unclear what happened to the babies DECUPLETS mother Gosiame Sithole gave birth at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital on Monday last week, but the whereabouts and state of her babies remain a mystery. <p data-bind="text: $data"... See full details

  19. Gigaba, Singh back at state capture commission

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    THE Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is today set to continue with evidence from former Transnet chief financial officer Anoj Singh and former Public Enterprises and Finance minister Malusi Gigaba. The commission, which is striving to wrap up its proceedings in the next two weeks, is at the... See full details

  20. Sexual harassment doctor’s ConCourt application fails, loses R616K

    Date: 17 Jun 2021
    Dr Charles McGregor gets tongue lashing from the Constitutional Court and a reduced payout. Western Cape doctor Charles McGregor who was fired for sexual harassment landed up with more than he bargained for when he tried to get the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) to reinstate him, but instead had his payout slashed by two thirds. McGregor was fired from his job as the h... See full details

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