Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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State wants 9 life terms for Diepsloot child killer

2014-10-28 22:31
Diepsloot child rapist and killer Ntokozo Hadebe will know soon if he is to be sentenced to nine life terms.

Underberg farm murder accused acquitted

2014-10-28 21:45
A man charged with the murder and aggravated robbery of Underberg forester Daniel Knight and the assault of his partner has been acquitted of all charges.

'Poor shot' farm attacker gets 104 years'

2014-10-28 20:53
A Mozambican farm attacker found guilty on 23 counts of armed robbery committed seven years ago, has been sentenced to 104 years in prison by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Dewani seen with package in video

2014-10-28 20:53
The Western Cape High Court watched footage of British businessman Shrien Dewani and his hired driver Zola Tongo meeting to exchange a package at his hotel in 2010.

ANC welcomes Diepsloot child killer conviction

2014-10-28 19:55
The ANC has welcomed the conviction by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria of a man for raping and killing three Diepsloot children.

Key points of Tongo's testimony in Dewani trial

2014-10-28 19:20
Taxi driver Zola Tongo has testified about the staged hijacking in which Anni Hindocha died. Here are the main points of his testimony.

Alleged robbers injured trying to flee

2014-10-28 19:20
Two of three men who tried to rob a supermarket in Primrose, on the East Rand, have been injured while trying flee.
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Women to get state house in case of divorce - Sisulu

2014-10-28 19:20
A law amendment is in the pipeline to ensure that if a couple in a free government house get divorced the house goes to the wife, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Mpuma rapist given life sentence

2014-10-28 19:20
An Mpumalanga man who raped and robbed an 18-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in jail by the Tonga Regional Court.

SA must abide by Nigerian rules - Ramaphosa

2014-10-28 19:20
The SA government has to abide by Nigerian rules as it awaits the release of the bodies of 85 apparent South Africans who died in the church building collapse in Lagos.

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Alleged robber nabbed after returning to mall

2014-10-28 18:23
A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at the Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town.

Satellite police station set up at Meyiwa home

2014-10-28 18:23
A mobile police station has been set up outside the Umlazi, Durban, home where Senzo Meyiwa grew up.

Man held for Taegrin Morris's murder

2014-10-28 17:11
A man has been arrested in connection with the hijacking and murder of Reiger Park toddler Taegrin Morris.

Court shown footage of Dewani couple

2014-10-28 16:56
Surveillance footage of British businessman Shrien Dewani and his wife Anni Hindocha arriving at a Cape Town hotel for their honeymoon has been shown during his murder trial.

Police deny arrest in Meyiwa case

2014-10-28 16:56
Police have denied a report that a man had been detained for the murder of Bafana Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa.

Kids prefer Spider-Man to Zuma

2014-10-28 16:09
South African children would prefer having fictional characters like Spider-Man as president instead of President Jacob Zuma, according to a survey.

Parliament mourns death of SA athletes

2014-10-28 15:57
Parliament's presiding officers have expressed sadness at the deaths of three South African athletes, including Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, over the past five days.

102 inmates write matric exams

2014-10-28 15:21
A total of 102 offenders are writing matric exams this year, correctional services says, as Justice and Correctional Minister Michael Masutha wished them well.

Family hospitalised after eating mushrooms

2014-10-28 14:44
A family of five in rural Nyuswa, KwaZulu-Natal, became critically ill after eating wild mushrooms, provincial emergency medical services says.

Boy arrested after toddler killed

2014-10-28 13:44
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly raping and murdering a 2-year-old boy in Soweto on Sea, police say.

High-profile murders galvanise people - ISS

2014-10-28 13:09
The murder of celebrities and high-profile people such as Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa often galvanises the public to help prevent crime, an analyst says.

Hofmeyr faces Twitter backlash after apartheid post

2014-10-28 12:42
A tweet posted by singer Steve Hofmeyr on Twitter that black people were the architects of apartheid has caused a stir on social media.

Diepsloot child killer found guilty

2014-10-28 12:20
The man accused of raping and killing three Diepsloot children has been found guilty, according to reports.

Law must take its course, Pistorius family says

2014-10-28 11:03
The law must take its course regarding the State's intention to appeal the conviction and sentencing of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, his family says.

New ombudsman ruling against Sunday Times

2014-10-28 10:51
A new ruling by the Press Ombudsman has directed the Sunday Times and The Times newspapers to apologise to former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils.

No arrests yet for Meyiwa murder

2014-10-28 08:42
There have been no arrests yet for Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's murder, but investigations are continuing, Gauteng police say.

Dewani trial: Taxi driver back in court

2014-10-28 07:22
British businessman Shrien Dewani's trial, on a charge of murdering his wife Anni, continues in the Western Cape High Court.

Second prisoner dies from Barberton fire

2014-10-27 22:59
A second prisoner has died following a fire in a cell at the Barberton juvenile prison, the correctional services department says.

Meyiwa killers must be brought to book - teammate

2014-10-27 22:40
Bafana Bafana and Cardiff City player Kagisho Dikgacoi has urged police to swiftly arrest the killers of teammate Senzo Meyiwa.

Two held for kidnap, rape

2014-10-27 22:40
Two men have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a woman outside a nightclub in Claremont, Cape Town, and raping her.

Dewani's sexuality adds nothing to case - judge

2014-10-27 21:02
The much-anticipated testimony of a male escort in the Shrien Dewani trial has been ruled irrelevant. News24 looks at at why.

Diepsloot 'child killer' claims innocence

2014-10-27 21:01
The man accused of raping and killing three Diepsloot toddlers is innocent and the DNA tests linking him to the crime were "a lot of guesswork", the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Ex crime intel cop granted R2 000 bail

2014-10-27 21:02
A former crime intelligence officer and a woman who allegedly attempted to steal R1.2m from a businesswoman’s bank account have each been granted R2 000 bail in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court.

Dewani wanted to be hijacked, Anni killed - Tongo

2014-10-27 19:04
Shrien Dewani wanted to be hijacked in Cape Town in 2010 and his wife to be killed in the process, his shuttle taxi driver Zola Tongo has told the Western Cape High Court.

Unclear if farmers to be charged after shooting

2014-10-27 17:13
Investigations are under way to determine if action will be taken against two farmers who shot dead two alleged robbers near Leeudoringstad, North West police say.

Police: No evidence Meyiwa murder was a hit

2014-10-27 16:18
There is currently no evidence that the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Mewiya, which has been met with shock, was a hit, according to police.

Taxi driver recalls day he met Dewani

2014-10-27 16:08
A convicted shuttle taxi driver has told the Western Cape High Court how he met murder accused businessman Shrien Dewani in 2010.

SA's top detectives handling Meyiwa murder

2014-10-27 15:48
The country's top regional and national detectives have been appointed to investigate the fatal shooting of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Cops only had authority for drug sting, court hears

2014-10-27 14:22
A police undercover operation into human trafficking, which led to the arrest of a Durban doctor and four others, was never authorised by the NPA, the Durban Regional Court has heard.

Male escort's testimony cut short in Dewani trial

2014-10-27 13:39
The judge in the Shrien Dewani murder trial has ordered a gay male escort whose services were procured by Dewani to stand down, challenging the relevance of his testimony.

Montecasino murder case postponed to 2015

2014-10-27 13:11
The case of two people accused of killing a man and leaving his body in the boot of a car at Montecasino has been postponed in the North Gauteng High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge.

Progress but not success in HIV/Aids fight - Ramaphosa

2014-10-27 10:52
Many achievements have been made in fighting HIV/Aids but the country cannot claim success due to the high number of new infections, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Kelly Khumalo leaves after Meyiwa murder

2014-10-27 13:11
Kelly Khumalo has left her home in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, where her boyfriend Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead.

Police: Phiyega will give update on Meyiwa

2014-10-27 09:26
There will be no update on the shooting of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa until national police commissioner Riah Phiyega briefs media later in the day, says Gauteng police.

Kelly Khumalo faces Twitter anger after boyfriend Senzo Meyiwa's death

2014-10-27 11:12
Actress and singer Kelly Khumalo is facing the ire of Twitter users after her boyfriend Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead.

Dewani trial resumes

2014-10-27 06:16
British businessman Shrien Dewani's trial, on a charge of murdering his wife Anni, continues in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town.

ANC wishes matric pupils well

2014-10-26 22:23
The ANC has wished matriculants well for their upcoming final examinations.

Speedster trapped twice, arrested

2014-10-26 19:45
A man stopped and fined R800 for speeding on the East Rand was arrested moments later as he sped off, wheels spinning, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Ambulance hijacked, abandoned in KZN

2014-10-26 19:45
An ambulance has been hijacked in KwaMakhutha, south of Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal health department says.

Court sees Dewani, Tongo video

2014-10-28 18:23
Shrien Dewani spoke with his shuttle taxi driver shortly after his wife Anni was killed in 2010, according to videos.

Ramaphosa: Meyiwa killing should not have happened

2014-10-28 18:03
The killing of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa is a death that should never have happened, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Madonsela wasting money - ANC

2014-10-28 16:56
The public protector will be wasting funds by taking the SABC court judgment on review with regard to her constitutional powers, the ANC says.

AS IT HAPPENED - Tongo: Dewani wanted to know if 'job' was done

2014-10-28 14:41
Zola Tongo, the taxi driver for Shrien Dewani and Anni Hindocha, told the Western Cape High Court how the British businessman allegedly asked for the hit on his wife and German escort Leipold Leisser briefly testified as well.

Man appears for farmer's murder

2014-10-28 16:56
A man who allegedly shot dead a farmer has appeared in the Leeudoringstad Periodical Court in North West.

Tongo thought Anni was two people

2014-10-28 15:57
Convicted shuttle taxi driver Zola Tongo thought his victim Anni Hindocha was two different people because of a change in her appearance, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Motsoeneng appeal under way

2014-10-28 15:57
SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will appeal against a court ruling that he be suspended, his lawyer says.

EFF deliberately disregarded Parly rules, committee told

2014-10-28 14:44
EFF leader Julius Malema and 19 of his MPs have deliberately disregarded the National Assembly's rules when they disrupted proceedings, Parliament's powers and privileges committee has heard.

Zuma sends condolences to Phindile Mwelase's family

2014-10-28 13:44
President Jacob Zuma has expressed his condolences to the family of female professional boxer Phindile Mwelase, who died after being in a coma for two weeks.

Identikits of suspects in Meyiwa killing released

2014-10-28 13:37
National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has released the identikit of two men believed to be behind the killing of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Dewani's 'German Master' back in court

2014-10-28 12:42
UK gay escort Leopold Leisser has been called back to testify in his ex-client Shrien Dewani's murder trial, with strict instructions not to talk about a certain conversation they had.

EFF MPs walk out of disciplinary process

2014-10-28 12:24
Two EFF MPs have walked out of Parliament's powers and privileges committee after objecting to the process unfolding in the disciplinary hearing of 20 of their fellow MPs.

Meyiwa's death should unite SA - NFP

2014-10-28 11:56
The killing of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa should unite South Africans against crime, the National Freedom Party says.

3 arrested for mall robberies in Jozi

2014-10-28 10:51
Two men and a woman have been arrested for allegedly committing two mall robberies in Gauteng, police say.

Meyiwa terrified in last minutes - witness

2014-10-28 09:37
Senzo Meyiwa’s last minutes were marked by agony and terror, says a neighbour who had run to Kelly Khumalo’s home, after he heard gunshots.

Tourists hurt as car overturns

2014-10-28 07:22
Two Chinese tourists have been injured after a vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Northdene, Durban.

Judgment day for Diepsloot accused

2014-10-28 06:07
Judgment against the man accused of raping and killing three Diepsloot children will be delivered in the High Court in Pretoria.

ANCWL welcomes Oscar appeal

2014-10-28 05:00
The ANC Women's League has welcomed the NPA's decision to appeal the conviction and sentence of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Two children found dead in locked car

2014-10-27 21:09
Two children have been found suffocated to death after being trapped in a parked car in Springs, Gauteng.

Peters condemns train arson

2014-10-27 22:40
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has condemned the burning of 19 Metrorail train coaches at the Salt River depot in Cape Town.

Few hiccups as matric exams start

2014-10-27 21:01
An asthma attack, a car accident, and community unrest has caused minor problems on the first day of matric exams across the country.

3 appear for vandalising OR Tambo statue

2014-10-27 21:02
Three people have appeared in the Bizana Magistrate's Court in connection with the burning of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo's statue at the heritage site in Nkantolo village.

Malema in more hot water

2014-10-27 19:46
Three charges are being investigated against EFF leader Julius Malema for a scuffle involving a security guard in Limpopo.

TAU SA concerned over possible trial for farmers

2014-10-27 19:05
Farmers' organisation TAU SA has expressed concern over the possibility that two farmers who shot dead alleged robbers in the North West might have to stand trial for the shooting.

Dept considers disciplinary against Oscar witness

2014-10-27 17:13
The social development department is considering taking disciplinary action against Annette Vergeer for offering private services to the defence team in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

House collapse inquiry due to start

2014-10-27 17:13
An inquiry into the collapse of a house at Meyersdal Eco Estate, near Alberton on the East Rand, in which seven people were killed, is set to get under way.

Meyiwa shot while moving towards door - cops

2014-10-27 16:08
Police say Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot as he moved towards the door of the house where attackers had entered.

Shock at Meyiwa's death

2014-10-27 15:49
The president, political parties, rights groups, and sporting bodies have expressed shock at the death of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

NPA to appeal Oscar sentencing, conviction

2014-10-27 14:49
The National Prosecuting Authority has announced their plan to appeal the conviction and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius.

Alberton truck driver gets R7K bail

2014-10-27 14:22
The truck driver whose vehicle ploughed into traffic killing three people on the N12 East near Alberton on the East Rand has been granted R7 000 bail.

Manhunt for taxi boss killers under way

2014-10-27 13:11
Mpumalanga police are still searching for two men who allegedly shot dead a taxi owner in Delmas.

Dewani trial expert: Front seat shot impossible

2014-10-27 12:54
A ballistics expert has conceded that it would have been impossible to fire a shot from the front seat of the hijacked shuttle taxi that British businessman Shrien Dewani and his wife were travelling in.

SAPS ups Meyiwa reward to R250 000

2014-10-27 13:19
Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has confirmed that the reward for an arrest in the murder of Senzo Meyiwa has been increased to R250 000.

AS IT HAPPENED: Tongo - Dewani upset when hitmen didn't show

2014-10-27 14:25
Shrien Dewani appeared upset when the hitmen didn't show as originally planned, says taxi driver Zola Tongo.

Joburg man builds school onto private house

2014-10-27 08:37
A Johannesburg pre-school chain is allegedly illegally building a school, despite a council order to stop. The building is apparently being added to a private house.

Police: No arrests yet for Meyiwa murder

2014-10-27 07:43
No one has been arrested for the fatal shooting of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa at a house in Vosloorus, Gauteng police have said.

ANCYL mourns Meyiwa, Mulaudzi

2014-10-27 06:06
The ANC Youth League on Monday sent condolences to the families of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa and athlete Mbulaeni Mulaudzi.

Oscar's father arrives first to visit

2014-10-26 19:45
Oscar Pistorius’s father, Henke, was one of the first visitors at Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru II prison to visit his son, a report says.

Woman, fully clothed, walks into the sea at Clifton

2014-10-26 19:45
A woman in her 20's has drowned after walking, fully clothed, into the sea near Clifton, Cape Town.

The high life of an alleged cable theft king

2014-10-26 18:15
The scrap metal dealer nabbed last weekend with allegedly stolen copper cable in his BMW X5 owns an opulent four-bedroom mansion that has been featured on Top Billing.

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