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  1. LazyLion

    Five Appear for IFP Murder

    Five men accused of accused of killing an IFP supporter appeared briefly in the Durban Regional Court on Thursday. The matter was postponed to April 15 for Skhumbuzo Nxumalo's new attorney, Lungile Kheswa, to listen to recordings of the bail application proceedings. Mgezeni "Bhungu" Gwala...
  2. LazyLion

    Rapist Sentenced to Life

    The Ixopo Regional Court has handed a life sentence to a man convicted of raping a nine-year-old girl, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday. Captain Thulani Zwane said the man, 24, raped the girl in July 2011 in Nokweja. The girl's mother had left her and her younger brother alone to...
  3. LazyLion

    Eastern Cape Child Appears for Murder

    An 11-year-old boy accused of stabbing another child to death appeared before a Humansdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said. Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei said the matter was postponed to April 9 as the magistrate was awaiting a report assessing the boy's criminal...
  4. LazyLion

    Witness Gets Hit-and-Run Merc's License Plate

    Hours after media reports of a hit-and-run accident in Benoni, an eyewitness gave the car's registration number to the injured boy's parents, Beeld reported on Wednesday. Joshua O'Callaghan, 11, and his grandfather, Lee Acorn, were attacked last Friday while they were fishing at the...
  5. LazyLion

    Youth Lose Faith in Police: Survey

    Nearly three quarters of young South Africans have lost confidence in the country's police force, according to a survey company which released their findings on Wednesday. "Young people feel police are not doing their jobs properly, and they see police performance as getting worse – not...
  6. LazyLion

    Rapists Get Lengthy Jail Terms

    Two men have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms by the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court for rape and house robbery, Gauteng police said on Wednesday. Captain Jethro Mtshali said Mozambican Jozana Orlando Mathabele, 35, was sentenced to 366 years and his fellow countryman George Sithole, 35...
  7. LazyLion

    PR: Gauteng Premier Condemns Rape, Mutilation and Killing of Naturena Teen

    ISSUED BY: GAUTENG PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ATTENTION: NEWS EDITORS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PREMIER CONDEMNS RAPE, MUTILATION AND KILLING OF NATURENA TEEN On behalf of the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG), Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has expressed shock at the news of the rape...
  8. LazyLion

    East Rand Trio Held for Robbing Cyclists

    Three men believed to have been behind a string of robberies of East Rand cyclists were arrested on Tuesday, Gauteng police said. They were also charged with rape. They were arrested at the Sethokga hostel in Tembisa, spokesman Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said. In one case three men attack a...
  9. LazyLion

    Mazibuko Rejects Call for Police Brutality Inquiry

    Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko on Tuesday rejected calls for a commission of inquiry into police brutality, according to the DA. "The MEC, in response to my oral question, indicated that she does not want to duplicate the work of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate...
  10. LazyLion

    KZN Rapists Jailed

    The Pietermaritzburg High Court has handed life sentences to two men found guilty of rape, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday. Captain Thulani Zwane said the men were sentenced on Monday after they were convicted of a rape and robbery in Maphumulo in August 2010. "Siyabonga Mathebula...
  11. LazyLion

    Moyo Jailed

    Serial escapee Bogani Moyo and a fellow bank robber were handed lengthy prison terms on Monday for robbing six banks in six weeks. The High Court in Pretoria sentenced Moyo, 30, to 62 years imprisonment and Khumbulani Sibanda, 32, to 55 years on 15 charges, including racketeering, bank...
  12. LazyLion

    KZN Man Jailed for Killing his Wife

    A man was jailed for life by the Ezinqoleni Regional Court on Wednesday for killing his wife with a spear, KwaZulu-Natal police said. Captain Thulani Zwane said Sifiso Freeman Mkhize, 37, stabbed his 26-year-old wife 25 times, and also tried to slit her throat, in November last year. He...
  13. LazyLion

    KZN Woman Jailed for Murder

    A woman who stabbed another woman to death was sentenced by the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, KwaZulu-Natal police said. Captain Thulani Zwane said 30-year-old Ncamisile Sokhela was sentenced to 15 years in prison. She fatally stabbed Thembelihle Buthelezi during a...
  14. LazyLion

    Northern Cape Man Jailed for Rape, Murder

    A 29-year-old man was sentenced to two life terms in jail for murder and rape by the Richmond Magistrate's Court in the Northern Cape, the NPA said on Wednesday. National Prosecuting Authority regional spokesman Phaladi Shuping said James Matroos of Middelburg in the Eastern Cape was...
  15. LazyLion

    Five People Killed in Mitchells Plain

    Five people have been killed in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain, in Cape Town during a robbery, Western Cape police said on Wednesday. "Two unidentified men entered the house, allegedly used as a bakery, and demanded the safe, [and] fired shots at six occupants," Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said...
  16. ponder

    [Ballito Shootout] Welcome to Africa, shootout at the O.K. Corral is tame!

    So you think you live in a nice place. Yesterday two taxi groups decide to have a little shoot out, big police presence arrives and they've been there ever since, armoured vehicles the lot. One would think that these savages would think twice about starting their schite again but no, close to...
  17. LazyLion

    ANC Councillor Arrested over Rape

    An ANC councillor was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl, North West police said. Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the girl and her friend were walking back from a sports ground on Saturday when the 45-year-old councillor gave them a lift. He allegedly said he...
  18. LazyLion

    Two More Arrested for Farm Killing

    Two more men have been arrested following the murder of Ventersdorp farmer, North West police said on Tuesday. They would appear in the town's magistrate's court on Wednesday, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said. A 22-year-old man arrested on Sunday would appear in the same court with the two...
  19. LazyLion

    1.7 Million Crimes not Reported in SA

    More than 3.3 million crimes occur per year and half of them are not reported, according to a survey published by the SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR). It said according to data from Statistics SA, around 1.7m crimes [52 percent] were not reported to the police in 2011. "These...
  20. LazyLion

    Date Set for Child Murder Trial

    Three men appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Friday in connection with the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a six-year-old girl. Judge Robert Henney ruled that their trial would start on May 20 and that they would remain in custody until then. Asemahle Ntsabo was playing with...
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