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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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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    Possible Plea Bargain for Cape Town Cop Murder Trial

    A couple accused of killing a policeman and burying his body in their backyard appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Friday. The court heard that Barnabas Sentiwe could plead guilty in terms of section 105A of the Criminal Procedure Act, which deals with plea and sentencing agreements...
  5. LazyLion

    Three Arrested for East Rand Robbery

    Three men have been arrested for robbing a business in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Thursday. Chief Superintendent Vusi Mabanga said officers saw one of the three men flash something hidden under his shirt to two friends on Wednesday afternoon. "Surprisingly, a 9mm pistol with...
  6. LazyLion

    Beggar Arrested for Robbery

    A beggar stole a woman's necklace after she refused to give him money, central Johannesburg police said on Thursday. "[She] was stationary at a red robot when the suspect approached her car and begged for money. [She] told him that she does not have it; he grabbed her necklace and ran away,"...
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    Two Arrested over Bogus College

    A man and a woman were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly running a bogus Further Education and Training College in Tzaneen, Limpopo police said. Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the 31-year-old man and the 34-year-old woman, both from Zimbabwe, were arrested after students asked the...
  8. LazyLion

    Sex Crimes: Magistrates to be trained in New Laws

    At least 200 magistrates will undergo a two-day training workshop on the Sexual Offences Act and the Child Justice Act, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said on Wednesday. "The aim of the workshop is to further enhance the skills of regional court magistrates who, in their daily work as judicial...
  9. LazyLion

    Suspected Killer Captured in Oregon Motel

    Police stormed a motel room in a seaside Oregon town Tuesday evening and captured a Washington state man suspected of killing his grandparents, ending a multistate search and a tense daylong standoff at the motel. Officers found Michael Boysen lying on the floor on his back with apparently...
  10. LazyLion

    Western Cape men to Appear for Woman's Death

    Four men will appear in a Western Cape court for allegedly brutally assaulting a woman and hacking her to death with a panga, it was reported on Wednesday. The Daily Voice reported that Sinodia Schutt, 32, was found dead in Saldanha at the end of February. She had a dislocated jaw and had...
  11. LazyLion

    Court Hears of Cape Town Cop Killing

    The Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court, in Cape Town, has heard the details of how two gunmen killed a policeman, it was reported on Wednesday. The Daily Voice reported that investigating officer Detective Hisham Cloete testified on Tuesday about Superintendent Mpumelelo Xakekile's death in...
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    Man Found with Bloody Knife, Charged with Murder

    A 29-year-old man has been arrested for murder after police found him with a bloody knife in Mayfair, near central Johannesburg, police said on Wednesday. "Johannesburg central sector police arrested a 29-year-old suspect for murder at Mayfair on 12 March at 1pm," said spokesman Xoli Mbele...
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    Man Beaten and Set Alight in Cape Town

    A man was beaten to death and set alight in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Tuesday morning, Western Cape police said. Lt-Col Andre Traut said Lindile Maci, 26, had been accused of a robbery in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, before his death. No arrests had been made and police were investigating...
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    Pensioners Attacked in Home on Garden Route

    An elderly couple has been attacked in their home in Wilderness, Western Cape police said on Tuesday The attack on Monday followed a similar incident on Sunday, said Captain Bernadine Steyn. In the latest incident, four men forced open the back door of the home of an 82-year-old man and...
  15. LazyLion

    Cape Town 'Teacher' Appears for Dagga

    A Cape Town man, believed to be a teacher, has appeared in court for alleged possession of 150 dagga plants with an estimated street value of R250,000, it was reported on Tuesday. The Daily Voice reported that Graeme Carr was released on bail of R3000 by the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on...
  16. LazyLion

    Mother Names Winnie Mandela as Her Son's Killer

    http://ewn.co.za/2013/03/12/Mother-names-Winnie-as-her-sons-killer
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    Six Appear over Free State Murders

    Six people accused of the murder of an elderly couple in Bethulie in the southern Free State appeared in the Bethulie Magistrate's Court on Monday. They would be back in court on March 25, said prosecutor Anne Pretorius. Tshepo Ramatlama, 18, Sphiwe Sakman, 18, and four minors face charges...
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    Hawks Probing ANC Murder Plot Claim

    The Hawks police unit is investigating a report of a murder plot against North West ANC politician Patrick Chauke. "We can't talk more about it. We can only confirm that we received the report and we are looking into it," spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko said on Monday. The Sowetan...
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    Government Corruption Getting Worse: Survey

    Most young South Africans believe corruption in government is getting worse, a survey revealed on Wednesday. Sixty-nine percent of the youth surveyed believed there was currently more corruption in government than a year ago, consumer insights company Pondering Panda said. They also...
  20. LazyLion

    Elderly Northern Cape Man Kills Intruder in Farm Attack.

    An elderly man from Upington, in the Northern Cape, shot dead an intruder in his home during a farm attack, it was reported on Wednesday. Albert Strauss, 81, and his wife, Chrissie, 72, were attacked on the farm Toekoms, about 20km outside the town, on Monday night. The Strauss couple's...
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