Monday, August 25, 2008

A few crimes too many over one weekend in SA

Say it with a sting.....

Woman, grandson ambushed at home
A 58-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, believed to be her grandson, have been gunned down in Kwamsane in northern KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend. Full Story...
Father held for 'raping' disabled daughter
A 68-year-old man is expected to appear in court for allegedly raping his 13-year-old disabled daughter. Full Story...
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Lydenburg pizza shop robbed
Police are investigating a case of business robbery after an alleged robbery in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga. Full Story...
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ATM robbed in Siyabuswa shopping centre
An undisclosed amount of cash has been robbed at an Absa ATM in Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga. Full Story...
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'Robber' dies after chase with cops
A high-speed car chase through the streets of Durban has left a suspected robber dead. Full Story...
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Cop, wife up for corruption
The 44-year-old police officer and his wife are also facing charges of defeating the ends of justice and possession of unlicenced firearms and ammunition. Full Story...
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Man held for stock theft
A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Lomanyaneng near Mafikeng after he was found in possession of suspected stolen sheep and had also allegedly assaulted an old man. Full Story...
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Man beaten up after robber
Captain Job Mothibi says the man was part of a group of four from Lotlhakaneng near Mafikeng, who allegedly went to Manja to rob shops belonging to Bangladeshi nationals. Full Story...
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Man killed near East London
The man, known only as Kara, was walking from the settlement towards his residence at Airport Lodge when he was allegedly attacked by five men. Full Story...
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Man held for rape of four-year-old girl 2008-08-25 08:10:25
A teacher at the child's creche had reportedly noticed that something was wrong with the child.Full Story...
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UWC student stabbed to death 2008-08-25 07:33:43
After forcing open a campus dorm room they had earlier been socialising in, a group of University of the Western Cape students were horrified to discover a friend had been stabbed to death.Full Story...
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Minister ordered to pay R90 000 to cop 2008-08-25 10:03:50
The minister of safety and security has been ordered to pay damages to a police inspector who was wrongfully arrested and detained for the escape of a prisoner.Full Story...
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School takes struggling father to court 2008-08-25 08:18:42
The governing body of United Herzlia Schools has applied for the sequestration of a parent who owes them about R100 000 in unpaid school fees.Full Story...
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Ex-cop, wife critical after attack 2008-08-25 08:22:01
A former Pretoria policeman and his wife remain in a critical condition after they were attacked on their smallholding.Full Story...
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Officers shot trying to calm armed father 2008-08-25 08:25:35
Two Pretoria policemen were seriously injured when a man allegedly trying to kill his family opened fire on them.Full Story...
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Weskoppies to probe Seiso's teen 'torturers' 2008-08-25 07:09:51
One of the teenagers who tortured Seiso Ratswana with boiling water and oil, has been admitted to Weskoppies Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.Full Story...
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'Drunk' top cop crashes into police van 2008-08-25 07:16:35
A national police commissioner has been left red faced after crashing into a police patrol van while allegedly driving drunk.Full Story...
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Mother shot dead in casino robbery 2008-08-25 08:56:54
When a gang of AK47-wielding robbers stormed through the doors of Gold Reef City's casino, Gloria Moropane probably knew exactly what to do.Full Story...
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Peter Mokaba returns... 2008-08-25 09:19:34
Peter Mokaba has been dead for six years, but his name has come up in Judge Nkola Motata's drunk-driving trial.Full Story...
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Foreign money fraud bust 2008-08-25 07:06:14
Police have delivered a blow to a syndicate targeting Joburg's wealthy, robbing them of their offshore investments and money stashed in foreign bank accounts.Full Story...
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Officer makes second successful delivery 2008-08-24 16:59:16
The cry of new life has once again echoed through an East Rand police station.Full Story...
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Cops must survive to protect - Shabangu 2008-08-24 17:13:34
Remembering the deaths of more than 100 police officers, Deputy security minister Susan Shabangu has reminded law enforcers of their responsibility.Full Story...
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Rural school's computers stolen 2008-08-24 14:38:13
A room at a Mpumalanga school has been stripped of computerised learning equipment.Full Story...
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Students held for death near nightclub 2008-08-24 12:29:08
A blood trail leading from Bloemfontein's tourism centre has been followed by two detectives.Full Story...
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Durban's new street names vandalised 2008-08-24 17:35:11
Durban's Deputy Mayor Logie Naidoo has revealed that traps will be set to catch "right-wingers" vandalising new road signs in Glenwood.Full Story...
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Balfour: Mandela statue will cause headaches 2008-08-24 17:35:04
The minister of correctional services has raised concerns about having the statue of Nelson Mandela erected outside one of Cape Town's his prisons.Full Story...
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Licensed to kill in lawless SA 2008-08-24 09:17:13
Two major public and illegal events have side-stepped justice - and the consequences are serious, experts warn.Full Story...
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Cape cops in dope breakthrough 2008-08-23 16:40:56
Key dagga suppliers and hundreds of thousands of rands worth of dagga have been seized, police say.Full Story...
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Hostage-taker now face of ID campaign 2008-08-23 16:27:28
When Kabelo Thibedi took a Home Affairs employee hostage with a toy gun he made his intentions known. He wanted his ID, and he wanted it now.Full Story...
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Neighbours kill suspect, frustrate cops 2008-08-23 14:15:12
Both suspects caught by neighbours inside a screaming resident's home needed immediate medical assistance, police say.Full Story...
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Suspected murderer hands himself in 2008-08-23 14:41:22
A man confessing to the murder of a Soshanguve resident has walked into a police station.Full Story...
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Man run over by train 2008-08-23 16:42:31
A train driver has told police that he was unable to stop in time, say police.Full Story...
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Body found in Strand 2008-08-23 16:45:14
A body has been found in a house in Strand, near Cape Town.Full Story...
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Cops prevent family shooting, shot - police 2008-08-23 11:36:51
Leaving two shot policemen behind him, a man has been tackled to the ground as he walked to the home of his wife and son.Full Story...
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Pile up kills two in KZN 2008-08-23 11:44:09
Two people have died in a three-car pile up near Howick, traffic authorities said.Full Story...
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Cashier killed in casino robbery 2008-08-23 11:47:40
A woman has been killed during an armed robbery at a Gauteng casino, police said.Full Story...
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Cape Town council suspends Metro cop boss 2008-08-23 11:56:51
Cape Town has suspended its Metro Police chief while he is being investigated for irregularities relating to his driver's licence.Full Story...
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The rise in lady killers 2008-08-23 16:55:18
Women are seen as nurturers and life givers and when it comes to violence, they are normally the victims. But this is changing. Candice Bailey investigates.Full Story...
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You're a dad? You're fired 2008-08-23 12:25:33
The mystery behind the pregnancy of a female prisoner has unravelled, and a father to more than 20 children has lost his job.Full Story...
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ATM ambush: accused bailed 2008-08-23 12:11:15
Inspector Jaco Botha died in an ambush set up by the very ATM bombers he was trying to stop. Now the only man arrested in the case has been released.Full Story...
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Dogs, chains, ostriches are no garage 2008-08-23 12:19:03
The dogs were backed up by aggressive male ostriches, but an insurance company isn't happy with Abrie Burger's protective measures.Full Story...
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Parole system is working - Balfour 2008-08-23 09:41:52
The Minister of Correctional Services has firmly defended the decision to parole one of the country's most notorious convicts.Full Story...
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Don't block your stolen cellphone 2008-08-23 12:29:33
Blacklisting your cellphone doesn't always make it useless to criminals, say police who suggest another course of action.Full Story...
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Family, friends bid Jacques farewell 2008-08-23 09:16:44
Slain pupil Jacques Pretorius' grieving mother helped carry her son's casket out of the Krugersdorp church from where he was laid to rest yesterday.Full Story...
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Sword attack was 'carefully planned' 2008-08-23 09:26:23
Days before Morne Harmse pulled on a mask and unsheathed a sword at school he reported asked his friends some chlling questions.Full Story...
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Soccer star robbed, son threatened 2008-08-23 10:35:38
The family of one of South Africa's most renowned soccer stars escaped unhurt after an armed gang robbed them at their house.Full Story...
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Policeman shot in confrontation 2008-08-23 09:33:16
They pretended to pick a fight with a passing motorist to steal the car - except they targeted an off-duty officer, police say.Full Story...
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Most-wanted 'smash and grabber' nabbed 2008-08-22 19:54:29
The police say the man has been wanted for over three months after allegedly committing 32 cases of smash and grab and armed robbery on Malrboro Drive and around Bramley...Full Story...
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Pretoria couple wounded in shooting 2008-08-22 17:20:18
The armed robbers reportedly entered the home of police special force member through a window.Full Story...
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