Violent service delivery protests erupted on Wednesday in the Protea area outside Randfontein, said police.
Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela described the scene as chaotic as hundreds of community members from the Waterworks informal settlement clashed with police.
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Major-Gen Bethuel Mondli Zuma
Major-Gen Bethuel Mondli Zuma, who was set to become Gauteng’s new provincial police commissioner, will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges relating to drunk driving and evading police.
Zuma, 46, who faces … Read the rest
Protests erupted in Zuurbekom, between Lenasia and Protea, in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, said metro police.
Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said protesters were burning tyres and had obstructed Impala road and the N12.
“This will affect traffic going to and … Read the rest
The Nelspruit Circuit Court found Aaron Majawodwa Nkosi, 30, guilty on Tuesday of killing white Mpumalanga farmer Johannes Hendrik Tolstoi Schoeman.
A Sapa correspondent reported that Nkosi’s co-accused Thomas Johannes Nyathi, 30, was acquitted.
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The seven Israelis suspected of scamming tens of millions of dollars from U.S. pensioners in a so-called “Nigerian scam” can be extradited to the United States to face trial there, the Jerusalem District Court ruled on Wednesday.
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A woman was wounded on Tuesday in a shooting believed to be related to taxi violence in Roodepoort, Johannesburg metro police said.
“The injured female was taken to hospital and four taxis were damaged,” Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.
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A 28-year-old black man has been jailed for 18 years by the KwaDukuza Regional Court for the statutory rape of a teenager, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.
He was sentenced on Monday for raping his 14-year-old girlfriend, said Captain Thulani … Read the rest
A SA Air Force member appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge on Tuesday.
The matter against Corporal Simphiwe Magudulela, 27, was postponed until September 17 for further investigation and to make arrangements for a psychiatric evaluation.… Read the rest
Two police officers and two civilians have been arrested in Jan Kempdorp for burglary, Northern Cape police said on Tuesday.
Lieutenant Donald Mdhluli said the police received information about a robbery planned at a shop in town.
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Albanians right behind the US on Syria
It’s not likely to ease Americans’ concerns about going to war, but the White House announced Monday that Albania is on board with the Obama administration’s plans to punish Syria.
Tiny Estonia, too, … Read the rest
A very big pumpkin with John Kerry
In what looks like blunder, Secretary of State John Kerry might have accidentally given Russian President Vladmir Putin the opportunity to muddy the international diplomatic waters and buy his friends in Syria some … Read the rest
A 62-year-old man who was brutally attacked in Union Square in New York last week died Monday.
On Wednesday, a man shouting that he “hated white people” punched victim Jeffrey Babbitt — who is white — in the face, witnesses … Read the rest
A black Mpumalanga primary school principal was jailed for in effect 12 years on Monday, for murdering her former gardener on suspicion of stealing money and jewellery from her house.
The North West High Court, sitting in the Temba Magistrate’s … Read the rest
A man that is alleged to have worked as a manager at various game lodges across the country, including the Lowveld, is also being charged with the possession of child pornography.
The suspect (59) allegedly “pimped” children to visiting guests
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