A University of Johannesburg (UJ) student was hijacked on campus and robbed, police said on Friday.
An armed man approached the 23-year-old student while she was parking in the university’s Kingsway campus parking lot at 9am on Thursday, said Constable … Read the rest
A staggering 40 million euro ($53 million) worth of diamonds and other jewels was stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe’s biggest jewelry heists in recent years, police said. One expert noted the crime … Read the rest
Robbers blew up an ATM and made off with an undisclosed amount of money in Midrand, Johannesburg police said on Thursday.
Captain Kym Cloete said three armed men held up workers at a petrol station in Noordwyk at around 2.20am.… Read the rest
One of Mpumalanga’s most wanted criminals, suspected drug-leader Douglas Mogakane, will appear in the Mhala Magistrate’s Court in Thulamahashe on Thursday.
A Sapa correspondent reported that Mogakane would appear in connection with more than 10 charges including from murder, armed … Read the rest
A West Rand man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison by the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court for raping and robbing a 13-year-old boy, Beeld reported on Tuesday.
“In prison you can rape prisoners if you feel like it; at … Read the rest
by Kevin King
We are a very proud nation. Not when we rape our women, children and infants, murder each other in droves, commit racial, xenophobic and homophobic atrocities, but when we become all patriotic and go on the defensive … Read the rest
A Braamfischerville taxi driver has been sentenced to three life terms and another 30 years for robbery, assault, and raping several women, The Star newspaper reported on Thursday.
Vuledzani Ramulifho lured women into his taxi in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, … Read the rest
Six people were wounded when a gang tried to rob a Cape Town shop at the weekend, it was reported on Monday.
The Daily Voice reported that a group of armed men entered a clothing shop in Gugulethu Square on … Read the rest
Four men, including a police officer, were arrested as they allegedly tried to rob a house in Jeppe, Johannesburg police said on Thursday.
They were caught when they arrived at the house belonging to a businessman on Macdonald Street, after … Read the rest
A KwaZulu-Natal man was jailed for life plus 90 years on Tuesday for rape and robbery, police said.
Sibongiseni Sibisi, 32, was earlier found guilty by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, said Captain Thulani Zwane.
He committed the crimes in … Read the rest
Over 290 people were arrested in the Soweto area over the weekend for various crimes, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
“Police arrested 298 people in Soweto over the weekend,” Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.
“The people were arrested for various … Read the rest
Chris Barnard (no relation to the heart surgeon) has been attacked at his home near Nelspruit and tied up. He has been injured but apparently not seriously and was treated by paramedics.
The 73-year old writer refused to go to … Read the rest
South Africa’s murder rate has dropped by 3.1 percent in the past financial year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced on Thursday.
Releasing the 2011/12 annual crime statistics at Parliament, Mthethwa said in 2004/5 more than 18,000 people were murdered — … Read the rest
The white Afrikaner victim of the latest shooting in Muldersdrift, André Jordaan (50), was taken to Baragwanath Hospital, but was not operated on, despite having seven bullets in his body. After having been shot on Thursday evening by a marauding … Read the rest