Female Univ. of Johannesburg student hijacked on campus

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

$53 million jewelry heist in Cannes

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

Most wanted Mpuma criminal in court today

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

Black male gets 28 years for raping 13-year old boy

stoprapeA 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

Black taxi driver gets 105 years for robbery, assault, multiple rapes

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

Four men, including policeman, arrested for robbery

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

Over 290 arrested in Soweto over the weekend

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

Famous Afrikaans author and scriptwriter attacked near Nelspruit

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 African government claims crime is decreasing

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

Was shooting victim André Jordaan left to die in Baragwanath Hospital?

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