School gang threatens Free State teacher

A teacher at the Louw Wepener High School, in the Free State, fears for her life and that of her family after threats by a school gang, the Volksblad newspaper reported on Tuesday.

According to the newspaper, the 666-gang threatened … Read the rest

92-year old woman raped, killed in South African province

A 92-year-old woman has been raped and killed in her home at Zingonyameni, Mount Fletcher, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Lieutenant Raphael Motloung said the woman’s body was found on Friday night by a neighbour who went to visit … Read the rest

Mindless response to massacre in South Africa

by Ilana Mercer

On August 16, 36 striking miners were shot dead by South African Police Service officers at the site of the Lonmin Platinum Mine, at Marikana—northwest of this writer’s birthplace, Johannesburg.Seventy eight of the 3000 rioting strikers were … Read the rest

Many civilians massacred in Congo, say U.N. officials

Rival armed groups may have killed hundreds of civilians in massacres and other “incomprehensibly vicious” attacks in eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), senior U.N. officials said on Wednesday.

The violence is focused in North Kivu province … Read the rest

Taxi violence in Pretoria

Police were monitoring East Lynne, east of Pretoria, on Friday morning after violent fights between taxi owners the day before, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

The Mamelodi Long Distance Taxi Association and the PLAZA Taxi Association were allegedly involved in violent … Read the rest