ANC, DA want to scrub SA’s crime stats

The government intends to review the Criminal Procedure Act with a view to expunging the criminal records of some in order to give criminals “a second chance”.

Criminal records had a “detrimental effect on successful social integration” the minister of … Read the rest

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White nun’s murderers sentenced

The Pietermaritzburg High Court is scheduled on Friday to sentence two black men convicted of raping and killing an 86-year-old nun infor iXopo in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

Austrian nun, Getrud Tiefenbacher’s body was found in her room, with her hands … Read the rest

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Cannibal gets 18 years

A black man who ate his murdered victim’s heart has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the Western Cape High Court.

Thirty-five-year old Andrew Chimboza pleaded guilty to killing 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manona, in Gugulethu in 2014. He denied … Read the rest

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Zuma’s pilot found guilty of murder

Former presidential pilot Pule Ramolefi was sentenced on Tuesday in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg to 15 years in prison for murder.

The court heard that Ramolefi, who joined the South African Civil Aviation Authority in 2003, has been … Read the rest

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Body of white teacher found

The Herald can confirm that what is believed to be the body of a white teacher, Jayde Panayiotou was found on Wednesday morning.

Panayiotou disappeared without a trace from outside her Port Elizabeth home just minutes after talking to a … Read the rest

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Elderly Austrian nun raped in KZN

Police are combing a small KwaZulu-Natal midlands town for the killers of an elderly nun‚ who was allegedly robbed‚ raped and strangled over the weekend.

The 86-year-old nun was found gagged and bound with a typewriter cord‚ in her quarters … Read the rest