SANDF soldiers open fire on marked police car

No arrests have been made after three South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers allegedly opened fire on a marked police vehicle and that of a tracking company.

According to provincial spokesperson Colonel Leonard Hlati, detectives from Mbuzini are investigating … Read the rest

Crime smokes lucrative tobacco market

Heavily armed criminal gangs are plundering the lucrative tobacco industry, carrying out at least four hijackings a day on vehicles transporting cigarettes.

“You ‘hit’ a vehicle transporting cigarettes and you strike gold,” said Francois van der Merwe, CEO of the … Read the rest

Father blackmailed by blacks with torture pictures from his pregnant daughter’s own cellphone

South African crime and violence have taken an even more bizarre twist as a pregnant young woman, Leandi Venter, was hijacked in her car a week ago, assaulted and tortured, with pictures of the battered girl sent to her father … Read the rest

Johannesburg hijack accused to apply for bail

Scene of the hijacking as captured on CCTV
Scene of the hijacking as captured on CCTV

One of four men implicated in a hijacking filmed on CCTV in the Johannesburg CBD was expected to apply for bail in the city’s magistrate’s court on Monday.

Police arrested Siphelele Mdlalose, … Read the rest

Four men arrested for hijacking in downtown Johannesburg

Scene of the hijacking as captured on CCTV
Scene of the hijacking as captured on CCTV

Four men have been arrested in connection with the hijacking of a family’s car in central Johannesburg, which made headlines when CCTV footage of the crime was posted online, Gauteng police said … Read the rest

Two people injured in Johannesburg shootout

Johannesburg's central business district where the shooting took place
Johannesburg’s central business district where the shooting took place

Two people were injured when a group fleeing from security guards opened fire in the Johannesburg central business district on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

“An Audi Q7 was chasing a blue … Read the rest

Soweto: 217 arrested for murder, rape, armed robbery, hijacking

caughtA black man accused of killing his girlfriend has been arrested in Emdeni, Soweto police said on Sunday.

He was taken into custody on Saturday night after his girlfriend was found dead in his bedroom, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.… Read the rest

Female Univ. of Johannesburg student hijacked on campus

Campus of the University of Johannesburg
Campus of the University of Johannesburg

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 … Read the rest

‘It always happens to others’

South Africa may not experience tsunamis, hurricanes or devastating earthquakes, but we do experience other life-shattering tragedies such as fires,  HIV/AIDS and…. violent  crime!   “It always happens to others!” people are wont to  say … until  it happens to you! … Read the rest