SA police illegally tap journalists’ phones

phone_tappingPolice have finalised the investigation into crime intelligence officers accused of duping a judge to illegally bug the phones of former police chief Bheki Cele and two Sunday Times journalists, the newspaper reported.

Former KwaZulu-Natal police spy boss Maj-Gen Deena … Read the rest

15 illegal Soweto taverns shut by police

shebeenFifteen illegal taverns around Soweto were shut down on the weekend, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

“The owners were arrested and the liquor confiscated,” said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

He said the taverns were found in Eldorado Park, Zola, Diepkloof, … Read the rest

Four illegal miners found dead on East Rand

guns_ak47sFour illegal miners died and 11 were wounded during a clash in a mine shaft in Brakpan North, Ekurhuleni emergency management services said on Monday.

“We’ve counted four [dead miners], but there’s a possibility that the number could rise,” said … Read the rest