Whereas President Cyril Ramaphosa already released 19 000 inmates out of a total prison population of 155 000 in May this year, prisoners in Gauteng province are rioting for another mass release. They claim that they are at risk of … Read the rest
The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole, has welcomed the arrest on 21 February of suspects believed to have been involved in cases of robbery of people being followed from the O. R. Tambo … Read the rest
The Shosholoza passenger train between Johannesburg to Cape Town derailed early Wednesday morning outside Kimberley, injuring more than 100 people.
The incident happened just after midnight at Modderrivier, a small town next to the N12 highway about 32 kilometres from … Read the rest
A warning has been circulating on social media about motorbikers being robbed at the William Nicol off-ramp on the N1 North.
The warning states that bikers are being “robbed at red robots by armed men”.
In the most recent incident, … Read the rest
The white woman who was seriously injured on May 27 in a failed hijacking in Dunkeld West is still in ICU.
One week later, police have arrested no one. Warrant officer Moses Makhaphela told eNCA.com police were still investigating the … Read the rest
The police are investigating after bomb scares at two shopping malls in Johannesburg.
Emergency Services and the police’s bomb squad evacuated Cresta in Randburg and Eastgate in Bedfordview.
No devices were found.
Eastgate Mall Spokesperson, Amelia Beattie says, “We receive … Read the rest
Lesotho’s opposition leader has fled the country for the second time in a year, claiming that he was at risk of assassination after being voted out of power.
Thomas Thabane, the former prime minister, travelled to Botswana on Tuesday night … Read the rest
Officials at the Central Methodist Church in the Joburg city centre believe that the fire at the building was the work of disgruntled members.
The church’s superintendent minister, Reverend Ndumiso Ncombo, said residents had set a room alight to spite … Read the rest
An investigation has been launched into a fire that broke out at an abandoned building in the Johannesburg CBD on Tuesday night.
Three floors were destroyed by the blaze that started just after 4pm. The cause of the blaze is … Read the rest
South African police have arrested 198 illegal immigrants in a raid in Johannesburg, according to officials.
The arrests came after a spate of xenophobic attacks by local mobs which targeted immigrant workers from Zimbabwe, Malawi and other African countries.
The … Read the rest
There was no water supply at Africa’s biggest airport, OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, on Friday morning due to water pipe connection problems, the Airports Company of SA said.
“This problem has affected one section of the airport, flights … Read the rest
A bus driver was shot and wounded when he tried to protect his passengers during an armed robbery on the bus in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, News24 reported.
Metrobus spokesperson Esther Dryer said a group of six armed … Read the rest
Two men were found dead in separate vehicles along the N1 freeway in Maraisburg, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.
Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said it appeared that the first motorist was forced off the road by unknown persons on Tuesday … Read the rest
The auditor-general’s office has called Johannesburg’s bluff. The City of Johannesburg gave a glowing account of the metro’s financial health, claiming increased capital expenditure and improved revenue, but it was a lie.
The office uncovered huge revenue losses, corruption, flawed … Read the rest