Front National lodges largest land claim in SA history

The political party Front National is lodging the single largest land claim in South African history to the Land Commissioner in Pretoria on Thursday, April 24. The claim will test the legitimacy, honesty and objectivity of the ANC-government regarding land … Read the rest

Congregation robbed at gunpoint in S. African church

shotgun+bibleToday, the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thulani Ntobela expressed his disapproval of the barbaric incident of robbery at a church in Masoyi.

On Friday, 22 November 2013, members of a local church in Mganduzweni Trust in Masoyi near White River … Read the rest

Outdoor air pollution classified as carcinogenic by World Health Organization

air pollutionby Melissa Roper

It is not yet certain if climate change is the result of anthropogenic-sourced carbon emissions or, on the contrary, is a Sun-influenced phenomenon. As the debate on global warming versus global cooling continues, results of recent research … Read the rest

Head of community safety arrested for drunken driving

drunk-drivingMpumalanga’s head of community safety appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of drunk driving and impersonating a police officer, Gauteng police said.

Thulani Sibuyi was granted R1000 bail after appearing in court, said Lt-Col Katlego … Read the rest

Black farm attacker sentenced to 45 years

scalesofjusticeA man who attacked and robbed farm dwellers in Mpumalanga was sentenced to 45 years in prison by the Nelspruit Regional Court on Monday.

A Sapa correspondent reported that Xolane Letsoalo, 27, from Ngodwana outside Mbombela, faced nine charges including … Read the rest

Farm murder in Eastern Transvaal

crime-gun A farmer was shot dead near Sabie, Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal), on Thursday morning, police said.

Four armed men accosted Paul Madison, 63, and his wife, Gwyneth Madison, 58, when they returned to their home on the farm Kruisfontein, Colonel Leonard … Read the rest

Black man jailed for raping two girls on way to school

girls_high_schoolAn Mpumalanga man was jailed for 20 years on Wednesday for raping two teenagers on their way to school.

Angel Phokane, 29, from Clau Clau Trust near Mbombela, was sentenced in the Nelspruit Regional Court, a Sapa correspondent reported.

He … Read the rest

‘Keep your children from being raped’: Provincial leader

crimealertParents are responsible for keeping their children away from criminal activities, the department of community safety said on Sunday.

“Women must also not allow poverty to keep them in abusive environments, which usually leads to their children being sexually abused,” … Read the rest

Mpumalanga farm murder: One acquitted

farmmurdersThe Nelspruit Circuit Court found Aaron Majawodwa Nkosi, 30, guilty on Tuesday of killing white Mpumalanga farmer Johannes Hendrik Tolstoi Schoeman.

A Sapa correspondent reported that Nkosi’s co-accused Thomas Johannes Nyathi, 30, was acquitted.

The two black men were accused … Read the rest

British woman fears Aids after brutal S. African rape ordeal

rape3by Jane Flanagan, London Daily Mail

A British woman was repeatedly raped at gunpoint during a savage 14-hour ordeal after she and her boyfriend were kidnapped at a South African beauty spot.

Now she faces a nightmare wait to see … Read the rest

Yet another South African policeman appearing in court for corruption

sapsA policeman accused of corruption and of using a state vehicle without consent appeared in the Standerton Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Mpumalanga police said.

The case against Constable Ronald Mmatlou was postponed to September 13, said Colonel Leonard Hlathi. He … Read the rest

Elderly Mpuma farmer killed in latest farm attack

An elderly man has been shot dead on his farm in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga, provincial police said on Monday.

“[Around] 6pm on Friday, Mr Garth Johnson, 67, was fatally wounded in his home on … his farm,” Colonel Leonard Hlathi … Read the rest

S. African school principal fired over child porn

childporn-genericA principal of a high profile private school in Mpumalanga has been fired after being arrested in connection with an international child pornography syndicate.

The man who cannot be named until he pleads appeared in the White River Magistrate’s Court … Read the rest