Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Behind the Vuvuzelas 3


Hawks face integrity tests

2010-06-21 08:22

Members of the police's elite unit will in future be subjected to strict "integrity tests", including traps where bribes are offered.

A store owner has shot and killed a suspected robber

2010-06-19 23:43

A store owner has shot and killed a suspected robber in his shop at the Emily Hobhouse Square shopping centre in Bloemfontein.

Robber threatens Cup tourists

2010-06-19 22:05

A lone robber has threatened to "kill" a group of Cup tourists after being caught in their rented house in Cape Town.

Joburg 'hit' on ex-Rwandan army chief

2010-06-19 20:00

The BBC reports that an attempt has been made in Johannesburg to assassinate an ex-Rwanda army chief.

Cape cops make R3m tik bust

2010-06-19 12:36

A drug bust on the N1 highway outside Beaufort West has resulted in the confiscation of tik with an estimated street value of R3m.

Robber wounded in shootout

2010-06-18 22:42

Johannesburg police say a robber has been wounded in the foot during a shootout outside a Bryanston home and two others were still at large.

Elderly man attacked with axe

2010-06-18 19:40

An elderly resident from White River, Mpumalanga is in the ICU of a Nelspruit hospital after he was attacked with an axe at home.

Panga-wielding robbers nabbed

2010-06-18 14:12

Four men have been arrested for allegedly threatening a shopkeeper with a panga and robbing his store, police say.

Cop held for killing superior

2010-06-18 13:07

Two men, including a police constable, have been arrested for the murder of a former station commander in his driveway in Durban, police say.

Mexican theft case postponed

2010-06-18 09:55

The case against a man accused of robbing a Mexican tourist has been postponed because the victim went to Polokwane to watch rugby.

Couple arrested in house raid

2010-06-17 19:24

A man and a woman have been arrested after police found stolen car parts, guns, counterfeit money and police-issue bulletproof vests in a Soweto house.

KZN policeman in drug bust

2010-06-17 14:58

A KwaZulu-Natal policeman has been arrested for possession of heroin and cocaine near the FIFA fan park in Durban.

Angolan kidnap accused 'an illegal'

2010-06-17 13:00

One of the two men accused of kidnapping the 5-year-old son of an Angolan mining magnate is in the country illegally, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

Crackdown on circumcision schools

2010-06-16 19:05

The Eastern Cape health department has started an operation to rescue circumcision school initiates in the Port St Johns area following the deaths of 11 boys.

Cup fraudster gets jail time

2010-06-16 08:22

A man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being convicted of defrauding a US tourist wanting to hire a car for the World Cup.

Cops nab 3 over rhino horns

2010-06-15 20:43

Sars says three men have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle rhino horns worth more than R2m out of the country.

2010-06-15 12:25

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that the non-custodial sentencing of a couple for rape and indecent assault should be increased to effective jail sentences.

3 arrested for E Cape murder

2010-06-15 10:56

Three men have been arrested for allegedly stabbing another man to death in Tsolo following an argument at a local tavern, say Eastern Cape police.

Convicted surgeon 'brain damaged'

2010-06-14 22:04

A Western Cape orthopaedic surgeon - convicted of raping and indecently assaulting female patients - has brain damage, the Bellville Regional Court has heard.

2010-06-14 20:01

Security guards who rampaged at Durban's Moses Mabhida stadium reportedly were misled by disgruntled rival security companies.

SA couple murdered in Madagascar

2010-06-14 18:19

A South African couple living on a small island about 35km east of Madagascar has been found murdered at their home.

Man caught raping sister-in-law

2010-06-14 15:31

A 33-year-old Soweto man has been arrested after he was caught allegedly raping his brother's wife, Johannesburg police say.

'Kidnapped' man found dead

2010-06-14 14:07

A man, wearing only his underpants, has been found dead next to a railway line after he was allegedly kidnapped in a road rage incident, KZN police say.

Toddler raped, killed, dumped

2010-06-14 13:01

A 2-year-old girl has been raped, killed and dumped in an open veld near Mthatha, Eastern Cape police say.

Teen shot dead in CT

2010-06-14 11:35

A 15-year-old boy has been shot dead by two men who approached him in Athlone, Cape Town police say.

Man held for raping 15-year-old

2010-06-13 22:28

A 23-year-old man is to appear in the Evander Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, police say.

Elderly man set alight

2010-06-13 09:29

A 70-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was set alight in Florida in Gauteng. He was airlifted to hospital.

Man killed in Silverton robbery

2010-06-12 21:05

One person has been killed and two others shot during a robbery on a smallholding in Silverton, Gauteng police have said.

6 held for robbing soccer fan

2010-06-12 16:30

Six people who allegedly robbed a hotel in Mpumalanga and held up a Chilean soccer fan have been arrested in White River, police say.

5 held for hijacking

2010-06-11 14:02

Five people have been arrested following the hijacking of a DHL vehicle in Mabopane in Pretoria, Matrix Recovery Service says.

Family up for R29m scam

2010-06-11 08:01

The case of a family involved in a R29m liquor scam has been postponed as investigators have been deployed on World Cup duties.

Tourist robbed in cop shop

2010-06-10 21:16

Cape Town's special SWC Magistrate's Court has dealt with its first cases, including a theft from a tourist in a police station.

Angry mob beats teen to death

2010-06-10 19:36

An angry mob has killed a teenager and seriously injured his friend after they broke into a house and stole items in Sun City village, Mpumalanga police say.

Nigerian kidnap case postponed

2010-06-10 18:17

The court case of six Nigerian nationals accused of kidnapping and torture has been postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, a report says.

SA assures visitors' safety

2010-06-10 14:25

The SA government has moved to reassure World Cup visitors that their safety and security remain top priority, a spokesperson says.

Terre'Blanche accused 'may flee'

2010-06-10 13:33

Should Eugene Terre'Blanche's murder accused Chris Mahlangu be granted bail, he will never be found again, says an investigating officer in court.

2010-06-10 07:55

An armed gang has stolen money and a camera from four Chinese journalists in South Africa, Chinese state media has reported.

McBride described as 'mad man'

2010-06-09 13:12

Former Ekurhuleni metro police chief Robert McBride is a "mad man" who is capable of anything, says an ex-colleague turned State witness.


Farmers, govt settle case

2010-06-18 16:25

Free State farmers' three-year court case against the government over the lack of security along the Lesotho border has been settled out of court.

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