Man arrested for ‘possession’ of 121 firearms denied bail.

A Mpumalanga man arrested after he was allegedly found in possession of an arsenal of firearms and ammunition worth approximately R3 million has been denied bail by the Nelspruit Magistrates Court today. Whitehead-King Bruce will appear again at the same court on October 02 for a formal bail application. The man was arrested on Wednesday at a farm in Mbombela. “Acting on a tip-off, police went to man’s farm where they discovered 121 firearms, of which 109 were not registered in his name,” said Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi.

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Woman in court for assaulting child

Masoka Dube   A Mpumalanga woman accused of assaulting a 13-year-old child is out on R5000 bail, granted by the Ogies Magistrates Court. Matshidiso Mtsweni was not asked to plead and her case was postponed to next month. “The arrest came after a video clip circulated on social media circles and went viral. In the clip, a woman is seen assaulting the victim at Phola, near Ogies,  said Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Leonard Hlathi. According to Hlaudi, the woman tied the victim’s hands and legs with a rope against a…

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Malawi hosts African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Sensitization Workshops in Lilongwe and Blantyre

The African Continental Free Trade Area(AfCFTA)awareness workshops organised by the Malawi Ministry of Trade and Tourism in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission (AUC) is currently underway Lilongwe, Malawi. The workshops that will be attended by 150 participants from private sectors, civil society organizations, parliamentarians, academia, and government will continue until tomorrow. “These workshops aim to engage relevant stakeholders on AfCFTA issues to secure a consensus for Malawi to ratify the AfCFTA Agreement,” said Salim Bagus, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism. “The AfCFTA…

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African Development Bank launches US$ 2 billion 1.625% Global Benchmark due 16 September 2022

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has launched and priced a US$ 2 billion 3-year Global Benchmark bond due 16 September 2022, its first US$ benchmark of the year. Launched on September 11, the bond issue is the Bank’s second Global Benchmark of 2019, following a EUR 1 billion 10-year priced in March 2019. With this transaction, the Bank has now raised US$ 4.4 billion in 2019 to date and executed 61% of its borrowing program for the year. The transaction received strong support from investors globally, with order books reaching…

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Nicholas Ninow guilty of rape

Nicholas Ninow has been found guilty on two counts of rape, possession of drugs and defeating the ends of justice. The 21-year-old appeared in the Gauteng North High Court today. Last week he confessed to raping a seven-year-old girl in the ladies’ bathroom the Dros restaurant. Ninow pleaded not guilty to an assault charge. In a guilty plea read out by his legal representative, Ninow confessed to raping the little girl, then 7, after she walked in on him while he was in the women’s bathroom using drugs. He, however,…

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Special envoys to reassure African countries of solidarity

A team of special envoys has been dispatched by President Cyril Ramaphosa to several African countries to deliver a message of reassurance in light of the recent attacks on foreign nationals. “The special envoys will deliver a message from President Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts South Africa which have manifested in attacks on foreign nationals and destruction of property. “They are tasked with reassuring fellow African countries that South Africa is committed to the ideals of pan-African unity and solidarity. The Special Envoys…

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Assist police to arrest cash in transit heist suspects

  The Hawks in Mpumalanga are searching for a group of men involved in a cash -in- transit heist that happened in Kriel last week. It is alleged the SBV security guards were loading cash into an auto teller machine when they were suddenly confronted by an unknown number of heavily armed suspects wearing a uniform similar to theirs. ” The crew was forced to open the armoured vehicle vault while being threatened with explosives. One crew member was shot in the process the trolley man was shot twice, but…

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More than 129 veld, forest fires recorded in Mpumalanga

  The Department of Environment, Forestries and Fisheries, Working on Fire (WOF) firefighters in Mpumalanga, working with various Fire Protection Associations (FPA’s), suppressed more than 129 veld and forest fires last month, WOF spokesperson Amanda Mthembu said in a statement. Mthembu said on July 19 the firefighter’s suppressed 18 fires in that day alone, while the fires recorded on the day spread throughout the province. According to Mthembu, the fires recorded were all successfully contained and mop-up operations conducted. “We dispatched a total of 24 teams to assist their FPAs…

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Drowning deaths in Mpumalanga a cause for concern 

DROWNING deaths in Mpumalanga has skyrocketed says the MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Mandla Msibi. Several fatalities have been reported in the province that happened in rivers and dams and according to statistics released by COGTA, in July alone, five lives were lost. One drowning took place in Vosman, three in a dam in Emalahleni and one in a river in Alkmaar outside Mbombela. Msibi again urged communities not to risk their lives by swimming in rivers and dams. “These fatalities are a serious cause for concern.…

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Learner stabbed at Nelspruit Private College

POLICE in Mpumalanga are investigating a case in which an18- year-old learner was stabbed by another learner at the Nelspruit Private College last week. According to Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, the learner was with a friend when he went to the bathroom. A few minutes later the friend heard the victim screaming in the bathroom and he rushed to see what was going on. “He found another learner holding and stabbing the victim. The victim sustained injuries to his head and face. They reported the matter to the…

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