Police constable arrested for a rape

The police in Mpumalanga have arrested a 27 year old police Constable for allegedly raping an 18 year old girl at Standerton yesterday, 09 August 2020. Information revealed that two men came at the victim’s place and lured her to the suspect’s place where she was raped The victim managed to escape and was assisted by a member of the public who took her to the police station where a case of rape as well as an additional charge of assault was opened. Police immediately started with their investigation and…

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Coronavirus case at Masoyi police station.

All communities serviced by the Masoyi Police Station, are advised that this police station will be temporarily closed due to a member who tested positive for the Covid -19 virus. The Community Service Centre will now be operated at Hope of Glory Church next to Mshadza Secondary School. To access the station, the community can call 082 3039 869, for all emergencies and complaints which will be attended accordingly. The telephone lines at Masoyi Police Station Community Service Centre will not be accessible for the duration of the closure. However…

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Police seizure illicit cigarettes, liquor and dagga in Komatipoort,

An Intelligence Driven Operation conducted by SAPS, SANDF and SARS  in Komatipoort, led to seizure of illicit cigarettes as well as liquor to the value of about R 95 000. During the raid, a 34 year old Mozambican woman was also arrested for possession of dagga. According to spokesperson of police in Mpumalanga Leonard Hlathi the law enforcement agencies followed up on information about illegal trading activities, carried out by some people in Komatipoort and upon arrival at the said place, found about six women from Mozambique as well as…

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Two suspects arrested for Pretoria east steroid crackdown

The two suspects Monica Mutoda (35) and Lucinda Jordaan (38) briefly appeared in the Hatfield Magistrate Court on Thursday for contravening the Medicine and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965. The pair were granted R5000 bail each and their case was postponed to 22 October 2020. Meanwhile, a further two suspects aged 45 and 31 respectively were also detained on Thursday afternoon. The two handed themselves over to the investigating officer through their attorney. The two accused are expected to appear at the Hatfield Magistrate Court on Friday. The arrest…

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Local production key to boost COVID-19 battered economy

Deputy President David Mabuza has underscored the importance of the local production of personal protective equipment and the manufacturing of medical equipment as the key to reviving the country’s economy, which is adversely affected by COVID-19. “It is a reality that trade globally has been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is upon us to strategically use this challenge to grow our domestic economy and prepare citizens to be able to take up opportunities that may arise as global conditions for trade and investment are eased, including investing in the…

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SASSA anti-fraud strategy pays off

The South African Social Security Agency CEO, Totsie Memela, has lauded the role played by the agency’s anti-fraud strategy in the case of a former SASSA employee, who has been sentenced for fraud. The Mbizana Regional Court in the Eastern Cape recently sentenced Nombuso Lynette Dlamini, 44, and Siyasanga Gqamane, 31, for defrauding the State of approximately R1.2 million between 2006 and 2011. Dlamini, a former clerk at SASSA, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, two of which were suspended for five years, with stringent conditions. Gqamane, the mastermind behind…

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Fuel price set to increase

Cash strapped consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets as the price of petrol is set to go up by 5 cents a litre at midnight. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has announced a 5 cent increase in both grades of 93 (ULP and LRP) 95 (ULP and LRP) in Gauteng. From Wednesday onwards, a litre of 95 ULP in Gauteng, which currently costs R15.12, will increase to R15.17 a litre. Meanwhile, both grades of diesel (0.05% Sulphur) and diesel (0.005% Sulphur) will increase by…

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VBS cannot be revived, Reserve Bank confirms

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) says the banking licence for the old VBS Mutual Bank, in its old form, cannot be revived. The Reserve Bank said it has received a number of letters from parties interested in reviving the Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank. VBS was placed into liquidation by the High Court on 13 November 2018. The bank is currently being liquidated, the collection on loans is continuing and assets are being sold to recover monies owed to depositors. The SARB said it has provided R261 million,…

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State recovers funds lost through corrupt activities.

Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU)  issued summons in the North Gauteng High Court to recover funds from former Eskom executives, former Board members, members of the Gupta family and their associates, as well as others. “The funds were lost in a concerted effort corruptly to divert financial resources from Eskom, to improperly and illegally benefit the Gupta family and entities controlled by the said family and their associates during their 2015-16 acquisition of the operations of Optimum Coal Holdings Limited (OCH),” a joint statement by Eskom and the…

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SASSA officials and beneficiaries appeared before court for fraud and theft.

Twenty three accused  have appeared in the Nelspruit Regional Court on Monday, for theft and fraud after they were arrested following a Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime Investigation. It is alleged that in April 2016 the SASSA officials approached and recruited individuals to submit their identity documents. These documents were used to register them for disability grants that were approved for monthly payments which the officials withdrew and paid the recruited beneficiaries only a portion whilst keeping the rest of the money for themselves. The matter was consequently reported to the…

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