Skukuza courts convict s and sentences Rhino poachers

Skukuza courts convict s and sentences Rhino poachers South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the conviction and sentencing of three poachers at the Skukuza Regional Court. The three were given varying sentences depending on the charges they were facing related to rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park (KNP). Jeffrey Mathebula was arrested in 2015 and convicted under Sect. 46 of Act 57 of 2003 – trespassing in a national park, and fined R10 000.00 or two years imprisonment of which half is suspended for five years. His counterpart,…

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Another high profile “hit””

Simon Rudland, co-owner of Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation and member of Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA), was seriously injured in an apparent assassination attempt in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning. According to information supplied to News24 by a credible source, two assailants in a white car waited at the offices of FITA in Norwood, Johannesburg. As Rudland and his lawyer arrived for a FITA meeting, one man fired nine shots with a handgun to Rudland’s head area. One bullet struck him in the neck. He has  been hospitalised and is…

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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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Female officers on a mission to reduce road deaths during Women’s Month

FEMALE law enforcement officers commemorated Women’s Month by conducting massive operations throughout the country in an effort to reduce fatalities on the road. Integrated roadblocks, involving officers from different authorities, had been conducted on all routes with a high number of fatal crashes. Statistics show that deaths on South African roads increase substantially over long weekends with more people dying between Friday and Sunday, according to a statement from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). “The abuse of alcohol has been identified as one of the key factors contributing to…

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SANparks CEO welcomes rhino poaching sentence

The South African National Parks has expressed delight at the heavy sentence meted out by the Mhala Regional Court on a poacher who was arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in 2015. He has been sentenced to an effective thirty years in prison for all the crimes. The CEO of SANParks Fundisile Mketeni has welcomed the sentence and congratulated all who ensured that the evidence presented to the court was convincing enough to guarantee a successful prosecution. “The sentence will send a message to all the criminals who are…

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Drie stede in SA op gevaarlikste wêreldlys

‘n Gevaarlys deur ‘n Meksikaanse (van alle plekke!) organisasie dui aan dat Kaapstad die 11de gevaarlikste stad ter wêreld is. Bykans 3000 mense is hier gedurende 2018 vermoor. Die stad het 4 miljoen inwoners. Port Elizabeth is 45ste op dieselfde lys en Durban 47ste. Hierdie stede het onderskeidelik een en vier miljoen inwoners. Die studiesamestellers kan egter nie van onregverdigheid beskuldig word nie nie, want daarvolgens is Tijuana in Meksiko die gevaarlikste stad ter wêreld. Vyf van die gevaarlikste stede is in hierdie land wat verduidelik waarom Trump op daardie…

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Grusame plaasmoorde – 5 in arres – oorsese koerante versprei nuus

Die grusame moord op twee sestigjarige plaasbewoners in Boshof in die Vrystaat wat oorsee opslae gemaak het, het weereens internasionale nuus gehaal met die arrestasie van vyf verdagtes. Lt-genl Sempe, provinsiale Polisie kommissaris het met ‘n spesiale taakspan van die Hawks en SAPS die vermeende moordenaars vasgetrek. Sakkie van den Berg (67) en sy vrou Ina (61) se huis is gedurende die aanval geplunder nadat hulle wreeds aangerand is en uiteindelik doodgeskiet is. Die verdagtes, tussen die ouderdomme van 28 en 44, het op Mandela Dag in die hof verskyn…

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Former Emalahleni Municipality’s employee arrested for failing to comply with bail conditions

  Masoka Dube   FORMER Emalahleni Municipality employee Linda Potgieter(62) who has been convicted for corruption was recently denied bail for failure to comply with her bail conditions pending an appeal. It is alleged that Potgieter who appeared in the Emalahleni Regional Court violated her bail conditions resulting in a warrant for her arrest being issued culminating in her arrest last Friday. The case has been postponed to July 26 for a formal bail application. It is alleged that between January 2004 and July 2009, Potgieter was a manager of…

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Marc Batchelor shot and killed

In what SAPS think is a professional hit, former Kaizer Chief and Orlando Pirates player Marc Batchelor was shot and killed last night by alleged motorbike gunmen. The late Batchelor was a star player as striker and centre back during a career which spanned decades. According to unnamed sources, Batchelor started dealing in drugs. This however could not be verified. Tributes to the slain ex-footballer are pouring in in social media platforms.      

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