Court denies Zuma stay of prosecution

In a statement, Glynnis Breytenbach Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament said the party had for years fought to get Zuma to court. Now, finally the High Court had dismissed his application with costs. It meant the court believed the ex-president had a case to answer. Since 2009, with all senior judicial posts still filled by his cronies, the DA’s applications had always been turned down. In 2011, the National Prosecuting Authority was ordered to provide the DA with a full record of why those decisions were taken. It included…

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Another woman brutally killed by boyfriend near Hazyview

Tumelo waga Dibakwane Another woman had allegedly been killed by her boyfriend. He apparently hid her body under the bed in Nyongane near Hazyview. Miriam Mashego’s (35) body was found by her children and neighbours. “When they returned from school they did not find her phoning her, the phone was answered but the person did not talk. The children noticed that their mother’s room was locked. They eventually slept without seeing her,” said Elson Nkosi, her brother.   The following day, the older daughter called  family members to inquire about her…

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More female abuse-teen raped in BBR

With female abuse a high priority crime in South Africa, a teenager from Bushbuckridge (BBR) had been raped by a member of her church community. A 28-year old man had been taken in custody. Police spokesman, Leonard Hlati,said the girl received a message from the man, requesting a meeting to discuss church practice issues, as they both attend the same church. “She then reportedly invited him to her residence, whereupon arrival, the suspect found her preparing to go to the shopping complex and offered to transport her there and back.…

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Father kills entire household

A 36-year old man from Kuil River in Cape Town had killed his wife (35) and two children of 12 and 8 years respectively before ending his own life. They all died from single gunshot wounds. Affording to police, the family lived in a security estate and previous reports stating that the man had been a policeman, had proved to be inaccurate. There was no sign that any other person could have been responsible for the deaths.

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BBBEE Commission confirms fake Gupta-linked companies’ BEE certificates

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, Dean Macpherson and the DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone would, according to a press release just received,  lay criminal charges against companies and individuals implicated in the awarding of fake BEE certificates to Gupta-linked companies. This comes after explosive findings by the BBBEE Commission that Gupta-aligned companies used fraudulent BEE certificates to secure contracts and payments from Eskom. This would include criminal charges against Tegetta, Optimum and Trillian for misrepresentation of their BEE status and for providing…

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Banking fraud rises with 75% in one year

Criminals are now even targeting or pretending to be owners, CEOs and financial directors  to pilfer money from businesses. This is according to the the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric).In a media statement Sabric CEO, Susan Potgieter said criminals use information from company websites and other digital platforms to identify CEOs, financial directors and other key senior individuals and then target employees.”Digital technology, combined with social engineering which exploits our human tendency to be compliant when faced with a directive from an authority figure, enables criminals to perpetuate…

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Taxi Association member killed at home in Bushbuckridge

A member of the Bushbuckridge Taxi Association (BTA) was shot and killed at his home on Saturday evening, (September 21).  R M Makubela (51) was sitting near a gate with his children when two unknown, armed men approached him. Acornhoek SAPS cluster spokesperson, Captain Mpho Nonyana, said, “Several shots were fired at the deceased before the suspects fled in a red and white Golf. He was found with five gunshot wounds to his body and police also found seven empty cartridges on the scene.” No arrests have been made so…

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Another woman killed

Tumelo waga Dibakwane A 32- year old woman from Moloto, near KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga had been murdered and her body stashed in a steel case. Her remains were discovered by her brother a day after her disappearance. The family and her children then started inquiring about her whereabouts from a man believed to have been the last person to be seen with her before she disappeared. The police and the community’s extensive search led them to a 32-year old man hiding in Limpopo and police had found that the suspect…

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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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