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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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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Three bodies exhumed by police – suspect arrested

Dex Sibiya, Nkomazi THE Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Gabisile Shabalala has applauded  the breakthrough made by the police in the province following the arrest of a suspect linked  to several murders in the Masoyi area recently. He apparently confessed to the killings and burying them in his yard. The female victims were most likely raped as well. With National Womens’ Day just around the corner, Shabalala has called on the police to ensure the man is successfully prosecuted “so that he pays for the cruelty he…

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Farm attacks rise with 60% this past decade – not just a white issue any longer

Prof Llewellyn Curlewis, Law Expert: University of Pretoria Over the past decade, farm attacks and its subsequent rise in brutality have risen a whopping 60%. As many as 1 125 farm attacks were reported between 1990 and 1999. Between the years 2000 and 2009 an increase of 22% – 1 407 attacks – were reported and in the past nine years from 2010 to 2019 a rise of 60% – 2 616 attacks. During the corresponding time farm murders increased from 637 (1990 to 1999) with 22% (799 murders) between…

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