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Wellington statue of Andrew Murray vandalised

Andrew Murray

The statue of Graaff-Reinet born pastor Andrew Murray has been vandalised in Wellington, Western Cape police said on Monday. Captain Frederick Charles van Wyk confirmed that the statue was vandalised on Saturday. A picture of the statue showed that it had been covered with red paint. “A case of malicious …

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UCT students continue anti-Rhodes protest

rhodes statue

Protesting University of Cape Town (UCT) students on Sunday said they’ll not be deterred by hate mail and verbal threats they’ve received since starting their so-called ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign. Protests over the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the university have entered a third week. Some students, staff and …

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Poo fighters sentencing postponed

Sentencing proceedings were postponed on Tuesday in the Bellville Regional Court for nine men who dumped human waste at Cape Town International Airport. The men, out on R2000 bail each, appeared before Magistrate Nonkosi Saba, who warned them to appear again on April 16. Their lawyers, Pearl Mathibela and Ntuthuko …

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Teens lawyer unpaid : Report


The former lawyer for Don Steenkamp, convicted for the murder of his family is taking legal steps to recover his legal fees from Steenkamp’s guardian, The Star reported on Monday. Stoffel de Jager was appointed instructing attorney by Steenkamp’s guardian, Bennie Heckroodt, according to the report. On Friday, de Jager …

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De Klerk name change to go ahead

FW de Klerk

The proposal to rename Table Bay Boulevard to FW de Klerk Boulevard will go ahead, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille’s office said on Monday. “We are going to council on the 28th of January and subject to approval in council, the remaining of the road will take place,” spokeswoman …

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Man arrested after Ecape woman raped


Eastern Cape police have arrested a man for raping a woman at her home in Ngonyama in the Dutywa area, a spokesman said on Sunday. Spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha said the man overpowered the woman during the attack at around noon on Saturday, and raped her. She reported the rape …

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Cape gov reshuffle: nothing sinister

A recent reshuffle in the DA-led Western Cape government had nothing to do with quotas of Afrikaner representatives, former Health MEC Theuns Botha said on Saturday. “The media speculation of any sinister reason for Minister [NomaFrench] Mbombo and I swopping portfolios is unfounded and untrue,” said Botha in a statement. …

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Abducted baby found

A baby boy who was 12 days old when he was abducted from Cape Town’s Groote Schuur hospital on New Year’s Day, has been found, Western Cape police said on Saturday. Spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said a 24-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the crime. “Investigations led …

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