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2 arrested after Platfontein stabbing

Two men were arrested following the fatal stabbing of a man in Platfontein in Northern Cape, police said. Twenty-eight-year-old Bonito Semba had been in an argument in the village on Friday night and left his girlfriend’s house at 10pm, Lt Olebogeng Tawana said. She had become worried when he did …

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Burglar shot dead in Kempton park


A burglar was shot dead in Kempton Park on Johannesburg’s east rand, police said on Monday. At around 9.15pm on Sunday, the owner of the Wholesale complex in Newton Street was woken up by security guards who informed him that his alarm had gone off, said Captain Jethro Mtshali. The …

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Joburg security guard arrested for murder


A Johannesburg security guard was arrested for accidentally shooting dead a man when a gun in his bag discharged, police said on Monday. The man, 45, was arrested at around 7pm on Sunday at Super Bets on the corner of Plein and King George streets, Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said …

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Basson to be sentenced

Wouter Basson

Sentencing proceedings of apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson are expected to start in Pretoria on Monday. The sentencing had previously been postponed twice. Basson was found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) in December 2013, following a six-year long inquiry. The HPCSA …

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Cops hunt Gauteng gunman

A case of attempted murder is being investigated after a man shot and wounded a woman in Factoria, Krugersdorp, Gauteng police said on Sunday. Just after 7pm on Friday, the man and a 36-year-old woman were in the man’s green Toyota Corolla in a secluded area when they began arguing, …

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Zuma must talk or else: EFF

EFF leader Julius Malema has warned that his party will disrupt President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address, if the leader does not appear before Parliament for a question and answer session, the City Press reported on Sunday. Malema sent a two-page letter to Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete requesting …

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Cop son, 12, in court for attempted murder

A 12-year-old is expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of attempted murder, Gauteng police said. “A case of attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearm was opened against the boy and [he] was arrested,” said Sergeant Phora Nkuna. The boy, who is the …

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Girl murdered in Daveyton

A girl, 15, was murdered in Daveyton near Benoni, Actonville police said on Saturday. “The half-naked body was found covered in blood with her throat cut open with [a] sharp object on Saturday morning at about 6am,” said Major Mack Mngomezulu. The body was found in Pulane Street. The motive …

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