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Mpoku guilty of Reiger Park toddler’s murder

Nathaniel Katlego Mpoku was found guilty on Thursday by the Johannesburg High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge, of the kidnapping and murder of toddler Cuburne van Wyk. Mpoku, who is also known as “Chicken”, killed Van Wyk in an informal settlement in Reiger Park, Ekurhuleni, in August last year. The …

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UKZN investigation fails to reveal statue culprits

A University of KwaZulu-Natal investigation has failed to reveal the culprits who defaced a statue of King George V. The university confirmed on Tuesday that the culprits who defaced the statue, situated at UKZN’s Howard College campus, had not been identified. The defacement of the statue came shortly after a …

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Asthmatic boy rescues woman from burning house

A 15-year-old Germiston boy has told how he scaled a two-metre gate to rescue a woman from a burning house over the weekend. Jeandré Potgieter, who suffers from asthma, told Netwerk24 he still doesn’t know how he managed to get over the gate, but he was not scared when he ran …

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De Zalze axe murder: Luxury house for sale

The luxury home in Stellenbosch where three members of the Van Breda family were brutally murdered earlier this year, is for sale, Netwerk24 reported on Thursday. An axe was used to kill Martin van Breda, his wife Teresa and 22-year-old Rudi. His two siblings, 16-year-old Marli and Henri, 20, survived …

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Hostage drama in Cape Town over dog dispute

A police officer was shot and injured in a suspected hostage drama in Athlone, Cape Town, on Tuesday night. The situation started when a resident in Hazendal, Athlone, called in a complaint to law enforcement officials that her landlord’s dogs had attacked her, police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk told …

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New DA leader ‘believes in tomorrow’

As Sunday evening approached at the Boardwalk Convention Centre, and delegates trickled out of what was the plenary hall for the DA elective conference, the last of the blue decor was also stripped. The halls and corridors which on Saturday and Sunday was a hive of activity and excitement – …

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