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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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I never said it: Premier

Gauteng Premier David Makhuru on Sunday refuted a Citizen newspaper article quoting him as saying e-toll bills must be paid in adherence to the government’s decision. “At NO point did the premier say “motorists should pay because government has an upper hand”,” said the premier’s spokeswoman Nino Zama in a …

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Four arrested for firearms

Four taxi operators have been arrested in Woodmead for allegedly being in possession of three unlicensed firearms and ammunition, Johannesburg metro police said on Friday. They were arrested along Woodmead Drive around 10.30am on Thursday during a joint operation by metro police and SAPS, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said. “The …

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More stage 2 blackouts from Eskom

Stage two rolling power cuts will be implemented on Thursday morning, power utility Eskom said. The power outages would be from 8am until 11pm due to a shortage of generation capacity, the Eskom media desk tweeted on its official account. On Wednesday, the power utility said unit 3 at Majuba …

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Post office expects R1.3bn loss

The SA Post Office (Sapo) expects to report a loss of R1.3 billion by the end of its financial year in March, Beeld reported on Monday. For this and other reason auditors expressed doubts, in Sapo’s 2014-15 annual report, that it will still be a going concern by the end …

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Where in the world is Eugene de Kock

Speculation was rife on Sunday as various newspapers carried reports about where recently paroled former apartheid assassin Eugene De Kock might be. “We planned everything thoroughly. He is coming in for a soft landing,” political analyst and campaigner for De Kock’s release, Piet Croucamp told the City Press newspaper. He …

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African Bank boss dies

Controversial former head of risk at African Bank, has died at his home in Cape Town at the age of 53 after a short illness, the Sunday Times reported. Sokutu, made headlines last year for his “fuck the poor” remark in the wake of the bank being taken over by …

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Three killed by lightning in KZN

Three people died after being hit by lightning near Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, paramedics said. Two women, aged between 70 and 80, and a man, believed to be in his sixties, were confirmed dead at the scene, said Emergency Medical Services spokesman Robert McKenzie. They were believed to have been …

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Cops spent night collecting evidence after mall robbery

A police forensic team spent hours overnight collecting evidence in the Bedford Centre shooting case, the Hawks said on Friday. “Forensics were at the centre the whole night collecting all the evidence,” Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. Police had handed the investigation into the daytime robbery and shoot-out at …

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Smart ID system reaches 1 million

Over a million smart-ID cards have been issued in less than a year, home affairs director general Mkuseli Apleni said on Wednesday. “We are confident of reaching the target of 1.6 million [smart-ID] cards by the end of 2014/15 financial year,” he said in a speech prepared for delivery in …

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