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Bail again denied in ear-cutting murder case

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A gory murder near Matatiele in KwaZulu-Natal had a sequel in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Thursday when Judge Pete Koen refused bail for the two alleged killers. Luwayne Marais, 27, and Donavan Cook, 33, are charged with the murder of Lindsay van Rooyen, whose mutilated body was found lying …

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Dead killer whale found on Plett beach

Plettenberg Bay – A dead killer whale has washed up on the shore in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape. “It washed up on the beach dead and then was removed by the [municipal] cleansing department,” National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon said. “Samples of it have been taken away by …

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Vanderbijlpark family murder accused back in court

Fanie du Preez

Vanderbijlpark – Fanie du Preez, the man accused of murdering his wife and two teenage children, is expected to be back in court where he will formally apply for bail on Tuesday. Du Preez, 39, appeared briefly in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate’s Court last week where the case was postponed. At …

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Van Rooyen to address the media

david van rooyen

Pretoria – Newly appointed Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister David van Rooyen will address the media for the first time since he was shifted from the finance portfolio four days after he was appointed. Last week Wednesday, President Jacob Zuma announced in a statement that he was replacing …

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