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Spaza shop torched in Alexandra


A spaza shop was torched in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg in the early hours of Monday morning, Gauteng police said. Police were called and informed that people were attempting to loot a foreign-owned shop in the area, said Lt-Gen Solomon Makgale. “When police arrived, [the looters] fled and left the …

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Manamela warns against looting

Buti Manamela

The looting that flared up in Soweto south of Johannesburg cannot be justified, Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, said on Sunday. He said young people reportedly claimed they looted foreign own shops to protect the economy of Soweto. “We should stand up and ‘say not in our name’. …

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Man stabbed tied to tree near Pretoria

A man with multiple stab wounds was found tied to a tree near Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria, paramedics said on Saturday. The man, 53, was found at around 2pm on Saturday along the R104, said Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha in a statement. He was transported to a Pretoria hospital …

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Dozens in court for Soweto looting

Dozens of people arrested in a series of looting incidents were expected to appear in courts around Soweto on Friday, said police. At least another 39 people were nabbed as police monitored the township on Thursday night, bringing the total number of arrested to 121, said Gauteng police commissioner Lt-General …

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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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