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Lawyer charged for assaulting cops

An East Rand attorney who is allegedly impatient and aggressive will appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Monday after he was arrested for assaulting Ekurhuleni metro police officers and distracting them from performing their duties, the EMPD says. The man, who is in his late 30s, allegedly resisted …

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Female rapists stalk SA’s streets

Mystery continues to shroud a trio of women who may be behind the serial rape of men across the country. Preying upon men hitchhiking, the women lure their unsuspecting victims into a car before they are raped and robbed at gunpoint. Five cases, spread across policing precincts around the country, …

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Fishermen rescued after boats get into trouble

Ten fishermen were rescued from two boats between Struisbaai and Witsand, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Tuesday. Rescue teams were activated after the two Chucky fishing boats, Agulhas and Mrs H, requested urgent help just before 16:00 on Monday. One vessel was sinking and the other at risk …

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Rubber bullets fired at PE students

Protests by students against fee increases at Western Cape universities were beginning to stir on Wednesday morning, while police in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing students. At Stellenbosch University, students gathered outside the engineering faculty and then made their way into the building to …

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Gandhi’s great-granddaughter in hot water over fraud

One of the great-granddaughters of late global human rights activist Mahatma Gandhi is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday on fraud charges, the Hawks said. The 45-year-old, who may not be named until she has appeared in court, allegedly stole over R11m from two businessmen, spokesperson …

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Cape Town robbers were “career criminals”

A group of six men who tried to rob a general dealer in Epping, Cape Town on Friday, were career criminals, the Hawks have said. Four of the six had criminal histories dating back to 1990, spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. Police shot and killed three of them, seriously injured …

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Father and son gunned down in taxi violence

Police are investigating a double murder after a taxi driver and his son were killed in Seawinds near Retreat on Thursday morning. Spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the 59-year-old man and his 20-year-old assistant were shot and killed at the corner of St Patrick and St Stevens roads at …

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Wife speaks out about abuse by cop husband

The wife of a Pretoria officer who was arrested for allegedly raping and trying to stab her with a knife has spoken out about living with domestic abuse. The 28-year-old woman told News24 on Tuesday he had allegedly assaulted her on numerous occasions before the violence escalated. He boasted to …

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