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Four arrested for Free State mob justice killing, and six for separate gang killing

BLOEMFONTEIN, July 23 – Police in Bloemfontein have arrested 10 people in connection with two incidents, one of mob justice and the other gang-related, in which two alleged gangsters died, Free State police said on Sunday. Free State police commissioner Lt-Gen Lebeona Tsumane had instructed the provincial trio crimes task team dealing with issues relating […]

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Mpumalanga school principal charged with assaulting pupil dismissed

MIDDELBURG, July 23  – The principal of Manyano Primary School in Middelburg in Mpumalanga, who was charged by the education department with allegedly assaulting 14-year-old pupil Siphamandla Choma who later died in hospital, has been dismissed, the department said. Department spokesman Jasper Zwane said the principal was found guilty at an internal disciplinary hearing of assaulting […]

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Pedestrian seriously injured in alleged hit-and-run accident at Sweetwaters

PIETERMARITZBURG, July 23  – A pedestrian was seriously injured in an alleged hit-and-run accident in Caluza Road in Sweetwaters, near Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene on Sunday morning to find the man lying on the side of the road, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said. Paramedics assessed the man, […]

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Political party funding must support transparency, accountability, and strengthening democracy, says Mkhize

JOHANNESBURG, July 23 – Political party finances must be open to public scrutiny and must support transparency, accountability, and strengthening democracy, African National Congress treasurer general Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday. The ANC had, in line with the invitation of the parliamentary ad hoc committee on the funding of political parties, made a submission to […]

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Zwane to visit Tau Lekoa mine in NWest following seismic incident trapping four miners

ORKNEY, July 23 – Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will on Sunday afternoon visit the Tau Lekoa gold mine in Orkney, in the North West following a “serious seismic” incident, his department said. The incident on Saturday afternoon left four mine workers trapped underground, the department said in a statement. The bodies of two of […]

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Gauteng vehicle testing centre officials face corruption charges

JOHANNESBURG, July 23 – Two Gauteng community safety department officials are to appear in the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes Court on Monday on charges of corruption, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said. The female transport compliance officers, aged 41 and 36, were arrested at Langlaagte Vehicle Testing Centre on Friday after allegedly taking a R9000 […]