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Police vehicle, truck torched in Ventersdorp protest

RUSTENBURG, July 12 – A police vehicle and a truck were torched in Ventersdorp during a protest, North West police said on Wednesday. Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said three people were arrested for public violence, following a community protest in Ventersdorp on Tuesday evening. “According to information, an unconfirmed number of community members barricaded an intersection of N14 with […]

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Man sentenced to life for rape of niece, 12

JOHANNESBURG, July 10 – A 41-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of his 12-year-old niece, Johannesburg police said on Monday. Police spokesperson, Captain Xoli Mbele, said the man was found guilty and sentenced on Friday by Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court after being arrested for rape at Mayfair on February 11. According to the police statement, the man […]

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Alleged toy gun hijacker shot

JOHANNESBURG, July 6 – A man, who allegedly tried to hi-jack a motorist with a toy gun, was critically injured in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon, after he was shot in the chest. Johannesburg Metro police department (JMPD) spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the driver was travelling in a Fiat at the corner of Lilian Ngoyi and Pixley […]

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Hawks acting National Head condemns Pretoria office burglary

JOHANNESBURG, July 5  – The acting National Head of the Hawks, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata, on Wednesday condemned the burglary that occurred at the specialised unit’s headquarters in Pretoria. Earlier, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that thieves had broken down locked doors and stole computers containing the supply chain, human resources and finance documents. Matakata condemned the incident and […]