Category «Society»

Calls for school weapon checks

IFP

The IFP believes that police should be able to carry out airport-style security checks for knives and guns in schools after a learner was stabbed to death at Hlamvana High School in Empangeni in KZN. “This latest incident shows clearly that not enough is being done to remedy the problem of violence in schools. Teachers …

Meer mense sterf weens steekwonde as skietwonde

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Meer mense het die afgelope vyf jaar weens steekwonde as skietwonde gesterf. Sedert 2010 tot vanjaar het 38 725 mense weens steekwonde en 25 869 mense weens skietwonde gesterf. Dit blyk uit ʼn antwoord van die minister van gesondheid, dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, in die parlement op ‘n vraag van dr. Pieter Groenewald van die Vryheidsfront Plus. Die statistiek …

IFP Welcomed The Sentencing Of Mncwabe Family Killers

IFP

The IFP welcomed the seven life sentences and 20 years imprisonment handed down to both the Mncwabe family killers by the Pietermaritzburg High Court and it believes that this sends a clear message to criminals that such acts would be met by the full might of the law. “This case is one of the most …

Suspected fraudster gets R8 000 bail

Hawks

The well-known Port Elizabeth businessman Shaun Ah Shene (55) was released on R8 000 bail by the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court where appeared on Thursday, facing charges of fraud and contravention of the Tax Administration Act. Ah Shene, the sole owner of Coral Blue Trading, allegedly evaded paying tax for over six years, thus defrauding …

Hawks foil assassination attempt worth R34 million

Hawks

Pretoria – A Durban businessman who wanted his business partner killed so that he could be the sole beneficiary of R34 million from the Discovery policy has been arrested. The businessman hired a man to assist him in finding a hitman who would assassinate his business partner. The Hawks received the information and involved Crime …

Swift arrests after KZN mass murders

Police

Pretoria – The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service Lieutenant General Kgomotso Phahlane has praised the multi-disciplinary task team led by the Hawks which moved swiftly to arrest two people suspected of brutally killing eight family members in Msinsini village, just outside Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal just after midnight on Wednesday. Seven …

Suspects arrested for Cape Town attempted business robbery have an extensive criminal past

Hawks

Pretoria – Four suspects out the six suspects arrested during a botched business robbery in Epping, Cape Town, have been found to possess extensive criminal histories. A Hawks investigation has unraveled that the suspects amass more than 52 serious cases with their criminal history spanning over a 15 year period. The four suspects aged between …

Amper 33 000 rondtes ammunisie in weermag gesteel of verlore in twee jaar

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Die minister van Verdediging en Militêre Veterane, me Nosisiwe Mapisa-Nqakula, het skriftelik bevestig dat 32 956 rondtes ammunisie die afgelope twee jaar (2013/14 en 2014/15) in die Weermag gesteel of verlore geraak het. In dieselfde tydperk is agtien vuurwapens, waarvan tien 9mm pistole, twee 303 jaggewere en 6x R4-aanvalsgewere, gesteel of verlore. Dit volg in antwoord …

Car Seats for Kids campaign embarks on collection and redistribution drive in Cape Town.

This October, in the spirit of National Transport Month and very importantly – Child Safety Month, Imperial Road Safety will be bringing their renowned Car Seats for Kids campaign to Cape Town. Imperial has partnered with the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, as well as KFM Breakfast, to bring this exceptional road …

Cash in transit foiled in Mpumalanga

Hawks

Pretoria – The Fidelity security guards were involved in a shootout with suspects who attempted to rob money from their delivery van in Mariti, just outside Bushbuckridge on Thursday morning. The money van had just collected money from its branch and destined to load money into ATMs in Bushbuckridge when three vehicles, two Golf VII …

Misdaadstatistiek: Geweldsmisdaad neem toe

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Hoewel die misdaadstatistiek wat vandag bekend gestel is aandui dat kontakmisdade met slegs 0,9% toegeneem het, moet mense hulle nie daardeur laat mislei nie, sê dr. Pieter Groenewald, die VF Plus se hoofwoordvoerder oor polisie. Hy sê die groep kontakmisdade behels 17 misdrywe, maar as spesifiek gekyk word na ernstige geweldsmisdade soos moord, poging tot …

High court judge convicts eight men for racketeering and robberies

Police

Pretoria : 29 September 2015 – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has noted and welcomes yesterday’s (28 September 2015) conviction of eight Soweto men by the high court sitting in Palm Ridge for racketeering, possession of unlicensed firearm and multiple robberies. The SAPS, following a spate of armed robberies during which vehicles belonging to …