Category «Crime»

CDP on crime stats

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CDP reacts to crime stats The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) expressed its concern with the increase in murders by 800 per annum in South Africa. “We are especially concerned, as these figures appear to include the highest number of murders in the world for an identifiable group, namely farmers. The general murder rate is 32,2 …

Latest South African Crime Statistics Released

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Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) today released the crime statistics for the 2013/14 financial year, which show a range of increases and decreases in certain crime categories. For the year under review, there was an increase in murder, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Overall, murder decreased by 9.2% over the …

Misdaadstatistiek – Suid-Afrika meer gewelddadig

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“Die nuutste misdaadstatistiek toon dat Suid-Afrika ʼn meer gewelddadige land geword het. Geweldsmisdade wat persone direk raak soos moord, roof en motorkapings het aansienlik toegeneem. Moord het met 5% toegeneem en meer as 17 000 moorde is gepleeg. Suid-Afrika se moordsyfer is nou 32,2 per 100 000 van die bevolking terwyl die wêreldgemiddeld 7 per …

Judgement day in the Oscar trial

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria – All eyes will be on the North Gauteng High Court this morning as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers the much-anticipated judgement in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. After 41 days of court proceedings, which saw 37 witnesses and lengthy closing arguments from both the state and defence, Judge Masipa will begin her verdict at …

Three arrested for R50m car fraud

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria – The Hawks, in conjunction with the banking industry, have arrested three suspects for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million. The suspects, 33-year-old Adele Coetzee, her husband, 37-year-old Marius Coetzee, and his mother, 60-year-old Kitty Coetzee, were arrested in Brits in the North West during an operation held over the weekend. The …

FOUR BOYS RECEIVE SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR RAPING ANOTHER BOY

FOUR BOYS RECEIVE SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR RAPING ANOTHER BOY

FREE STATE: Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court has yesterday sentenced four boys to 10 years imprisonment each wholly suspended for five years after they were found guilty of raping another boy. Magistrate Jan Greyvenstein sentenced the boys aged between 13 and 15 years for raping a 10-year-old boy in November 2011. The court heard that on the …

Public helps to catch criminals

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Pretoria – The communities of South Africa are getting involved in the fight against crime by providing anonymous tip-offs on criminal activities in their neighbourhood. During July 2014, tip-offs to Crime Stop (0860010111 phone line) and Crime Line (32211 SMS number) resulted in the arrest of 32 individuals in six provinces, police said on Tuesday. …

Suspect arrested in connection to Reiger Park shooting

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Suspect arrested in connection to Reiger Park shooting Germiston – Gauteng police have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and murdering three-year-old Cuburne Lavone van Wyk. The suspect was arrested in Germiston on Wednesday by metro police officers. Cuburne’s partially burnt body was found in a mine dump in Reiger Park on Saturday afternoon. The …

Illegal power connections under spotlight

Bleeding Government owned companies to be turned around

Pretoria – Illegal power connections have come under the spotlight as Eskom’s National Electricity Safety Week continues. An electricity connection is considered illegal when any connection is made to the Eskom network without Eskom’s permission. This can range from connecting to a mini-substation to connecting a neighbour through your personal meter or electricity board. “We …