Category «Crime»

Suspected rhino poacher to appear in court

Police

Pretoria: 30 November2015 – A 35-year old Mozambican national is expected to appear tomorrow in absentia in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested at the weekend for trespassing and for unlawful possession a firearm and ammunition. The suspect was found by the Kruger National Park’s rangers in the Crocodile Bridge Section, not far …

Child rapist sentenced to life imprisonment

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

Pretoria: The North Gauteng High Court sentenced Ben Masilo Maselane from Soshanguve to two life sentences in respect of one count of rape and murder. He was further sentenced to six years imprisonment for housebreaking with intent to kidnap and six years imprisonment for kidnapping. During the night of 10 February 2007, the accused came …

Two women arrested for rhino poaching

Hawks

Pretoria – The Hawks in Mpumalanga have arrested two women and a man for a conspiracy to poach rhinos at the Kruger National Park on Thursday. A tip-off was received from an anonymous source about a group of people who were plotting to poach rhinos at the park. Security at all the gates was alerted …

Hawks crime intelligence led operation nail cops and home affairs officials for corruption

Hawks

Pretoria – The Hawks in North West have on Wednesday morning arrested 15 police officers and two home affairs officials for their alleged involvement in the corruption at the Kopfontein Border Post. Sixteen police officers stationed at Kopfontein Border Post, one from Vehicle Identification Unit in Rustenburg and the other Swartruggens Detective Services, together with …

Police killer sentenced to 25 years

Pretoria –  Dimakatso Mametsa pleaded guilty to charges of murder, possession of an illegal firearm and a further charge of robbery with aggravating circumstances unrelated to the murder of Constable Baloyi. The Atterdgeville  regional court accepted his guilty plea on 5 November 2015 and sentenced the accused to 13 years imprisonment for murder, 12 years …

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 …