Category «Society»

Six suspects arrested for allegedly stealing diamonds

Police

Pretoria – Six suspects have been arrested after they allegedly broke into a safe and stole three diamonds at a diamond mine in Prieska, Northern Cape, in the early hours of Monday morning. It has been alleged that the driver of a mining dump truck was on his routine trips to offload loads when robbers …

IOM condemns violence against Soweto foreign nationals

27 January 2015: International Organization for Migration (IOM) condemns the violent actions of Soweto residents against foreign nationals and their businesses in the past week. This has served as a painful reminder of the continued vulnerability of migrants in South Africa. As the migration agency that serves the interests of both local and foreign nationals, …

Police out in full force in Soweto

Police

Soweto: 22 January 2015 – Tonight the Gauteng Police Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba announced further deployment of a large contingent of police officers in various areas of Soweto. After a relatively quiet day in Soweto, looting flared up in most parts of the township soon after schools closed this afternoon. Police from various …

IFP: Social grant recipients still being fleeced

IFP

Social grant recipients are still reporting deductions being made from their monthly grants ostensibly for “pre-paid air time, electricity vouchers, etc” which they have no knowledge of. “Last year there were numerous complaints from grant recipients around this issue and we raised it SASSA and was given the assurance that it has stopped all deductions …

Hawks disrupt a drug-smuggling ring in Johannesburg

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria: Today, the acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks), Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, lauded the Hawks in Johannesburg for dismantling a Nigerian drug-smuggling ring. The Hawks team raided the Highrise flats in Berea, Johannesburg yesterday. They did a thorough search and arrested five Nigerian men. The Nigerians are allegedly …

CDP on farm murders / CDP reageer op plaasmoorde

CDP

Afrikaanse teks hieronder First month of New Year and farm murders continue unabated “With a farm murder on the last day of last year, and the first farm murder for 2015 early in the New Year, it is clear that this scourge is continuing unabated,” says Christian Democratic Party (CDP) leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. “With …

Hawks uncovers another hydrophonic dagga-cultivating facility in Gauteng

Pretoria – Last night, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) in Gauteng arrested 51-year-old Donee Kathleen Schmidt in Klopperpark in Germiston, Ekhuruleni, for cultivating and dealing in dagga. Schmidt was arrested during an intelligence-driven operation which led the investigating team to her house in Welkom Street, Klopperpark. On entering the house, the team …