Category «Society»

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 …

Open letter to Helen Zille

Open Letter to Helen Zille

To: The Premier of the Western Cape Att: Honourable Helen Zille The recent amount of cases being reported on in this province where white hooligans physically and verbally abuse and assault coloured and African people is alarming to say the least. It has now reached the highest level of concern as the latest case being reported on is …

The death of the rainbow nation

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

If anyone reading this column still had any lingering hopes that SA is not hurtling towards being a failed state, then I’m sure these hopes were finally dashed by what happened in Parliament on the evening of November 13 2014. When the president of a country, according to some reports, starts sending in his jackbooted …

CDP on crime stats

CDP

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 …

Urgently finalise farm murder report – CDP

CDP

“Since the Human Rights Commission began its investigation into farm murders, several more farmers have been killed – the latest being the 72 year old Willie van Rensburg of Odendaalsrus. We call on the commission to urgently finalise its report, so that the government will have no further excuse but to declare this kind of …

SAPS Crime Intelligence busts huge international rhino horn syndicate

Police

In a joint operation, the South African Police Service’s National Crime Intelligence Division and the South African Revenue Service’s Customs and Excise department took yet another giant leap towards combatting rhino poaching in South Africa. The team arrested two Vietnamese men who are believed to be part of a large syndicate and recovered a substantial …

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

Pretoria – Since the 20th of 0ctober 2014 the prosecution team, Adv Gerrie Nel and Adv Andrea Johnson, have been hard at work studying the judgement, researching and also consulting with legal experts with the view to establish whether or not there are sufficient grounds to appeal both the judgement and sentence. Today we announce …

CDP congratulates farmers for preventing farm murder suspects from getting away

CDP

CDP congratulates farmers for preventing farm murder suspects from getting away. “The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) finds it unacceptable that those who clearly acted in self-defence should now have a sword of a murder charge hanging over their heads, until such time as the prosecuting authorities or courts decide that it was justifiable,” says Rev. …