Influenza in South Africa

Influenza (also known as flu) kills between 6000-11,000 South Africans every year. About half of those deaths are in the elderly, and about 30% in HIV-infected people. People with HIV, tuberculosis, the elderly, infants, pregnant women and those with chronic illnesses like diabetes or lung disease are at increased risk of severe flu. Getting a …

KLERKSDORP CASH IN TRANSIT DUO FOUND GUILTY

NORTH WEST – Elijah Rantsho (44), and Moeketsi Molwantwa (51), were sentenced to ten and five years’ imprisonment respectively at the Klerksdorp Regional Court on Friday. Rantsho and Molwantwa were part of a group of armed suspects who robbed a G4S AV truck in Klerksdorp on the 17th of March 2011, after they fired at …

BAIL REFUSED FOR HAWKS IMPOSTER

A Johannesburg man accused of impersonating a Hawks Major General who can be bribed to make investigation dockets disappear, was denied bail during his first appearance in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s court yesterday. Gabriel Paul, 45, was arrested last week Friday following a two months investigation after a victim alerted the Hawks of a Major General …

The National Police Commissioner conveys condolences to the families of two slain KwaZulu Natal police officers

Pretoria: 26 May 2019- The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole and the SAPS Management have learned with concern of the killing of two members in KwaZulu-Natal province in separate incidents on 24 and 26 May 2019. It alleged that an off-duty police constable came into the Ekombe Police …

FOUR POLICE DETECTIVES ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION

Four police detectives from Kirkwood police station appeared at the Port Elizabeth Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Wednesday (today) after they were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Crime Investigation team earlier on for alleged corruption. Three Detective Sergeants; Riaan Van Reenen (40), Liza Van Reenen (45), Ferdinand Noonen (36), and a 49-year-old, Warrant Officer Gabriel …

HAWKS OPERATION LANDS THREE ILLEGAL MINERS BEHIND BARS

Three suspects aged between 30 and 40 are expected to appear in court on Monday after they were arrested yesterday for charges related to illegal mining in Modikwa, Limpopo. The suspects were apprehended during a joint disruptive operation conducted by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation with the assistance of the local police, the Department …

HAWKS SEEKING ASSISTANCE WITH IDENTIFYING ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) is seeking assistance from the public with identifying an armed robbery suspect. The unidentified man is believed might assist with information regarding an armed robbery that took place in Stilfontein in February this year where gold concentrate worth approximately R35 million was stolen. It is alleged that on …

Extradition of PATRICK KASAIJA from SA to the Republic of Uganda

The South African Police Service, through the help of the Interpol office in Pretoria, successfully extradited a fugitive on Wednesday who was wanted for a murder he had allegedly committed in Uganda. The Department of Justice from Uganda requested via Interpol that the arrest of Patrick Kasaija aka Patrick Agaba who was believed to be …

VF Plus veroordeel Bonnievale-plaasaanval ten sterkste

Besonderhede oor ʼn plaasaanval hierdie week in Bonnievale in die Wes-Kaap is ontstellend, maar terselfdertyd ook tekenend van die verskuiwing van die verskynsel van plaasaanvalle na die Wes-Kaap waar dit voorheen haas onbekend was. In die voorval Maandag op die plaas Kapteinsdrif naby Bonnievale, is mnr. Tool Wessels (55) vermoor en sy vrou, Liezel, erg …