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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 …

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 …

IFP Welcomed The Sentencing Of Mncwabe Family Killers

IFP

The IFP welcomed the seven life sentences and 20 years imprisonment handed down to both the Mncwabe family killers by the Pietermaritzburg High Court and it believes that this sends a clear message to criminals that such acts would be met by the full might of the law. “This case is one of the most …

Hawks foil assassination attempt worth R34 million

Hawks

Pretoria – A Durban businessman who wanted his business partner killed so that he could be the sole beneficiary of R34 million from the Discovery policy has been arrested. The businessman hired a man to assist him in finding a hitman who would assassinate his business partner. The Hawks received the information and involved Crime …

Suspects arrested for Cape Town attempted business robbery have an extensive criminal past

Hawks

Pretoria – Four suspects out the six suspects arrested during a botched business robbery in Epping, Cape Town, have been found to possess extensive criminal histories. A Hawks investigation has unraveled that the suspects amass more than 52 serious cases with their criminal history spanning over a 15 year period. The four suspects aged between …