February, 2016


12-day-old baby stolen from Western Cape hospital still not found

Police are searching for a 12-day-old baby that was stolen from a hospital in Worcester in the Western Cape on Thursday evening. Baby stolen from hospital during visiting hours Baby stolen from hospital during visiting hours The infant was initially reported to be a girl‚ but police clarified on Saturday that the missing child is in fact a boy.

NWU closes Mafikeng campus indefinitely after violent protests

Students have been told to go home after the Northwest University’s Mafikeng Campus closed its doors until further notice. Students at the Northwest University’s Mafikeng Campus were told to go home on Wednesday night as the institution’s management opted to shut the campus down “indefinitely” in the wake of violent protests. University spokesperson Koos Degenaar said: “All students will have to go home indefinitely. The campus is closed.”

These are the weapons SA criminals use to terrorize us

Criminals have an iron grip on South African society, with statistics showing that we rank among the world’s worst when it comes to murder. The reality and atrocity of criminal behaviour is often lost or watered down by the sheer of volume of crime committed on a daily basis – through statistics. The South African Police Service has, however, shared a number of sobering images of the weapons it has already confiscated in the country in 2016, as a reminder.

Suspect ‘pyramid scheme’ blames cash standstill on hacking

The “hacking” of Kipi My Deposit, one of several suspected pyramid schemes under investigation by the Hawks, has rocked the boat of thousands of investors across South Africa. And because Kipi My Deposit has no head office, no CEO and no legal structures, investors are taking their fight and frustration to Facebook. One member, Anelisa Ntozinhle Mbolekwa, posted: “Mhhh I am so not recruiting already I have thousands of people harassing me cause I recruited them. I had to relocate cause it was getting really bad, I mean how doRead More

Jozi roadblock confusion – This might annoy you…

In January 2016, the City of Cape Town launched its new Metro Police Roadblock unit – a law-enforcement group dedicated to roadblocks within the City. Wheels24 reported that Capetonians will face daily roadblocks. Wheels24 users were understandably outraged. It seems however that Western Cape road-users are not alone as Gauteng might face daily roadblocks.

Two get life sentences for killing Joburg businessman

Two men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing well-known Johannesburg businessman Eugene Papo, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. The Khayelitsha Priority Crimes also handed down five years imprisonment to Siyabulela Nyewe and Andile Mpinda on Friday for possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Costly love twist – Cape Town municipal manager‚ wife and girlfriend arrested over R70 million fraud

A Cape Town municipal manager‚ his wife as well as his girlfriend are out on R50‚000 bail each after being arrested for allegedly defrauding the City of Cape Town of R70 million. Paul Hatting (42)‚ an administrator at the City of Cape Town‚ who also sits at the tender board‚ allegedly awarded tenders to his company‚ his wife’s company as well as the company owned by his girlfriend between 2008 and 2014. The total amount of money which the three are alleged to have fraudulently acquired amounted to R70 million‚Read More

20 years for killing hubby and his hitman

Gasps of shock were heard from the public gallery as the woman who hired a hitman to kill her husband, and then had the hitman killed, received an effective 20-year jail sentence. “She should have received a double life sentence,” the enraged brothers of Standerton teacher, Nzimeni Sithatu, said after the widow Portia Tsotetsi dodged the highest sentence. However, the hitman, Stanley Dube, she had hired to kill the man who had slain her husband received a life sentence.

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