Category Archives: Crime

SA farm attacks to be raised at Aussie conference on crime victims

Civil rights group AfriForum will inform the world about South Africa’s unique phenomenon of farms attacks during a conference on “victimology” in Australia later this month.

DA suspends councillor who asked judge to go easy on gangster

The Democratic Alliance has suspended a Western Cape ward councillor after he handed a letter to a high court judge asking for a lighter sentence for a convicted gang member and killer.

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DA ward councillor Willie Jaftha

Pregnant woman pleads for life during robbery

A heavily pregnant Westville (Durban) woman pleaded for her life and that of her unborn daughter as two men forced their way into her home on Wednesday night.

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Stripped of her handheld tazer and while her alarm blared, she kept her head bowed and begged her two attackers not to hurt her.

SA is sinking deeper into violence red zone

Increases in violent crime and protests have resulted in South Africa sliding down 14 places on the Global Peace Index.

The cost of violence to the South African economy, says the index, is the 21st-highest in the world and the 43rd-highest per capita. File photo Image by: STR / AFP

The cost of violence to the South African economy, says the index, is the 21st-highest in the world and the 43rd-highest per capita. File photo
Image by: STR / AFP

Sudan’s Bashir leaves South Africa despite court order

President’s plane leaves South Africa as court continues to hear case on whether he should be arrested.

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came to South Africa for the AU Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg [AP]

“I Am Sorry” – An Open Letter From A South African Expat

Every time I see yet another article from another South African moaning about the negativity of expats, and clearly writing with their rose tinted glasses on, I get angry. Really angry. Hulk angry.

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Man shot dead while being loaded into ambulance

A man was shot and killed in the early hours of Monday morning as he was being loaded into a state ambulance to take him to hospital to treat his gunshot wound.

482312574Provincial health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo confirmed the incident, saying two state paramedics had also come under fire when the 24-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was shot and killed.

Robbers tried to bite ring off the finger of former Miss South Africa Lorna Potgieter-Rossetti

Robbers tried to bite an engagement ring off the finger of former Miss South Africa Lorna Potgieter-Rossetti during an attack in Johannesburg on Saturday morning.

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Former Miss South Africa Lorna Potgieter-Rossetti

Maimane: ANC implementing reverse apartheid

Residents of Mitchells Plain braved the rain and cold on Tuesday to listen to new Democratic Alliance party leader Mmusi Maimane at a rally in the suburb, reported Netwerk24.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane addresses people in Mitchells Plain. (Liza van Deventer, Netwerk24)

DA leader Mmusi Maimane addresses people in Mitchells Plain. (Liza van Deventer, Netwerk24)

Elderly Pretoria woman brutally hacked to death with an axe

Famous businessman’s mother-in-law murdered while alone on farm.

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An elderly woman has been hacked to death with an axe on Thursday evening on a farm just outside Pretoria.

Pretoria businessman Pierre Niemand told Rekord he received a call on Friday morning informing him that his mother-in-law, Marlene Brits (70), had been brutally murdered on Niemand’s farm on Thursday.