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  • Cape Town man shot and killed on bus to cemetery

    21 September 2018 6:47 PM 16

    Western Cape police say a man from Bishop Lavis was shot and killed around 11:00 on Friday. "This morning at around 11:00 an adult male from Bishop Lavis was shot and killed in Voortrekker Road in Kensington by unknown suspects who fled the scene in a white Mercedes Vito," Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut told News24. Eyewitness News earlier reported that the man was a passenger

  • Tears flow as Mpumalanga man is reunited with family after 49 years

    21 September 2018 1:37 PM 18

    A man from Mbombela in Mpumalanga has been reunited with his parents and brothers after 49 years. Leon van Wyk, who’s a manager at The Puzzle Coffee Shop & Beauty Salon in die city, was adopted as child. A friend, who’d heard about his wish to trace his biological parents, helped Leon in his search. “I was so nervous I took a tranquilliser before I got onto the plane

  • Accused Capitec gunman appears confused, disoriented in Cape Town court

    21 September 2018 1:23 PM 18

    The man accused of descending on Capitec's administrative offices in Bellville, Cape Town this week, gun in hand, stumbled into the dock in the Bellville Regional Court on Friday. Wearing a creased T-shirt under his hoodie, a gaunt-looking Bevan Abrahams sank into his seat, holding his face in his hands and swaying slightly. His attorney, Kirvin Adams

  • Asylum seekers allege their passports are withheld until they buy tickets to Zim

    21 September 2018 12:39 PM 16

    Rejected asylum seekers have accused home affairs officials at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre in Marabastad, Pretoria, of refusing to return their passports unless they showed a Zimbabwe-bound bus ticket first. According to Spiwe (name changed), who applied for asylum in 2016, the home affairs department ordered hundreds of rejected refugee claimants

  • Burkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremists

    21 September 2018 11:15 AM 17

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Growing attacks by motorbike-riding extremists who flee into the forest have led Burkina Faso's government to ban the use of motorbikes and bike carts from sunset to sunrise in its troubled east. The West African nation also announced this week it will monitor cars and trucks in the area near the border with Niger, which

  • 'Desperate' search for survivors after at least 44 die in ferry accident in Tanzania

    21 September 2018 7:19 AM 20

    At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday. There were "more than a hundred passengers" on board the vessel when it sank on Thursday afternoon near Ukara Island in the southeast of the vast lake, which also extends

  • Another Limpopo bus crash leaves at least 10 people dead

    21 September 2018 6:17 AM 19

    At least 10 people have been killed in a bus crash on the N1 in Limpopo on Friday morning, police said. The cause of the incident was still unknown and paramedics were on the scene, police spokesperson Constable Mienkie Ramakgoakgoa told News24. She could provide the exact death toll yet, but said estimates put it at "at least 10". Provincial transport

  • Hlaudi Motsoeneng loses CCMA case against the SABC

    21 September 2018 3:23 AM 21

    Former SABC chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost his bid to get his job back at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Thursday. Motsoeneng, who previously served as COO of the public broadcaster, wanted to be reinstated as group executive for corporate affairs. Motsoeneng was dismissed in 2017 after

  • Egypt court removes judge who got Mubarak's sons detained

    20 September 2018 5:22 PM 23

    An Egyptian court has accepted a defence motion to remove a judge who ordered the detention of former President Hosni Mubarak's two sons in connection with their ongoing trial on insider trading charges. The legal basis for Thursday's verdict wasn't immediately known. It came less than a week after judge Ahmed Aboul-Fetouh ordered the two younger Mubaraks

  • No arrests for Pretoria ward councillor's murder

    20 September 2018 3:30 PM 23

    No one has been arrested for the murder of a Pretoria ward councillor, who was gunned down on Wednesday night, Gauteng police have said. The 46-year-old councillor for a ward in Winterveld, north of Pretoria, was attacked by a gang of gunmen. There were two children and another passenger with her at the time, provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant