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  • Fruit vendor gangster found guilty of killing Cape Town cop

    22 May 2018 7:14 PM 25

    The Western Cape High Court on Tuesday convicted a Dixie Boys gang member of the 2016 murder of City of Cape Town law enforcement officer Ben Koopman. Koopman drove to his Elsies River home on February 15, 2016, at lunchtime. Dressed in full uniform, he parked the metro police van in the driveway and went inside. He and his 18-year-old son later left the house

  • #News24 ICYMI: Sassa cancels tender process to find CPS replacement; Trevor Noah on the royal wedding and; Nick Mallett spotted leaving a Cape Town hospital

    22 May 2018 4:14 PM 25

    Henri van Breda's uncle is 'heartbroken' but accepts judgment, Edward Zuma's hate speech fine to benefit two under-resourced KZN schools and Kidnappers demand bitcoin ransom, valued at R1.5m. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has cancelled the tender process to find a replacement for Cash Paymaster Services, court papers show. Andre van Breda

  • Man, allegedly shot 9 times by cop, remembered at memorial service

    22 May 2018 2:36 PM 22

    Family and friends of Darren Maggott, who was allegedly shot nine times by a police officer, gathered together on Tuesday to remember him and mourn his death at a memorial service held for him in Durbanville, Cape Town. Maggott, who was a suspect in a café robbery, had been sitting in a stationary car in Plattekloof on May 10, when a police officer from the Maitland

  • 4 arrested after large amounts of cash found buried in Tsakane and Springs

    22 May 2018 12:58 PM 25

    The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) has recovered an undisclosed amount of money buried at a house in a suburb in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni. EMPD spokesperson Chief Clifford Shongwe said a reliable source had led them to the house on Monday evening where they found a couple with "a lot of money in their possession" that made them suspicious

  • Hawks make R1.5m drug bust near primary school in North West

    22 May 2018 8:19 AM 22

    The Hawks have arrested a 43-year-old man in North West province, allegedly with more than R1.5m worth of drugs, an official said on Tuesday. Frank Nwaru was held in custody after making a brief appearance in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday, Hawks spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said. Nwaru was arrested by the Hawks' Narcotics Enforcement

  • Women and children may get their own train carriages

    22 May 2018 5:28 AM 23

    The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) might reintroduce "chaperone carriages" for children by August, says #UniteBehind. In a statement on Monday, #UniteBehind said: "Women commuters face specific threats to their safety. This must be considered and prioritised by Prasa." The organisation said that it had met with senior management at Prasa

  • At least 18 dead after cyclone hits Horn of Africa

    21 May 2018 5:59 PM 23

    Flooding and strong winds caused by a tropical cyclone left at least 18 people dead and thousands homeless across two countries in the Horn of Africa, an aid agency said on Monday. Cyclone Sagar formed last week in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen's coast and made landfall on Saturday in Djibouti and Somaliland, a breakaway state in northern Somalia where

  • Part of M5 remains closed as Cape cops monitor sporadic protests

    21 May 2018 3:52 PM 26

    Authorities are keeping an eye on sporadic protest action between Parkwood and Vrygrond in Cape Town on Monday afternoon and a portion of the M5 highway is still closed in both directions. Two people were also arrested for public violence, Western Cape police confirmed. Tyres were set alight and stones were thrown at passing vehicles in Parkwood, said City of Cape Town's

  • Two girls killed in wall collapse in Durban

    21 May 2018 3:50 PM 20

    Two girls were killed when a wall collapsed on them in Kennedy Road in Clare Hills, Durban, on Monday afternoon. The girls, 5 and 7, sustained major injuries and nothing more could be done for them by the time paramedics arrived around 16:00, said Rescue Care spokesperson, Garrith Jamieson. A third girl was moderately injured in the collapse and rushed

  • 'Don't eat, smoke in public,' Zim police warned

    20 May 2018 2:07 PM 24

    Zimbabwean police have reportedly been banned from eating and smoking in public, as the country's recently appointed police commissioner, General Godwin Matanga, seeks to clean the image of the force ahead of a crunch election. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Matanga has also banned the police from walking around with hands in their pockets