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  • Hawks arrest four people for alleged processing of fraudulent vehicle certificates

    07 August 2018 5:03 PM 27

    Four people appeared in the Vredenburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of fraud and corruption after they were allegedly implicated in the processing of fraudulent vehicle certificates in the Western Cape, Hawks spokesperson Philani Nkwalase said. Nkwalase said the four people were each released on R5 000 bail, with strict conditions. The case was postponed

  • If you want our votes next year, do the right thing

    07 August 2018 1:42 PM 41

    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has issued a stern warning to Gauteng Premier David Makhura to do the "right thing" or risk losing votes in the upcoming elections. Makhura failed to show up to accept the organisation's memorandum at the legislature on Monday. "We are disappointed by David Makhura. Where is he? Dololo (nothing)," general secretary

  • Magistrate begs accused to disclose information about missing Durban boy

    07 August 2018 12:57 PM 42

    A Durban magistrate has appealed to an alleged human trafficker to disclose any information that may lead to the whereabouts of a 10-year-old boy, who has been missing for several weeks. In highly-charged proceedings on Tuesday, Magistrate Mahomed Motala appealed to the man "for the sake of the child and the people affected". "If you know the whereabouts

  • DRC's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola

    07 August 2018 12:31 PM 27

    Democratic Republic of the Congo's health ministry says three more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in North Kivu province as the country faces its tenth outbreak of the deadly virus. Health Minister Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga says in a statement that at least four Ebola deaths are confirmed. He says there are now 16 confirmed cases of the haemorrhagic

  • Three Burundi soldiers killed in ambush: police

    06 August 2018 7:26 PM 57

    At least three Burundian soldiers were killed and five others injured in an attack outside of the capital Bujumbura at the weekend, police and media sources said on Monday. According to SOS Medias Burundi, a collective of independent journalists, an army truck was ambushed on Sunday night in the town of Gihanga, 15km from the capital. "A truck with about

  • Hawks deny convicted cop was due to start new job as head of serious organised crime unit

    06 August 2018 6:46 PM 37

    The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) has denied that convicted cop Colonel Nkosinathi Nomvalo was due to start his new job as the commander of the serious organised crime unit in Durban on Monday. Media reports over the weekend suggested that Nomvalo was expected to start his new job at the Hawks' head office in Durban. "To put the record

  • UN says Libya recovered some 100 bodies of migrants in 2018

    06 August 2018 6:10 PM 50

    The UN refugee agency says Libya's coast guard has recovered some 100 bodies of Europe-bound migrants off its coast in 2018. A statement from UNHCR late on Sunday also said that as of July 31, the Libyan coast guard had also intercepted or rescued 12 633 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, near its shores. Libya has emerged as a major transit point to Europe

  • Shock, anger and condolences in wake of Rhodes student Khensani Maseko's death

    06 August 2018 9:49 AM 21

    Shock, sorrow, anger and outrage followed soon after the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Rhodes University student Khensani Maseko, 23, came to light and her story was pieced together. According to EWN, the university's communication and advancement division said Maseko died on Friday afternoon at her family home in Johannesburg. In a post on her Instagram

  • Two children and man hit in another Mitchells Plain shooting

    06 August 2018 3:13 AM 37

    Two children and a man were injured in another shooting in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, on Sunday. Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said that at around 14:00 a 10-year-old girl, a 13-year-old boy, and a 22-year-old man were shot in Hakdoring street, Lentegeur. The boy was shot in the head, the girl was shot in her leg, and the man in his right arm. A quick

  • WC residents believe land expropriation will expand food security

    05 August 2018 3:05 PM 72

    The ANC in the Western Cape says residents of the province believe land expropriation without compensation will lead to the expansion of food security. The Western Cape ANC's secretary Faiez Jacobs said the Constitutional Review Committee had successfully fulfilled its task of listening to residents to assess whether there should be an amendment of Section