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  • Cops arrest four for hijacking

    19 January 2014 1:51 PM 17

    January 19 2014 at 03:48pm By SAPA Alexandria - Four hijackers have been arrested after they opened fire on police who were chasing them in Alexandria, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. “In the early hours of this morning, members of the Alexandria SAPS received information about a vehicle that had been possibly hijacked at Paterson,” said police spokeswoman

  • Limpopo cops hunt eight rapists

    19 January 2014 1:43 PM 15

    January 19 2014 at 03:42pm By SAPA Limpopo - Limpopo police said on Sunday that a manhunt is underway to find eight men who raped two women and conducted armed robberies on three farms at Tagana's Hoek near Letsitele. “The gang started their reign of terror around midday (Saturday) when they attacked and raped a 32-year-old woman, before helping themselves

  • Memorial held for Rwandan spymaster

    19 January 2014 12:54 PM 19

    January 19 2014 at 02:49pm By SAPA Johannesburg - The family of a former Rwandan intelligence chief killed in a Johannesburg hotel has held a memorial service for the ex-spymaster turned critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Patrick Karegeya's family and colleagues in an opposition coalition accuse Kagame of ordering his assassination. A week ago, the Rwandan

  • Zuma in mystery hospital stop-over

    19 January 2014 12:23 PM 16

    January 19 2014 at 02:20pm By JEFF WICKS and NATHI OLIFANT Durban - President Jacob Zuma spent three hours receiving treatment at Durban’s Life Entabeni Hospital during what insiders described as an “unscheduled routine check-up” on Saturday. Heavily armed police from the VIP Protection Unit and Zuma’s plain-clothes bodyguards shut down the rear parkade

  • ANC manifesto launch attracts thousands

    19 January 2014 12:20 PM 11

    January 19 2014 at 02:16pm By SAPA Pretoria - Thousands of people flocked into the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, ahead of the ANC provincial manifesto launch on Sunday. Numerous Tshwane emergency services personnel were on standby with their vehicles, near the stage. A large poster in the stadium read: “Together we move South

  • Zuma play poster gets the middle finger

    19 January 2014 11:59 AM 14

    January 19 2014 at 01:56pm By Charmel Payet A poster of Jacob Zuma sitting on businessman Atul Guptas finger has had to be changed at the last minute. This poster, left, is what the cartoonist, Nanda Sooben, came up with. featuring Jacob Zuma, which was intended to promote a stage production inspired by controversial events involving the president

  • Cyril delivers Gauteng manifesto

    19 January 2014 11:55 AM 11

    January 19 2014 at 01:53pm By SHANTI ABOOBAKER and JAN CRONJE Johannesburg - The ANC launched its provincial manifestos this weekend, deploying party deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver the keynote address at the Gauteng leg to be held in Atteridgeville, near Pretoria, on Sunday. Political analyst Susan Booysen said it was curious the ANC had decided

  • Top cop told Phiyega of harassment

    19 January 2014 9:36 AM 13

    January 19 2014 at 11:25am By CANDICE BAILEY Durban - Allegations have surfaced that top cop Sean Tshabalala informed National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega three weeks before he died that one of her deputies was harassing him over a nepotism and corruption investigation. One of them, a lieutenant-general, is one of two officers fingered in the allegations

  • Child grants improve lives

    19 January 2014 7:56 AM 24

    January 19 2014 at 09:54am FILE PHOTO: President Jacob Zuma says children who access child support grants early are more likely to lead full, productive and healthy lives because they enjoy improved health statuses, are less likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour and less likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. President Jacob Zuma says children who access

  • Prisoners register for educational programmes: minister

    19 January 2014 7:23 AM 7

    Prisoners across the country are registering for various educational and skills programmes for the new academic year, the correctional services department said on Sunday. "The department is implementing programmes aimed at turning around the lives of those who wronged society so that, upon release, they are ideal, productive, law-abiding citizens," correctional