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12 November 2018 10:23 AM Vlakfontein murder trial postponed after accused decides to apply for bail

The highly publicised Vlakfontein murder case has been provisionally postponed to November 20 after one of the accused changed his mind and decided to apply for bail. Fifita Khupe, 61, and his 27-year-old co-accused made an appearance in the Lenasia Magistrate's Court on Monday. Khupe's bail application was set to proceed in the morning. However, it was postponed 81

12 November 2018 7:04 AM Homeless 'Trolleyman' hailed, rewarded for ramming street attacker in Australia

A homeless man who rammed a shopping trolley at a knife-wielding attacker who was threatening police is being hailed and rewarded for his actions, but he insists he isn't a hero. Michael Rogers emerged from a crowd of onlookers during the attack on Friday afternoon in downtown Melbourne, Australia, in which one person was fatally stabbed and two others 65

09 November 2018 4:15 AM MTN is said to be nearing Nigeria deal over $8.1 billion claim

The MTN Group [JSE:MTN] is close to securing a deal with Nigeria’s central bank over an order to repay $8.1bn it is alleged to have illegally taken out of the country, according to a person familiar with the matter. A settlement is expected by Monday and could come as early as Friday, said the person, who asked not to be identified because they’re not authorised 90

07 November 2018 6:03 PM MTN's $10bn feud in Nigeria could place SA at risk

MTN Group’s fights with Nigerian authorities over $10bn in repatriated funds and back taxes could increase risk in South Africa’s financial system depending on the outcome, the Reserve Bank has said. MTN, which is Africa’s biggest wireless carrier by subscribers and is based in Johannesburg, is facing mounting pressure to return $8.1bn to Nigeria after 131

06 November 2018 3:18 PM Stella murders: Accused pleads not guilty to killing teen girls

Stella double murder accused Xander Bylsma, 19, pleaded not guilty in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Netwerk24 reported. Bylsma is accused of murdering best friends Sharnelle Hough, 17, and Marna Engelbrecht, 16, in the early hours of Saturday, May 26, in the girls' hostel of Hoërskool Stella in the North West. He allegedly strangled the girls 54

06 November 2018 12:14 PM Former Belgian King Albert requested to provide DNA in paternity case

Brussels — A Belgian appeals court has ruled that King Albert II must provide DNA in a court case brought by a woman who claims to be the love child of the former Belgian monarch. The decision issued on Monday came as a surprise since a lower court ruled Delphine Boel could not rely on such forensic evidence to establish paternity. Monday's ruling gives 87

06 November 2018 4:53 AM There’s no Bok lineout crisis, assures Rassie

Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is confident that this past weekend's lineout issues will not develop into a crisis. South Africa's lineouts were a shambles in last Saturday’s 12-11 loss to England at Twickenham, with hooker Malcolm Marx having a torrid afternoon. Four Springbok lineouts went astray, with Marx overthrowing at the back on two of those 46

05 November 2018 5:36 PM ‘Seven Angels’ cult members in court for police station massacre

Six members of the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry cult have appeared at the Mthatha High Court in the Eastern Cape for allegedly killing five police officers and a soldier in Ngcobo earlier this year. The case against the six – Andani Monco (30), Siphosomzi Tshefu (24), Kwanele Ndlwane (22), Siphosihle Tatsi (20), Phumzile Mhlatywa (46) and Phuthumile 65

03 November 2018 8:56 AM Rwandan man faces death if he is deported from South Africa

Alex Ruta is a Rwandan national who worked for the Rwanda National Security Services. He was sent to South Africa by his superiors in 2014 but he had to enter the country illegally because he did not have a visa. Once in South Africa, Ruta learned that his task from Security Services was to assassinate members of the exiled opposition party, the Rwanda 98

01 November 2018 10:28 AM Dog shot by its owner's neighbour

A Northdale dog is recovering from a gunshot wound to its shoulder after it was shot by its owner's neighbour on Monday night. It is alleged that the neighbour shot the dog because the Staffordshire Bull Terrier-cross had apparently tried to bite the neighbour. Pietermaritzburg SPCA field officer Thobile Gumede said she was summoned to Comet Place informal 48