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24 February 2018 7:23 PM Former policeman shot dead in Roodepoort robbery

Cape Town - A former policeman was killed in a house robbery in Roodekraans, west of Johannesburg, on Friday night. Deon van Wyk, a volunteer with the Kruin Community Voluntary Association, said Andrew du Plooy had opened the back door on Friday night to let his dog out, and then realised there were strangers in the house. Du Plooy tried to get back in the house 15

24 February 2018 1:28 PM Police captain gunned down in KZN business robbery

Maphumulo – A police captain was shot and killed during a business robbery in Maphumulo, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday afternoon, provincial police confirmed. KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele on Saturday said the incident happened at around 16:10, when an unknown number of suspects entered the local hardware store and robbed the employees of an undisclosed 16

24 February 2018 11:32 AM Ngcobo massacre: Suspects tried to 'fight their way to freedom'

Ngcobo – Police officials acted in accordance with the law when they shot and killed seven gunmen and arrested 10 others at a church on Friday in relation to the killing of police members in Ngcobo. Members from the Tactical Response Team and others in the task team tasked with tracking down those responsible for the killings, were met with force by those 18

24 February 2018 10:56 AM Opposition politician killed with machetes in Tanzania

Nairobi - An opposition politician was hacked to death at his home in central Tanzania on Thursday night, police said on Friday, as his party described the murder as a "political assassination." Godfrey Luena, of the Chadema party, was the elected head of the small Namawala municipality in the central Morogoro Region. He was the second party official 18

24 February 2018 6:52 AM 8 charged in murder of SA wildlife conservationist in Tanzania

Johannesburg - A US -based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group's co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year. The PAMS Foundation on Friday congratulated police and prosecutors in the East African nation and said it is relieved that the suspects 16

24 February 2018 5:46 AM Bouchard settles in lawsuit over US Open fall

New York - Eugenie Bouchard reached a settlement with the US Tennis Association on Friday to end her lawsuit over a locker room fall at the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships, US media reported. The resolution came a day after a jury in US federal court in Brooklyn found the USTA 75 percent liable for the fall, which left Bouchard with a concussion 17

23 February 2018 5:03 PM Two shot dead by Zimbabwe police in minibus clash

Harare - Zimbabwean police said on Friday they had shot two people dead and injured four others during a confrontation in the capital Harare over a ban on commuter minibuses in the city centre. City authorities on Thursday banned minibuses from using pick-up points in central Harare in a move to tackle traffic congestion, angering both drivers and passengers 18

22 February 2018 8:40 PM Wang makes solid start as he defends Qatar title

Doha - Defending champion Jeunghun Wang finished just three shots off the lead on the opening day of the Qatar Masters on Thursday, shooting a four-under-par 68. The South Korean, who won in an exciting three-way play-off last year, finished three shots off the leaders, England's Eddie Pepperell and Aaron Rai, and France's Gregory Havret who all shot 65. "I was putting 20

22 February 2018 10:53 AM Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

Massillon — Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who police said brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom has died of his injuries. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said the boy died at a hospital on Wednesday. Jackson Township police had said the boy shot himself on Tuesday at Jackson Middle School, near Massillon 23

22 February 2018 10:13 AM Ngcobo massacre: No rest for high-level task team as they search for the gunmen

East London – A high-level task team worked through the night, looking for clues and analysing evidence that could lead them to the gunmen who killed five police officers and a former soldier in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape. A group of unknown attackers entered the Ngcobo police station, between Mthatha and Queenstown, on Wednesday and, without warning 24