Knysna man, 80, found tied up and murdered in his home-2019

Knysna man, 80, found tied up and murdered in his home-2019

Hours after an elderly man was found tied up and dead in his Knysna home, two suspects were arrested for murder and burglary, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.This followed an "intensive investigation" after the body of the 80-year-old man was found in Bleshoender Street, Sedgefield, on Monday night, spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie said."Preliminary investigation…
‘Not in our name’ – Taxi associations in motorcade through Tshwane to condemn xenophobic attacks-2019

‘Not in our name’ – Taxi associations in motorcade through Tshwane to condemn xenophobic...

Different taxi associations led a motorcade through Tshwane on Tuesday, as a demonstration against xenophobia and to clear their names in the violence that broke out in the capital city last month.The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) and the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) were part of the motorcade, which drove through Tshwane’s CBD to…
Glebelands murders: Court hears of plans to kill competitor-2019

Glebelands murders: Court hears of plans to kill competitor-2019

A state witness in the trial of eight people accused of a string of murders at the infamous Glebelands hostel in Umlazi, told the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Monday about plans to "get rid of the people who were selling hostel beds".The man testified in camera (behind closed doors) and may not be…
Elderly Cape Town man fined R10 000 for selling 3 men into forced labour-2019

Elderly Cape Town man fined R10 000 for selling 3 men into forced labour-2019

A "recruiter" who sold three young men to a Cape Town businessman and tavern owner has been fined R10 000 or two years in prison, suspended for five years.Cosian Hendriks, 74, recruited his three victims from Colesburg, trafficking them with promises of employment opportunities, Hawks spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase said.WATCH | 'Slavery is gone in…
Global advertising conference halts SA launch over xenophobia fears-2019

Global advertising conference halts SA launch over xenophobia fears-2019

International media, marketing and advertising conference Advertising Week has postponed its inaugural African edition to 2020 due to concerns about xenophobic violence in South Africa. Earlier in September Gauteng was rocked by violence that left at least 12 people dead, as foreign-owned shops were looted, and vehicles and property destroyed. According to police, close to 700…
JUST IN: Pretoria mall evacuated after bomb threat, man who demanded ‘large sum’ arrested-2019

JUST IN: Pretoria mall evacuated after bomb threat, man who demanded ‘large sum’ arrested-2019

Brooklyn police say they have arrested a man for making a bomb threat at the Menlyn Maine shopping centre in the east of Pretoria on Tuesday.  "At around 11:15, an unknown man in his 50s entered a bank at the Menlyn Maine Shopping Centre. He handed a note over to the bank teller who assisted him.…
Pre-Tests Proteas: A chronic lack of major runs-2019

Pre-Tests Proteas: A chronic lack of major runs-2019

Cape Town - Unless fortunes change quickly and dramatically for some in the remaining, though shrinking leadup, South Africa’s frontline batsmen are collectively going to take worryingly little form into the demanding Test series against India.Lengthy vigils … what are those? It’s a question some of the stroke-players may quietly be tempted to ask themselves,…
De Kock views Proteas captaincy as ‘stepping stone’-2019

De Kock views Proteas captaincy as ‘stepping stone’-2019

Quinton de Kock (AFP) Cape Town - New Proteas T20 skipper Quinton de Kock is hoping that the added responsibility of leadership will benefit his game. The 26-year-old was named captain for three T20s in India this month, but the first of those was washed out without a ball bowled in Dharamshala on Sunday. A new era…
Post Office fires Uyinene’s alleged killer-2019

Post Office fires Uyinene’s alleged killer-2019

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has summarily dismissed its employee who stands accused of raping and killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana at his workplace.The man, who cannot be named in terms of a court order, had been employed despite an alleged criminal record, Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams previously revealed.The accused had…
Man charged with murder after skeletal remains of missing Plett teen found-2019

Man charged with murder after skeletal remains of missing Plett teen found-2019

A man has been charged with the murder of a Plettenberg Bay teenager whose skeletal remains were found four months after she went missing.Motseki Palasi from Kwanokuthula appeared in the local magistrates' court on Monday on charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.He is expected to make a formal bail application on October…