Man arrested for murder of Cape Town teacher Helga van Wyk-2019

Man arrested for murder of Cape Town teacher Helga van Wyk-2019

Police have arrested a suspect in the brutal murder of school teacher Helga van Wyk in June, Western Cape police spokesperson Mihlali Majikela said on Monday. "Kindly be advised that this office can confirm that, according to police reports, Durbanville police arrested a 29-year-old man for the murder that took place four months ago at Protea…
JUST IN | SANDF’s deployment in Western Cape extended to March 2020-2019

JUST IN | SANDF’s deployment in Western Cape extended to March 2020-2019

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde got his wish on Monday after President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in the province for six more months. According to the Presidency on Monday, Ramaphosa has allowed the SANDF to stay until March 31, 2020. The original two-month deployment was meant…
Court rejects convicted Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow’s version of events, finds him guilty on 3 counts-2019

Court rejects convicted Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow’s version of events, finds him guilty on...

Warning: This article contains graphic detailsThe Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has rejected Nicholas Ninow's claim that he acted impulsively when he raped a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria last year.Instead, Judge Mokhine Mosopa accepted the State's version that he followed her into the bathroom.At the start of his…
Justice for Jesse Hess: Campaign to hire PI who helped crack Uyinene, Meghan Cremer murders-2019

Justice for Jesse Hess: Campaign to hire PI who helped crack Uyinene, Meghan Cremer...

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to hire a private investigator to look into the murders of University of Western Cape student Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris, before it becomes a cold case.Hess, 19, a first-year theology student, and her 85-year-old grandfather were found dead in their Parow flat on August 30.The body of…
Here comes the sun: Gauteng temperatures soar to above 30 degrees-2019

Here comes the sun: Gauteng temperatures soar to above 30 degrees-2019

Summer is here, Gauteng!That is the message from the South African Weather Service (SAWS).According to forecaster Edward Engelbrecht, the maximum temperature in Pretoria reached 30 degrees Celcius on Sunday – the first indication that summer has arrived."As for the rest of the week, we are expecting it to remain in the 30s. It might go…
Victory for amaBhungane as court declares mass interception by State ‘unlawful and invalid’-2019

Victory for amaBhungane as court declares mass interception by State ‘unlawful and invalid’-2019

Investigative journalism centre amaBhungane walked out of court victorious on Monday after successfully challenging parts of South Africa's surveillance law, the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA).The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg declared mass surveillance and the interception of foreign signals by the National Communications Centre "unlawful and invalid".READ…
State capture inquiry: Estina testimony postponed after Thabethe’s legal team withdraws-2019

State capture inquiry: Estina testimony postponed after Thabethe’s legal team withdraws-2019

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture on Monday postponed the testimony of the former head of the Free State Department of Agriculture, Peter Thabethe, after his legal team withdrew.Thabethe revealed this information to inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. While he did not go into any detail, he said he knew "what…
Newcastle deputy mayor who crashed car into two homes out on bail-2019

Newcastle deputy mayor who crashed car into two homes out on bail-2019

Newcastle Deputy Mayor Reuben Molelekoa, who allegedly crashed his vehicle into two houses while drunk, has been granted bail and will only return to court in 2020, police said on Monday.Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said Molelekoa had appeared on September 11 and would return to court on March 20, 2020."[He] was arrested for…
Dad who killed son after mistaking him for a burglar freed after murder conviction-2019

Dad who killed son after mistaking him for a burglar freed after murder conviction-2019

A 51-year-old Vanderbijlpark man, who mistook his son for a burglar and shot him dead, was found guilty of murder in the Vanderbijlpark Regional Court on Friday, Netwerk24 reports. Coert Kruger was released on a warning and will serve no jail time. The death of his son is punishment enough, said Magistrate Robert Button. According to Vaal…
BREAKING | Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow officially found guilty-2019

BREAKING | Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow officially found guilty-2019

Nicholas Ninow, the man who pleaded guilty to raping a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria in 2018, has officially been found guilty. At the start of his trial last week, Ninow pleaded guilty to two charges of rape as well as charges of defeating the ends of justice and…