Alexandra family now hopeful after creche teacher charged with attempted murder

The family of a two-year-old Alex burn victim on Thursday said they had renewed hope that justice would be served after the teacher accused of pouring boiling water over their son was now facing an attempted murder charge. The teacher – who has not yet pleaded – briefly appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates Court on […]

Alexandra creche teacher accused of burning toddler returns to court

It’s still not clear what steps will be taken, if any, against an Alexandra crèche where a two-year-old boy was severely burnt in a tub of boiling water. The toddler sustained extensive burns to his legs and buttocks in January and is still battling to walk. A teacher, who is currently out on bail, is […]

Suspected Alexandra cop killer hands himself over to police

Sergeant Moshela Mokgoba’s alleged killer has handed himself over to the Johannesburg Police Station. “The 52-year-old suspect sensed the net was closing in on him forcing him to hand himself over to police. “He will appear in court soon on charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery of a firearm, and discharging a firearm in a […]

Gauteng driving school operators vow to continue protest until demands met

There have been further calls on Saturday, from Gauteng driving schools, for the scrapping of the online drivers’ licence booking system implemented in the province. Owners of independent driving schools from Alexandra protested outside the Marlboro licencing centre earlier this week, blocking motorists from entering or leaving the premises. The driving school operators say they […]

City Power abandons illegal connection cuts after Alex residents protest

Residents of River Park in Alexandra said they would resist any attempts by the City of Joburg to cut their electricity. Earlier on Thursday, City Power officials were forced to abandon their second operation aimed at cutting illegal power connections in the area following protests by residents who blocked the main entrance of the section […]

More than 200 CoJ informal settlements connected illegally, costing billions

About 211 informal settlements in the City of Johannesburg have been accused of stealing City Power’s electricity. City Power said it was losing billions of rands in revenue. City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said a total of five lives had been lost due to electrocution. Three lives were lost in Lakeview, one in Alexandra, and […]

Hijacker killed in shootout with cops in Alexandra and one suspect at large

Police in Johannesburg have killed an armed suspected carjacker after an early morning car chase and shootout in the streets of Alexandra on Tuesday morning. Police said they recovered an unlicensed firearm at the scene and a car which had been reported to be hijacked in Rooihuiskraal, near Centurion. During the pursuit for the hijackers, […]

Two dead including 1-year-old toddler, after Alexandra informal dwelling fire

Two people, including a one-year-old baby girl, on Saturday, were killed in an informal settlement fire in Alexandra. The circumstances surrounding the incident were still unclear and authorities urged residents to exercise extra caution during the cold snap hitting Gauteng. It is understood 20 structures were gutted in the blaze along 8th avenue. Joburg EMS […]

16-year-old Langutani raped inside trench, then thugs force her & boyfriend to have s.e.x in front of them

She lived through a tough ordeal when she was raped in 2016 at the age of 16. Now at 19, Langutani Rikhotso from Alexandra in Joburg has found the courage to speak up about her ordeal. She said some perpetrators went unpunished as the victims were scared to speak up. “They will surely find strength […]

Former Orlando Pirates defender now a sangoma

Former Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits left-back Patrick Phungwayo is said to be not coming back to football having received spiritual calling, a source close to the player has revealed. According to the source, Phungwayo’s spiritual calling has been there for a long time, something that is within his family and he couldn’t shy away […]