Johannesburg minibus taxi drivers arrested for assaulting JMPD officer

Three minibus taxi drivers have been arrested for assaulting a Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer in the city centre during a confrontation over road blockages, the JMPD said on Saturday. “On Thursday afternoon, Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department undercover officers were patrolling along Delvers Street and Albertina Sisulu Road in the Johannesburg CBD. Officers noticed […]

Man arrested in Joburg CBD for robbery and impersonating policeman

A 45-year-old man was arrested on Thursday, 29 October for impersonating a police officer and extortion. The suspect was arrested on the corner of Kerk and Troye streets in Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD) about 1 pm by the police, along with community patrollers. According to police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele, four suspects robbed a […]

300 insourced CoJ workers say they want to join Herman Mashaba’s movement

About 300 City of Joburg employees consisting of cleaners and security guards said they want to join former Mayor Herman Mashaba’s political movement Action SA. The group invited Mashaba in the Johannesburg CBD on Saturday morning with the intention of aiding his campaign trail. The workers were granted full-time employment status by the City of […]

Cops appeal for help finding shooter after taxi driver shot dead in vehicle

Police are appealing for assistance in finding the suspects responsible for killing a minibus taxi driver in his vehicle on Thursday. The driver was ferrying passengers from Randburg to the Johannesburg CBD at the time, News24 previously reported. According to an eyewitness report, a passenger apparently asked to be dropped off after traffic light. As […]

Passenger guns down taxi driver in Johannesburg

A passenger in a minibus taxi gunned down the driver in full view of commuters in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon before fleeing. The driver was ferrying passengers from Randburg to the Johannesburg CBD at the time. An eyewitness reported the man d apparently asked to be dropped off after a traffic light. As he was […]

Counterfeit goods worth millions seized in Johannesburg CBD

The South African Revenue Service customs department and law enforcement agencies have uncovered nearly R20-million worth of counterfeit and illegal goods in the Johannesburg CBD Law enforcement has found various counterfeit medication, illegal skin care products and other items in an abandoned building. Mlungisi Wondo from the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority says the products […]

3 women arrested for creating fake jobs and stealing money

Desperate job seekers were roped into a scam by fraudsters who conned them out of hundreds of rand, the Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) said on Wednesday. The alarm was raised after a woman who was promised a job paid the bogus recruiters R450, JMPD spokesman Wayne Minnaar said. “When contacting the suspects, their phones […]

ATM tells Fikile Mbalula to argue in court, not with media statements

At the beginning of the month, the transport minister addressed a large crowd at the Noord Taxi Rank in the Johannesburg CBD. The African Transformation Movement (ATM) has hit back at Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, who on Tuesday accused the party of seeking attention after the party laid a charge against him. ATM announced on […]

Joburg taxi driver arrested for breaking lockdown rules

A taxi driver has been arrested in the Johannesburg CBD for breaking lockdown regulations aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Police spent Monday afternoon patrolling areas including Hillbrow and Yeoville. During the afternoons commute, police carried out a stop and search operation on taxis in the Johannesburg CBD and surrounding areas. One driver […]

Couple arrested for hiding stolen cellphones worth R400k in Joburg dustbin

The recovered cellphones were allegedly stolen from a shop in Northwest Mall. A man and his wife were arrested on Saturday for possession of stolen cellphones after being linked to the theft of dozens of new handsets worth R400,000. According to the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), a tip-off led their undercover unit to a […]