Storm causes power outages around Johannesburg

Metro utility City Power was conducting repairs on damaged infrastructure on Tuesday morning after heavy rain caused power outages around Johannesburg. At the same time, faulty traffic lights in several parts of the city resulted in heavy road congestion. The Johannesburg Metro Police department deployed officers to the most congested intersections where traffic lights were […]

N1 north closed after gas tanker caught fire

The N1 north was closed off to traffic between the Maraisburg exit and Gordon Road owing to a gas tanker being on fire. Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Xolani Fihla said its Freeway Unit and City of Johannesburg EMS were on the scene. Fihla added the south-bound lane was earlier closed as a safety precaution […]

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 […]

JMPD says very few people complying with lockdown regulations

Weekend figures show people aren’t complying with lockdown regulations and curfew. That’s according to Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar. Minnaar says the first weekend of Level 2 of the lockdown saw over 740 people arrested for suspected drunk driving in Gauteng alone. “Many few people really comply with the COVID lockdown […]

Watch: Taxi drivers block roads, cause massive traffic on highways in Durban

KwaMashu taxi operators have caused massive traffic on highways in Durban on Monday morning in an effort to gain more relief from the government. As taxi associations across the county remain divided over the decision to fill their taxis to 100% capacity due to continued loss in income, a result of the Covid-19 enforced sanctions, […]

Suspected hijacker arrested following chase & shootout with cops on N1 South

A suspected hijacker has been arrested following a shootout with police on the N1 South near the Rivonia on-ramp. Police followed the hijacked vehicle from the N3 in Ekurhuleni to the N1 in Joburg during a high-speed car chase on Friday morning. Authorities are still at the scene and traffic has been heavily affected. The […]

Man says police officers shot him in hunt for food parcel protesters in Joburg

Lawrence Madihlaba claims he was sleeping in his bed when he was awoken by Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers kicking his door. A Johannesburg man says he was injured after police allegedly entered his shack in the city centre on Tuesday morning and opened fire with rubber bullets. Police moved into the Booysens informal settlement […]

SANDF member arrested for invading land

Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo believes a land-grabbing syndicate is working in the area. A South African National Defence Force (SANDF) member was one of five people arrested during a “land invasion” in Lawley, Enerdale, in Johannesburg on Monday. The arrest follows Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo’s visit to the area after the Johannesburg Metro Police Department […]

JMPD defends decision to send officers back to academy

Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Wayne Minnaar has defended the decision to send more than 1,000 newly trained offers back to the academy. It is alleged that some of the officers cannot use weapons while others are terrified of traffic. Minnaar said the officer’s skills need to be improved. “There will always be a need […]