Gauteng highway patrol unit makes several arrests

Members of the recently relaunched Highway Patrol Unit on Sunday, 21 February, recovered three unlicensed firearms, a stolen vehicle and arrested four suspects in separate incidents. According to police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo this was after a fleet of 55 high-performance vehicles were handed to the SAPS in Gauteng by Premier David Makhura on behalf […]

Taxi patrollers killed in hail of bullets in Soweto

Two squad patrollers belonging to the Nancefield Dube West (Nanduwe) taxi association were killed in a hail of bullets on Tuesday morning while sitting in the association’s vehicle. Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said preliminary investigation suggests that three suspects approached the patrol vehicle and fired several shots, before they ran inside Nancefield hostel where […]

Suspect arrested after shootout in Fourways

One person has been arrested on Tuesday following a shootout with a security guard in Fourways. It’s understood guards spotted a car with four occupants at an office park in the northern Johannesburg suburb in the early hours of the morning. When security officers approached the men, the suspects opened fire and the guards retaliated. […]

No arrests yet following Mabopane taxi owners triple murder

Police in Pretoria are searching for suspects involved in the murder of three people believed to be taxi owners in Mabopane. The three men were killed in a drive-by shooting on Thursday at the corner of Bushveld street and August road. The police’s Mavela Masondo said the shooting could be linked to ongoing battles over […]

EMPD officer shot and killed in Reiger Park

The officer’s body was found on a field by a passer-by near the Ramaphosa informal settlement on Thursday. The police are investigating a case of murder after an Ekurhuleni Metro Police (EMPD) officer was killed in Reiger Park. The officer’s body was found on a field near the Ramaphosa informal settlement on Thursday. Police spokesperson […]

Man arrested for rape of a 2-year-old Reiger Park toddler

A 34-year-old Boksburg man has been arrested for the rape of a 2-year-old child, Gauteng police have confirmed. Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo confirmed to News24 the arrest of a suspect took place in Boksburg on Friday. The Reiger Park child was allegedly sexually assaulted on Tuesday when her mother, who was at work, left […]

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Confusion over alleged homeless attacker’s release

There’s confusion around the whereabouts of a man arrested on Wednesday for the attempted murder of a homeless man in Pretoria. The 40-year-old was supposed to make his first court appearance at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday, but prosecutors said he was released. Police say he remains in custody and will appear in court […]

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Mother wants answers after baby dies mysteriously

A mother still in mourning after the death of her five-month-old baby, wants closure. Last month, what should have been a routine trip to a Johannesburg day care for baby Kganya, ended in tragedy. And to date still no explanation about what caused his death. Gauteng police say they’re investigating, but post mortem results, will […]