Herman Mashaba calls on Motsoaledi to release names of officials who helped Bushiris escape

Action SA leader Herman Mashaba has called on Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to release names of the officials who assisted Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, with passports to enable their escape from South Africa. “This matter is of the utmost importance to the survival of the Rule of […]

ANC MP Bongani Bongo: I’m not corrupt and never will be

ANC MP and former state security minister Bongani Bongo on Thursday said he was not corrupt and would never be corrupt, despite facing graft claims linked to dubious land deals in Mpumalanga amounting to almost R124 million. Bongo and his co-accused appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court facing charges of corruption, fraud, theft, and money […]

COVID-19 vaccine a big relief for healthcare workers

It’s a jab of relief for private healthcare workers as inoculations get underway. Thirteen private hospitals across the country have been added as vaccination sites. In Johannesburg, hundreds of workers queued for the jab on Thursday at the Milpark Hospital. The hospital is one of six in the province administering the vaccine. In other news […]

Update: 6 more crocodiles recaptured after escaping at Western Cape farm

Another six crocodiles have been recaptured overnight in the Western Cape. This comes after an unknown number of young crocodiles escaped from a farm in Bonnievale. The reptiles escaped from a commercial breeding farm on Wednesday and 20 were recaptured on the same day. Throughout the day, police, CapeNature, landowners in the area and the […]

Calls for Judge John Hlophe’s suspension based on vendetta, says lawyer

Calls for the suspension of Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe are based on a personal vendetta, his lawyer said in a statement. Attorney Barnabas Xulu released a statement on the judge president’s behalf to address calls for his suspension after he kicked out the corruption case of ANC MP Bongani Bongo. On […]

Joburg rapist sentenced to life imprisonment for child rape

A 35-year-old rapist was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court for the rape of a 13-year-old girl. Sihle Mhlongo, 35, was driving a church vehicle with two other congregants, including the victim, when he raped the child at his Turffontein home in October 2018. Joburg Central police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele said […]

Accountant sentenced to 12 years for R60m investment fraud and money laundering

The Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has sentenced a 67-year-old accountant, Petrus Serdyn Louw, to 12 years’ imprisonment. ’’After extensive and laborious investigation’’, Louw was convicted of 49 counts of fraud, forgery and uttering, and money laundering involving R60.6 million, which resulted in the complainants, some of whom were elderly, losing all their life and […]

Number of COVID-19 deaths in SA could be much higher

COVID-19 fatalities could be much higher than official figures suggest. The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says there were more than 145,000 excess natural deaths over the past ten months. They were recorded between May and February. The SAMRC does not give details on the cause of these extra deaths but estimates that between […]

Passenger arrested after woman fatally stabbed while driving along Cape Town road

A man was arrested and charged for the murder of a 35-year-old woman following an incident in Ottery Road in Wynberg. Crime scene experts and local police are still on the scene combing the area for clues, according to a preliminary report by SAPS spokesperson FC Van Wyk. Van Wyk said that Wynberg police are […]