21-year-old suspect arrested for murders of 5 Free State family members

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the gruesome murders of five family members in Namahadi, Qwaqwa, on Sunday. An 11-month-old baby was also hit with a knobkerrie during the incident, but he survived the attack. The suspect was arrested on Wednesday at about 19.30 in Mphatlalatsane, Qwaqwa. Colonel Thandi Mbambo, Free State […]

3 Eastern Cape men sentenced to 5 life terms for rape

Detectives from the Eastern Cape are being praised for securing the conviction and sentencing of three rapists to five life terms and 20 years’ imprisonment. In a statement, provincial police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni said the detectives’ hard work had paid off as the men were sentenced earlier this week. Tonjeni said the three rapists, […]

Baby survives massacre in which 5 family members were burnt and shot

An 11-month-old baby boy survived a massacre in which a family of five were killed in the Free State. The baby was hit on the nose with a knobkierie while other victims were shot and burnt inside their homes. The boy is in a serious condition in hospital. Police said they received a report that […]

This is why load shedding is set to continue for the next 5 years

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country’s electricity system is overloaded. Such overloading currently happens on 40-50 days a year. Eskom, the country’s power utility, recently admitted that such interruptions are likely to persist […]

WC wants to grow agricultural exports by 5%

The provincial department of agriculture intends to increase agricultural exports by at least 5% over the next five years as part of the Western Cape’s economic recovery, according to Agriculture MEC Ivan Meyer. Meyer announced a budget of R909 million when he tabled the provincial Agriculture Budget 2021 in the legislature. Meyer said: “This budget […]

WC police seize 186 illegal firearms over the last 5 weeks

Western Cape Police say they’re making progress in reducing the number of illegal firearms that are circulating in gang hotspots. More than 180 guns have been seized over the last five weeks. The police’s Andre Traut said: “During the period of 22 February and 26 March this year, a total of 186 firearms and 3,058 […]

Pregnant young woman dies in boyfriend’s house after being shot 5 times

The brutal murder of a young pregnant mother who was shot five times inside her boyfriend’s house last Wednesday, continues to haunt the rural village of eMabuyeni outside eSikhaleni. The murder of Siphesihle Nxumalo (33) not only shocked the community, but her family is grappling to come to terms with the vicious incident. The sound […]

Chaos at Durban University of Technology as EFF clashes with Sasco, 5 stabbed – VIDEO

Five students were stabbed during violent clashes allegedly between members of the EFF student command and the South African Students Congress (Sasco) at the Durban University of Technology on Tuesday morning. KZN police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said the students were stabbed during an altercation at Durban’s Berea campus. “They were taken to a campus […]