Woman arrested for robbery at Limpopo mayor’s house

Portia Kgama, 34, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the attack on Lephalale Mayor Jack Maeko’s house in February. The first suspect arrested for the attack, 38-year-old Mozambican national Joao Antonio Lucas, was denied bail and remained in custody. Six people, including two women, arrived at Maeko’s gate in three vehicles and asked the […]

Perfume thieves arrested after store robbery and shootout

Western Cape police have arrested seven people in connection with an armed robbery at a retail store in Hout Bay. According to police, two suspects held up security guards while five others broke the glass doors of the store to gain entry on Thursday night. “The suspects broke the glass panels of the cabinets inside […]

Man arrested for trying to pay R170k bribe after illicit booze found in home

Police in Kimberely arrested a 50-year-old man after illicit alcohol worth R10 million was found in his home. A week-long surveillance operation in Southnay Street in Douglas by a collective team comprising of Provincial Organised Crime, Kimberley SAPS Designated police officials, Security Intelligence, and the South African Liquor Board resulted in the find on Friday. […]

More than 100 arrested for extorting protection fees from small business owners in CT, says Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says more than 100 people linked to extortion cases in Cape Town have been arrested since members of the community and small business owners raised the alarm over the so-called protection fees last year. Small business owners who owned restaurants, pubs, and bars, rental stock owners, and informal business owners were […]

One arrested after MUT students clash with cops

One person has been arrested following violent clashes between police and students at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Umlazi, south-west of Durban, this morning. Students used burning tyres and debris to block off MUT’s main entrance. Today’s clashes form part of ongoing protests by students across the country, calling for the scrapping of historical […]

Three cops among those arrested in connection with CT extortions, says Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele has on Thursday confirmed that three police officers are being investigated for extortion in Cape Town. The minister has also revealed 106 extortion cases have been opened in the city since January this year. Sixty-seven cases are still under investigation. Cele has revealed SAPS members are among those charged. “Those are […]

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 […]

Sixteen arrested as DUT closes campuses over registration chaos

Sixteen students were arrested as the Durban University of Technology (DUT) closed all five of its Durban campuses until further notice. This was after students on Wednesday morning descended on the university’s campuses to register for the 2021 academic year, which led to protests. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala said the arrested students will […]

Top ANC member arrested for drunk driving – again

Senior ANC Eastern Cape member Madoda Papiyana has been arrested on a charge of drunk driving less than a year after he was arrested on the same charge. He was arrested over the Easter weekend for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. In April 2020, Papiyana was arrested on a drunk driving charge and […]