Eastern Cape SAPS top dog Black dies

Tributes have poured in on social media for Black, a SAPS K9, who succumbed to his illness recently. Black was in the care of his handler, Warrant Officer Maurice Konzani, at the time of his death. The pair had shared a fantastic career together. The dog suffered from a heart condition. Police spokesperson Captain Mali […]

Man due in court for alleged murder of his girlfriend & her mother in Eastern Cape

A 33-year-old man is expected to appear in the Sterkspruit Magistrate’s Court following his arrest for the alleged murder of a 44-year-old mother and her 20-year-old daughter at Tienbank, Sterkspruit, in the Eastern Cape. According to police spokesperson Colonel Sibongile Soci, both women were last seen at their home on 29 October at about 20:00. […]

Cape Town police: Motive for Gugulethu mass shooting unclear

The circumstances surrounding a mass murder in Gugulethu are being investigated. On Monday afternoon, seven people were shot dead. Two others were wounded. The police’s Novela Potelwa said that the motive was unclear at this stage. “Reports from the scene indicate that gunmen in a vehicle stopped at a residence at NY-78 and fired a […]

Man drowns after rescuing friend from dam in Eastern Cape

A 22-year-old man drowned after rescuing his friend from drowning in a dam in Kamesh near Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. According to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu, the two friends were swimming in the dam in Lapland between 11:00 and 13:15. Lewellan van Rooyen, 22, and a friend, 16, were swimming in […]

About 100 000 pupils across Western Cape to write NSC exams

Close to 100,000 candidates across the Western Cape will be writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams this month. Exams kick off on Thursday and will conclude in mid-December. 95,427 pupils will partake in this year’s examinations, compared to nearly 64,465 for the same session last year. Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer said: “The […]

Two men shot and killed in separate incidents in Cape Town

Western Cape police have launched a manhunt for those responsible for gunning down two men. The victims were killed during two separate shootings. Authorities were yet to determine the motives behind either killing. Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said the suspects opened fire on a man in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay at the start […]

Rape case against Cape Town musician postponed for further investigation

The State’s s.e.xual assault case against a Cape Town musician has been postponed for further investigation. The 48-year-old muso was arrested in July for allegedly raping a teenage boy for five years. He briefly appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrates Court on Friday and faces charges of rape, s.e.xual assault, and s.e.xual grooming. The man […]

Eastern Cape police arrest 21-year-old man for ‘shooting’ teen during argument

Eastern Cape police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old boy. The man allegedly shot the boy during an argument in the early hours of Saturday morning, police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni said. “It is alleged a group of young people were having a party at the home of […]

Cops appeal for help to trace killers of 6-year-old Eastern Cape girl

South African Police Service (SAPS) management in the Eastern Cape have appealed to the community to assist with any information that can lead to the arrest of those responsible for the brutal rape and murder this week of a six-year-old girl in Mdantsane in East London in the Eastern Cape. SAPS Eastern Cape spokesperson Brigadier […]