Alexandra family now hopeful after creche teacher charged with attempted murder

The family of a two-year-old Alex burn victim on Thursday said they had renewed hope that justice would be served after the teacher accused of pouring boiling water over their son was now facing an attempted murder charge. The teacher – who has not yet pleaded – briefly appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates Court on […]

Knysna police officer charged with corruption to return to court in May

A Knysna cop who faces charges of corruption will return to the dock in May. Ralston Pietersen, who is stationed at the Knysna Magistrates’ Court, was arrested on Friday. It’s alleged the 44-year-old man had lured complainants into believing he’d have their traffic fines squashed in exchange for cash. He appeared in court on Friday […]

Correctional Services official charged with raping his 7-year-old son

A Correctional Services official appeared in the Malmesbury Magistrate’s Court on Friday for the alleged rape of his 7-year-old son. The official, 45, who is stationed at the Malmesbury Correctional Facility, was allegedly caught out when a friend allegedly filmed him molesting the child and alerted officers who live in the barracks. Provincial police spokesperson […]

Update: Principal charged with attempted murder after forcing pupil to enter pit toilet

The principal of Luthuthu Primary School in Ugie, Eastern Cape, has been charged with attempted murder. An Eastern Cape man believed to be the principal of Luthuthu Primary School in Ugie was due to appear in the Nqanqarha (Maclear) Magistrates court on Tuesday for attempted murder. The man has been suspended after allegedly coercing a […]

2 municipal officials amongst 17 charged in VBS fraud, theft & corruption case

Seventeen people have now been charged with swindling VBS mutual bank of R2.3 billion. They include two municipal officials who allegedly violated the public finance laws for depositing money with the bank. Former VBS chief finance officer (CFO) Phillip Truter is the only one sentenced after pleading guilty. Collins Chabane municipal manager Tsakane Ngobeni joins […]

They charged me to prevent me from Transnet executive position – Siyabonga Gama

Former Transnet chief executive officer Siyabonga Gama has told the Commission of Inquiry into state capture that his disciplinary charges in 2009 at the freight rail agency were a ploy to prevent him from succeeding Maria Ramos as the GCEO. Gama was reacting to questions posed by the evidence leader advocate Anton Myburgh that his […]

Sassa official who used ‘fake matric documents’ to secure admin job charged with R4m fraud

A South African Social Security Agency official who allegedly used a fraudulent matric certificate to obtain a job has been charged with R4-million fraud, which is how much the agency spent on her salary in a period of 14 years. Alina Dimakatso Nkwanyana Selepe allegedly used a fraudulent matric certificate to obtain her job as […]

Former President Jacob Zuma to be charged with contempt of court

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said the state capture inquiry will apply to the Constitutional Court for an order of contempt of court against Jacob Zuma. The commission also says it will apply for a prison term to be imposed on Zuma, instead of a fine, if he is found to be in contempt. Zondo […]

Convicted armed robber on parole charged over police gear

A convicted armed robber, who was out on parole, is back in jail after he and an accomplice were caught with police uniforms, replica guns, police reflector jackets, and handcuffs. The 28- and 38-year-old were arrested on Tuesday during a police intelligence-driven operation at a house in Milnerton. Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk explains: […]