Cops recover body of woman swept away trying to cross flooded bridge in Limpopo

The body of a woman has been found after she was swept away by the flooded Mudzinga River outside Thohoyandou. The 37-year-old became stranded on Monday when she tried to cross a flooded bridge. The police’s Moatshe Ngoepe: “The search operation unfolded until the body of the deceased and a badly damaged motor vehicle were […]

KZN govt condemns killing of 2 cops who were ambushed

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has on Monday condemned the brutal killing of two of its police officers. The two officers, a man, and a woman, were shot dead in the Taylor’s Halt area in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday night. KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said that Sergeant Makhosaze Mdlangathi, 33, and Sergeant Mfikelwa Mtolo, 36, […]

Gugulethu cops investigate another case of taxi violence after 3 men fatally shot

Gugulethu authorities are investigating a triple murder after three men were shot and killed. The incident, which police believe to be part of ongoing taxi violence, happened on Thursday night. One of the men died at the scene, while two others succumbed to their injuries after being transported to the hospital. A fourth victim, a […]

KZN cops kill 3 taxi hitmen after gun battle

KwaZulu-Natal police have shot and killed three alleged taxi hitmen who opened fire on a taxi full of passengers on Friday. According to police, a taxi with passengers was travelling from Bridge City in KwaMashu to Umzinyathi at around 5.30 pm when the driver noticed another minibus taxi following him. Police said that when the […]

Cops deny rumours of kidnapping syndicate in Joburg

Gauteng police have moved swiftly to dismiss rumours of a new kidnapping syndicate in Johannesburg, following allegations of a spike in hijackings in the city. Allegations emerged this week the syndicate operated mainly around Joburg’s inner city with people being taken while walking or waiting for a taxi. A notice, which appeared to come from […]

OR Tambo cops seize Ivermectin worth R126 million from India

The South African Police Service (SAPS) seized unregistered medicines worth a market value of R126 million at the OR Tambo International Airport earlier this week. According to Colonel Athlenda Mathe, the tablets were found during an inspection of a cargo container that was destined to South Africa from India. “Upon a compliance verification of the […]

Metro cops help woman give birth on roadside in Durban – Video

Metro police officers helped deliver a healthy baby boy on the streets of Durban. On Tuesday afternoon, the metro police officers were alerted by the public about a heavily pregnant woman in distress. Traffic warden, Ashley Diedericks, said it was clear the woman was about to go into labour. “The first thing we did was […]

Free State cops under investigation for assaulting blind woman

A number of police officers are under investigation in the Free State by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) over allegations of assaulting of a blind woman. Ipid spokesperson Ndileka Cola said that the police watchdog caught wind of the incident after it was reported to the SA Police Service (Saps). “It is alleged that […]

Cops arrest hitman in KZN’s Glebelands Hostel killings

The South African Police Service (Saps) has arrested suspected hitman, Thobani Kwazikwakhe Mahobo, also known as Laqhasha while hiding in Lamontville. Mahobo appeared before the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court on two counts of murder and was remanded in police custody until 22 February for further investigation. According to Colonel Thembeka Mbele, Anele Chutshane and Phumlani Ntozakhe, […]

Woman killed and 2 cops injured in Mpumalanga protest chaos

A woman died and two policemen were injured during a chaotic community protest in Mpumalanga on Friday. During the protest at Badplaas near Barberton, six police vehicles, a traffic department vehicle, and another vehicle belonging to the provincial government were damaged, Mpumalanga SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said in a statement on Saturday. “While police […]