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 […]

Police launch manhunt after 4 taxi industry murders in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt for suspects involved in the murders of four people involved in the taxi industry. The taxi industry killings are believed to be unrelated incidents. The first of the two murders, which took place on Monday, happened in the province’s Nkangala District where taxi driver Jeremia Nkosinathi Chabangu, 44, was […]

Man sentenced to 25 years in jail for Normandien farm murders

A 33-year-old man who pleaded guilty to murdering KwaZulu-Natal farmers Glen and Vida Rafferty has been sentenced to an effective 25 years’ imprisonment. Sizwe Tell Zwane, who was arrested for the murders in February, pleaded guilty in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. The couple were killed on their farm in Normandien near […]

Man arrested in connection with Kraaifontein police murders to appear in court

A man accused of gunning down two police officers is expected in the dock on Tuesday. Sergeant Mnakwazi Mdoko and constable Mninawa Breakfast were ambushed and killed while on patrol in Kraaifontein on Sunday morning. Their firearms were also stolen. The suspect was tracked down and apprehended in Khayelitsha on Monday. The Hawks’ Katlego Mogale […]

KwaZulu-Natal sees rise in murders, house robberies and hijacking

KwaZulu-Natal saw a rise in murder, attempted murder, carjacking, and house robberies. This was revealed in the latest crime statistics for the period October 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. A total of 136 more people were murdered in KZN, bringing the total to 1 437. Police also recorded a 13% increase in attempted murder […]

AfriForum: Farm attacks significantly down while murders rise in 2020

Farm attacks decreased in the 2020 calendar year to 382 as compared to 511 in the previous year, while murders saw a significant increase from 45 to 63, AfriForum announced on Wednesday. The lobby group gathered their statistics from various resources including various security networks, media, and social media, and information received directly from affected […]

Eastern Cape shop owners warned of rising attacks and murders

Eastern police are searching for two people in the wake of a spate of shop owners being targeted and killed. It’s understood two people were shot dead inside their shop in the New Brighton on Friday. Police said the criminals fled the scene with stolen goods from the shop and an undisclosed amount of cash. […]

DA resolves to declare farm murders a hate crime

A DA resolution to end farm attacks and murders and adopt it as part of the party’s policy received resounding approval during the second day of the party’s virtual elective congress. The DA will now push for the government to declare farm murders a hate crime and priority crime with harsher sentences if prosecutors prove […]

Five suspects in Hartswater family murders to appear in court in December

Five suspects charged with killing a family on a smallholding in Hartswater in the Northern Cape will return to court in December. They were arrested in connection with the murder of Danie Brand, his wife Breggie and their daughter Elzabe in July. Following an extensive search, 50-year-old Elzabe’s body was discovered in a field in […]