Security company warns of ‘blue overalls’ gangs targeting homes in Durban

“If workmen come to your property, make sure you know where they are from and ask for ID verification cards before you let them into your yard,” cautioned Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios, following two robberies in Durban in which housebreaking gangs were disguised as workmen. He said residents needed to […]

Venter denies targeting EFF Leader Julius Malema at the funeral

The police officer who claims EFF’s Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi assaulted him at Winnie-Madikizela Mandela’s funeral, has been accused of targeting the politicians. Johannes Venter faced his second day of cross-examination by Malema’s lawyer in the Randburg magistrate’s court. The pair are s l for allegedly assaulting Venter.Venter denies targeting Malema and Ndlozi at […]

Prasa goes after thugs targeting rail infrastructure

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) is embarking on a mission to end the theft and vandalism of rail infrastructure across the country. Yesterday, transport minister Fikile Mbalula launched the integrated security plan for Prasa which will result in 3,100 security guards being employed directly by Prasa instead of private companies. The plan was […]

Hijackers run away after targeting undercover police car in Port Elizabeth

Police have opened a case after five men attempted to hijack an unmarked flying squad vehicle in a plan that backfired early on Monday. The incident occurred at Commercial Road in Sidwell, close to the N2 on-ramp in Port Elizabeth, said police spokesperson Col Priscilla Naidu. “It is alleged that at about 1:30 am Port […]

5 people arrested for allegedly targeting house of murder suspect in Limpopo

They will make their first appearance at the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Five suspects have been arrested for allegedly targeting the family of 23-year-old Maano Maphula who is alleged to have murdered two women because he believed they had bewitched him. According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the five – aged between 23 […]

One of the Major League DJz, Banele Mbere is allegedly targeting George Lebese’s wife

Major League DJ Sanele Mbere, is accused of allegedly coming for George Lebese‘s wife, Melba Nkosi. The lovebirds recently tied the knot in their traditional wedding but it seems as if there is already some drama in their marriage. Geroge Lebese recently came out guns-blazing on Twitter to expose Banele. The soccer player who broke […]

Gauteng health dept cautions against fraudsters targeting suppliers for PPE

The Gauteng health department further states it cannot be held accountable for actions that result in companies or individuals falling victim to such scams. The Gauteng Department of Health has cautioned suppliers to be vigilant of fraudsters masquerading as department officials looking to buy personal protective equipment (PPE). “The department and its facilities have seen […]

Criminals now targeting protective kits and masks cargo at OR Tambo

Masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) that is being flown into OR Tambo International Airport (ORT) at high volumes have become a “new gold” and a hot commodity for thieves at the airport. A significant volume of PPE cargo imported from overseas through ORT has not reached its destinations around the country because of […]

Alleged stock thieves in court for targeting gospel artist Butho Vuthela

Vuthela called for more police visibility and asked for the construction of a police station in his village. Four men appeared in an Eastern Cape court this week for allegedly stealing 23 head of cattle from gospel artist Butho Vuthela in Qumbu on Saturday. The singer said villagers have raised fears of a well-organised stock […]

Hawks arrest man for scam targeting the elderly

A man is expected to appear in the Midrand Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of fraud and money-laundering. The Hawks have arrested a 54-year-old Midrand man who allegedly scammed an elderly woman out of R500,000. Spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi says the Hawks’ investigation led them to two victims of the alleged scam. The first […]