Voice of the Cape

Dramat suspension “unconstitutional”: Barnard

There has been widespread shock over the precautionary suspension of Hawks boss, Anwa Dramat, pending an investigation into allegations he oversaw the illegal rendition of Zimbabwean nationals in 2010. However, a lawyer for the crime head has suggested the suspension is down to his refusal to hand over certain case[…]

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1143 festive season road deaths: Peters

Altogether 1143 people have died in 924 crashes during the festive season up to December 28, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. KwaZulu-Natal had the most fatal accidents, with 249 deaths from 211 crashes, Peters told reporters in Durban. In Gauteng there were 174 deaths from 156 fatal crashes.[…]

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Hawks not involved in Nkandla: Police

Police on Tuesday dismissed reports that suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat was asked to provide information about the Nkandla investigation to police commissioner Riah Phiyega. “Phiyega and… Dramat never discussed the Hawks’ investigations into Nkandla,” said the elite police unit’s spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko in a statement. “The Hawks is[…]

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Matric exams ‘fair and credible’

Apart from incidents of copying in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, the 2014 matric exams were “fair and credible”, monitoring body Umalusi said on Tuesday. “We are satisfied that the examinations were fair and valid and credible. We commend the DBE (basic education department) for running a successful and credible examination[…]

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Three more appear for Kraaifontein murders

Three men appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with the murders of six Kraaifontein men, Cape Town police said. Captain FC Van Wyk said the case against the men, aged 25, 28 and 44, was postponed to February 24. This brought the total to 13[…]

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6000 kids at Zuma Nkandla party

More than 6000 children and youth attended President Jacob Zuma’s RDP education trust party in KwaNxamalala, Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal, the presidency said on Monday. This was Zuma’s 13th year hosting the annual Christmas party. “Every year, we look forward to this day when we do something for the many orphans[…]

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Indonesia searchers find ‘airplane debris’

Indonesian officials have said that debris sighted off Kalimantan coast is likely to be from missing AirAsia jet. Flight QZ8501 went missing after air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft about 45 minutes after it left Juanda international airport at Surabaya in East Java at 5.20am on Sunday (22:20[…]

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