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Mob killings plague Port Elizabeth

A series of horrific vigilante murders have rocked Port Elizabeth with 14 men having been killed in just over two months in Kwazakhela, Zwide and New Brighton. A breakdown of trust between residents and police is being blamed. A man, who doesn’t want to be identified, is furious after his[…]

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I deserve life sentence: mother who poisoned 4 children

Zinhle Maditla faces possible multiple life sentences after pleading guilty to premeditated murder. The woman admitted to feeding her four children rat poison. Maditla took the stand for the first time, to ask the court for mercy on Tuesday. READ: Mother pleads guilty to murder of four children A pre-sentencing report says[…]

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Zimbabweans booed all South Africans: Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says the booing in Zimbabwe was not directed at him but at all South Africans. People jeered when he spoke at the memorial service for former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in Harare at the weekend. Zimbabweans showed their anger at recent attacks on foreigners in Gauteng. WATCH: Ramaphosa jeered, cheered[…]

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Nicholas Ninow sentencing set for October

JOHANNESBURG – Nicholas Ninow’s sentencing is set to take place on 16 October. Screams and insults were hurled at Ninow after he was found guilty of raping a seven-year-old girl. The incident took place in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant last year. Ninow stood with his head bowed as the judge made his ruling.[…]

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DA calls for a Sexual Offences Court

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the establishment of a Sexual Offences Court to deal with gender-based violence. A number of marches have been taking place around the country against the escalating problem. Maimane says gender-based violence is a specialised crime, hence the call for the establishment of the court. “People get arrested for[…]

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Kenyans shine at the Cape Town Marathon

Kenyan athletes claimed crowns in both male and female categories of the 2019 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, taking home a sum of R265 000 each. The event is the only one on the continent with gold label status. Records were expected to fall in the fast, flat race — and[…]

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Dros rape: Nicholas Ninow to hear his fate

WARNING: This story contains graphic details Nicholas Ninow, who pleaded guilty to rape, is expected to hear his fate on Monday when the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria makes a pronouncement on the charges he faced. Ninow, who admitted to raping a seven-year-old girl in a Dros restaurant’s bathroom in Pretoria[…]

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