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No evidence Meyiwa murder was a hit

There is currently no evidence that the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, which was met with shock by South Africans on Monday, was a hit, according to police. Gauteng detective unit head Maj-Gen Norman Taioe told reporters in Johannesburg that Meyiwa was shot in his upper body in[…]

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Numsa breaks ties with alliance

Numsa is breaking ties with the tripartite alliance, its general secretary announced on Monday. “We decided to break with the alliance and resolved to form a United Front and explore the possibility of socialism in South Africa,” Irvin Jim told reporters in Johannesburg. The tripartite alliance consists of trade union[…]

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Peters condemns arson at metrorail depot

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday condemned the burning of 19 Metrorail train coaches at the Salt River depot in Cape Town. The coaches were set alight on Sunday afternoon forcing Metrorail technicians to work through the night to reconfigure replacement sets. According to Peters, the arson attack led to[…]

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State to appeal Oscar case

The State will appeal paralympiian Oscar Pistorius’s conviction of culpable homicide and the sentence he received, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. “The appeal on conviction is based on the question of law,” spokesman Nathi Mncube said in a statement. “The merits and the demerits of the NPA’s[…]

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Shock at Meyiwa’s death

Celebrities and sporting stars across the world expressed shock on Twitter as they woke up to the news of the death of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa. The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain was shot dead at about 8pm in Vosloorus on Sunday. Former Orlando Pirates coach[…]

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Shrien Dewani trial continues

British businessman Shrien Dewani’s trial, on a charge of murdering his wife Anni, continues in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town on Monday. At his last court appearance on Wednesday, a police ballistics expert called by the State seemed to cause much exasperation and frustration during cross-examination. Pieter[…]

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CT woman drowns at Clifton

A woman in her 20’s drowned near Clifton in the Western Cape on Sunday, the NSRI said. “Bystanders noticed the female sitting on the rocks on the shore throughout the morning when it appeared that she had gone into the water in what they suspected was to cool down, although[…]

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NPA denies Oscar appeal

The National Prosecuting Authority on Sunday denied a report that the appeal against Oscar Pistorius’s conviction and sentence will start next month. “It is not true,” spokesman Nathi Mncube said in an sms. He denied a Sunday Times report that State prosecutor Gerrie Nel would discuss the matter with National[…]

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57 Woolies protestors arrested

A total of 57 people who had protested in a Woolworths store in Killarney Mall were arrested on Saturday, Johannesburg police said. The group was charged with public disturbance, said Constable Thabo Malatji. “They went to Woolies and started disturbing customers inside the shop,” said Malatji. The protests are linked[…]

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Pikoli to become Wcape police ombudsman

Former National Prosecuting Authority head Vusi Pikoli is set to become the police ombudsman for the Western Cape, the Saturday Star reported. The appointment of a provincial police ombudsman would be a first for the country. Pikoli, who also headed the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry which looked into complaints related[…]

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