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Man in court for Meyiwa’s murder

The NPA has confirmed that a man appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday in connection with the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa. “The man, Zanokuhle Mbatha… is facing a charge of murder and robbery of Mr Senzo Meyiwa,” National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Nathi Mncube said. “He[…]

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Illegal MyCiti bus strike over

The illegal strike by MyCiti bus drivers is over, the City of Cape Town said on Friday. “The City of Cape Town would like to inform commuters that the illegal strike by some of the drivers employed by Kidrogen, a MyCiTi vehicle operating company (VOC), is over,” the city said[…]

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Madonsela warns Zuma over ‘dangerous precedent’

The public protector has warned President Jacob Zuma in a letter that his remarks over her role could lead to “lawlessness” and set a dangerous precedent, Beeld reported on Friday. “It can lead to lawlessness, which can have a damaging affect on the effect of the public protector,” she said,[…]

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Fuel prices to drop

The price of petrol will drop by 45 cents a litre next week, the energy department said on Friday. From Wednesday, the wholesale price of diesel of 0.05 percent sulphur will decrease 61 cents per litre, while diesel 0.005 percent sulphur would decrease 60 cents per litre, the department said[…]

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Cable theft disrupts trains again

Cape Town train commuters were again left fuming on Friday morning as train services were halted due to early morning cable theft. The theft of four meters of cable on the approach to Cape Town Station caused major delays, with some trains were delayed for more than an hour. The[…]

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Ramaphosa arrives in Uganda

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Uganda on Thursday, his office said. Spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said Ramaphosa would meet Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Friday to discuss the South Sudanese peace process. In accordance with the objective of bringing about peace and stability in South Sudan, Ramaphosa visited Addis Ababa[…]

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Two SA soldiers injured in Sudan ambush

Two SA National Defence Force soldiers deployed as part of a UN/African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan have been wounded in an ambush near their base, the SANDF said on Thursday. “The injured soldiers were airlifted by helicopter to the hospital in El Fashir shortly after the ambush. The two[…]

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Tears flow at joint memorial for sports stars

Tears flowed down the cheeks of sport lovers on Thursday as videos of three dead sport stars played in Johannesburg’s Standard Bank Arena. Athlete Caster Semenya broke down when a video of Mbulaeni Mulaudzi’s sporting highlights was played. She was given tissues to wipe away the tears. With her head[…]

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Gun control law changes on the way: Nhleko

Amendments to the Firearms Control Act will be introduced in Parliament next year, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said on Thursday. The amendments would be “technical in nature” and meant to close legal loopholes, he told journalists at Parliament. “We’ll need to take advantage of that to look at all other[…]

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Corrupt police official jailed

A police constable was jailed for eight years by a Cape Town court on Thursday for twice accepting bribes as inducements to obtain the drug “tik”. Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg also declared Ricardo Abrahams, 34, a father of two, unfit to possess a firearm. A young[…]

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