Israeli army exonerates itself in scores of investigations into 2014 Gaza war crimes

The Israeli military has closed 13 criminal investigations into cases of Israeli soldiers committing violations against Palestinian civilians during the 2014 Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip without imposing any punitive measures, while some 80 incidents were closed without opening a criminal investigation, according to a statement released by[…]

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Rape suspect with 23 charges could face more

The 23 rape charges a Cape Town man is facing are likely to increase after the prosecutor asked the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for more time to investigate new cases. Advocate Nokuzola Mbewana indicated that he had been linked to more matters and these could be added to the[…]

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Hawks to investigate Duduzane Zuma and Guptas

Elite police unit the Hawks have launched a corruption probe into President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane and the Guptas, a family of businessmen accused of wielding improper political influence, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Hawks said it would investigate the graft allegations after a complaint[…]

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DA mayor accused of domestic violence

A DA mayor in the Western Cape has been accused of domestic violence after he allegedly assaulted his wife during an argument. Police spokesman Captain Malcolm Pojie confirmed that a domestic violence case had been opened at a local police station on Monday night following an altercation at the complainant’s[…]

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Investigation continues of butchered body

Delft police are continuing the investigation of a 30 year old man who had been butchered in Rossendal on Friday. The decomposing body of Ali Williams was found in his backyard toilet on Sunday afternoon. His stepson Christopher Marcus came across the corpse after attempting to use the toilet. Marcus[…]

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We are investigating SAA, not Myeni: Hawks boss

Although South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni was an important part of the Hawks’ investigation into the airline, she was not being investigated herself, Hawks boss Lieutenant-General Berning Mthandazo Ntlemeza said on Wednesday. “For the record, Miss Dudu Myeni is not being investigated by the Hawks,” Ntlemeza said in[…]

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France drops Arafat poisoning investigation

French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered have closed the case without bringing any charges, a prosecutor said. “At the end of the investigation … it has not been demonstrated that Mr Yasser Arafat was murdered by polonium-210 poisoning,” the three judges ruled on Wednesday, according[…]

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