The three men arrested after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a young black jogger in the southern United States, were formally indicted on murder charges by a grand jury on Wednesday. Arbery, 25, was shot dead on February 23 while running in a residential area of Brunswick, Georgia, which has[…]
The man accused of raping and murdering a South African teenager made his first appearance at the Wynberg magistrate’s court in Cape Town on Tuesday. Leonard Mzingeli, 25, from the Siyangena Informal Settlement in Philippi has been charged with murder of 17 year old Amahle Quku whose naked body was[…]
India has executed four men for the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. The four were hanged before dawn on Friday at Tihar jail in the Indian capital, the head of the prison, Sandeep Goel,[…]
It’s been a just over a week since the body of little Tazne Van Wyk has finally been laid to rest. However, the bereaved family have taken up the position to sue the state of the murder of the 8 year-old-girl. The family firmly believe that her life could have[…]
A police breakthrough will see two people appear in court on Monday for the vicious stabbing and murder of a Cape Town gay person days after the annual Pride festival. Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said the 30-year-old was stabbed to death in Athlone on 3 March. Two people[…]
A man who was arrested for the murder of a Tulbagh boy is a convicted criminal who was out on parole. The body of Reagan Gertse, 8, was found on Sunday after he had gone missing earlier that day. Following leads and information handed to the detectives, a 53-year-old man was subsequently[…]
Police officers were allegedly too scared to search a property pointed out as a potential hiding place of Moyhdian Pangarker when he was sought for the disappearance of Tazne van Wyk, her grieving mother told Police Minister Bheki Cele on Wednesday. Carmen van Wyk said that after eight-year-old Tazne disappeared[…]
Two people were arrested on Friday when police swooped on properties in Parow, Cape Town, after a mob took the law into their own hands in anger at the murder of Tazne van Wyk. The angry mob set alight three properties because they believed the occupants contributed to criminal activity[…]
Emotions were highly charged in Elsies River on Thursday after the shocking news of Tazne van Wyk’s body being found outside of Worcester late Wednesday night. The suspect Mohidien Pankager, 54, took police to the site of her body after he was arrested on Monday in Cradock. He had been[…]
The number of children murdered in Cape Town still stands at 1,000 every year, which means on average, three children get killed per day. That’s according to a senior researcher at UCT Children’s Institute, Lucy Jamieson, unpacking the shocking statistics of child murders in South Africa. It comes in the[…]
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