murder

Dewani to stand trial next week

British businessman Shrien Dewani is set to stand trial next week for allegedly murdering his wife Anni on their honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010. Local and international media are expected to pack the benches of the Western Cape High Court when he appears before Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso[…]

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Murder up, but some serious crimes down

The murder rate has increased despite overall serious crime declining slightly by 0.4 percent, according to the 2013/2014 crime statistics released on Friday. “It’s a very difficult area to police. It requires each and every one of us to work together,” national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said referring to the[…]

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Thousands attend Palestinian funeral

Thousands of people have gathered in occupied East Jerusalem for the emotionally charged funeral of a Palestinian teenager killed in an apparent revenge attack for the abduction and murder of three Israeli settlers last month. The funeral procession carrying the body of Mohammed Abu Khdair, 17, on Friday afternoon moved[…]

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Crossbow accused under observation

A Benoni man accused of murdering his wife with a cross bow has been ordered to stay in prison but under strict observation. Thirty-nine year old Shameema Moghammad Shamoon was found in a pool of blood in the home she shared with her husband on the East Rand in April[…]

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