There’s confusion around the whereabouts of a man arrested on Wednesday for the attempted murder of a homeless man in Pretoria. The 40-year-old was supposed to make his first court appearance at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday, but prosecutors said he was released. Police say he remains in custody[…]
An investigation has been launched into what led to the collision of a passenger train and a rail maintenance locomotive which left at least 50 passengers injured in Mamelodi, Pretoria on Saturday. Gauteng Metrorail spokesperson, Lillian Mofokeng, said the accident happened at about 18:24 at Eerste Fabrieke Station. She said[…]
The 20-year-old man accused of raping a child at a Dros restaurant is set to return to court in Pretoria on Wednesday. During his last appearance on November 1, the court heard that the accused had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had undergone treatment for substance abuse as a[…]
Family and friends of the late Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa have described her as a committed servant of the people. Gauteng premier, David Makhura, says South Africa has lost an outstanding campaigner for global peace and environmental justice in Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. He was speaking at Molewa’s[…]
The so-called “Springs monster” has been sentenced to an effective 35 years in prison for the severe abuse of his five children, the rape of his eldest daughter, drug possession and obstruction of justice. His ex-wife received a suspended sentence of five years on certain conditions, such as undergoing psychological[…]
The case of a man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in a bathroom of a Pretoria restaurant was postponed on Tuesday for further investigation. Advocate Sanet Jordaan asked for the postponement in order to bring an application to obtain the accused’s cellphone for “forensic downloading”. The man, wearing a[…]
People in various parts of the world have staged protests on the centenary of Britain’s Balfour Declaration, which promised a homeland for Jewish people and paved the way for the occupation of Palestine. Thousands gathered in Ramallah on Thursday, the administrative capital of the occupied Palestinian territories, to march to[…]
The DA and the EFF will approach the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday morning in a bid to have Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s re-appointment reviewed. Molefe was reappointed as CEO of the parastatal by the Eskom board on Friday, May 12, after a dispute over a R30m pension pay-out,[…]
South Africans across the country have heeded to the call for mass action calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Protestors took to the streets in masses, lead by the Democratic Alliance (DA), displaying placards while chanting and singing. The DA in the Free State province joined the country in[…]
South Africa will on Friday seek to defend its failure to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted on charges of genocide, at an unprecedented hearing before international war crimes judges. It will be a humbling moment for Pretoria, one of the leading voices in the creation of[…]
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