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Kraaifontein suspects acquitted

The acquittal of two men for the killing of a Kraaifontein constable left her wife reeling outside the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. “How can you do this? She is gone. She is shot. It is unfair,” Marissa Dixon-Witbooi proclaimed near the steps, directing the statements at acting Judge[…]

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2 suspects in Gaza car bombings arrested

The Gaza Ministry of Interior said it arrested two suspects on Sunday in relation to attacks on five vehicles belonging to the military wings of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad the day before. A ministry spokesperson, Iyad al-Bazm, said the suspects were undergoing interrogation. He also added that the ministry[…]

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CT drug suspects in court

Two men arrested for drug possession in the Cape Town CBD on Sunday, will appear in court Monday. Police say the two long distance bus employees were arrested after arriving from Gauteng. They say they found drugs worth R2-million hidden in the driver’s compartment area. The drugs include heroin, cocaine[…]

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Shootout in Surrey Estate

Surrey Estate was the scene of chaos late Monday night following a shooting and attempted robbery at a convenience store at the busy Engen petrol station. Armed suspects stormed into the Primrose Supermarket in Surrey Estate on the corner of Comet and Ruimte road and held up staff and customers.[…]

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Third man to appear for PE teacher’s murder

A third person arrested in connection with the murder of teacher Jayde Panayiotou will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Brigadier Marinda Mills confirmed the man was arrested in New Brighton on Sunday. The news followed the appearance of Panayiotou’s husband in the same court on Monday[…]

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Panayiotou murder accused to appear in court

The second of two men arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of teacher Jayde Panayiotou is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The other man, Thando Siyoli, 31, appeared in the same court on Thursday. The second arrested man, aged 28, is a[…]

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2 suspects deny helping Copenhagen gunman

Two men suspected of helping the gunman behind the deadly attacks in Copenhagen faced a court hearing Monday as Danes mourned the victims of a shooting spree that authorities said may have been inspired by last month’s attacks in Paris. The defense lawyer for one of the suspects said they[…]

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Search narrows for Charlie Hebdo suspects

Heavily armed anti-terrorism police have swooped on residential areas northeast of Paris in a extensive manhunt for two brothers suspected of being the gunmen who killed 12 people at a satirical weekly in the French capital. Officers said the operation began after witnesses sighted the two men said to be[…]

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