The Jamia Masjid in Lower Chiappini Street, Bo-Kaap has been hit by an alarming spate of theft in recent weeks, with monies reportedly being snatched from the mosques safe. While staff have resolved to changing locks on several occasions, this has done little to curb the criminal activity. Robbers have[…]
If Eskom has its way, “izinyoka” – the isiZulu word for snakes – who steal electricity will have to pay up to R60 000 in penalties. The entity proposed that stealing electricity be added as a new offence to the criminal matters amendment bill and that it should carry heavy[…]
While the Western Cape education department tallies the cost of repairs as a result of theft and vandalism, it has confirmed a drop in the number of incidents reported in comparison to the same period last year. Education MEC Debbie Schafer said in a statement that 18 incidents had been[…]
Two women appeared in a court on Thursday for allegedly stealing more than R2m while working as a clerk and a shop assistant, respectively, at a Milnerton, Cape Town, petrol filling station. Clerk Wilhelmina Burger, 58, and shop assistant Sandra Nelson, 64, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court[…]
Cape Town authorities recovered more than 80 stolen wheelie bins as well as crates and shopping trolleys in an operation focused on scrap collectors. Wheelie bins are being stolen at an alarming rate as it is an easy target, however for rate payers, it is costly to replace. Last week,[…]
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