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08:18 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 21, 2014
Eastern Cape roads claim several lives At least 6 people were killed in a head-on collision on the N6 between Queenstown and Cathcart in the Eastern Cape on Saturday evening. Provincial traffic spokesperson, Tshepo Machaea says 5 people were killed instantly in a VW Golf, and an infant later died in hospital Meanwhile, one person was killed and several others injured in a head-on collision between a bakkie and a minibus on the R61 between Ngcobo and Mthatha o... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 21, 2014
Somalian shop robbed for a second time in PE Port Elizabeth police are searching for three armed suspects, after a Somali-owned shop in Motherwell was robbed for the second time in less than a week. Spokesperson, Constable Mncedi Mbombo says two Somali nationals were busy offloading groceries from their vehicle on Saturday, when three men demanded money from them. They took airtime, cigarettes, a pair of new shoes and an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot... read more
12:39 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 20, 2014
Rampant Steyn obliterates the West Indies Dale Steyn grabbed six wickets as South Africa rushed to victory by an innings and 220 runs on the morning of the fourth day of the first test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday. Steyn was at his menacing best, as he finished with 6-34, his 25th five-wicket haul in test cricket, as the tourists were bundled out for just 131 in their second innings. Proteas captain Hashim Amla enforced the... read more
12:35 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 20, 2014
Four arrested after Eastern Cape bank robbery A bank robbery in Lusikisiki was revealed to be an apparent inside job, when two bank clerks, along with two other accomplices, were arrested for the crime. Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Lt-Col Mzukisi Fatyela says police received a call of a bank robbery on Friday and when they got there, the robbers were gone. He says police viewed CC-TV footage, and later arrested two staff members who were inside the bank at the ... read more
12:33 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 20, 2014
Penguin festival launched at Cape St Francis The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, SANCCOB, launched a 10 day penguin festival in Cape St Francis on Saturday morning, with the release of 6 rehabilitated penguins back into the sea. The festival will include a number of events and activities for the whole family and all proceeds will go to SANCCOB. Based in Cape St Francis, next to the iconic Seal Point Lighthouse, the penguin rehab... read more
08:52 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 20, 2014
Body of missing Gauteng man washes up at Jeffrey's Bay The body of a 20-year old man was recovered, after it washed ashore at Kabeljaauws, Jeffrey's Bay on Saturday morning. The man went missing while swimming at Main Beach in Jeffreys Bay on Tuesday evening. The NSRI says the man, who was originally from Gauteng, was apparently caught in rip currents. Spokespeson, Craig Lambinon, says a surfer had gone to assist, but the man had disappeared under the water before the sur... read more
07:18 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, December 20, 2014
Last of so-called Convicted killer Frikkie du Preez, one of the so-called "Waterkloof four", was released on parole on Friday. Correctional Services spokesperson, Logan Maistry says he has been released as per order of the parole board, adding that if offenders had served half their sentence, they were eligible for parole. The "Waterkloof four" -- Du Preez, Christoff Becker, Gert van Schalkwyk and Reinach Tiedt -- beat... read more
12:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
SA embassy investigate deaths of expat couple in Ireland  The Department of International Relations says South African embassy officials in Ireland are investigating the deaths of an expat couple there. Department spokesperson, Nelson Kgwete, says they're still waiting for their report. He says they will be verifying the citizenship status of the couple. The Irish Times reported that the married couple from South Africa, were found wounded and bleeding by firefighters ... read more
12:42 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
SA welcomes arrest of Rhino-horn syndicate in Prague  Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, has welcomed the arrest of 16 members of a rhino horn smuggling syndicate in Prague in the Czech Republic. In a statement today, Molewa said the arrests confirm that the killing of South Africa's rhino for their precious horns is linked to international crime syndicates. Her spokesperson, Albie Modise, says the battle against rhino poaching requires international collabo... read more
12:33 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
PE mayor honoured as a 'Living Legend' Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Benson Fihla, has been honoured as one of the province's Living Legends. An exhibition entitled Life and Times of Ben Fihla officially opened on Wednesday at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and will be on display until January 18th. Fihla, who spent 14 years on Robben Island and also escape execution in 1964, says he has a unique opportunity to know what others have to say ab... read more
12:16 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
Missing Uitenhage boy found alive after two friends tragically drown  Uitenhage police say they've located the third child who was reported missing after a group of children jumped into the Lapland River to escape a swarm of bees. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Gerda Swart, says the child had been admitted to hospital for treatment for bee stings. She says he has been discharged and is recovering at home. Meanwhile, Swart says police divers have recovered the bodies of two b... read more
11:52 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
Toddler stabbings-charges against man withdrawn  The National Prosecuting Authority has withdrawn charges against a man who was arrested for allegedly stabbing a woman and two toddlers during a robbery in Dobsonville, Soweto. NPA spokesperson, Phindi Louw, said this morning that this was due to insufficient evidence against him. The 33-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon in connection with Tuesday's attack when two men broke into a home and attacked the... read more
09:37 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
TB Joshua's building did not have planning approval  A town planner who worked for influential Nigeria preacher TB Joshua has told an inquest that the building which collapsed at Joshua's church, killing 116 people, did not have planning approval. Bisi Adedire, who served as a consultant for Joshua, said that lack of approval did not mean the building was unsound but he says he told the coroner that he had warned church officials they were ignoring building regulations... read more
09:33 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
Eight children found dead in Australia home  Eight children have been found dead in a home in the northern Australian city of Cairns. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the suburb of Manoora this morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. Police said when they got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside the home. The victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years. The woman, believed... read more
08:59 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
Hartenbos father sentenced for assaulting his baby  The father from Hartenbos man who abused his four month old baby boy in 2012, has been jailed after being found guilty of attempted murder . The man was sentenced on Thursday. Regional Magistrate Daniel Bok says the 28 year old accused is guilty of attempted murder. He pleaded that he was temporarily insane when he assaulted his baby boy in August 2012. A pediatrician testified during the trial that the victim will... read more
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