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Man, 75, killed during home invasion in Cape Town

A 75-year-old man was killed during a robbery at his home in Kraaifontein, Cape Town, on Friday, Western Cape police said.Two unknown men gained access to his house in Conifer Street, Northpine, at around 04:20, said police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk.”The 75-year-old owner … was assaulted,” he added, saying a post-mortem would determine how…

Pretoria man sentenced to life for raping his then-10-year-old stepdaughter in 2013

A Pretoria man was sentenced to life in prison on Friday after being found guilty of raping his then-10-year-old stepdaughter in 2013.According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victim, looked after her during the week.”The mother of the victim was working as a…

Your weather update: Heat expected on first day of February, thundershowers for Eastern Cape, Free State

A hot day is expected on Saturday – the first day of the new month – with the South African Weather Service advising of severe thunderstorms in the Eastern Cape and Free State.WarningsExtremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the central, northern and south-eastern parts of the Northern Cape as well as the eastern…

Mourners bid fond farewell to former ANC NMB chief whip Bicks Ndoni

Mourners filled Feather Market Hall in Port Elizabeth to bid farewell to former Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) ANC chief whip Phumelele Stanley Ndoni who died last Monday.The funeral was attended by ANC bigwigs in the Eastern Cape and several MPs.Ndoni was more popularly known as “Bicks”, with his brother, Mawonga, saying it took over his…

Alleged drug dealer ‘has licence for gold-plated AK-47 replica’

Alleged Durban drug dealers who were arrested with allegedly 20 000 heroin capsules and numerous weapons have licences for all their firearms, including a gold-plated AK-47 replica, says a source. The source with knowledge of the case said the replica, which caught the attention of the public for its gold finish, was a functioning Chinese…

‘The African perspective is always so under-reported’

After a racism debate in Davos on the invisibility of African climate activists, Greta Thunberg held a press conference Friday with eco warriors from Kenya, Uganda and South Africa to stress the importance of their voices.Vanessa Nakate of Uganda was at the heart of a viral debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos after…

Hawks crack down on R120K fraud within Buffalo City Metropolitan

The Hawks have arrested two suspects accused of executing fraudulent payments through the Buffalo City Metropolitan (BCM) health department in the Eastern Cape.   It is alleged 35-year-old Baxolile Ngoloyi, a systems controller at the municipality, transferred fraudulent payments to the company of 29-year-old Simthembile Smith who never rendered any services.”Approximately R120 000 was paid out…

Man takes his life after killing his girlfriend and raping her friend

Limpopo police are investigating a case in which a 37-year-old man killed his girlfriend, raped her friend and then took his own life.Benjamin Tebogo Marema shot his 27-year-old girlfriend, Kholofelo Morerwa, in the early hours of Thursday, following an altercation over infidelity, according to the police.”The quarrel between the couple allegedly started on Tuesday the…

Local stocks slide as global weakness persists

Pressure mounted on the JSE on Friday which saw it close weaker in tandem with trends in global markets which traded under pressure.Concerns over the spread of the coronavirus heightened on Friday as reports of new infections and detections keep surfacing across the globe. A gauge for global stocks indicates this week as the worst…

Gauteng matric pupil at centre of viral bullying video kept in custody, asks to write exams

The Gauteng Grade 12 pupil who was caught on video allegedly bullying one of her peers will remain in custody until her next court appearance.She has also asked to be allowed to write her exams.The Modiri Secondary School pupil, 19, was arrested on Thursday after she was filmed allegedly pouring a white liquid over another…