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Lesufi Visits Homeless Shelter After Escapees Flee with Mattresses

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National Commissioner condemned the senseless killing of a 33-year-old Constable last night

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Full COVID-19 Pandemic Speech Thursday, 9 April 2020

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Police of the KwaThema area confirmed the murder of a 35-year-old man by his alleged girlfriend on Wednesday afternoon.  A witness said that he noticed the man running towards him and realised he was being chased by a woman wielding a knife.  The man fell to the ground and the witness saw bloodstains on the …

Sipho Skosana with his slain son Bandile Skosana. Bandile was found crushed under a boulder in Rethabiseng, Bronkhorstspruit PIC: SUPPLIED

The body of 4-year-old Bandile Skosana was found on Sunday after he was reported missing on Saturday.  He was stabbed 14 times and then crushed with a boulder.  The sweet 4-year-old boy from Rethabiseng  in Bronkhorstspruit, celebrated his birthday last Tuesday and went missing on Saturday.  The gruesome scene of his murder was discovered on …

Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, was emphatic on Thursday during the media briefing – social visits will not be allowed during lockdown level 3.  Bheki said that certain activities would remain prohibited during the 3rd level.  “I hope you will read regulation 33 very closely.  All categories permitted appear there, and visiting your friends, your …

Collins Khosa’s family lawyers will be lodging a review of the SA National Defence Force report that cleared the troops of any wrongdoing.  Khosa was allegedly killed by soldiers in the early days of the lockdown.  In the report the SANDF board found that the confrontation between Khosa, his brother-in-law and soldiers in Alexandra on …

Most schools in the country will be opening on Monday for grade 7 and grade 12 learners, but the department of basic education under minister Angie Motshekga admitted to facing several setbacks in their plans to resume the academic year.  Motshekga visited three schools in Gauteng to assess their state of readiness.  Amidst vandalism of …

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has defended the national coronavirus command council’s decision to lift restrictions on religious gatherings.  She was responding to criticism that “people are being sent to the slaughterhouse”.  Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu and NDZ reiterated that very strict measures would apply with regards to sanitation, disinfecting and social distancing for those religious …

Government’s decision to allow churches to open under strict guidelines have been met with a mixed response.  Citizens in the restaurant industry have questioned the reasons for allowing churches to reopen while forcing restaurants to remain closed for sit-down meals.  Wendy Alberts, the CEO of the Restaurant Association of South Africa, said the industry was …

Police in Benoni delivered a baby at the police station when a lady went into labour unexpectedly

Benoni police officers from the Putfontein police station went beyond the call of duty when they assisted woman to deliver her baby on Monday.  Sergeant Raid Ubisi said that the woman was at the police station when she went into labour.  “The pregnant woman accompanied her husband to the police station.  While she was at …

The briefing by the National Coronavirus Command Council has been postponed yet again.  It was scheduled originally for Tuesday but was then moved to Wednesday at 12:30pm.  The council is expected to announce details of the regulations for the level 3 lockdown which begins on the 1st of June.  With only 3 working days left, …

Thamsanqa Gabuza and his friends were arrested on Friday for reckless and negligent driving and breaking lockdown rules.  The group of friends included Rhythm City star Sphamandla Dludlu and musician Queen Lolly.  According to traffic officers they were speeding in Gabuza’s BMW when they were pulled over.  Gabuza was arrested for speeding and reckless driving …