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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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“Cape Town sprang into action, reaching roughly double the number of homeless persons compared to the whole of Gauteng” The City of Cape Town achieved South Africa’s highest service reach to the homeless during the national lockdown period levels 4 to 5 when regulations specifically instructed municipalities to immediately shelter homeless people amid health risks. …

Human rights lawyer George Bizos has died

Former apartheid struggle stalwart and human rights lawyer George Bizos has died at the age of 92.  George Bizos born 15 November 1927 was a Greek-South African human rights lawyer who campaigned against apartheid in South Africa. He was noted for representing Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial. He instructed Mandela to add the qualification “if needs be” to his trial address, which …

Minister Zulu exposes government workers

Social development minister Lindiwe Zulu has told parliament that some government employees may have applied for the special Covid-19 social relief of distress grant meant for the poor and unemployed. Zulu revealed this while issuing a warning that the government was coming for its employees who benefited from the scheme, announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa …

Police rescue pensioner held hostage as attackers emptied his bank accounts

A 76-year-old man who was kidnapped and held hostage overnight while his attackers emptied his bank accounts at various petrol station ATMs has been rescued in Phillip Nel Park in Pretoria, said police. The incident happened on Wednesday. The Hawks, Tshwane metro police, K9 unit as well as Tracker connect had joined in the investigation. …

Court orders police to return alcohol unlawfully confiscated from pub during Level 3

Police who illegally confiscated a huge amount of alcohol from a popular pub and restaurant in Pretoria has been ordered to return the booze within 48 hours. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria handed down the judgment after the owners of Padstal approached the court in a bid to get their liquor returned. According to …

18-year-old Kagiso Kale strangled and stabbed to death by Boyfriend in Mokopane

Kagiso has joined the sad list of fallen Angels in South Africa.  She was found murdered in her mother’s house after having a conflict with her boyfriend.  The two were in a 3-year-old relationship. It is alleged that the boyfriend strangled her with an electric cable before stabbing her to death. According to the neighbor, …

Political parties have reacted to the open letter to the ANC that Ramaphosa has published over the weekend.  The letter called on the party to eradicate corruption within its ranks and referred to the ANC as “accused no.1.” Leaders of the opposition however have responded that Ramaphosa should walk the talk and take action against …

A 47-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after he was caught driving 204km/h on the N3 highway with his BMW M5.  According to EMPD spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng, the man claimed that he was rushing his passenger to hospital after noticing Covid-19 symptoms.“The driver was taken to the Bedfordview police station. A passenger, who was interviewed …

Food prices have soared since the beginning of the national coronavirus lockdown and consumers have really been feeling the pinch.  Most essential goods have seen a substantial price increase between January and June this year and consumers are struggling to make ends meet. “On average I would say that it has actually doubled, especially on …

South Africa is currently the fourth most expensive country to die in.  Citizens spend an average of R26 875 on a funeral, which amounts to approximately 13% of the average South African salary.  Japan is the most expensive country when it comes to dying with an average of 68,3% while Russia is only 1,3%.  In …