17:52 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
Western Cape police commissioner, General Arno Lamoer, has issued suspension notices on police members caught on a video stripping a man naked and then beating and kicking him in the Cape Town CBD on Thursday.
The video has gone viral on social media.
Addressing a media briefing in Cape Tow on Friday, General Lamoer, said "we as SAPS, not only in the province but nationally, condemn their behaviour in the strongest ... read more
12:52 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
Oscar Pistorius' ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor is currently giving emotional testimony in the Paralympian's murder trial in the Pretoria High Court.
The court has had to adjourn several time to give Taylor the opportunity to regain her composure.
She testified that Pistorius was angry after a policeman reprimanded him for leaving his gun on the seat when he was stopped for speeding.
She told the court that he ... read more
12:22 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, March 07, 2014
Police management in the Western Cape say they are investigating allegations of police brutality after a video clip surfaced showing police stripping a man naked and punching and kicking him several times.
Western Cape provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Thembinkosi Kinana, says they are in the process of viewing the footage.
He says they will ensure that decisive action is taken against those involved.
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14:30 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 06, 2014
Eskom says it is doing everything possible to ensure the burden of load shedding is spread evenly across the country.
Spokesperson Tony Stott says it's unlikely that any power outage of longer than two hours would be due to load shedding.
Eskom has now instituted its stage three load shedding schedule, which requires up to 4000 Megawatts to be shed.
Meanwhile, The Nelson Mandela Metro Traffic Department has pleaded w... read more
13:16 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 06, 2014
State witness Charl Johnson concluded giving evidence in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in the High Court in Pretoria today.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel went through notes Johnson had made about the screams and gunshots he heard in the early morning of February 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp.
Johnson said he was convinced that they were being attacked, as the screams did not sound like fighting, but ... read more
12:27 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Professional boxer, Kevin Lerena, is the fourth witness to take the stand in the murder trial of paralympian, Oscar Pistorius.
Lerena was part of a group of people with Pistorius at a restaurant in Melrose Arch when a gun was discharged.
The incident is one of three gun-related charges that Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to, as well as a charge of murder.
The trial adjourned at noon at noon because his defence... read more
10:26 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 05, 2014
A key state witness in the Oscar Pistorius trial testified this morning that he received a large number of calls after his telephone number was read out in court on Tuesday.
Charl Johnson, the husband of another state witness Michelle Burger, was testifying on Day Three of the Pistorius murder trial in the Pretoria High Court.
He told the court that he was sitting in a witness room waiting to be called to testify w... read more
16:40 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 04, 2014
eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) apologised on Tuesday on its website for using a picture of a witness during the live broadcast of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.
"This morning during court testimony by State witness Michelle Burger, eNCA showed a still photo of Ms Burger which was sourced from the University of Pretoria's website," the group's head of news Patrick Conroy said in a statement published on the site.
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14:42 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A second State witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has told the court she heard loud voices from his home the night that he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Taking the stand just before lunch on day two of the trial, Estelle van der Merwe told the Pretoria High Court that she woke up at around 2am by what sounded like people fighting.
She said it last for about an hour.
Van der Merwe lives ... read more
12:48 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 76-year-old farmer, his 66-year-old wife, and their 33-year-old son.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Colonel Jay Naicker, said the three, one of whom was a farm employee, were arrested early on Tuesday morning in an operation that involved several branches of the police and a private security firm.
On Sunday, the bodies of Echard Schutte, Elizab... read more
12:39 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The state's first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial broke down in tears at the end of a harrowing cross examination by defence counsel, Barry Roux.
Unisa lecturer, Michelle Burger, completed her evidence shortly after 12 o'clock , after taking the stand on Monday morning.
She testified hearing screams and four shots the night that Pistorius shot his model girlfriend of Reeva Steenkamp.
During cross exa... read more
11:09 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The Oscar Pistorius murder trial was adjourned briefly in the Northern Gauteng High Court this morning after the court was informed that the face of witness Michelle Burger was being televised.
A still image of Burger appeared on eNews Channel Africa, with their head of news, Patrick Conroy taking to twitter to say that the image used was from her university website.
Judge Thokozile Masipa gave the media stern wa... read more
07:45 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has praised the South African prosecution team for its efforts toward having honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani extradited to South Africa.
Dewani lost his latest legal battle to block extradition to South Africa on Monday.
Thirty Three year-old Dewani, argued that he should not be forced from the United Kingdom to face trial over wife Anni's death until he has recovered from mental... read more
07:24 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The Freedom Front Plus says the cruelty of the murder of the Schutte family in KwaZulu-Natal is shocking and does not speak of ordinary criminality.
FFPlus spokesperson, Dr Pieter Groenewald, says 76-year-old Eckhard Schutte, his wife Elizabeth and 33-year-old son Lutz, were so badly mutilated that by Sunday police could not say with any certainty how they had been murdered.
Their bodies, with multiple stab wounds,... read more
15:42 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, March 03, 2014
Relief organisation, Gift of the Givers, expects an update on former Bloemfontein teacher, Pierre Korkie, within the next few days.
Korkie was captured by Al-Qaede rebels in Yemen in May last year.
His wife, Yolande, was freed in January.
However, the kidnappers are demanding a more than R32 million ransom for Pierre's release.
Gift of the Givers director, Imtiaz Sooliman, says he's been in contact with Anas Al-Ha... read more