Pretoria News

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 3rd, 2012
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Ten days after being discharged from the Steve Biko Academic Hospital following his release on medical parole last month, former police commissioner Jackie Selebi is back in hospital. Selebi was released on medical parole on July 20 after he was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure. At the time of ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2012
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Only two years ago he was the toast of the town, rubbing shoulders with the likes of US music stars R Kelly and Akon and hosting some of the biggest parties in Pretoria has ever seen. But on Wednesday convicted crime boss William “King of Bling” Mbatha was sentenced to a total of 113 years, […...
By benim
In News
Aug 10th, 2011
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London – Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani will learn in the Belmarsh Magistrate’s Court in London on Wednesday whether or not he will be extradited to South Africa amid yet another lurid allegation about his sex life. The British press has in recent days reported that Dewani broke off his...
By benim
In Abuse
Mar 1st, 2011
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Durban – The Nongoma Regional Court handed a life sentence to a 25-year-old woman on Monday for raping a 5-year-old boy she was hired to look after, police said. Lieutenant Colonel Thembeka Luthuli-Mbele said the woman was arrested in January last year immediately after it was discovered that t...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 28th, 2011
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Pretoria – The trial of a security guard accused of raping and strangling his wife in a Pretoria park three years ago has been postponed so that a psychiatrist can examine him. The North Gauteng High Court put off the trial of Johan McIntyre, 33, to August 15 at the request of the State and [&h...
By benim
In News
Feb 23rd, 2011
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A quick-thinking Pretoria teacher’s screams telling her Grade 1 pupils to drop down on to the floor beneath their desks as a gang of nine robbers opened fire at a cash-in-transit van outside the school, probably saved the lives of more than 12 terrified six-year-olds. In yesterday’s incident, three r...
By benim
In Abuse
Feb 22nd, 2011
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An Ivory Park man was on the run on Monday after his wife caught him raping his 10-year-old step-daughter, police said. Warrant Officer Neldah Hlase said the girl’s mother left the two together on Sunday while she went shopping. On her return at 2pm, “the woman thought it was a dream̶...
By benim
In Abuse
Jan 11th, 2011
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The homeless man was gathering wood when he heard a girl crying. He followed the sound, and caught the attacker red-handed while he was raping the 11-year-old. On Monday Patrick Montsho told the Pretoria Regional Court how he saw the young girl trying to fight off her attacker on May 25, 2008. Pointi...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 11th, 2011
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The man believed to have been a generous donor to two car guards has fallen to his death from the viewing platform at the top of Table Mountain. The suspected suicide took place almost a year to the day after the man gave a R1.4 million gift to two Table Mountain car guards. The Cape […]...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 31st, 2010
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Armed police watched helplessly as a mob stoned to death a Limpopo priest they believed had “bewitched” his young relative into committing suicide. Albert Shai, 65, of Rakoma village outside Tzaneen, was killed after a relative, 20-year-old Mohale Shai, apparently committed suicide. The young man had...