Author: Phathu Luvhengo

Concerns about the borrowing of money and the need for an agrarian revolution in South Africa were raised by a speaker addressing the President. Emphasizing the importance of amending Section 25 of the constitution for land expropriation without compensation, the speaker highlighted the significance of giving every South African access to land. The speaker advocated for the peaceful and lawful fight for this amendment, believing it will address various societal issues, including urban migration and food security. Criticizing high government spending, the speaker called for a reduction in cabinet expenses, pointing out the need for fiscal responsibility. Additionally, the speaker…

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Two suspects have been arrested by Limpopo police in connection with the murder of businessman Pilane Meela from Seshego. Meela was gunned down last year outside his home in Seshego Zone 3. The suspects, aged 33 and 41, were apprehended after joint investigations by the provincial murder and robbery unit, provincial tracking team, and a local private security company. The white Toyota Quantum minibus used in the crime was seized from one of the suspects. The suspects, along with two alleged accomplices already in custody for another murder case, will face charges including conspiracy to commit murder, possession of an…

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The recent discovery of homemade explosive devices at the Musjidur Rahmaan Mosque in Durban North has sparked concern for the South African Muslim Network (Samnet). The organization believes this incident could have led to a potential bomb attack, highlighting the need for increased vigilance and security measures. According to KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker, unknown suspects were disrupted by a security vehicle patrol while attempting to carry out their plan. As they escaped, they threw the devices onto the mosque premises, raising alarms within the community. Samnet chairperson, Dr. Faisal Suliman, condemned the act and called for full cooperation with…

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Attention all citizens of Limpopo! The search is on for Pfundzo Eddie Ramafamba, a 33-year-old man who managed to escape from police custody while he was supposed to appear in court. Ramafamba was detained on charges of assault GBH and intimidation, and the police are working tirelessly to locate him. Col Malesela Ledwaba, the police spokesperson, stated that the circumstances surrounding Ramafamba’s escape are currently under investigation. In a plea for assistance, he urged anyone with information to come forward and contact Capt Eddie Mawela at 082 414 7763, Crime Stop on 08600 10111, or use the MySAPS app. If…

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Retired Detectives Turned Private Investigators: Seeking Justice for Victims 01 July 2024 – 21:52 Meet Sam Lebese, a former South African Police Service detective with 22 years of experience. Now retired, Sam continues his commitment to justice as a private investigator, alongside his partner, Sarah Brown. Despite no longer wearing a badge or uniform, Sam’s dedication to upholding the law remains unwavering. The duo specializes in assisting victims of crime, providing them with the support and closure they deserve. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Sam and Sarah navigate the complexities of each case with compassion and diligence. Their…

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The EFF has proposed working with the ANC under certain conditions, such as not collaborating with its government of national unity partners, the DA and FF Plus. This proposal was discussed during a bilateral meeting between the EFF and ANC at the Inanda Country Club in Johannesburg regarding the constitution of South Africa’s 7th democratic administration. The main point of contention was power-sharing in the cabinet between the DA and ANC, the leading partners in the GNU. In a letter, EFF secretary-general Marshall Dlamini emphasized the party’s interest in collaborating with the ANC based on key principles, including total liberation…

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In a recent statement, Gauteng police have called on social media users to refrain from spreading false information about gangs in the province. Police spokesperson Brig Brenda Muridili expressed concern over misleading social media posts inciting fear in communities affected by gang violence. Muridili clarified that despite recent claims of 13 gang-related deaths, there were only three reported murders in Westbury this week. She reassured that interventions were in place in gang-affected areas like Eldorado Park and Riverlea, with extra deployments and arrests of suspects like Morgan John “Big John”. The anti-gang unit has made significant progress, resulting in the…

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Sipho “Smirnoff” Mhlanga, a notorious vehicle hijacker and smuggler, has been sentenced to 53 years in prison by the Mtubatuba magistrate’s court in KwaZulu-Natal. This comes after a national task team cracked down on cross-border criminality, leading to Mhlanga’s successful conviction. Mhlanga was part of a syndicate involved in smuggling hijacked and stolen vehicles from South Africa to Mozambique through various borders in KwaZulu-Natal. He faced 10 charges including murder, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping. His accomplice, Vusi Amos Malwane, was also sentenced to 55 years’ imprisonment earlier in June. The task team’s efforts have resulted in the arrests of 276…

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A Limpopo man, George Marawidzi, 60, was recently sentenced to five years in prison or a R10,000 fine for the illegal possession of a pangolin in Phalaborwa, Limpopo. Marawidzi was apprehended last year following a tip-off about his intent to sell a pangolin in Hoedspruit. A joint operation involving the Hawks, CIC National Security, D-Dass, and Hoedspruit Farmawatch led to the discovery of the pangolin hidden in his vehicle boot. Despite failing to produce a permit for the endangered species, Marawidzi was released on bail of R5,000 before being convicted and sentenced. The success of this case highlights the commitment…

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Former African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule has been accused of being involved in a corrupt tender scheme that diverted funds meant for the removal of asbestos from the homes of the poorest residents in the Free State. The scheme allegedly benefited high-ranking government officials through kickbacks instead of effectively removing the hazardous material. Magashule and businessman Edwin Sodi of Blackhead Consulting are being accused of orchestrating a “rent-seeking” scheme that resulted in minimal work being done for a hefty sum of money. A total of 10 individuals, including Magashule, have been charged with fraud, corruption, money laundering, and…

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