Crime

Police intercept Zimbabwe-bound stolen vehicle covered in snacks

Police intercept Zimbabwe-bound stolen vehicle covered in snacks

Police intercept Zimbabwe-bound stolen vehicle covered in snacks
Funny robbery: Man robs store using curry powder but can’t get away

Funny robbery: Man robs store using curry powder but can’t get away

A 34-year-old alleged thief in the Northern Cape failed to come up with a proper getaway plan after robbing a store using curry powder. Police arrested him at a hiking spot where he was hoping to catch a lift from the scene.

Funny robbery: Man robs store using curry powder but can’t get away
Police Minister happy and impressed with latest cash-in-transit arrests

Police Minister happy and impressed with latest cash-in-transit arrests

Police officers have arrested another six suspects in connection with cash-in-transit heists. The Police Ministry did not release any additional details surrounding the arrests due to the investigation still being ‘sensitive’.

Police Minister happy and impressed with latest cash-in-transit arrests
OR Tambo custom officers turn down R400k bribe from passenger

OR Tambo custom officers turn down R400k bribe from passenger

A passenger destined for Dubai raised the suspicions of the customs officers at OR Tambo airport and was removed from his flight for questioning. While being escorted to the questioning area the passenger offered a bribe.

OR Tambo custom officers turn down R400k bribe from passenger
Sakina Kamwendo sympathises with dad who accidentally shot his son

Sakina Kamwendo sympathises with dad who accidentally shot his son

TV and radio host Sakina Kamwendo has extended her sympathies to the dad who mistakenly shot his son when he thought he was being hijacked. Sakina pointed to her own loss and said she understood the family's pain.

Sakina Kamwendo sympathises with dad who accidentally shot his son
Sitole plans to tackle crime and corruption by improving the police force

Sitole plans to tackle crime and corruption by improving the police force

Sitole has announced a new strategy to bring down the crime rate on the 4th of June. Arrests have been made and corrupt police are being weeded out. His plan also involves less desk work and a more active street presence.

Sitole plans to tackle crime and corruption by improving the police force
Victim plays dumb and catches con man at his own game

Victim plays dumb and catches con man at his own game

An alleged fraudster met his match last week when he was outsmarted by a Bonteheuwel woman who trapped him in a house and got him arrested. She played him at his own game and made sure that justice was served by his arrest.

Victim plays dumb and catches con man at his own game
Family reminisce on their last moments with Sadia Sukhraj

Family reminisce on their last moments with Sadia Sukhraj

Sadia is believed to have been shot by hijackers during a botched hijacking in which her father shot back at the hijackers. Her family has taken time to express their last moments spent with her and appreciate the special moments.

Family reminisce on their last moments with Sadia Sukhraj
3 Arrested in possession of explosives in Limpopo village following tip-off

3 Arrested in possession of explosives in Limpopo village following tip-off

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe reportedly said on Saturday that police have acted on a tip off from a member of the community about the house in the village where explosives were believed to be stored.

3 Arrested in possession of explosives in Limpopo village following tip-off
Parliament expresses shock as KZN mayor arrested for alleged murder plot

Parliament expresses shock as KZN mayor arrested for alleged murder plot

Political killings in KwaZulu-Natal were brought into sharp focus for the parliament’s select committee on security and justice who were informed of the arrest of KZN mayor in connection with an alleged plan to murder.

Parliament expresses shock as KZN mayor arrested for alleged murder plot
Support groups provide shelter and aid for Manana’s former domestic worker

Support groups provide shelter and aid for Manana’s former domestic worker

Various support groups and women’s rights groups have reached out to and provided various forms of assistance to ANC Member of Parliament Mduduzi Manana’s former domestic worker Christine Wiro. She accused Manana of assault.

Support groups provide shelter and aid for Manana’s former domestic worker
2 Men arrested in Cape Town for possession of drugs worth almost R500 000

2 Men arrested in Cape Town for possession of drugs worth almost R500 000

The SAPS Public Order unit from Lavender Hill arrested two men in Hillview, Lavender Hill outside of Cape Town for being in possession of 8 990 mandrax tablets

2 Men arrested in Cape Town for possession of drugs worth almost R500 000
Watch: Would be car thief caught in the act by camera and silent alarm

Watch: Would be car thief caught in the act by camera and silent alarm

Briefly SA would like to encourage its readers to be careful when dealing with criminals and to contact the police and their security companies for assistance.

Watch: Would be car thief caught in the act by camera and silent alarm
These Abalone Smugglers Thought They Dodged a Bullet…but Then Their Shipment Was Called Back to SA

These Abalone Smugglers Thought They Dodged a Bullet…but Then Their Shipment Was Called Back to SA

A record sentence of 23 years behind bars was handed down to father and son abalone smugglers, George and Sean Kruger in the Khayelitsha Priority Crimes Court.

These Abalone Smugglers Thought They Dodged a Bullet…but Then Their Shipment Was Called Back to SA
Fourth Man Arrested for Brutal Murder of Hannah Cornelius

Fourth Man Arrested for Brutal Murder of Hannah Cornelius

Police have arrested a fourth suspect, a 26-year-old man, in Cloetesville in connection with the murder of Stellenbosch University student, Hannah Cornelius.

Fourth Man Arrested for Brutal Murder of Hannah Cornelius
Chris Hani's Killer Receives Parole but Faces Deportation after Home Affair Revokes Citizenship

Chris Hani's Killer Receives Parole but Faces Deportation after Home Affair Revokes Citizenship

Janusz Walus the man who was co-convicted for killing the South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Chris Hani at his home in Boksburg, Johannesburg

Chris Hani's Killer Receives Parole but Faces Deportation after Home Affair Revokes Citizenship
This Man Came to SA for Business, but a Gang of Men Had Other Plans for Him

This Man Came to SA for Business, but a Gang of Men Had Other Plans for Him

Police managed to arrest three men, who they believed were part of a group of men who targeted business people at the O.R Tambo International Airport.

This Man Came to SA for Business, but a Gang of Men Had Other Plans for Him
10 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Human Trafficking

10 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Human Trafficking

We share some tips on how not to become a victim of human trafficking in light of the many crimes that have been committed against woman and children.

10 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Human Trafficking
Hostage Drama Ends After Police Rescue Man From Captors

Hostage Drama Ends After Police Rescue Man From Captors

A man was rescued in Kimberley after he was kidnapped by four men and forced to make several withdrawals from his accounts. His abductors are still on the run.

Hostage Drama Ends After Police Rescue Man From Captors
Western Cape Businessman Charged With Attempted Murder Released on Bail

Western Cape Businessman Charged With Attempted Murder Released on Bail

A Western Cape businessman, who was arrested on charges of attempted murder, has been released on R2000 bail. He will appear in court again on 20 June.

Western Cape Businessman Charged With Attempted Murder Released on Bail
Mbalula Calls for Stronger Laws to Protect SA's Women

Mbalula Calls for Stronger Laws to Protect SA's Women

The Police Minister has visited many communities that have been riddled with crime recently and has called for stronger laws to protect women and children.

Mbalula Calls for Stronger Laws to Protect SA's Women
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