Entries by Neo Maphage

Hunt on for gang after brutal attack on Joburg family

Johannesburg – Police have launched a manhunt for a gang who launched a deadly attack on a family in Lawley, southwest of Johannesburg, on Saturday evening. Nothing was reported stolen from the scene, Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo, said. A woman, 40, her son, 21, daughter, 19 and daughter-in law, 19, were killed, while […]

Suspect set to appear over murder of children

Johanesburg – An Ekurhuleni man is expected to appear in court on Wednesday on charges of killing two children, whose bodies were found in a vacant building this week. Police spokeswoman Colonel Noxolo Kweza said the 40-year-old man would face murder charges in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court and more charges could be added. Kweza said […]

Cash in transit: one of the biggest issues in SA

Cash-in-transit robbers are the most ­dangerous and violent criminals in South Africa, according to Hennie Lochner, a senior lecturer at Unisa’s department of police practice. As part of his research, Lochner ­conducted interviews with 21 criminals convicted for these crimes. “Cash-in-transit robbers believe they are the ultimate criminals,” Lochner said at a seminar hosted by […]

Hawks swoop on police killers

Pretoria – Seven alleged ATM bombers aged between 33 and 47 have been arrested following a botched business burglary that left a police constable dead, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Sunday. Constable Baliki Mogapi, 33, was killed after he and his partner responded to an ATM alarm coming from Eenheid Steet in Haterbeesfontien […]

Norwood police urge residents to remain vigilant when driving

Norwood police urge residents to report any suspicious-looking vehicles they spot following them home. Norwood police are urging residents to be wary of suspicious-looking vehicles following them as they leave or return home. This warning follows reports to the police of residents being robbed in Norwood as they enter their homes. According to Sergeant Nurse […]

Don’t give window washers cash, drivers urged

Johannnesburg – The city’s metro police department has urged motorists to stop giving window washers money, claiming this is the only way to stop potential violence. Spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said this was the only way to rid the city’s streets of this problem, which has sometimes escalated into window washers assaulting motorists for […]

Boy, 13 stabbed nine times for his phone

Johannesburg – A 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital in a critical condition after being stabbed nine times in the back for his cellphone. The boy had been waiting for a bus on the side of Gerrit Maritz Road in Witpoortjie, Roodepoort, after writing an exam on Wednesday. Five people approached him and tried to […]

Crime stats to now be released quarterly

Cape Town – Crime statistics will now be released every quarter, instead of annually, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. In addition, the South African Police Service would publish one annual comprehensive report, he told journalists following Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting. It would allow government to respond to crime trends more rapidly and […]

Car jamming suspects nabbed

HOUGHTON – Three suspects were found with jamming devices, credit cards and a Speedpoint machine and were promptly arrested. With theft out of motor vehicle cases on the rise in Houghton, a recent arrest is said to be a breakthrough. On 17 May just after 2pm, three suspects were arrested as they were just about […]

Are these the 3 most stolen cars in South Africa?

An auto industry expert says that an updated list of the most stolen vehicles in South Africa would include the VW Polo. His comment follows an article published by Car Info in September 2015, questioning which cars are the most stolen in the country. The company concluded that the top most stolen cars in South Africa […]