‘This is the highest direct imprisonment sentencing ever imposed for animal cruelty in Africa, and will set the precedent nationwide,’ said NSPCA.
Four suspects – aged between 22 and 26 – were arrested after the victim was rescued from a house in Langa, Cape Town on Wednesday.
Sephiri Jan Liphoko allegedly ordered the hit on Piet Moletsane in September 2021. The deceased was a ward councillor candidate.
Two men – aged 33 and 23 – were shot and killed in Hanover Park, Cape Town. The police said the motives for the murders are unknown
A third suspect, 54, has been arrested in connection with the robbery at Eerste River post office in Cape Town.
A 45-year-old security guard was shot and killed by two suspects in police uniform when he stopped them entering Gonubie post office.
Thabo Bester was dubbed ‘The Facebook Rapist’ because he used the social media site to lure his female victims and eventually attack them
Two 21-year-old men were arrested in connection with the armed robbery that took place at Eerste River post office on Tuesday.
Four people, including a pensioner and police constable, were wounded in a shootout. The unknown suspects escaped from the scene.
The police said Piet Moletsane was in the running to be elected as a ward councillor at the time of his murder.
A victim spotted his alleged hijacker on the street while police officers were taking him to a station to open a case.
Ward 43 councillor Andile Andries and branch secretary Lubabalo Keso were allegedly shot and killed by the occupants of a taxi on Monday, said police.
The 19-year-old claims the gun accidentally discharged, but the authorities believed he shot her intentionally, out of anger
‘The police then arrested the eleven suspects on the premises whilst they were reportedly busy loading chrome into a truck.’
The Hawks’ Narcotics Enforcement Bureau raided the farm in Bo-Swaarmoed, Ceres after receiving information about alleged drug activity.
The body was found along the R712 near Hatsoanyane Farm. The deceased person is believed to be around 32 years old, said police.
The deceased was found with a gunshot wound to his forehead by two passersby. A black cellphone was lying next to his body, said police.
A 27-year-old suspected drug dealer was arrested at his home in Freedom Square, Mangaung after TRT officers carried out a search of the property.
‘The race or sex of the person is unknown as the person was burned beyond recognition,’ said police. The children stumbled upon the body in a bushy area.
‘The vehicle was spotted and a chase and shootout between police and the suspects ensued,’ said police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg.
‘We are already living with crime in Strandfontein. We have crime in our area and we don’t want more. Smit’s face has been plastered in all media. He will not be able to hide where he stays.’
Four suspects were arrested after the missing man’s car and bank cards were used around Johannesburg. Two of them were employed by the deceased.
Gauteng police reckon the latest arrest will help them close a series of other cases involving Boko Haram gang members in Mamelodi
The NPA welcomed the Limpopo High Court’s decision to put three men behind bars for life after they killed Alwyn Petrus van Zyl on his Waterberg farm in 2020.
A psychologist said Daniel Smit’s belief in the occult likely played a role in the alleged murder of Jerobejin van Wyk but recommended that he go to a psychiatric hospital to be assessed for “the scientific reasons for his horrific act.”