#Elections2019: MPs hear community unrest biggest threat to May 8 polls


File Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA) PARLIAMENT – Unrest in communities posed the greatest threat to the May 8 elections, SA Police Service (SAPS) top management told MPs on Tuesday. Briefing the police portfolio committee, Major General Zeph Mkhwanazi said a threat assessment by  SAPS  ahead of the polls identified community protests, issues with demarcation,... Read More

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    File Image/ANA PORT ELIZABETH – A 24-year-old man accused of killing a Port Elizabeth police flying squad member, was denied bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.  Sibusiso Mcunu, faces five charges of murder and one of attempted murder after Constable Dwane Kemp. Four armed robbers were also shot dead when officers foiled... Read More
  • Eastern Cape cops offer R50k reward for information on murder case

    File Image: IOL PORT ELIZABETH – Zwelitsha police, in King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape, have offered a reward of R50 000 for information which may lead to the arrest of suspects responsible for the murder of 29-year-old Luvo Desi.  Police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, said Desi’s body was found dumped on the side... Read More
  • Security guards protest against outsourcing at Department of Health

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Spat over Centurion complex’s ‘unfair’ pet policy turns ugly

Cats were a decade ago welcome in Ireland Gardens, but no longer. Picture: Pexels Pretoria – Cats versus dogs in complexes turned into a legal wrangling before the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, with the owner of a cat who is adamant that it is unfair discrimination to rule that residents may keep dogs, but that... Read More

#SindisoMagaqa murder accused remanded in custody

Harry Gwala Executive Mayor Mluleki Ndobe appears in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court along with three other accused in connection with the murder of Sindiso Magaqa. Photo: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency(ANA) DURBAN – A senior ANC mayor who was arrested for the murder of former ANC youth league secretary general Sindiso Magaqa will remain in custody... Read More

Armed robbers targeted local restaurants over the weekend

Picture: Marcus-Trapp/Pixabay DURBAN – A gang of armed robbers targeted restaurants and eateries in Morningside, Durban, holding up and robbing patrons and staff at the weekend. “The suspects entered the premises pretending to be customers before pulling out firearms and ordering patrons to put their hands in the air. “The suspects then robbed the business... Read More

Four Gauteng cops arrested for murder, assault

Picture: jhusemannde/Pixabay Pretoria – Four South African Police Service (SAPS) officers have been arrested in connection with the murder of 48-year-old Phikolomzi Tatsi and the assault of two other men, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said on Tuesday. Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the four, who were arrested on Monday, are two sergeants and... Read More


Mouse helps keep shed squeaky clean

When screws and bits of metal started appearing in a bird feed container an infrared camera helped solve the mystery. Steve Mckears, who lives in Severn Beach, near Bristol, said the problem started mid February when he found a screw in among the peanuts he was preparing for the birds. He said he removed the... Read More

FA Cup: BBC signs new four-year broadcast deal to show competition live

The FA Cup will continue to be broadcast on BBC Sport until 2025 FA Cup matches will be shown live on the BBC until 2025 as part of a new four-year broadcast deal with the Football Association. The new agreement – which starts at the beginning of the 2021-22 season – will see BBC Sport... Read More

Team Sky become Team Ineos as new sponsor owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe is confirmed

Team Sky have officially become Team Ineos to reflect their new sponsor, a chemicals firm owned by Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Broadcaster Sky said in December it would end its decade-long commitment at the end of 2019, during which time the team Sky have won eight Grand Tours. Ratcliffe is worth £21bn and... Read More

Water supply restored to Germiston CBD, Bertha Gxowa Hospital

File photo: African News Agency (ANA) Archives JOHANNESBURG – Water supply has been fully restored to Bertha Gxowa Hospital and parts of the Germiston CBD which were affected by an interruption over the past five days, the City of Ekurhuleni said on Tuesday. In a statement issued by Nhlanhla Cebekhulu, the divisional head: Communication and Media Relations, the... Read More