Gauteng cops fatally wound alleged murderer in shootout

File picture: Pexels Ekurhuleni – A murder and attempted murder suspect has been fatally wounded during a shoot-out with police in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng police said on Sunday. “Police received information about a man who was wanted for a string of murders in Ekurhuleni,” Captain Mavela Masondo said. “The suspect was spotted in Emalahleni informal settlement... Read More

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Man killed in Reservoir Hills hijacking

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DA youth leader to lay assault charges after attack at SABC debate

File picture Pretoria – Gauteng Democratic Alliance (DA) Team One spokesperson on youth Pogiso Mthimunye will lay charges with police after he was allegedly assaulted by African National Congress supporters at an SABC radio station debate in Pretoria on Friday night. “Last night [Friday], while attending an election town hall debate hosted by Motsweding FM,... Read More

Thoriso Themane murder accused teens to remain in custody

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Nathi Nhleko’s former chief of staff facing fraud charges

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10 years of Grindr: A rocky relationship

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MPs’ expenses editor ‘more resolute’ after Queen talk

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Knife crime: Tony Blair says police losing knife crime battle

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Prince Charles and Camilla make history in Cuba

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