More than 800 South Africans in prisons abroad

About 160 are in South American jails for drug trafficking, and almost 100 were nabbed in China for visa violations while teaching English.

At least 800 South Africans are detained in foreign countries, with 98 of them nabbed in China for visa-related offences, the department of international relations and cooperation (Dirco) said today.

More than 800 South Africans in prisons abroad
More than 800 South Africans in prisons abroad

More than 800 South Africans in prisons abroad

About 160 are in South American jails for drug trafficking, and almost 100 were nabbed in China for visa violations while teaching English.

AB Xuma scholar patroller rape-accused acquitted on all charges

AB Xuma scholar patroller rape-accused acquitted on all charges

The judge says the state failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the scholar patroller was guilty.
Seven officials arrested for corruption at Khayelitsha licensing centre

Seven officials arrested for corruption at Khayelitsha licensing centre

The city of Cape Town says the staff members would be served with pre-suspension notices once they have appeared in court
WATCH: Victim survives attempted armed robbery in Blairgowrie

WATCH: Victim survives attempted armed robbery in Blairgowrie

The victim escaped an attempted armed robbery after reversing into the suspects’ getaway car.
KZN estate agent robbed by brazen ‘buyer’

KZN estate agent robbed by brazen ‘buyer’

The realtor, homeowner, and a relative were bound and threatened while suspects stole their possessions.
Domestic violence escalates despite 16 days of activism against it

Domestic violence escalates despite 16 days of activism against it

An NGO says alcohol and drug abuse, as well as financial strain, could be contributing factors to the increase of domestic violence.
EC man fights ‘boy’ for calling him by his name, gets stabbed to death

EC man fights ‘boy’ for calling him by his name, gets stabbed to death

Police say the deceased has been identified as Mpho July, aged 22.
Two arrested in Cape Town with dagga worth R750K

Two arrested in Cape Town with dagga worth R750K

Authorities say they responded to a tip-off about a Toyota Avanza transporting dagga.
KZN kidnapping suspect appears in court

KZN kidnapping suspect appears in court

The court agreed to a request by the state for a seven-day remand so that an identity parade could be held.
Joburg metro police probe traffic management plan at Global Citizen Festival

Joburg metro police probe traffic management plan at Global Citizen Festival

The city says the majority of JMPD officers reported for duty with sufficient equipment and vehicles.
Mentally disabled man rapes and impregnates Limpopo mentally challenged teen

Mentally disabled man rapes and impregnates Limpopo mentally challenged teen

Limpopo social development warns against the abuse and neglect of disabled people.
Dogs starve for eight months after owner moves

Dogs starve for eight months after owner moves

Four severely malnourished dogs were rescued by the SPCA on Saturday after their owner had abandoned them.
Toddler Courtney Pieters’ rapist-murderer Mortimer Saunders gets two life sentences

Toddler Courtney Pieters’ rapist-murderer Mortimer Saunders gets two life sentences

Judge Babalwa Mantame said a long period of imprisonment was warranted. The public gallery received the sentence loudly and positively.
WARNING, explicit footage: Robber shot and killed, abandoned by accomplice

WARNING, explicit footage: Robber shot and killed, abandoned by accomplice

A shootout ensued after the homeowner managed to free himself and went for his gun to shoot the robbers.
Bheki Cele vows to root out gangsters in PE northern areas

Bheki Cele vows to root out gangsters in PE northern areas

The minister says a new police station will be built in Booysens Park within the next 10 months.
Domestic worker arrested in connection with dumped foetesus

Domestic worker arrested in connection with dumped foetesus

The 20-year-old will be charged with concealment of birth by the Durban North SAPS.
UniZulu student’s killer found guilty

UniZulu student’s killer found guilty

Khumalo was convicted for the killing of University of Zululand student Frank Chirwa, and robbing him of his cellphone.
AfriForum slams ‘negligent’ Naka Drotské shooting investigation

AfriForum slams ‘negligent’ Naka Drotské shooting investigation

The organisation claim that some evidence was left behind on the scene, and that police had been ‘negligent’ in their investigation at the crime scene.
WARNING: New hijacking trick hits Gauteng

WARNING: New hijacking trick hits Gauteng

Police have issued a warning on a new trend after two motorists fell victim on the same day using the same method.
Mashaba to seek meeting with new NPA head over prosecutions

Mashaba to seek meeting with new NPA head over prosecutions

The mayor says on numerous occasions, the city has sought to engage the NPA to raise its concerns on the apparent lack of attention paid to fraud and corruption matters.
Cybercrime costs SA almost R2.2bn a year

Cybercrime costs SA almost R2.2bn a year

The most common crimes are phishing scams, which are not new, but criminals always find new ways of tricking consumers.
Two suspects arrested for transporting dagga worth R1.6m

Two suspects arrested for transporting dagga worth R1.6m

Cash amounting to R12 000 was also confiscated.
Three suspects arrested for illegal firearms in Cape Town

Three suspects arrested for illegal firearms in Cape Town

Officers received information about a suspect as they conducted high density patrols in the Elsies River residential area.
12 licensing officials arrested for fraud

12 licensing officials arrested for fraud

The arrests followed raids conducted at private testing stations and a learner’s licence testing authority by the RTMC’s national traffic anti-corruption unit.
Slain UniZulu lecturer did more than uncover qualification syndicate

Slain UniZulu lecturer did more than uncover qualification syndicate

Gregory Kamwendo was fatally gunned down after he discovered a syndicate at the institution issuing fraudulent PhDs, but more details surrounding his murder have been uncovered.
Three men killed in apparent Limpopo mob justice attack

Three men killed in apparent Limpopo mob justice attack

Members of the community are warned to refrain from taking the law into their own hands.

 

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