A case of assault with the intention to cause grievous bodily harm was initially opened but was changed to murder.
About 351 students were defrauded for a youth training programme allegedly run by the councillor that was not accredited.
Criminals are increasingly luring victims using social media, after which they are raped or assaulted.
Police in Makhado arrested a 40-year-old man involved in the murder of 51-year-old Annette Kennealy on Tuesday night.
The guards bravely fought back and during the ensuing gun battle, one suspect was shot.
Preliminary investigations led to where the murder weapon was hidden on top of a small hill outside the village.

Crime WATCH: Police station ‘under siege’ from angry Yeoville residents

The killing of a man in view of the public appears to have caused angry locals to target the police.

Crime Man arrested for Senzo Meyiwa murder to sue Bheki Cele

Zamokuhle Mbatha wants the state to pay for his unlawful arrest.

Crime Two Durban cops shot dead guarding ANC councillor’s home

The municipality is calling on members of the public with information to urgently come forward and contact the police.

Crime Police investigate fresh shooting in PE’s northern areas

The Provincial Organised Crime Investigation Unit is investigating a case of attempted murder.

Crime Intruder breaks into Cape Town fire station

The case has been reported to police and video footage has been secured. 

Crime Woman allegedly abducts children, demands R5k ransom

The woman allegedly said to one of the parents that if he couldn’t pay up, his daughter would be taken to Hillbrow ‘to make money’.

Crime Abalone worth R1m confiscated in PE, suspects arrested

A police spokesperson says the anti-poaching unit observed suspicious activity at Noordhoek beach along Marine Drive on Monday afternoon. 

Crime Teenager raped in West Rand farm attack

A farmer was taking his daughter to school when they were attacked near their farm in Westonaria.

Crime Man on 50 most wanted list arrested in Pretoria

Meanwhile, a man believed to be linked to the notorious ‘Boko Haram’ gang allegedly operating in Pretoria East has also been arrested.

Crime Two Durban cops shot dead in their car, have their guns stolen

The officers were guarding an eThekwini councillor’s house and were attacked overnight.

Crime Wife finds elderly husband strangled in Durban North home

The man was found by his wife at their home on Monday afternoon.

Crime Tavern-owning police captain held for murder

Angry community members in Limpopo on Sunday torched four vehicles allegedly belonging to a police captain and his family members after he was arrested on suspicion of murder and the attempted murder of the man’s brother.

Crime North West man arrested after police find explosives worth R129K in his bedroom

A 49-year-old man arrested in connection with alleged dealing in and possession of explosives worth R129,000 will appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, North West police said.

Crime Residents live in fear after two of four missing girls found raped, another injured

Limpopo community members caught an alleged perpetrator and handed him to police.

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