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  • Crime

    ACSU seizes R218 000 worth of liquor 28 January 2021 ACSU reaction members discovered nine cases of 750ml Johnny Walker Black Label Whisky, as well as five cases of 750ml Hennessy. Read More Disregard of traffic light leads to accident 27 January 2021 According to eye witnesses, the taxi was launched into the air as it hit the Kia, and came to a halt on its side. Read More Manhunt for escaped duo launched by SAPS 27 January 2021 An internal investigation, that will look into how these suspects escaped, is underway. Read More Eight charged for tax evasion 26 January 2021 Fraudulent tax returns were submitted to the South African Revenue Services (SARS), causing an actual loss of R2.5 million. Read More Load More Articles

  • EFF pickets at Clicks Ermelo

    EFF pickets at Clicks Ermelo EFF pickets at Clicks Ermelo Picketing EFF members at Clicks Ermelo. Picketing EFF members at Clicks Ermelo. Picketing EFF members at Clicks Ermelo. 1/3 Share GK CRONJE 8 September 2020 The Clicks group has issued an unreserved apology for the advertisement, has taken full accountability and apologized unreservedly for the advertisement published on its website and has taken immediate action to address all concerns. However, the EFF is having none of it. “The only way to make capitalists apologize and feel genuine remorse is for them to lose money. #ClicksMustFall,” the party stated. A ragtag band of local EFF red berets have gathered at Clicks Ermelo on Monday morning, after a call from Julius Malema to shut down the outlets following an alleged racist advertisement on its website. The picketers claimed that they would return with 4 500 protestors soon, to close down Clicks Ermelo. According to Malema, the alleged racist campaign referred to black women's natural hair as "damaged, dry and frizzy" while depicting a white woman's hair as normal. “We are going to the ground, we are going to close all the stores. That is a directive of the EFF. We are going to close the doors of Clicks, that's what's going to happen when we arrive. There's no Clicks store that's going to trade, it's guaranteed.” These were the words from the EFF's Marshall Dlamini. Clicks Group CEO, Vikesh Ramsunder, said that while it could not bow to threats from the EFF, it would not hesitate to close stores if the situation became violent. Ramsunder said that they would keep their customers and staff safe. “If there's picketing or unrest around our stores, we will close our doors. It's very important that our employees are protected. We certainly cannot bow to threats and violence. It's not acceptable in any democracy.” he stated. The Clicks group has issued an unreserved apology for the advertisement, has taken full accountability and apologized unreservedly for the advertisement published on its website and has taken immediate action to address all concerns. However, the EFF is having none of it. “The only way to make capitalists apologize and feel genuine remorse is for them to lose money. #ClicksMustFall,” the party stated. Residents are advised to exercise caution during the week when visiting the Clicks Ermelo branch. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Three men nabbed on kidnapping, murder and assault charges

    Three men nabbed on kidnapping, murder and assault charges Three men nabbed on kidnapping, murder and assault charges 1/2 Share SH HATTINGH 8 September 2020 The victim later succumbed to his injuries in hospital on 1 September 2020. The second victim survived the attack. Preliminary investigations has since revealed that, amongst the men fingered in the whole saga, one is employed as manager at a local chain store. The other two suspects were found to be an assistant and a security guard. Three men, aged between 30 and 32, appeared before the Carolina Magistrate’s Court on charges of kidnapping, assault with an intent to cause grievous bodily harm, as well as murder. The trio was arrested on 4 September 2020. Their arrest follows an investigation by the SAPS, which revealed details of an incident that took place on Friday, 14 August 2020. It is alleged that the three men were driving in a vehicle, where they stopped upon noticing two males, aged 22 and 35. Allegations state that the two were then forced by these suspects into their vehicle, and were taken to a storeroom, where they were severely assaulted with an iron pipe as a form of punishment for allegedly insulting their colleague. The matter was reported to the police, and the victims were taken to hospital after sustaining serious injuries. One of the victims made a statement to the police, and a case was opened. The victim later succumbed to his injuries in hospital on 1 September 2020. The second victim survived the attack. Preliminary investigations has since revealed that, amongst the men fingered in the whole saga, one is employed as manager at a local chain store. The other two suspects were found to be an assistant and a security guard. The case has been postponed to 16 September for further investigation, and formal bail hearing. The suspects have been remanded in custody. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • ALZU robbed during late afternoon

    ALZU robbed during late afternoon ALZU robbed during late afternoon 1/3 Share SH HATTINGH 6 October 2020 ACSU gave chase to three suspects who were fleeing on foot in the direction of Wesselton. Despite firing warning shots, the suspects continued to flee, and managed to escape across marshlands at the Eskom substation into the nearby informal settlement. ACSU control room received a call for assistance at a business at the bottom end of Naudé Street. Both reaction vehicles were notified to respond with Alpha 1, Oubaas De Jager, after we established that a robbery was in progress. ACSU gave chase to three suspects that were fleeing on foot in the direction of Wesselton. Despite firing warning shots, the suspects continued to flee, and managed to escape across marshlands at the Eskom substation into the nearby informal settlement. According to information received, the suspects canvassed the shop for quite some time, whereafter one of the suspects managed to take down the store manager with non-lethal force, and cleared the cash register. The second suspect pinned the manager to the floor in the bathroom, wielding a panga. The third suspect forced employees to the floor, assaulting one employee. Any individuals with information that can assist Ermelo SAPS with the investigation, are requested to contact Constable BP Masina at either of the following numbers: 082 373 8389 or 017-819 2321/8. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Naked woman found murdered in Wesselton

    Naked woman found murdered in Wesselton Naked woman found murdered in Wesselton 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 3 November 2020 The woman was naked, and she had stab wounds in her neck. She is still not identified. The body of a female was found on 31 October at 01:00 in an open field next to Nelson Mandela avenue in Wesselton. The woman was naked, and she had stab wounds in her neck. She is still not identified. Any person with information regarding this case please phone Sergant S. Ndukwana on 017-819 2321/8 or 082 373 8389. In a second case, the owner of a local business closed shop at 17:00 on Saturday, 31 October, and was on his way to his father's business when he was apprehended by 3 suspects. They fired warning shots, took a bag with money from the complainant and fled. A lookout was given with a description off the vehicle and a registration number. Members from Ermelo SAPS discovered the vehicle at a house in Extention 32. One suspect was arrested, and two are still at large. The bag with cash was recovered. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Lyfstraf saak weereens uitgestel

    Lyfstraf saak weereens uitgestel Lyfstraf saak weereens uitgestel 1/2 Share GK CRONJE 6 Oktober 2020 ie departement van onderwys gaan ook teen die drie onderwysers optree. Woordvoerder van die departement, Jasper Zwane, sê die voorval is uiters teleurstellend. Die drie verdagtes, Mxolisi Mdakane, Tau Nkosi en Mamatjie Zitha (skoolhoof) staan tereg op aanklagte van aanranding met die doel om ernstig te beseer, sowel as gewone aanranding. Die skoolhoof en twee onderwysers van die Masizakhe Secondary School, het in die landdroshof in Ermelo verskyn omdat hulle na bewering lyfstraf aan vier leerders toegedien het. Hulle is in hegtenis geneem nadat die ouers die saak by die polisie aangemeld het. Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, woordvoerder van die polisie in Mpumalanga, het onderwysers gewaarsku om hulself te weerhou van lyfstraf, omdat dit in die land afgeskaf is. “Dit het tot lig gekom dat die drie betrokke was by lyfstraf van hierdie kinders, nadat hulle nie hul skoolwerk gedoen het nie.” Die departement van onderwys gaan ook teen die drie onderwysers optree. Woordvoerder van die departement, Jasper Zwane, sê die voorval is uiters teleurstellend. Die drie verdagtes, Mxolisi Mdakane, Tau Nkosi en Mamatjie Zitha (skoolhoof) staan tereg op aanklagte van aanranding met die doel om ernstig te beseer, sowel as gewone aanranding. Die drie het op 2 September 2020 in die hof verskyn, waar borgtog op R1 000 vasgestel is. Hul saak was tot 18 September in die landdroshof in Breyten uitgestel, en weerends uitgestel na 20 November 2020 vir verdere ondersoek. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Eight charged for tax evasion

    Eight charged for tax evasion Eight charged for tax evasion 1/8 Share SH HATTINGH 26 January 2021 Fraudulent tax returns were submitted to the South African Revenue Services (SARS), causing an actual loss of R2.5 million. Eight suspects appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 21 January 2021, on charges of alleged tax evasion, theft and money laundering, while the charge sheet also includes four companies that were used by the group. Smangaliso Innocent Khoza (37), Busisiwe Prudence Nkosi (36), Sipho Andrew Philane (58), Sabelo Given Khumalo (35), Nhlanhla France Nyambi (43), Marcus Madala Mdhuli (44), Thabo Chamaine Philane (31) and Mfanzile Tholebono Msibi were arrested following a Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation. The initial arrests in this case were in November 2020, followed by the rest of the syndicate members on different dates. The four companies that have been charged are Madam and Eve General Trading, Khuzumuzo (PTY) , Smangalisobusisiwe Trading , Zipho Zethu Trading and Mexza Cleaning Services. The Hawks’ investigation has revealed that from April 2017, Khoza and his girlfriend, Nkosi, the sole directors of Madam and Eve General Trading, submitted fraudulent tax returns to the South African Revenue Services (SARS), causing an actual loss of R2.5 million. The couple, who appear to be the ringleaders in this case, recruited family members and friends to register non-existing companies in order to prejudice SARS. The accused were each released on bail amounts ranging from R3 000 to R10 000. The case has been postponed to 9 February 2021. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Disregard of traffic light leads to accident

    Disregard of traffic light leads to accident Disregard of traffic light leads to accident 1/6 Share GK CRONJE 27 January 2021 According to eye witnesses, the taxi was launched into the air as it hit the Kia, and came to a halt on its side. On Wednesday, 27 January, a collision occurred at the Church- and Buhrman Street intersections. According to bystanders, the driver of the red Toyota Quantum minibus taxi was traveling in Church Street at high speed, wholly disregarding the traffic light. Another motorist, driving a Kia station wagon, was busy turning at the traffic light, and was hit by the taxi. According to eye witnesses, the taxi was launched into the air as it hit the Kia, and came to a halt on its side. At this time, there are no reports of serious injury, although several individuals were transported to the hospital for treatment. Emergency medical services, the fire department and towing services were on scene in a flash, with ACSU ensuring orderly conduct from onlookers. Emergency personnel appeals to motorists to obey the traffic laws, and to keep to the speed limit. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Toddler sought

    Toddler sought Toddler sought 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 23 June 2020 Thulani was last seen on the morning of the day of disappearance, when he was playing in the street. On 19 June 2020, Thulani Ndhlovu (2) was reported missing in Extension 5, eMzinoni, Bethal. According to the mother, Thulani was last seen on the morning of the day of disappearance, when he was playing in the street. A missing child case was opened, and is under investigation. If anyone has seen Thulani, please contact the SAPS on 017 647 9665. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Carolina suspects handed hefty sentences

    Carolina suspects handed hefty sentences Carolina suspects handed hefty sentences 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 17 November 2020 None of the accused showed remorse for their actions, and prison is the only place where they can be rehabilitated, the Magistrate said. On 6 November 2020, the Carolina Regional Court handed down sentencing to Njabulo Elson Mnisi (28), July John Nyawu (26), Lucas Vusi Hlatshwayo (24) and Muzi Emmanuel Mlotshwa (26). It is alleged that on 1 June 2014, Dlamini Phillimon Okthy (36) was assaulted, stabbed with a knife and robbed of R570 and banking cards by the suspects. On the same night, the suspects met with Nomsa Elizabeth Dlamini (30) and her friend, whereafter they assaulted the women. Dlamini's friend managed to escape, and the suspects threatened the victim with an axe, dragged her to an open field next to Enkanini Section Silobela, and gang raped her for nearly 2 hours. The suspects were arrested after cases of rape, kidnapping and robbery were opened. Mnisi and Nyawo, both received life imprisonment, with an added twelve years each. All sentences are to be served concurrently. Hlatshwayo and Mlotshwa were both sentenced to twelve years imprisonment. When handing down judgment, Magistrate Combrink said it is the duty of the court to protect the society, and that can only be done by imposing a prescribed sentence. The faced offenses of a serious nature, and they traumatized their victims. On the charge of rape, the fact that one of the accused had a condom in his possession shows that their actions were planned. None of the accused showed remorse for their actions, and prison is the only place where they can be rehabilitated. < Previous Article Next Article >

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