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Groblersdal assault | Corrie Pretorius denied bail

Written by on 29 June 2022

Emotions are running high outside the Groblersdal magistrate’s court where Corrie Pretorius is applying for bail. He’s accused of viciously assaulting a local teenager in what’s being seen as a racially-motivated act. Corrie Pretorius has been denied bail for allegedly assaulting and pointing a gun at a 16-year-old. This was caught on camera and went […]

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WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO TACKLE QUEERPHOBIC HATE CRIMES BEYOND OUR CONSTITUTION

Written by on 29 June 2022

South Africa has one of the most inclusive Constitutions in the world, but despite the advanced human rights laws highlighted in it, queer people still face the brunt of a failing legal system and queerphobia in society. Though there is a rise in understanding that queerness doesn’t equate to unnaturalness, it would be hard-pressed to […]

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OFF-DUTY WOMAN COP (26) GUNNED DOWN IN DELFT

Written by on 22 June 2022

Detectives say the 26-year-old woman was shot and killed while standing outside her home on Tuesday night. An off-duty police officer has been gunned down in Delft in a second shooting in the area one week. Detectives said that the 26-year-old woman was shot and killed while standing outside her home on Tuesday night. Police […]

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A Durban policeman allegedly shot and killed his 10-year-old son on Sunday morning, mistaking him for an intruder.

Written by on 20 June 2022

The incident took place at around 10am on Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manor Gardens It is alleged the man had been asleep when he heard his son screaming for help. He ran downstairs and saw an unknown person at the window. The policeman ran back for his state-issued firearm and fired shots through the window […]

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Written by on 13 June 2022

Gauteng police are searching for a gang of about eight armed men in a Quantum minibus who robbed a pharmacy in Melville at around 8:30 am on Monday. It’s reported the suspects entered Mays Pharmacy on Main Road, pretending to be customers before robbing employees of an undisclosed amount of cash and cellphones at gunpoint. […]

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Speaker investigating EFF GBV claims

Written by on 13 June 2022

Parliament says it will investigate allegations of gender-based violence against female EFF members. That’s after a complaint was laid by the party’s chief whip, Floyd Shivambu. The Speaker of the National Assembly House says two security personnel have filed criminal charges against the EFF members. Last week, Parliamentary Protection Services removed MPs from the Red […]

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