Former chief justice Pius Langa passes on

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his condolences to the family of former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Pius Langa, who passed away at a Johannesburg Hospital this morning. Langa, 74, died today after being admitted to hospital for about a month due to illness. Zuma said that the country has lost one … Continue reading “Former chief justice Pius Langa passes on”

Marikana commission adjourns

Pretoria – The Farlam Commission, which is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 44 mineworkers in strike-related violence in Marikana last year, has adjourned until Thursday, Chairperson Judge Ian Farlam said on Monday. The commission had resumed on Monday to hear a report back after the commission was postponed last week after advocate Dali Mpofu, who … Continue reading “Marikana commission adjourns”

Zulu’s “inaccurate” comments on Zim “regrettable” – Zuma

Pretoria – The presidency has noted the “unfortunate” comments attributed to Lindiwe Zulu, President Jacob Zuma’s international relations advisor, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Sunday. Zulu is reported to have said President Zuma had telephoned Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe to express his “unhappiness” on the situation in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is currently preparing to host … Continue reading “Zulu’s “inaccurate” comments on Zim “regrettable” – Zuma”

Limpopo’s new faces announced

Pretoria – The newly inaugurated Premier of Limpopo, Stanley Mathabatha, has officially announced his provincial cabinet. Announcing the Members of the Executive Council on Friday, Mathabatha said his appointment as the Premier of Limpopo bound him to uphold the Constitution, and in so doing, there were duties and responsibilities that he had to fulfil to … Continue reading “Limpopo’s new faces announced”

Motorist runs over traffic officer

Pretoria – Mpumalanga police have arrested the driver of a BMW sedan for running over a traffic officer. The driver is facing attempted murder charge following his failure to stop when instructed by the Mpumalanga traffic officials. The incident took place on R23 road between Standerton and Val. The resultant accident happened when one of … Continue reading “Motorist runs over traffic officer”

Man kills girlfriend, himself

“We heard the sound of a gunshot,” said one community member. “You could sense that something was not right. This terrifying occurrence was followed by [a] police van and paramedics.” A 36-year-old man, motionless and helpless, was later instantly declared dead at Ga Mamabolo, Tshware village. The man, alleged to have had a heated argument … Continue reading “Man kills girlfriend, himself”

Three supected dealers caught with 50k dagga

Polokwane police have arrested three men aged between 24 and 42 for allegedly selling dagga to students and learners in the Mankweng Township. The police got a tip off and managed to seize dagga estimated to the value of R50 000. The trio, who are expected to appear before Mankweng magistrate’s court, will remain in … Continue reading “Three supected dealers caught with 50k dagga”

Four dead in car crash

Four people, including a two-year old boy, were killed in a fatal car accident in R 71 between Polokwane and Mankweng in the morning. Spokesperson Moses Molepo confirmed that police are investigating a case of culpable homicide. The four were declared dead at the scene and five other individuals, incurred serious injuries were rushed to … Continue reading “Four dead in car crash”

Man critical after “trying to steal” from a spaza

“Sebata kgomo (help me)”, the man shouted as a mob of community women and men flooded over him. He was accused of theft. The man, who appears to be between the ages of 23 and 26, was nearly beaten to death. “We are tired of these people. They don’t want to work. Let’s kill this … Continue reading “Man critical after “trying to steal” from a spaza”

Mandla Mandela’s full statement and accusations

Today the Chief of Mvezo, Mandla Mandela called a press briefing at his village of Mvezo to “address a few matters that have been circulating in the media at this time”. Mandela addressed a number of issues including the “interference” by his aunt Makaziwe Amuah (nee Mandela) in Mandela family matters who he accused of … Continue reading “Mandla Mandela’s full statement and accusations”