Syndicate suspected behind increasing land grabs across Johannesburg city

The City of Johannesburg suspects that a syndicate is behind land grabs which are increasingly taking place across the city.

Johannesburg MMC for public safety Michael Sun told TimesLIVE on Wednesday that land invasions were taking place in a manner that was not meant to help destitute people who wanted to erect a shack for a place to stay.
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Bentley‚ Lamborghini‚ Maserati – where are the Gupta cars?

A trawl through the infamous leaked Gupta emails has unearthed an impressive and expensive collection of exotic cars that were registered to the family’s address in Saxonwold‚ Johannesburg.

A Bentley‚ Lamborghini and Maserati are among the vehicles linked to the address in correspondence contained in the leaked emails.
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Search for missing South African-British nationals deepens as traces of blood was found in car

Anti-terrorism cops and hostage negotiators are scrambling to piece together the last known movements of a missing Cape Town couple thought to have been abducted by acolytes of terror group Isis.

The couple left their last trace at a secluded bush lodge in the rolling hills of Zululand in northern KwaZulu-Natal. What befell them from the time their 4X4 made the arduous climb on a gravel road out of the valley is unknown.
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Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town: VAT hike pays for corruption

The Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa are concerned that citizens are effectively paying for the impact of corruption through a hike in Value-Added Tax (VAT).

The bishops expressed their “deep concern” at the hike by one percentage point to 15% announced in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s “tough but hopeful” budget speech.
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Port Elizabeth: Teenager ambushed, left for dead on the way to school

A teenage schoolgirl was ambushed, dragged into the bushes and left for dead while walking to Linkside High School on Wednesday morning (21/02/18).

The attack happened less than 1km from the school shortly after 8am – while the girl was running late for class.
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The poor in SA are set to suffer after latest budget speech

Increases in fuel and in basic food prices will affect the poor most as a consequence of poor management over the last 9 years, the opposition leader says.

The poor are set to suffer due to the poor management of the country’s fiscus over the past nine years under former president Jacob Zuma, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has said.
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how did Morris “KGB” Tshabalala survive in the SAPS for so long considering his record and continued criminal activity?

How did a convict sentenced in 1996 to 10 years for robbery with aggravated circumstances find himself floating around the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung in 2012, flush with a cool R50-million aimed at stoking factional battles in the ANC?

Continuing the tradition at Nasrec in December 2017, pressure was also allegedly placed on the SAPS to launder R45-million to buy votes. Details of this and other horrors of the Shadow State were revealed by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate at a Scopa report-back on Tuesday. The clean-up has begun. 
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Barbaric! – Marikana men drank blood of their victim

They dipped their fingers in his blood, some scooped it with their hand and drank it. They also put it in a bottle and left with it, court hears.

A group of men drank the blood of a man they had killed, the North West High Court heard on Wednesday.
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Farm murder suspect killed in attempted farm attack

One of the four suspects in the Herman Botha murder case, Thomas Baloyi (25), was fatally shot during an attempted farm attack in Kalkfontein outside Groblersdal last Wednesday.

LIMPOPO – Baloyi and three other suspects, Tobias Moyo (44), Fanie Makwaka (25) and Chris Langa (31) were on 29 November 2017 each granted R1 000 bail by the Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court after they were arrested in connection with the murder of 64-year-old Herman Botha at his Kameeldoring residence last year.
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Watchdog dismisses complaint about AWB and old SA flag on SABC

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) has dismissed a complaint about an SABC news report that depicted the old South African flag‚ AWB flag and German Swastika.

Television critic Thinus Ferreira lodged a complaint against the state broadcaster for its coverage of the Black Monday protests against farm murders in November 2017.
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Six die in a brutal police station attack at Ngcobo Police Station in the Eastern Cape

The chairperson of the portfolio committee on police has called for CCTV cameras to be installed in police stations across the country following the killing of five police officers and a soldier this morning.

Francois Beukman said the installation of the cameras would be an urgent implementation of police station safety which was in line with strong recommendations made by his team.
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Convicted Fraudster, Schabir Shaik is too busy to go to jail

Schabir Shaik is not being hauled back to jail. Instead the convicted fraudster is “very busy” at his Morningside home in Durban.

On Monday as hundreds of Twitter and Facebook users shared a hoax tweet claiming that he was going to be rearrested‚ the terminally ill parolee’s schedule was full.
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‘Whose land will you take? Who is not our people?’ – Lekota

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa and Parliament who will decide who gets the land, if they go ahead with plans for land expropriation without compensation.

Ramaphosa told Parliament, during his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday, that the ANC will go ahead with plans to amend the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.
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Farm murders and attacks the past weekend is shocking

Several farm attacks and murders have occurred this past weekend, and in one case, “Kort” Hans Meyer was brutaly killed on his farm near Charl Cilliers, a town near Secunda in the Eastern Transvaal.

Aranda Nel-Buitendag, FF + councilor in the Govan Mbeki municipality, said this form of violence against the country’s food suppliers has long been handed out and it’s time to declare farm attacks and murders to priority crime.
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