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Police arrest suspects in possession of firearms and ammunition, drugs and explosives

WESTERN CAPE – Police members were busy with tracing operations on Saturday 24 December 2022 in Elsiesriver and Delft policing precinct when they arrested and detained suspects on charges related to the firearms control act and illegal possession of ammunition. The members responded to information and searched a residence situated in Fabriek Street in Eureka. […]

Human Rights

South Africa Fuel Tanker Blast Death Toll Rises to 15

The death toll from a fuel tanker explosion in a South African city east of Johannesburg has risen to 15, the health minister said Sunday. “Yesterday [Saturday], the death toll was at 10 people and now we are sitting at 15 as of this morning,” Joe Phaahla told reporters at Tambo Memorial Hospital. The tanker, […]

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10 Dead, 50 Injured In Johannesburg After Gas Explosion

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 25 (NNN-BUANEWS) – A total of 10 people died on the scene and approximately 50 others were injured, after a gas explosion in Boksburg, in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, yesterday morning, local authorities said. William Ntladi, a spokesperson for Ekurhuleni Emergency Management Services, said that, they received a report that, a gas […]

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Police arrest the Boksburg gas tanker driver for culpable homicide

PARKTOWN – On Saturday, 24 December 2022, in the evening following an explosion of a gas tanker in Boksburg, the police traced and arrested the driver of the tanker at a private hospital where he had been receiving medical treatment for minor injuries. The 32-year-old suspect has been charged with multiple counts of culpable homicide, […]

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Provincial Commissioner strongly warns vigilante groups after two men were kidnapped, doused with flammable substance and set alight

POLOKWANE – The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has strongly warned vigilante groups for taking the law into their own hands and killing people they suspect of crime. This after the partially burned and bound body of one of the mob justice victims was found by a Pastor in the […]

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Limpopo police refute video clip circulating on social media about hijacking at Nyl Plaza

POLOKWANE – The Police in Limpopo have taken note of a video clip circulating on social media showing three men alighting from a white motor vehicle at a toll gate, approaching another vehicle that stopped behind and committing what looked like a robbery or hijack. The accompanying information stated that the incident took place at […]