CRIME

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Pietermaritzburg community gripped by fear as witnesses and police are murdered

“These murders are done by people who are known”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 March 2019
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Protesters extort cash and goods from immigrant shopkeepers

“I always give them two litres of paraffin for burning tyres during protests”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 21 March 2019
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Zimbabweans in Limpopo village fear for their future

Police said to have been given an ultimatum by local group to evict all undocumented Zimbabweans

By Emelda Tintswalo - 13 March 2019
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Immigrant shop owners targeted by criminals in Lusikisiki

Hawkers’ Association fears immigrants will leave: “The consequences will be terrible for us all”

By Sibahle Siqathule - 12 March 2019
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It’s “war” on the Cape Flats

“We are living in fear” says Lentegeur Community Policing Forum chair

By Ashraf Hendricks - 27 February 2019
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A teenager was sexually violated at her school in October 2015. Her teachers, the principal, and the Gauteng education department all failed her

Family is suing for R1.5 million

By Lee-Anne Bruce and Sheena Swemmer - 27 February 2019
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Forget cigarette smuggling. The big money is in stealing coal

Coal theft siphons off billions of rands a year

By Ciaran Ryan - 22 February 2019
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Marchers call for better street lighting

“I have been staying in this darkness for about 25 years”

By Vincent Lali - 20 February 2019
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“I want all my rapists to be arrested”

Rape survivor says the police have failed her time and again

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 20 February 2019
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Concern over high number of vigilante killings in PE

At least 13 people killed in past four months

By Joseph Chirume - 19 February 2019
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Police chalk up arrests with anti-gang units

But civil society tells Parliament that an untrained and under resourced police force is failing communities

By Thembela Ntongana - 13 February 2019
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Nooitgedacht school children protest after shootings

Two people killed in a shooting outside the school on Sunday

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 February 2019
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Glebelands hostel murder case postponed

Police officer and his co-accused are alleged to have murdered nine men

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 January 2019
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Award-winning children’s book author Dianne Case stabbed 14 times

Protesters at bail hearing hold up 16 days of activism placards

By Ashraf Hendricks - 10 December 2018
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People robbed of ARVs because of whoonga myth

No ingredients in ARVs help people get high

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 7 December 2018
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Concourt agrees: people guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status

However, extradition law still protects their fundamental rights

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 6 December 2018