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Daughter begged before dad shot her

‘Nee, Pappa, nee!’ – daughter begged before dad shot her anderbijlpark – Nigerian and Lebanese druglords forced Fanie du Preez to kill his wife and two teenage children when he refused to deliver drugs for them, the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate’s Court heard on Tuesday. He shot his 17-year-old daughter six times, Read more…

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Taxi plunges off bridge onto freeway

A minibus driver is lucky to be alive after his taxi plunged off a bridge in central Durban on Wednesday night . A minibus driver is lucky to be alive after his taxi plunged off a bridge in central Durban on Wednesday night. Rescuecare spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said the minibus Read more…

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Sindisiwe Manqele granted bail

Sindisiwe Manqele has been granted R15 000 bail, after she was found guilty of the murder of Skwatta Kamp member Nkululeko “Flabba” Habedi Sindisiwe Manqele has been granted bail, after she was found guilty of murdering her boyfriend, Skwatta Kamp member Nkululeko “Flabba” Habedi Judge Solly Sithole, in the Randburg Read more…

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Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail

Oscar Pistorius

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will remain under house arrest as he launches an appeal process to try to overturn his murder conviction.

He appeared in the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday where he applied for bail pending the outcome of an application for leave to appeal in the Constitutional Court. Pistorius was last week convicted by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) of murdering his girlfriend‚ Reeva Steenkamp‚ setting aside the Pretoria High Court's ruling that he was guilty of culpable homicide. Pistorius‚ 29‚ shot Steenkamp‚ who was 29‚ through a locked toilet door at his Pretoria home on February 14 2013. He claimed that he had fired the four shots believing that an intruder was hiding behind the door and his life and Steenkamp's were in danger. Defence advocate Barry Roux SC indicated that Pistorius planned to apply for leave to appeal and asked the court to grant him bail while he awaits the result of that application. He said that a date for sentencing proceedings should be set if the appeal process is unsuccessful. (more…)

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