A 14-year-old girl died in a house fire in Monument Heights, Kimberley on Friday night. ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing confirmed paramedics and other emergency services were alerted to the fire last night and on arrival found the house ablaze.
A GANG of eight alleged armed robbers, two of them former police officers, will appear in the Johanesburg Magistrate’s Court later this month on charges of theft and robbery for heists, which saw the culprits escape with a total of R500 000.
ORLANDO Pirates coach Eric Tinkler says he has a number of quality strikers at his disposal this PSL season. Lehlohonolo Majoro, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Tendai Ndoro and the injured Kermit Erasmus will all be fighting for starting positions this season but Tinkler says that having such depth puts the squad in a strong position.
PARLIAMENT has been given a clean audit by the auditor general, the institution said on Friday. "The clean audit means Parliament’s 2014/2015 financial statements are free from material misstatements, and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation," it said.
IT WAS just two days before he turned 60. On Monday, Metro cop Simon Mabatamela was gunned down when he stumbled across three armed thugs robbing a Pick n Pay store in Rosettenville Junction Mall inJoburg.
WITRAND Hospital in the North West has once again been awarded for excellence in its treatment of patients and its good service. The hospital in Potchefstroom scooped first prize for hospital excellence in the public sector during the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa Titanium Awards.
FEAR has gripped the Bahananwa Education Circuit in Bochum, Limpopo following a spate of six alleged suicides – in just six months! Five pupils and one education employee apparently committed suicide over this period by hanging themselves.
THE situation in northern areas of Port Elizabeth has finally calmed and kids are back at school. Pupils in the Port Elizabeth neighbourhood were all smiles as life returned to normal yesterday morning.
FEAR has taken over this gogo’s life! The 58-year-old gogo of Winterveld, north of Tshwane said ever since three men broke into her crumbling mud house in December and one of them raped her, she’s been living in the shadow of terror every day.
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo has been withdrawn from the Carling Black Label Cup due to injury. The Amakhosi and the Buccaneers will lock horns in the 2015/16 PSL curtain-raiser on Saturday at the FNB stadium but Brilliant Khuzwayo will not be doing duty between the goalposts for Kaizer Chiefs.
THESE elders have been so battered and bruised by life that they can’t remember their families’ addresses. They live in Thekolohelong Welfare Centre at Phuthaditjhaba, QwaQwa, where lost and disabled people from across the country are accommodated.
ITUMELENG Khune has FINALLY agreed in principle to rejoin Kaizer Chiefs on a two-year deal, the club revealed yesterday. It is believed that Khune has committed to re-signing for the side that kicked him out when he made exorbitant demands towards the end of the past season, just as his contract was due to expire.
THEY were rivals, but “it was like playful stick fighting” and meant no harm. So said maskandi giant Mtshengiseni “Indidane” Gcwensa’s rival Thokozani “Somnandi” Langa in comforting the fallen star’s family.
NO one troubled Lucas Munyai (35) when he had 25 cows, but now his herd has increased his mlungu neighbour wants him to move. Lucas and his partner, Norman Sithole (53) decided to join their herds so they could take care of them together.
JUMPY villagers have told cops that if they don’t get to the bottom of mystery deaths soon they will take the law into their own hands. Local leader Bishop Tshishonga told Daily Sun the people of Tshivhulani Village, outside Thohoyandou, Limpopo, were afraid after the killing of Simon Muthambi (35).
A FORENSIC expert couldn’t find any DNA on the knife which killed Dolly Tshabalala. Speaking in the Joburg High Court sitting at Palm Ridge Magistrates Court in Ekurhuleni yesterday, Police Captain Mamosedi Masetlha said he couldn’t get enough blood samples to get accurate results.
THE Mpumalanga SACP has questioned the ANC’s decision to remove four mayors from their positions. The party announced the axing of Thaba Chweu mayor Michael Ncongwane, Emalahleni mayor Salome Sithole, Lekwa mayor Matshidiso Morajane and Dr JS Moroka mayor Grace Mthimunye in Mbombela on Tuesday.
BAFANA Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has agreed a deal in principle to re-sign with Kaizer Chiefs. Khune and Chiefs have been at the centre of one of the longest running transfer sagas in South African soccer history but the player and his club of 16 years have now reached an agreement which will keep him at Naturena for the foreseeable future.
TSHIDI Mabena says ever since soil was taken from her yard, her life has been a living hell. The 52-year-old from Tembisa in Ekurhuleni told Daily Sun she had been living in fear as her neighbour told her in September that God would send a fire to burn her.
FORMER Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam was buried with full military honours on Wednesday in his southern Indian home town of Rameswaram. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposition Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi and the ambassadors of Nepal and Sikkim also attended the burial site at Peikarambu outside the coastal town in Tamil Nadu state.
POLICE Minister Nathi Nhleko answered many tough questions at the ad hoc parliamentary committee on Nkandla in Cape Town yesterday. DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach disputed the minister’s explanation regarding a police memo that suggested President Jacob Zuma authorised the renovations to his house.
KAIZER Chiefs will go from being hunters to becoming the hunted in the new PSL season. Speaking a day after being named Amakhosi’s new captain for the coming season, Chiefs’ star midfielder Siphiwe “Shabba” Tshabalala said he expected PSL clubs to come for them.
CALM returned to court yesterday after two days of fighting between Nazareth Baptist Church factions. The Ebuhleni and Thembezinhle congregations listened quietly in the Durban High Court as Inkosi Boy Qwabe testified on the church’s leadership battle.