May 29, 2017

4 nabbed for DJ murder

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Police have arrested four people for the murder of former Generations actor and Jozi FM DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo, who was shot and killed during a robbery in Soweto on Sunday night. SAPS spokesperson Athlenda Mathe confirmed the arrests, saying, “As the SAPS we are pleased to report that our members have effected the arrest of four people in connection with the murder of Mandla Hlatswayo and another man in Soweto over the weekend.” He noted, “We can confirm that during the arrest, police also seized a firearm and mandrax tablets. Investigations into the matter continues,” Mathe said. Earlier, Acting National…

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Initiation violence irks stakeholders

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Concentration of initiation schools in a single area is simple proof that owners are more interested in quick cash than preserving culture . . .  A member of the Free State House of Traditional Leaders, Pinare Molefe, has condemned ‘commercialisation’ of culture, describing it as a breeding ground for gang crime and physical attacks on initiates. Molefe said this amid a growing chorus of calls for abolishment of the initiation practice, which many communities feel has lost meaning because it has been ‘hijacked’ by rogue elements. “The concentration of initiation schools in a single area is simple proof that owners…

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Karabo Mokoena’s body found in shallow grave – reports

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The murder suspect was arrested on Wednesday night in Sandton, Joburg, and is in custody at the Sandton Police Station awaiting his first appearance A 22-year-old woman who had been reported missing in Johannesburg on 28 April was found dead in a shallow grave on Thursday, just east of the city, EyeWitness News reported. According to earlier reports, Karabo Mokoena’s family said she was murdered, allegedly by her boyfriend. Mokoena’s charred remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Lyndhurst, east of the city. Mokoena’s uncle Thapelo was quoted on EWN as saying: “She is my brother’s daughter. We grew…

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