April 26, 2017

11 life terms for ‘wolf in sheep clothing’ rapist

Chained from the hips to the legs, Zondi stood emotionless and quietly watched as the magistrate went through the sentencing process A serial rapist who raped women and children in several towns in KwaZulu-Natal after offering them lifts, was on Wednesday sentenced to 11 life terms in prison. The neatly dressed Mhlabunzima Goodnews Zondi, 39, of Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, was described by Durban magistrate Lee Bonhomme as dangerous and a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”. Zondi had pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment for each of the 11 counts of rape, five years’ imprisonment for each of the 11 counts…

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Ace hails Fezile Dabi clean audit

The premier also lauded the steady progress municipalities in the province made in terms of sound financial controls Premier Ace Magashule has congratulated the Fezile Dabi Local Municipality for attaining a clean audit from auditor general Kimi Makwetu for the 2015/16 financial year. This follows Makwetu’s visit to the Free State this week, where the AG had come to engage with municipal stakeholders on the outcomes of the previous financial year audits. “We wish to congratulate Fezile Dabi Local Municipality for attaining a clean audit opinion. To all the provincial departments, political and administrative leadership of municipalities, the office of…

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Ex-soldier nabbed for robbery

A former member of the South African National Defence Force has been apprehended for last week’s heist at the 9 South African Infantry Battalion Base in Khayelitsha, Western Cape police confirmed yesterday. The 40-year-old man has been taken in for questioning in connection with the Good Friday robbery, which resulted in six rifles being stolen while soldiers were held up at the base in Harare. Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said investigators from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit, assisted by various units, arrested the suspect in Harare early yesterday morning in an intelligence-led operation. “Our detectives are currently questioning…

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