SASSA grant scams: important warning to all SASSA beneficiaries

27 October 2021

SA – South Africa’s most vulnerable citizens, who qualify for SASSA grants are under continuous attack from scammers who deliberately focus on the elderly, women, children and the disabled.
Please don’t fall victim to these scams: 

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Pillay handed himself over to the police

27 October 2021

Brits – On Monday 11 October, Kishan Kistaven Laskad Pillay (38) handed himself over to the Brits Police.

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Husband-killer too ill for court 

27 October 2021

Phokeng/ Rustenburg – The murder case against 42-year-old Nancy Majonhi, who handed herself over to the Sun City police six years ago was postponed at the Mankwe Magistrates’ Court in Mogwase on Tuesday 19 October due to her ill-health. 

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Fraudulent service provider appointment letter

26 October 2021

NW – The North West Department of Community Safety and Transport Management reported that fake appointment notices are being circulated for the provision of physical security over a period of six months.

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Attempted kidnapping of schoolgirl

19 October 2021

Rustenburg – Just after 14:30 on Thursday afternoon, 14 October, an attempt to kidnap a high-school girl walking home from school failed, due to the immediate response of people who were walking by and witnessed the incident.

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Jet ski accident 

12 October 2021

Hartbeespoort – Hartbeespoort Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) responded to a scene where a jet ski and a boat collided on Hartbeespoort Dam on Sunday 3 October.

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A sad day for illegal mining
Six ‘zama zamas’ fatally wounded and more than 30 arrested 

11 October 2021

Orkney – In a bid to address illicit mining activities, the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Illegal Mining Team comprising of various units such as Public Order Police (POP), Detectives, Organised Crime, National Intervention Unit and Forensics, working together with other role players including mine security, arrested 35 suspects for attempted murder, causing an explosion, malicious damage to property and conspiracy to commit crime on Wednesday 6 October. 

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Wanted for kidnapping and murder 

11 October 2021

Brits – The police are looking for Kishan Kistaven Laskad Pillay (38) in connection with kidnapping and murder cases reported on 22 and 23 April 2021 in Sandfontein, Brits.

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Murdered man tied to street pole

11 October 2021

Rustenburg – The body of a man was found tied to a street pole in Fatima Bhayat Street on Thursday morning 7 October.

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Jet ski accident 

11 October 2021

Hartbeespoort – Hartbeespoort Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) responded to a scene where a jet ski and a boat collided on Hartbeespoort Dam on Sunday 3 October.

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