Operation ‘bakkie retrieval’  

26 April 2021

Rustenburg – By now, almost everyone in town knows about the bakkie that plunged 50 metres from the mountain at ‘the cross’ (Little Margate) on 15 April, and that the driver survived. The versions to the story of the young man’s survival since Platinum Weekly published it last week, increase by the day. 

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How deranged can you get?
Rape video circulated

26 April 2021

Rustenburg – A video depicting a mentally ill 36-year-old woman being raped, hit social media. The woman was allegedly raped on Sunday 28 March in Phokeng outside Rustenburg.

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Why hurt a baby?
9-month-old baby’s arm fractured 

26 April 2021

Rustenburg – A nine-month-old baby was removed from his home and placed in a house of safety after he suffered a fractured left arm (between the elbow and shoulder). A social worker received a tip-off from a community member that the baby boy was being abused by his biological parents.  

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Raising awareness about animal cruelty

19 April 2021

Rustenburg – April month is Animal Cruelty Month and the Rustenburg Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is selling dog and cat collars with chocolates to raise awareness and money for the cause. The collar and chocolate combo for small cats or dogs is R65 and R85 for big dogs. For more information or to place your order, contact Rustenburg SPCA committee member Marisa Kruger on 084 885 5173.

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Miraculous survival

19 April 2021

Just before 10pm on Thursday evening a group of youngsters who got together at a well-known hangout spot at Little Margate, Cashan 4, heard the cries of a man. Upon further investigation they noticed a wrecked bakkie at the bottom of the cliff.

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Two rapists handed heavy sentences 

19 April 2021

NW – South African Police Service (SAPS) provincial commissioner in the North West lieutenant general Sello Kwena has welcomed the maximum sentences handed down by the courts on two convicted rapists. Police investigations by the Mogwase and Wolmaransstad Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Units ensured that the two rapists would spend a long time behind bars for the crimes they were found guilty of committing.  

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Assaulted at the Cemetery 

19 April 2021

Rustenburg – The Donkerhoek Cemetery – supposed to be a peaceful place for mourning loved ones, saying goodbye once more, or merely talking to a cherished passed-on soul – is a haven for criminals. 

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Serious accident on N4

12 April 2021

Rustenburg – A man lost his life in a serious accident on N4 just past the Wildevy and Kruger street bridge on Sunday 4 April.

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Do not stop!

12 April 2021

Rustenburg/Sun City – An unsuspecting motorist almost became a victim after assailants attempted  to ambush him on Swartruggens road on Wednesday 7 April.
As the driver was passing the bridge near the Sun City turn off a rock landed on his windscreen. This has become a tactic that robbers and hijackers use to force motorist to stop whereafter they rob or hijack them. Thankfully due to his quick thinking he refused to stop and drove off.

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Murdered while removing punctured tyre 

12 April 2021

NW – A 58-year-old man was ambushed and shot by robbers while removing a punctured tyre from his car. He died on scene. 
Sello Kgasi was murdered in De Wildt, near Mmakau, on Friday 2 April at about 00:55. 

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