12-year old drowned

04 October 2019

Brits – Police in the North West are investigating the drowning of a 12-year old boy from Brits in the Damonsville Dam.

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Former cop jailed for cocaine smuggling  

04 October 2019

NW – A former police constable was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Thursday 19 September, for her role in the smuggling of cocaine from Brazil to South Africa from 2007 to 2009.  

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Illegal use of 
SASSA brand

04 October 2019

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is distressed by unscrupulous shop owners who illegally use its name to target social grants beneficiaries. In certain recent instances, beneficiaries fell prey to scammers. 

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Prisoners escape from Klerksdorp court

04 October 2019

Klerksdorp – Five men facing charges ranging from armed robbery, the illegal possession of unlicensed firearms to attempted murder, escaped from the Klerksdorp Regional Court on Thursday 17 September, shortly after their court appearances. 

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Suspected murder mastermind Koos Strydom 
– found dead

27 September 2019

Mooinooi – Koos Strydom, the alleged ‘master mind’ behind the murder of Joey and Anisha van Niekerk, was reported dead by national media on Friday 20 September.

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Two die in head-on collision

20 September 2019

Rustenburg/ Kroondal – Two men tragically lost their lives in a head-on collision on Saturday 14 September. According to police spokesperson captain Elsabé Augoustides, the two men aged 21 and 25 were traveling in opposite directions on the R104 near Kroondal when the accident occurred.

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Con artist caught

20 September 2019

Rustenburg – A man identified as the brains behind a scam in which people in Rustenburg were being tricked and robbed of their bank cards, cash, groceries and other valuables, was arrested on Saturday 14 September and hauled before the courts to account for his crimes.  

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ILLEGAL CROCODILE TRADE

20 September 2019

Brits – Two suspects, aged 32 and 28, were arrested on Saturday 14 September at Rooikoppies, close to Brits, for the possession and transportation of 13 crocodiles worth R40,000.

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Operation Fiela: 
111 arrested 

20 September 2019

NW – The North West police arrested a total of 111 suspects from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September during a blitz operation conducted in the Rustenburg, Klerksdorp, Brits and Mahikeng areas.

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Lions poisoned and mutilated

20 September 2019

Brits – On Thursday 12 September, lion poachers struck again in the Assen area near Brits.
Five lions - two large males, a female and two cubs - were poisoned at a lodge.

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