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Alleged serial killer near Kruger National Park to appear in court
16 July 2019, 6:02 AM

The man who is accused of killing five women at Numbi Village near Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga is expected to appear in the Masoyi Periodical Court on Tuesday morning.

Police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi, says the 25-year-old Julius Thabiso Mndawe will appear on four of the five murder charges.

The police exhumed the bodies of three women at his house over the weekend. He was arrested two weeks ago and appeared in the same court for allegedly killing two other women.

He was arrested after his girlfriend went missing early this year. Hlathi says two of the victims were buried inside his house, and the other three in shallow graves in the yard.

His alleged victims were aged between 15 and 24 years.

“Four murders, one the one that we exhumed on Friday and the three that we exhumed on Friday and we believe that on his appearance the court might decide to add on one charge that he is going to appear on Friday, so we have all these charges going concurrently.”

Marc Batchelor
Police investigating Batchelor’s murder
16 July 2019, 5:50 AM

Police have confirmed that they are investigating a case of murder following the death of former professional footballer Marc Batchelor.

It is reported that Batchelor was shot by two men on motorbikes near Olivedale, north of Johannesburg on Monday night.

The motive for the killing is still unknown.

Batchelor remains one of the few players who played for the big three clubs in South Africa Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns. The 49-year-old powerfully built striker also had a short spell at KV Oostende in Belgium.

Batchelor started his professional career as a striker, but was converted to a defender late in his career. He was part of the historic Pirates team that won the 1995 CAF Champions Cup, as well as the Super Cup the following year.

Batchelor also played for Moroka Swallows, Bidvest Wits, and Supersport United.

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WATCH: Commission of Inquiry into the PIC
15 July 2019, 9:48 AM

The Commission of Inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation resumes this Monday morning with testimony from Mr Abel Sithole, Principal Executive Officer of the Government Employees Pension Fund.

Roger Federer
Vintage Federer holds off Nadal to reach Wimbledon final
12 July 2019, 8:54 PM

A vintage display by Roger Federer took him past Rafael Nadal into the Wimbledon final in an eagerly-anticipated first grass court duel between the great rivals for 11 years on Friday.

The 40th career meeting between the golden duo with 38 Grand Slam titles between them, swung this way and that before Federer seized control to claim a 7-6(3) 1-6 6-3 6-4 victory.

World number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic now stands between the 37-year-old Federer, the oldest finalist here since Ken Rosewall in 1974, and a record-equalling ninth Wimbledon title in Sunday’s showpiece.

A burning truck
Nine die in Mpumalanga crash
12 July 2019, 8:11 PM

Nine people have been killed in a crash involving a minibus-taxi and a truck on the N11 road between Middelburg and Hendrina in Mpumalanga.

Provincial Safety, Security and Liaison Spokesperson, Moeti Mmusi says eight of the deceased were burnt beyond recognition.

“These people are believed to be the employees of a nearby mine. The two slightly injured drivers from the articulated truck and the minibus taxi were subsequently rushed to the nearby Cosmos hospital. It is not clear as to what led to the crash and the police working along with the crash investigation unit from the RTMC.”

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