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Soweto residents hand over man who allegedly killed wife and children
7 November 2019, 10:54 AM

Soweto residents have handed over a man believed to be responsible for the deaths of a 47 year old woman and her two children, to Moroko police station.

Police say after the community handed the man after he led police to a bush in Zondi near Jabulani Hostel, where the body of his wife was found, and later to the shallow grave where his children were buried in Mofolo Park.

The man (aged 48) is believed to be the husband and father of the deceased.

Police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters said, “Police have since arrested the man on three charges of murder and he is expected to appear before the Protea Magistrate Court on Friday.”

Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela thanked the community for the responsible manner in which they handled the situation after finding the suspect.

Mawela also condemned the gruesome incident and assured the community of Gauteng that police will continue to prioritise the investigation of cases of violence against women and children.

Calling for women to be included in peace resolution
6 November 2019, 6:55 PM

Day three of the African Women in Dialogue has put the spotlight on Women, Peace and Security.

Over a thousand women from across the continent are attending the week long conference in Boksburg, East of Johannesburg.

Watch video below for more:

Ramaphosa promises to fast-track Eskom revamp
6 November 2019, 2:47 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured potential investors that plans are in place to support Eskom. He says a new Eskom CEO will be appointed in the next few days while the power utility is expected to be revamped soon.

Eskom owes its creditors over R400 billion and does not generate enough cash to even pay the interest on its debt. It will be split into three subsidiaries namely – generation, transmission and distribution.

Listen to President Ramaphosa:

Earlier the President said the ease of doing business in South Africa had significantly been improved. He says it’s now faster and easier to register a business than was the case in the past.

Ramaphosa says progress has been made in improving the visa regime to support tourism and the Integrated Resource Plan has been approved to provide certainty around government’s preferred energy mix.

However, some experts have warned that this could lead to increased inefficiencies, especially if competition is allowed.

The investment conference calls on potential investors to engage with government and business representative on new investment opportunities.

Vicki Momberg hands herself over to police
6 November 2019, 2:12 PM

Convicted racist Vicki Momberg has handed herself over to the police in Douglasdale, north of Johannesburg.

Momberg has been on the run for weeks after she failed to hand herself over to police in August to start her prison service. Her bid to appeal her conviction and two-year prison sentence failed.

She was found guilty for using the K-word 48 times while referring to a black police officer in 2016.

Police Spokesperson Mmathapelo Peters says, “Police can confirm that Ms Vicki Momberg on Wednesday 06 November 2019, handed herself over to the investigators at Douglasdale SAPS after a brief consultation between the police and her legal representatives. Police have processed Ms Momberg and she will be handed over to the prosecuting authorities at Randburg Magistrate’s Court.”

Senzo Meyiwa
AfriForum to assist Meyiwa family in investigating goalie’s death
6 November 2019, 9:52 AM

Members of the family of the slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa (27) believe that AfriForum will be able to crack the murder case of their loved one.

They say they decided to approach Afriforum for help since the police have been dragging their investigations.

Meyiwa was shot and killed in an alleged botched robbery five years ago at a house in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg. The goalie was gunned down in the presence of his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo, and her family members.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has yet to make any prosecutions in the matter and Meyiwa’s brother Sifiso says the police know the suspect, but a third force is trying to block the prosecution of the person.

Sifiso said, “We are the ones as a family who approached them. I went on behalf of the family to ask for help since the NPA failed to deliver. Afriforum is going to work with police investigators who were appointed by Minister Bheki Cele and continue where they ended…”

“The suspect is known by the police, they know who did this. They finalised everything but the NPA doesn’t want to prosecute, we think someone is involved behind this,” added Sifiso.

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