Mmakau family murder accused bail application to be heard on Tuesday

18 January 2022, 8:22 AM
The bail application of a 20-year-old woman and the two hitmen she confessed to hiring to kill her parents and three siblings will be heard in the Brits Magistrate's Court in the North West on Tuesday morning.
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Minister Sisulu warns Australia over land comments 16 March 2018, 9:11 AM

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has issued a diplomatic warning to the Australian High Commissioner in the country Adam McCarthy over comments made on the land redistribution process.

Three men in court for allegedly killing Pretoria magistrate 16 March 2018, 8:57 AM

Three men accused of killing Magistrate Victor Mabunda, are expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday, facing a charge of murder. 

NPA welcomes two life sentences for Danish sex offender 16 March 2018, 8:49 AM

The National Prosecuting Authority in the Free State has welcomed the two life sentences handed down to Danish National Peter Frederiksen for the rape of a minor and conspiracy to murder his wife.

More arrests expected for 2012 Marikana killings 16 March 2018, 8:34 AM

More police officers may be arrested or summoned to appear in court in relation with the killings of 34 mineworkers in Marikana in the North West on August 16th 2012. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says a decision in this regard is still outstanding. National Prosecuting Authority provincial spokesperson Frank Lesenyego says more charges […]

Calm returns to eShowe after violent protests 16 March 2018, 5:54 AM

The situation is reported to be calm in eShowe on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast after residents burnt down a farm house and three sugarcane farms.

DA concerned with increase of land invasions in Jhb 15 March 2018, 8:50 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Johannesburg says it is alarmed by the increase of land invasions in the city, particularly in the south of Johannesburg.

Poor school infrastructure blamed for death of 5-year-old in E Cape 15 March 2018, 7:36 PM

The news of the death of a 5-year-old Grade R learner, Viwe Jali who fell into a pit latrine at a school in Bizana in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday further highlights the dire infrastructural challenges facing some schools.

ANC leadership meets ZCC Bishop Lekganyane 15 March 2018, 6:26 PM

After 10 years of refusing to meet with the ANC, the Zion Christian Church Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane has extended an invitation to the party's top six to attend a meeting in Moria, Limpopo on Thursday.

37-year-old man gets life sentence for rape, murder of 4-year-old toddler 15 March 2018, 5:55 PM

A 37 -year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of a 4-year-old toddler at Palm Ridge, east of Johannesburg.

Police linked to Marikana killings released on bail 15 March 2018, 5:39 PM

Police officials arrested in connection with the 2012 Marikana killings have been released on bail.

Cold front alert: ‘Joburg Emergency Services ready for anything’ 15 March 2018, 5:23 PM

Johannesburg Emergency Management Services say they are on high alert as a cold front is expected to hit Friday and it’s expected to last well into the weekend. The South African Weather Service has warned that there will be a significant drop in temperatures with wet conditions in most parts of Gauteng. The cold front […]

Racial utterances around land expropriation concerns govt 15 March 2018, 3:59 PM

Government says it is concerned about utterances of racial tensions regarding the parliamentary process to expropriate land without compensation.

No need to celebrate Human Rights month: LGBTI activists 15 March 2018, 3:56 PM

It has been 24 years since South Africa achieved the democracy that brought freedom and Human Rights to all country citizens and those who live in it despite their nationalities.

Racism on social media on the rise, as anti-racism App launches 15 March 2018, 3:43 PM

Social media engagement on platforms like twitter has seen a rise in racist rhetoric around the Land Expropriation debate in South Africa, this, according to Social Media expert and ROI Africa Managing Director, Tonya Khoury.

CRL condemns as ‘unconstitutional’ eThekwini’s graves reuse policy 15 March 2018, 3:21 PM

CRL has lashed out at the eThekwini municipality's policy on grave recycle and d re-use saying it is punitive to the poor.

Racialisation of land debate is unfortunate: Mokonyane 15 March 2018, 2:49 PM

Parliament has instructed its Constitutional Review Committee to work out the framework on the issue of land expropriation without compensation and report back by no later than August this year.

SA events to highlight human rights challenges 15 March 2018, 2:00 PM

A string of events will be hosted to mark Human Rights Day across South Africa. Government, civil society groups and non-government organisations will debate the progress the country has made to improve human rights and also highlight the challenges remaining.

Equal Education pushes to correct school infrastructure law 15 March 2018, 11:21 AM

The Bhisho High Court will on Thursday and Friday this week hear Equal Education's case to fix the School Infrastructure Law, mainly in the Eastern Cape.

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Drug trade and overcrowding blamed for inmate’s death 15 March 2018, 10:55 AM

Gauteng Department of Correctional Services regional commissioner, Grace Molatedi says they are putting systems in place in order to be able to deal with the challenges and dynamics they face.

WATCH: 2012 Marikana case 15 March 2018, 10:20 AM

Nine people, including police and security officers are appearing in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court in connection with some murders during the August 2012 unprotected strike at Lonmin mine in Marikana in the North West.

More awareness on racism 15 March 2018, 9:25 AM

As the 3rd Annual Anti-Racism Week continues, Deputy Minister of Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery says that they want to create awareness for everybody in South Africa about racism.

Death of community member prompts Eshowe protests 15 March 2018, 8:55 AM

Eshowe police and emergency services in northern KwaZulu-Natal have had their hands full trying to contain community members who allegedly torched huge tracts of land, including sugar cane plantations belonging to a local farmer.

D-Day for Danish man on sexual misconduct 15 March 2018, 8:45 AM

Danish national, Peter Frederiksen who was found guilty on several sexual misconduct charges will on Thursday be sentenced in the Free State high court in Bloemfontein.

Thandi Modise
Modise urges improved efforts on needs for rural women 15 March 2018, 8:25 AM

Chair of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise says that Parliament must be dynamic and hold the executives to account in efforts to comprehensively address the needs of rural women.

Senior cops to appear in court for 2012 Marikana shooting 15 March 2018, 8:24 AM

Nine senior police officers are expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday to face charges relating to the killing of mineworkers in Marikana near Rustenburg, North West in 2012.

Gauteng Health slams ‘unprotected’ mortuary strike 15 March 2018, 7:08 AM

The Gauteng Health Department has warned the mortuary workers that their go-slow is unprotected.

Albinism killings prompt ‘new law’ proposal 15 March 2018, 6:49 AM

The Mpumalanga Legislature wants to propose a law specific to albinism killings.

Ramaphosa allays ‘swart gevaar’ fears around land expropriation 14 March 2018, 9:28 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out against fear mongering and what he calls "swart gevaar" calls in the debate on land expropriation without compensation.

Mpumalanga legislature seeks a law specific to albinism killings 14 March 2018, 8:21 PM

The Mpumalanga legislature wants to propose a law specific to albinism killings.

Three Joburg officials suspended for maladministration 14 March 2018, 8:12 PM

 The department of development planning has on Wednesday suspended three officials pending further investigation for refusing to cooperate with the City’s Group Risk and Assurance Services (GRAS) as part of the audits being conducted following the storms which ravaged parts of the City on December 30, Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba said. “I committed to launch […]