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SA Court Finds Okah Guilty Of Terrorism

SA Court Finds Okah Guilty Of Terrorism

Johannesburg – Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah was on Monday found guilty on 13 terror-related charges in the South Gauteng High Court. He became the first foreign terrorist to be prosecuted and convicted in a South African court. Okah was convicted of masterminding the twin bombings in Abuja in 2010, which left 12 people dead


Looting Hits Sasolburg Amid Strikes

Bloemfontein – Protesters from the Zamdela township in Sasolburg in the northern Free State have began looting stores outside the local police station. The South African Police Service is reported to have requested for backup from neighbouring stations demanding extra manpower. Hundreds of residents took to the streets to vandalise public and private properties leaving

60 Homeless After Cape Fire

Cape Town – A fire broke out in the early hours of this morning in the Witsands informal settlement in Atlantis on the Cape West Coast, leaving about 60 people homeless. Theo Layne, a Fire services spokesperson, said no injuries were reported and that the cause of the fire was being investigated. “During the early

Police Arrest Four Alleged Cable Thieves

Johannesburg – Police have arrested four men for allegedly trying to steal copper cables in Tembisa. Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said that shortly after midnight the four men broke into the electricity storage yard. “Security guards witnessed three perpetrators cutting a padlock of the main gate, before a white Nissan light delivery vehicle drove in,” said

Teen Shot Dead In CT

Cape Town – A young teen was shot and killed in Ottery this morning, Western Cape police confirmed. “I can confirm the incident happened but further details will only be available later from officers on the scene,” Captain Frederick van Wyk said. According to ANC councillor Majidie Abrahams who visited the scene, the boy was

Schoolgirl Killed By Taxi

Pretoria – Two schoolgirls were hit by a taxi in Diepsloot on Wednesday morning, killing one and seriously injuring another, paramedics said. The taxi was travelling on the R511 when the accident occurred. The girl died at the scene and her friend was transported to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in a critical condition, ER24 spokeswoman Vanessa