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Suspects in January Murder case denied bail

The two foreign nationals accused of shooting and killing provincial culture, sports and recreation spokesman Sammy Mpatlanyane will have to stay in jail until the end of their trial. This comes after the Nelspruit magistrate’s court denied bail to second ...

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Court awaits DNA test results in chief whip murder case

The case against four men implicated in the murder of the late chief whip of the Ehlanzeni district municipality in Mpumalanga, Johan Ndlovu, was on Wednesday postponed for DNA test results to be made available at their next court appearance. ...

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” Tornado and volcanic ash not end of the world,” says doomsayer

  A group of doomsday Christians say that a recent tornado that hit the United States and the volcanic eruption in Iceland were not signs of the end. Family Radio leader in South Africa, Johannes Coetzee – who has announced ...

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Mpatlanyane murder suspect confessed – says prosecutor

Two men arrested in connection with one of the infamous January Murders in Mpumalanga – that of provincial culture, sport and recreation spokesman Sammy Mpatlanyane – have been denied bail. The state opposed the bail application of Mozambican Nito Mashava, ...

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Drama unfolds in Sammy Mpatlanyane court case

Two men arrested in connection with one of the infamous January Murders in Mpumalanga – that of provincial culture, sport and recreation spokesman Sammy Mpatlanyane – will apply for bail on Thursday. Mozambican Nito Mashava, 28, and co-accused Tanzanian national ...

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Slain Speaker’s widow says cops have wrong suspects

The widow of murdered Mbombela municipal speaker Jimmy Mohlala is convinced that the five people who have been arrested in connection with her husband’s murder have been framed to protect the real killers. The widow, Bonny Mohlala, told African Eye ...

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Sammy Mpatlanyane murder suspect assaulted, lawyer

A Tanzanian man accused of belonging to a gang that murdered a Mpumalanga government director was sent for medical examination on Monday after allegedly being beaten by police. The visibly-bruised 29-year-old could barely walk as he entered in the Nelspruit ...

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Cops implicated in Mohlala murder given the boot

Two police constables implicated in the murder of Jimmy Mohlala, speaker of Mpumalanga’s capital city, have been dismissed after an internal investigation found that they were at the murder scene. Provincial police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi said Constable Dumisani ...

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Moz Consul wants answers from Mpumalanga police

Mozambique Consul Arthur Verissimo has lodged a complaint with the Mpumalanga provincial police commissioner’s office after a Mozambican vendor lost her thumb during heavy-handed police interrogation. Verissimo, who represents Mozambique’s consulate in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, met with acting provincial police ...

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Ermelo voters plan to spoil their ballots

Disgruntled voters in Wesselton, Ermelo, plan to spoil their ballot papers in the upcoming general elections.
 The township was the scene of violent protests from February 13 to 16 following complaints that the ANC’s Gert Sibande Regional Executive Council tried ...

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