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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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Police, ANC urged to “look deeper” into councillor’s murder

For the fourth consecutive year, another politician has been killed in Mpumalanga. While Velaphi Ntshalintshali, 37, is believed to have been the victim of domestic violence and not a political plot, the string of murders is enough to send shivers ...

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Mpumalanga capital city ignores PAIA rules

Mpumalanga’s capital city has failed to keep to the law relating to the release of information to the public. For 48 days, the Mbombela local municipality has failed to positively respond to queries about a R1,5 million golden handshake paid ...

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Police contradict each other over “stolen” R4 million at premier Mabuza’s farm

After months of official denials, Barberton police confirmed this week that a case relating to R4-million that went missing from a farm owned by David Mabuza, the Mpumalanga premier, has been opened. But the provincial organised crime unit insisted that ...

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Mpumalanga chief whip must go, says ANC Youth League

The ANC Youth League in Mpumalanga has called on its mother body to immediately remove the party’s deputy chief whip in the provincial legislature, accusing him of being a danger to the party. The call came after Bonakele Majuba, who ...

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Fifth arrest in former Speaker’s murder

The man suspected of pulling the trigger in the murder of Jimmy Mohlala, corruption-busting speaker of Mpumalanga’s capital city, has been arrested. “We found him at a hiding place in Matsulu township on Monday at about 5pm. He was arrested ...

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Two cops implicated in speaker’s assassination

Political and community activists swamped the KaBokweni magistrate’s court on Monday to catch a glimpse of the suspects accused of executing the corruption-busting speaker of Mpumalanga’s capital city, Jimmy Mohlala. Two of the accused are policemen, while a third accused ...

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Mpumalanga’s horribly corrupt police deserve orange uniform – Bheki Cele

The past month has not been a good one for the Mpumalanga police’s reputation as upholders of the law.  Since early June, at least six police members – two of them very senior – have appeared in court on charges ranging from ...

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