• News
    The Citizen

    Taxi passenger guns down driver in Johannesburg

    A passenger in a minibus taxi gunned down the driver in full view of commuters in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon before fleeing. The driver was ferrying passengers from Randburg to the Johannesburg CBD at the time. An eyewitness reported the man d apparently asked to be dropped off after a traffic light.

  • News
    TimesLIVE

    WATCH | Luxury watches stolen during robbery at Joburg restaurant

    Demirtas said the two men pulled out firearms and demanded watches and it all happened very fast. There were bags and laptops on the table but they just wanted the watches [and phones]. They took the watches and, as they took phones from on top of the table, a gunshot went off by accident.

  • Politics
    TimesLIVE

    Army general on 'special leave' after high-flying wife's arrest for fraud

    SANDF spokesperson Col Louis Kirstein said: “The SANDF does not speculate on the outcome nor the progress of any investigation until it is presented to the authority of the law, which is in this case the court. A letter to Ndhlovu, dated October 19 and seen by TimesLIVE, states: “It was brought to the chief of the SANDF's attention that on October 14, the spouse of Maj-Gen Ndhlovu was arrested for alleged serious criminal activities. She appeared in court and was released on bail.

  • News
    The Citizen

    Two businessmen linked to Gauteng health dept R1.2bn corruption 'out of SA'

    Two businessmen allegedly linked to R1.2 billion tender corruption at the Gauteng health department in 2007 could not be arrested as they are out of the country. John Richard Payne, Phil Austin and their respective companies, Ukwakha Dezign (Pty) Ltd and Life Channel Communications (Pty) Ltd, were expected to appear in the Commercial Crime Court sitting in Palm Ridge on Thursday alongside four former senior department employees.

  • News
    ewn.co.za

    Lawyers argue Bushiri not a flight risk as bail bid postponed to Monday

    JOHANNESBURG - The Pretoria Magistrate’s Court has heard that self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, is not a flight risk as he has properties and a family in South Africa. The court is hearing a bail application by Bushiri, his wife Mary and their co-accused. The trio has been charged with fraud, money laundering and contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act amounting to R102 million.

  • News
    The Citizen

    Daily news update: Covid-19 stats, Weekend behind bars for Bushiri and wife, and JB Marks mayor nabbed for fraud

    Click on the links below for the full story or visit our home page for the latest news: As of Friday, South Africa has recorded a total number of 712,412 positive cases of Covid-19, with 1,897 new cases reported since the last report, the health department has announced. The country has recorded 48 new Covid-19 deaths, bringing the total number to 18,891. Of the 48 deaths reported today, 7 occurred in the past 48 hours.

  • Science
    The Citizen

    Expect wetter, cooler weather this summer

    Last year was one of the hottest on record for South Africa since 1951, an average of 1.1°C warmer than between 1981 and 2010. Warmer weather brought with it persistent dry conditions, with the western part of South Africa receiving less than 50% of its normal rainfall. This forms part of the country’s seven-year drought, which spelt disaster for many farming regions in the Northern and Eastern Cape, the South African Weather Service revealed in its annual state of the climate findings.