Category Archives: Terrorism

SA farm attacks to be raised at Aussie conference on crime victims

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Civil rights group AfriForum will inform the world about South Africa’s unique phenomenon of farms attacks during a conference on “victimology” in Australia later this month.

TRC files expose apartheid’s handmaidens

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The imminent public release of almost 150 formerly inaccessible Truth and Reconciliation transcripts is expected to stir tensions in an already volatile Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) because its contents reveal the extent of collaboration between traditional authorities in the region and apartheid’s death squads.
RITUAL: President Jacob Zuma with Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini at a ceremony to celebrate the life of King Shaka. The writer says Zumas conservative Zulu symbolism boosted the ANCs electoral and party growth in KZN. Picture: Sapa

RITUAL: President Jacob Zuma with Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini at a ceremony to celebrate the life of King Shaka. The writer says Zumas conservative Zulu symbolism boosted the ANCs electoral and party growth in KZN. Picture: Sapa

McBride could be charged over tampering allegations

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A report alleging police watchdog Robert McBride tampered with the findings of a probe into the rendition of Zimbabweans has been handed to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Robert McBride (Gallo)

Robert McBride (Gallo)

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko presented a report by legal firm Werksmans – which found an investigation into the illegal rendition of Zimbabweans in 2010 had been tampered with – to members of the portfolio committee on police on Monday.

Breaking News – Boko Haram is in Zimabwe en Route to South Africa – Ziminsider

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Zimbabwe’s Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) has communicated an intelligence report that says the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram is in Zimbabwe en route to South Africa.

Boko Haram - Nigeria

Boko Haram – Nigeria

Bogus SA cops rob Zim visitors – Bus Hijack horror

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Zimbabwe travellers on an Intercape bus were held up and robbed by armed men “dressed as police” near Hammanskraal, Gauteng, before dawn on Tuesday.

UNDER ATTACK: Hundreds of foreign nationals wait by their belongings before boarding buses heading back to Zimbabwe from a temporary refugee camp in Chatsworth, south of Durban on Sunday. (AFP)

UNDER ATTACK: Hundreds of foreign nationals wait by their belongings before boarding buses heading back to Zimbabwe from a temporary refugee camp in Chatsworth, south of Durban on Sunday. (AFP)

Zuma cheered and jeered as he speaks to foreigners

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Durban – President Jacob Zuma was cheered and jeered as he attempted to calm xenophobic tensions during a quick whirlwind visit of a refugee camp in Durban.

Zuma was cheered when he told the hundreds of refugees encamped on a sports field in the Westcliff area of Durban’s Chatsworth suburb that the government would help them to address their concerns, whether it was to stay in the country or to return home.

Bomb scare at prosecutor Gerrie Nel’s house

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The home of prosecutor Gerrie Nel was evacuated after police received information that there could be a bomb inside, Gauteng police said.

Gerrie Nel (File, Themba Hadebe, Pool) – Nel was the lead prosecutor in the trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and received a five-year sentence for culpable homicide

Foreigners threaten guerilla warfare

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Durban – Despite being attacked, having their shops looted and being left stranded, foreign nationals were on Tuesday adamant that they would not be forced out of the city of Durban.

Marchers against xenophobia run from tear gas in Dr Pixley Kaseme (West) Street in Durban. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo

Marchers against xenophobia run from tear gas in Dr Pixley Kaseme (West) Street in Durban. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo

Xenophobia: Teenage boy shot three times!

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A young teenage boy died after being shot three times during a looting spree in Lindelani in KwaZulu-Natal, hit by deadly xenophobic violence that broke out over the weekend.

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But there was no need yet for the army to be sent in, said Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, who described the unrest as a form of African “self-hate”.

War memorial statue in Uitenhage ‘necklaced’

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Port Elizabeth – A war memorial statue in Uitenhage’s Market Square was set alight on Thursday afternoon, Eastern Cape police said.

Via Twitter

Via Twitter

Warrant Officer Bazil Seekooi said three members of the community had placed a tyre over the statue and set it alight around 12:30.