Crime

We rob trucks because we are poor, say schoolkids in De Doorns

Cape Town – Schoolchildren were among the looters who raided a truck on the N1 in the Western Cape after the driver was hit by a rock hurled from a footbridge. “Now we have nice winter jerseys, pyjamas and gowns,” one of the youngsters told TimesLIVE in De Doorns on Wednesday. Pupils at a school …

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Five arrested for truck driver murder in De Doorns

Cape Town – Police are investigating the murder of Time Link Cargo driver Christopher Kgomo, 46, who died after his truck was stoned in De Doorns in Cape Town on Sunday morning. It has ermeged that five people have been for looting the vehicle. Kgomo died on Sunday morning when a boulder was thrown through …

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Man in custody for the murder of a South African trucker in Botswana

Botswana – Nineteen-year-old Samuel Marambe of Ghanzi Township’s Bosele Ward was arraigned May 10 in connection with the murder of a South African truck driver. Marambe, who appeared before Ghanzi Magistrate Lechani Wotho, is accused of killing Shimane Mjumeli, believed to have given him a ride, on May 8 near Chobokwane in the Ghanzi District. …

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A truck with two trailers, which Free State police stopped on the N8 near Thaba Nchu in the early hours of Wednesday morning, recovering cargo worth R2 million.

Stolen truck with cargo valued at R2 million recovered in Freestate

Free State police have arrested five people after they were tipped off about a suspected stolen truck on the N8 near Thaba Nchu in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Selosesha Highway Patrol, Thaba Nchu police and Botshabelo police stopped the Mercedes Actros truck pulling a tautliner and recovered cargo worth about R2 million …

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There won’t be truck blockades on election day, says Kaunda

DURBAN – Motorists travelling along the N2 and N3 can rest assured that there won’t be any truck blockades on election day. According to KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Safety and Liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda, the KZN Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) has implemented tough measures and will be monitoring the busy routes for any truck …

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Four learner licence applicants jailed for trying to obtain licences fraudulently

Durban – The Road Traffic Management Corporation has welcomed a decision by the Durban Special Commercial Crimes Court to convict four learner licence applicants to five year imprisonment or R5000 for attempting to obtain licences fraudulently. The four accused persons namely, Mr Siyabonga Brian Thulebona Mlotshwa (31), Mr Nhlanhla Prince Zondi (55), Mr Mbuyiselwa Excellent …

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WATCH : Truck driver ambushed and burnt in his truck

Durban – A truck driver have been burnt and seriously hurt while another one escaped harm in separate incidents after they were ambushed by unknown assailants in Durban last night. It is alleged that the driver was woken from his sleep by the breaking of his truck window while sleeping just outside Southway Container depot …

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Anyone blocking National Roads will be arrested – Nzimande warns

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says he has been assured by the security cluster that any planned shutdown or disruptions on national roads this Easter weekend will be dealt with decisively. Nzimande said that he has been advised about a shutdown by truck driver’s associations which is believed to be about the employment of foreign truck …

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Five trucks and cars burnt in protest at Hendrina

Five trucks and two cars have been burnt on Arnot/Hendrina road and also on Carolina road after violent protests erupted this morning. The Carolina and Arnot Roads out of Hendrina has been blocked by burnt trucks and motorists are advised to Both entrances on the Arnot Road to Kwazamokuhle in Hendrina has been blocked as …

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Five KZN truck tyre thieves arrested

Durban – Five people involved in stealing truck tyres are due back in the Camperdown Magistrates Court. Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said on April 11 at 2am, police discovered that were allegedly stolen from business premises. Shaheen Suleiman, of Magma Security, said there has been a spate of robberies along the N3 …

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