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NIGERIAN LINKED TO KIDNAPPING CROSSMOORE TRANSPORT OWNER ARRESTED IN DURBAN

A Nigerian national who has been implicated in the kidnapping case of a wealthy Durban businesswoman  CROSSMOOR transport owner’s daughter will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Jerry Ogbuwany Gike, 35, was arrested last week after he was found in possession of a cellphone belonging to Sandra Moonsamy, 45, who was kidnapped in …

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Limpopo traffic cops robbed after stopping overspeeding armed gang

Two Limpopo traffic cops were robbed of their cellphones, a firearm, equipment and some cash after they flagged down a car for speeding near Groblersdal on Friday afternoon. The two cops were conducting speed trap duties along the Slaagboom road outside Groblersdal when they stopped a grey VW Polo TSI without number plates for exceeding the …

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Petrol bombed truck driver succumbs to his injuries

Huddlestone Logistics truck driver, Bernard Groenewald, who was hospitalized after being petrol bombed in Touws River on 3 June 2019 has sadly passed on. He was 50 years old. Groenewald sustained 3rd degree burn wounds in the larger part of his body after he was petrol bombed by unknown assailants. Circumstances are that Groenewald’s truck …

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Watch | Scramble for chickens as truck overturns with 9 000 chickens on board

Johannesburg – Motorists and passersby blessed themselves with ‘free’ live chickens after a truck overturned on the Golden Highway in Diepkloof, Johannesburg, last week. The truck, which was loaded with around 9 000 chickens, overturned at an intersection on the R553 (Golden Highway) on May 29 at about 14:00. The driver reported that the load …

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Seven to appear in court for looting during N3 truck attack

Durban – Seven people are expected to appear in the Howick Magistrate court this week in connection with another attack on trucks on the N3 on Sunday night. Those arrested aged between 21 and 30 are said to be residents of the Zuzokuhle informal settlement in Howick. They face allegations of looting after they were …

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Trucking industry firing on all cylinders

CAPE TOWN – It seems like the South African commercial vehicle industry is firing on all cylinders, with another growth month recorded in April 2019. This is according to the latest combined year-to-date results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) and Amalgamated Automobile Distributors (AAD). …

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Can eating hot cross buns get you arrested at a breathalyser roadblock?

“You eat three of these buns, you’re done!” That’s the warning doing the rounds with a video clip on social media, showing how eating hot cross buns can affect the reading on a breathalyser machine used by law enforcement agencies. In the video a man sitting in an office, wearing a law enforcement uniform, is …

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WATCH: Trucks set alight near Mooi River Toll Plaza

Protesters have set seven trucks alight near the Mooi River Toll Plaza in the early hours of this morning. The attack on those vehicles has led to a total road closure there. “A disruption has taken place once again on the N3 – in the Mooi River area. It is north of the Plaza at …

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mpumalanga traffic cops get away with warnings

Traffic Officers get warnings after probe into ‘speeding bribe’ video

Four traffic officers who were filmed while allegedly soliciting a bribe from a motorist are back at work. Mpumalanga community safety MEC Pat Ngomane said on Wednesday that he had reinstated the officers after initially placing them on precautionary suspension in January. “The four officers resumed work on February 20 2019 after the completion of …

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Truck driver shot dead by police while avoiding paying tollgate fee

A man was shot dead by a police officer while trying to avoid a tollgate in Harare. The incident happened at around 8PM on Monday night at the Skyline tollgate just after the Mbudzi roundabout on the Harare-Masvingo highway. A police source told SA Trucker: “A truck driver was trying to avoid the tollgate by …

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