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Sassa rejects allegations of R1bn in claim by CPS

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has rejected claims of over R1 billion by Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) based on the apparent breach of terms of social grant payment service contracts. Acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bengu said the contracts in question were concluded in 2009 for Limpopo, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Northern Cape and
Source: The New Age

2247 drivers arrested for having alcohol blood content above the legal limit

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At least 2247 drivers were arrested for having alcohol blood content above the legal limit. According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), more than 924 000 vehicles were stopped and checked at various roadblocks since the start of festive season law enforcement operations throughout the country. “More than 105 000 drivers were tested for alcohol
Source: The New Age

Limpopo police launch manhunt after business robbery in Phalaborwa

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Police in Phalaborwa, Limpopo are searching for a group of armed suspects who allegedly robbed a filling station in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police say about nine suspects allegedly robbed the filling station and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe is urging anyone with information to assist in tracing the suspects.

Ngoepe  says a manhunt is underway by a dedicated team of police from police units in Phalaborwa for the group of armed suspects who were part of the business robbery which occurred at a petrol garage at the Phalaborwa CBD.

“During the process of this business robbery they also hijacked another car belonging to a client, but later that hijacked car was found abandoned we are therefore calling upon all members of the community who might be aware or know who the suspects are to contact brigadier James Espag at 082 576 0743,” says Ngoepe .

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Limpopo men sentenced for sex crimes

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Two men have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms for rape and other crimes at Dzanani Regional court in Limpopo. Nekuvule Nduvhuwo (33) was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for two counts of rape, and 5 years imprisonment for robbery after he repeatedly raped a 61-year-old woman and robbed her of her belongings. Limpopo police
Source: The New Age

Medupi Unit 4 comes online

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Eskom’s unit 4 at the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo has come online. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the power utility is very happy with what was announced at the power station. “Eskom is pleased to announce that Unit 4 at its Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, Limpopo, has attained commercial operation status. The
Source: The New Age

Three men arrested for human trafficking

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Three men will tomorrow appear at the Polokwane Magistrate Court to face charges of Human Trafficking. According to Hawks spokesperson Matimba Maluleke 15 Ethiopian nationals aged from 16 to 30 were held captive at the house in Polokwane after they were smuggled in South Africa with promises of work. Maluleke said the organised crime unit received information about
Source: The New Age

10 killed, 7 injured in Limpopo collision

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Ten people have been killed and seven injured including a 2-year-old baby when a bakkie collided with a taxi in Roossenekal, Limpopo on Sunday. The accident happened on the R555 next to the De Hoop Dam, it is alleged that a double cab bakkie was travelling in the direction of Steelpoort when it made a
Source: The New Age

Alleged rapist pastor case postponed

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Pastor Confidence Monyela (32) from Mariveni village near Nkowankowa outside Tzaneen, appeared at the Lenyenye Magistrate Court today on five charges of rapes, and one charge of sexual assault. Monyela was remanded in custody without bail until the 08 September 2017 for Social Worker’s report and for further Police investigations. Prophet Monyela of Prophet Ministry
Source: The New Age

Pastor gets life for raping sister

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A PASTOR, 35, of Tshaulu village in Vhembe who was convicted of raping his minor sister and a 16-year-old girl, was slapped with life imprisonment plus 24 years in jail, by the Limpopo High Court on Wednesday. The NPA regional spokesperson, Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, said the court heard that the man, whose name was withheld to
Source: The New Age

Yvonne fights malaria

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The Limpopo provincial health department says the involvement of veteran musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka will boost efforts to eliminate malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the province. Chaka Chaka, in her capacity as the UN ambassador for malaria, accompanied health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba to Dzumeri near Giyani where she received a warm welcome on Monday. “The singer
Source: The New Age

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