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LYDENBURG – Two awaiting-trial suspects who managed to escape from the Lydenburg SAPS holding cells are still at large after more than a week since their break-out. Capt Alfred Moela, spokesman for Lydenburg SAPS, said four suspects managed to escape from the holding cells on Wednesday November 8 at around 18:00. Moela said the incident…

Family homeless after eviction

STEELPOORT – Nearly 20 people found themselves homeless after being evicted from portion 3 of De Grooteboom Farm just next to Thorncliffe Mine. The Mmadi clan members’ shacks were destroyed by the Lydenburg and Burgersfort Sheriff on Monday morning. The destruction came after Glencore’s Thorncliffe Mine presented them with a letter of eviction last Friday….

Man is nabbed for the possession of 112g of marijuana

“We arrested a black male on possession of dagga. The suspect is currently in custody. More information will be made with regard to his court appearance,” said Maluleke. The Burgersfort SAPS also recently arrested three men for the possession of unlicensed ammunition.

Land bought for 14 times its value

According to the Auditor-General (AG) report the land is 107,24 hectares in size. It is valued at R8,14 million. The land is situated behind the municipality’s dumping site.

Cameroon United wins heritage tourney

The final pitted Cameroon United and Ga-Motodi’s Uruguay. After a tough 90 minutes resulting in a 0-0 draw, the game proceeded to the dreaded penalties.

Ohrigstad SAPS continue with their fight to bring law and order to all

“We inspected four liquor outlets, checking for non-compliance with the Liquor Act. We also successfully recovered a Nissan NP300 which had been reported stolen at Tubatse SAPS. Our members indicated to the driver to pull over during their operations, however, the driver refused to do so. A high-speed chase ensued.

Chrome thieves caught

MECKLENBURG – The battle against illegal mining intensified when Mecklenburg SAPS arrested two suspects for theft of unprocessed chrome on September 14. The incident happened in Tjibeng Village at midnight. According to police the two suspects were caught red handed, loading the precious metals into a tipper truck. “After being tipped off police officers rushed…

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