Sunday, July 25, 2010

Teenage tourist raped in Addo

Teenage tourist raped in Addo

2010-07-25 14:40
Eastern Cape:

- Two foreign nationals were raped in two separate incidents in the Eastern Cape, police said on Sunday.
A 15-year-old German girl was raped, allegedly by two armed men who broke into a chalet she was sharing with her 14-year-old brother at a bed and breakfast facility in Addo, said Captain Ernest Sigobe.
"The men allegedly gained entry by breaking the back window at 06:00 yesterday (Saturday)."
The two men allegedly raped the teenager while her brother watched helplessly.
They then ransacked the chalet and stole a camera and other personal belongings, Sigobe said.
Their parents were sleeping in another bed and breakfast nearby.
In the second incident, a 27-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly raped a 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The woman was doing voluntary work in Storms River since July 15.
She was out walking when she was raped around 06:00.
The man is expected to appear in court soon.
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Somalia amputates thieves hands in public

Somalia amputates thieves hands in public
July 17 2010 at 06:22PM
Mogadishu - Radical Islamists in Somalia cut off the right hands of two men who admitted theft as hundreds of people, including women and children, looked on, a judge said Saturday."The court handed down its verdict according to Islamic sharia law after the two accused admitted their guilt," judge Abu Yusuf Sheik Hasan told journalists Saturday."They paid for their crimes."The sentence was carried out by a hooded executioner with a long knife late Friday in the small town of Balad, 30 kilometres north of Mogadishu, which is controlled by the Shebab movement, witnesses said.Hassan Omar Mohamed, 18, and Murshid Ahmed Adan, 22, confessed to having burgled shops, stealing 45 million and two million Somali shillings (1,350 and 60 dollars) respectively.
A witness who gave his name as Muktar described how three men restrained each amputee, one of them holding the right arm while it was cut off.While the pair had been drugged, "It seemed really painful," he added.Another witness, Adan Yusuf, said, "Women and children were watching this horrible punishment and I saw a woman vomit" while it was being carried out.The Shebab movement, which controls most of central and southern Somalia and is linked to Al-Qaeda, has imposed an extreme interpretation of sharia, including amputation and other corporal punishment.In addition, music and most other forms of entertainment have been banned and a strict dress code is in force.Somalia has been in the throes of civil war since the fall of dictator Siad Barre in 1991. - AFP

Couple found dead in car

Couple found dead in car
2010-07-16 14:40

Durban - An elderly couple were found dead in the back of a vehicle in Hibberdene, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday."It would appear that the couple were assaulted with a blunt object, but a post-mortem will be held to determine the cause of death," said Colonel Jay Naicker.A passer-by notified police of a white Volvo sedan that had been left in a ditch on Thursday night.When police arrived at the scene they found several items in the vehicle and discovered the bodies of a woman and man in their sixties in the back of the car."Investigation revealed that the couple were residents in the Woodgrange area. They were possibly attacked at their home, robbed and killed and then placed in the back of their vehicle," Naicker said.It was also thought that the perpetrator lost control of the vehicle while driving and fled on foot. The couple's house was found ransacked, he said.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

11 arrested for gang rape

11 arrested for gang rape

2010-07-06 22:07
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Eleven men have been arrested in connection with the gang rape of two women in Namahadi on Tuesday, Frankfort police said."Two women... were walking on their way home from a tavern after watching the Bafana Bafana opening game when they were attacked," said Sergeant Philani Mvuna of the incident which took place last month."The gang allegedly threatened them with knives and forced them to undress before taking turns raping them."Police arrested 11 of the 14 men known to have carried out the rape."The arrest of the three suspects is imminent since their whereabouts are known to the police."Those arrested would appear in the Frankfort Magistrate's Court shortly.
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Hijackers wounded in shoot-out

Hijackers wounded in shoot-out

2010-07-05 22:22
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Johannesburg - Two suspected hijackers were wounded in a shoot-out with police in Johannesburg on Monday, Gauteng police said.
The two allegedly hijacked a delivery van transporting cellphones in Germiston and locked the driver and a security guard in the back before driving off towards Alexandra township, Colonel Noxolo Kweza said.
The driver called the police. Members of the Johannesburg flying squad stopped the vehicle, which was fitted with a tracking device, on the N3 near the Marlboro off-ramp and a shoot-out ensued.
"Two suspects were wounded and are under police guard in hospital."
The driver and the security guard were not harmed.

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