Daily news update: SIU order to freeze properties, cars worth R25 million, illegal miners return and Parliament arson | The Citizen

Here’s your morning news update: An easy-to-read selection of our top stories. Stay up to date with The Citizen – More News, Your Way. Daily news update: 5 November Court grants SIU preservation order to freeze luxury properties, cars worth R25 million The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has on Friday obtained a preservation order from … Read more

Police discover more bodies of suspected illegal miners in Krugersdorp | The Citizen

Gauteng police have discovered two more bodies of alleged illegal miners at an active mine in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg. This now takes the total number of bodies recovered at the mine from 19 to 21. Officers made the grim discovery on Wednesday afternoon. Bodies moved According to Brigadier Brenda Muridili, preliminary investigations suggested that … Read more

UK vows ‘more radical’ measures to tackle illegal migration | The Citizen

A British cabinet minister on Tuesday vowed “more radical” policies to counter illegal migration as record numbers make the treacherous crossing of the Channel in small boats. “We… now need to look at some more radical options to ensure that our laws are appropriate, that economic migrants are returned swiftly and that we deter people … Read more

Daily news update: Mkhwebane files appeal, US embassy security alert and 21 ‘illegal miners’ in custody | The Citizen

Here’s your morning news update: An easy-to-read selection of our top stories. Stay up to date with The Citizen – More News, Your Way. Daily news update: 13 October US embassy warns Americans to avoid Numbi Gate following German tourist murder The US embassy in South Africa has issued a security alert to US citizens planning to … Read more

21 alleged North West illegal miners remanded in custody | The Citizen

Twenty-one alleged zama zamas (illegal miners) arrested in the North West this week have been remanded in custody after making their first court appearance. Alleged zama zamas appear in court The group, aged between 19 and 40, appeared briefly on Wednesday in the Stilfontein Magistrates’ Court. They face charges of conspiracy to commit robbery to … Read more

Police arrest 31 illegal miners in Kagiso | The Citizen

In a fully-fledged intensified operation comprising local crime prevention Police, National Public Order Policing, NIU (National Intervention unit), Mounted unit, Infrastructure unit, Westrand K9 Unit and Sibanye Stillwater, a total of 31 illegal miners were arrested in Kagiso. According to Captain Solomon Sibiya, shafts and holes from which the illegal miners were operating, were also … Read more

Cape Town offers R5k reward for snitching on illegal dumpers | The Citizen

In a drive to clamp down on illegal activities, the City of Cape Town is offering a reward of up to R5,000 for reporting the perpetrators. As part of the #SpringCleanCT, which kicked off on 1 September, Cape Town set up a 24-hour toll-free hotline for residents to report illegal dumping activity and other by-law … Read more

Putco dismisses 105 workers after illegal protest action | The Citizen

Bus Company Putco has dismissed 105 workers for embarking on an illegal strike since last week, demanding a 6% wage increase and their back pay. Bus company spokesperson Lindokuhle Xulu confirmed to Newzroom Afrika on Thursday evening that the workers had been dismissed for a number of reasons, including stopping their colleagues from performing their … Read more

Suspected illegal miners arrested for murder and assault | The Citizen

Police are continuing their crackdown on zama zamas after two suspected illegal miners were arrested for murder and ten others for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The illegal miners were handcuffed in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Police were conducting an operation on illegal miners when they were notified about an … Read more

Deputy Health Minister leads march against illegal abortion | The Citizen

Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo on Monday led an advocacy march against illegal termination of pregnancy in Germiston, Gauteng. The march aims to raise awareness amongst the young people about the importance of having access to sexual reproductive health services. Dhlomo together with Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi and the mayor of Ekurhuleni, Tania Campbell … Read more