Burglaries disrupt township schools

Learners at township schools like Sivuyiseni Primary School in the Western Cape, have been affected by the theft of toilet taps, computers and other essential items. (Photo: Khanya.co.za )

Learners at township schools like Sivuyiseni Primary School in the W Cape have been affected by the theft of toilet taps, computers and other essential items. (Photo: Khanya.co.za )

Robberies affect township schools

Teachers in the Western Cape believe that drug-addicted former pupils are behind a spate of robberies which has left learners at township schools without essentials such as stationery, blackboards, microscopes, computers and toilet taps. The New Age reports that the thieves disable alarm systems, cut burglar bars and damage surveillance cameras and that the burglaries are affecting school operations. Read more.

Woman claims she was tortured and fondled by police

A Mpumalanga woman was allegedly fondled and electro-shocked by police officers who threatened to arrest her if she laid a charge against them, The New Age reports. The incident is said to have taken place on Monday, after the woman had falsely accused her boyfriend of raping her, to punish him for cheating on her. The woman alleges that the officers told her she wasted their time and state fuel by lying to them. Read more. 

 Security expert says NDP 2030 can transform police force

Johan Burger of the Institute of Security Studies believes the implementation of recommendations in the National Development Plan 2030 could dramatically improve policing in South Africa. In an analytical piece in The New Age, Burger highlights issues such as the competitive selection of SAPS leadership, competency assessments for officers of all ranks, and testing officers’ knowledge of the SAPS code of conduct. Read more.

 Murder victim’s mother embraces accused’s mother at court

The Star reports that the mother of a teenager who was burnt and killed in an alleged satanic ritual in 2012 embraced the mother of one of the men implicated in the murder at court yesterday. “I don’t hate you. You are suffering like me,” Sylvia Theologo told Vanessa Arendse, the mother of Lindon Wagner, who is on trial with 3 co-accused. Speaking at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s court, a tearful Arendse said she was grateful Theologo didn’t hate her. After initially refusing, Theologo said she would accept a letter of apology which Wagner had written.

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