Dog fights, vigilante groups and DNA samples

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4 Joburg prisoners still at largePrisoners escape from a truck transporting them to the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Police spokesperson Xoli Mbele said the men broke a window and jumped out of the truck near Westgate railway station.

13 appear for illegal dog fighting
Thirteen people accused of being involved in illegal dog fighting on the East Rand were denied bail by Tsakane Magistrate’s Court, the NSPCA said.

Cop ‘driven over’ after breaking up fightAn off-duty policewoman who tried to break up a fight outside an uMhlanga nightclub has died after a man is alleged to have deliberately run her over with a car.

Vigilante groups kill 5 in South Africa
Five people thought to be criminals were killed by an enraged mob, the killings in the township of Khutsong followed other flare-ups in the West Rand.

DNA samples taken at Griekwastad scene
Various DNA samples from the Griekwastad farm murder scene were sent for analysis. Northern Cape Judge President Frans Kgomo is hearing the trial of a 17-year-old youth accused of the murder of farmer Deon Steenkamp, his wife Christel and their daughter Marthella.

KZN robber killed in shoot-out with cops
A robber died and a policeman was wounded in a shoot-out in Isipingo, Durban. The policeman came across four men robbing a local shop, said police spokesperson Jay Naicker.

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