Cop-killing suspects back in custody
TWO prisoners who escaped from the Katlehong police station after allegedly strangling a policeman have been rearrested, Gauteng police said yesterday.
Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said one of them was in custody in Mozambique and the other had been arrested in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.
The first was arrested in Mozambique for an assault there. The second appeared in the Alberton Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of murder, hijacking and escaping prison.
They allegedly strangled Warrant Officer Lennox Phathumzi Latha. He was buried at the weekend. - Sapa
DA finds more books dumped in Limpopo
THE DA has discovered another textbook dumping site in Limpopo, provincial spokesman Desiree van der Walt said yesterday.
She said the books were found next to a bridge in Tzaneen late last week.
The party has opened a case of vandalism with Tzaneen police. It follows two recent charges of vandalism of state property - one laid at a Giyani police station and another relating to the destruction of textbooks in Seshego.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ronel Otto confirmed the DA had opened the case.
She said about 50 books were discovered at the latest site. The Limpopo education department denied any knowledge of another dumping site. - Sapa
Setback for four in Bronx murder case
FOUR men charged with the murder of Bruno Bronn, owner of Cape Town gay nightclub Bronx Action Bar, have suffered a setback.
John Coetzee, Fareez Allie, Achmat Toffa and Kurt Erispe appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court yesterday.
The court was expected to deliver a judgment in their application to have the matter struck off the roll.
Only Toffa is in custody pending his bail application.
Magistrate Zwelidumile Sogwagwa ruled that Toffa's bail application must be heard before the court could determine if the accused had been prejudiced .
But the prosecution could not proceed with the bail application as the case had been rolled over for yesterday's judgment. - Philani Nombembe
Four gunned down in informal settlement
FOUR people were shot dead in the Mimosa informal settlement in Kew near Marlboro, Johannesburg.
Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said five people were warming themselves around a brazier in an open space on Monday night when two men approached and fired shots.
Four were killed and a wounded survivor was being treated at a local hospital.
Residents who heard the shots alerted police. Mogale said the motive was unknown as nothing had been taken from the victims. - Sapa