What happened in Pretoria this week?
Teen wounded on school bus
A teenager was seriously wounded when he was shot by a fellow student on a school bus. The boys, both 15 years old, were on the bus together when the shooting occurred, according to Mirna von Benecke, spokesperson for Sinoville police. The reason for the shooting is still unknown, also according to Benecke. According to reports in local media, the boy was wounded in both legs and was rushed to hospital. A case of attempted murder is being investigated, according to Benecke.
May 22 nd, 2015
Three arrested for illegal firearms
Police arrested three people for possession of illegal firearms in Atteridgeville and Hercules on Monday night, according to a statement released on Tuesday. A 40-year-old woman was arrested after she attacked her former boyfriend, according to spokesperson Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini. Two men were arrested in Atteridgeville late Monday evening. Police found a pistol with 20 rounds of ammunition in their car, according to Dlamini.
Man hunt for robbers
Four armed men robbed a shop on Thursday morning in Sinoville. The robbers entered the shop in Lavender Road at around 9am, according to spokesperson Mirna von Benecke. The shop owner was tied up and the robbers made off with cellphones and electronic devices. No arrests have been made, according to Benecke.
4 kids say goodbye to dad
André Human, father of four boys, was laid to rest on Wednesday. Human died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday in John Voster Road, Karen Park. Human’s friend, Carmen O’Neil, also died in the accident. The pair was on a motorcycle that crashed into a car. Both died before paramedics arrived on the scene, according to local reports.
A 30-year-old heroin addict was arrested on Wednesday afternoon in Brooklyn when he tried to con police out of money, according to spokesperson Capt Colette Weilbach. Female officers spotted the man begging for petrol money on the side of Jan Shoba Street at around 1pm, according to Weilbach. The officers ascertained that the man’s vehicle was not without fuel by starting the engine. The officers searched the man’s car and found heroin, a burned spoon and a syringe, still according to Weilbach. The man was then arrested.
60-year-old Roadrunner arrested
Police arrested a 60-year-old sprinter on Wednesday afternoon in Menlo Park, according to a statement released on Thursday. According to spokesperson Capt Collette Weilbach, police reservists and an officer from Brooklyn police saw a man hiding a plastic bag next to the road on the corner of Justice Mohammed and Thomas Edison streets. The man grabbed the bag and made a run for it when police stopped to investigate. One of the locals said the man was “sprinting at an ‘unbelievable speed’”, according to Weilbach. Police found 1.11kg dagga and close to R3,000 cash in the bag.
Cop appears for protest killings
A Soshanguve policeman pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder on Thursday in the North Gauteng High Court. Hyde Mophosho (44) allegedly opened fire on a crowd of protestors. Mophosho used illegal shotgun ammunition, killing Michale Tshele, Osiha Rahube and Enock Seemala, and attempting to murder Shadrack Mahlangu, Thabo Phiri and Itumeleng Thejane, according to News24 reports. The incident occurred on 13 January, 2014 during a protest in Mothutlung near Brits against the shortage of water in the area, according to News24. The trail continued on Friday.
Outrage as Hewitt goes home
Convicted rapist, former tennis star Bob Hewitt, was allowed to go home for a month while his lawyers prepares his application for leave to appeal his convictions of rape and indecent assault, according to News24 reports. Hewitt was sentenced on Monday to an effective six years with a R100,000 fine. The R100,000 is to be paid to campaigns against the abuse of women and children. Hewitt raped Theresa “Twiggy” Tolken and Suellen Sheehan in the 80s when he coached them and sexually assaulted another teen that can’t be named.
The youngest Microsoft graduate made headline news in British newspapers. Ayan Qureshi (5) poses next to his computer
Carla Bruniproduced the French version of Bob Geldof’s Band Aid,