A look at 2017’s crime stories

A 66-year-old woman from D-Section in Wembezi is raped and strangled to death. The rapist confessed to the crime and was sentenced a month later.
READ THE STORY HERE: Brutal rapist is sentenced to 24 years imprisonment

A grade 12 learner from Emmaus in Bergville was on his way to school to write an exam when he was gunned down in front of a friend.

Three people were taken from their homes in Weenen and shot and killed in August.

FULL STORY HERE: Police search for Weenen murder suspects

The world was left reeling in shock when a man confessed to police that he had been eating human flesh. Further investigations led police to a home in Rensburgdrift where a severed human corpse was found. In total seven men were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder. Three have had the charges against them provisionally withdrawn, the remaining four suspects have been denied bail and await their case to resume in January.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: FULL STORY: #CannibalismCase: Bail refused, case resumes in January

The murderers of prominent taxi boss Zimele Reggie Mazibuko (shot in 2012) plead guilty and are sentenced.

Meshack ‘Titus’ Chetty was shot and killed in Alexandra Street on Friday night.

Security Officer Titus Chetty was shot and killed in a vehicle while responding to an alarm.
READ THE STORY HERE: Titus Chetty left a ‘Madiba-like legacy’

Fire fighters respond to a blaze at Mpofana Municipality on Sunday evening.

The town of Mooi River is plunged into darkness after a suspected arson attack at Mpofana Municipality in June.

Items such as police uniform and power tools were also recovered.

Police pounce on a carjacking suspect and recover a stolen trailer and canopy, police uniform, a military bag and dagga.

A string of dog poisonings in Forderville in March set residents on edge.

Christine and Roger Solik were found murdered after being abducted by robbers a month ago.

Nottingham Road couple Roger (66) and Christine (57) Solik are kidnapped from their country estate home in February. The couple is robbed and murdered.

ALSO READ: UPDATE: Solik couple’s murderer confesses and is sentenced

A shooting at Moorleigh Garage in January sees two men killed.

READ THE STORY HERE: Double murder at Moorleigh Garage

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