Crime & courts

Accused in Zion Dam murder to be assessed

With accused number three in the Zion Dam murder case Siviwe Gqotholo to be sent for psychiatric observation, the five men accused of the horrific torture and murder of a Grahamstown resident in October last year will return to court later this month.

Rhino poaching case postponed

Three suspects linked to a June 2016 rhino poaching case at Buckland’s Private Game Reserve 40km from Grahamstown remain in custody following a brief appearance in the magistrate’s court in Grahamstown on Wednesday 15 March.

Elderly coupled robbed, held hostage

Police arrested a suspect and are looking for a second in the vicious robbery of an elderly Grahamstown couple this morning Saturday 18 March. One of the suspects is well known to the couple.

Masked men rob Kenton business

A case of business robbery is being investigated by the Kenton On Sea police following an incident at a shop in Marcelle on 2 February.

Cash loan outlet robbed

A case of armed robbery is being investigated by the Grahamstown SAPS, following an incident at a cash loan business today, Tuesday 31 January. 

Woman in R80K dagga bust

Grahamstown police seized dagga worth nearly R80 000 when they stopped and searched a long-distance overnight bus this week.

Grieving mom robbed in High Street office

An act of generosity turned into a terrifying ordeal in a High Street office this morning Thursday 26 January when armed robbers took R15 000 from a grieving mother, assaulting her and leaving several people including a toddler traumatised after they were forced to lie on the floor.

Robbers followed delivery van - shopkeeper

A spaza shop owner who was robbed in broad daylight yesterday Monday 23 January says he's convinced no one from that area was involved.

Dam murder case postponed

Accused in the Extension 6 dam murder case Thembani 'Zion Eyes' Onceya and his four co-accused briefly appeared in the Grahamstown Magistrate's court today Monday 23 January and their case was postponed to 3 March.

Teen murder case postponed again

The boy implicated in the murder of a Joza girl in December will return to court on 20 February after magistrate Nomnikelo Jebese postponed the matter in the magistrate's court in Grahamstown.