Daily Archives: March 9, 2015

Hunt for Killers of Police Official [press release]

The Police in Limpopo are looking for two unknown suspects responsible for the killing of a 44 year old warrant officer who was attached to Crime Prevention at the Bolobedu police station.

The incident took place around 19:00 on Sunday evening at Ga-Matipane village in the Bolobedu area, when Warrant Officer Godfrey Mantlhake (44) and his girlfriend were standing next to his vehicle in the street. Two unknown men approached them and pulled out fire-arms. Warrant Officer Mantlhake was shot three times in the head and chest before the suspects fled. The motive for the attack is not known.

An appeal is made to anybody who might have witnessed the attack, or anyone who might have more information on the suspects to provide it to the investigating officer, Major Shingange at 078 531 8184 or 082 469 2625.

Source : South African Police Service

35 Year Old Arrested for Possession of Drugs Worth R170 000 [press release]

Police are investigating a case of possession of dealing in drugs after a 35 year old woman was arrested at Robertson road with drugs today (2015-03-06) at about 09h00. It is alleged that a police officer was driving towards Robertson when he saw a vehicle that was driving with suspicious parcels.

The police stopped and searched the vehicle and found a box that contained three (3) packets with 3000 mandrax tablets estimated at R 150 000.00 street value and one parcel with tik powder estimated at R 20 000.00 street value. The suspect was arrested and is due to appear at Worcester Magistrate Court on Monday (2015-03-15) for dealing in drugs.

Source : South African Police Service

Two Suspects Arrested for Drugs Worth R1.5 Million – Grassy Park [press release]

On Friday (2015 03-06) at about 08:10 members of HAWKS followed up information of a Quantum taxi that was going to do a drug deal at MC Donalds, Ottery. Members then observed the taxi and saw a grey Renault pulling up next to it. The driver of the Renault offloaded a box into the taxi and a plastic bag was then loaded in the Renault. The taxi and the Renault was search and about 25 000 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R1 500 000 was seized. An undisclosed of amount of cash was also confiscated and handed in as evidence.

Two suspect aged 28 and 53 was arrested on charges of dealing of drugs. They are currently in custody at Grassy Park SAPS and are due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court once charge.

Source : South African Police Service

23 Year Old Arrested for Possession of Drugs – Worcester SAPS [press release]

On Friday (2015-03-06)nbspat about 10:45, a 23 years old man was arrested for drug possession at his home in Zwelethemba by Worcester police. It is reported that the police received a tipoff from the members of the public and responded swiftly.

On arrival on the scene, the suspect was searched and found with few tik straws on his possession. He was then questioned and showed the police that more TIK straws were stored in the kitchen. In total 84 tik straws were found stored in a modernised ashtray. The drugs were confiscated and the suspect was apprehended. The estimated street market value for the tik amounts to R2520-00.

The suspect is due to appear at Worcester magistrate court on Monday(2015-03-09)for possession of drugs.

Source : South African Police Service

The Clintons and Gates’ Comes Together for IWD

The Clinton Foundation and Gates Foundation launched a new project for International Women’s Day yesterday. The website for “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project” offers a trove of hard data and storytelling about global gender equality issues. The data viz elements may be particularly useful. “This site and The Full Participation Report are the result—home to 850,000 data points, spanning more than 20 years, from over 190 countries. Through data visualizations and stories, we aim to present the gains and gaps in understandable, sharable ways—including by making the data open and easily available.” (No Celiings http://bit.ly/1wSqxTN)
Quote of the Day: Barack Obama on International Women’s Day, “the gap between women’s inherent value and how many of them are treated every day is one of the great injustices of our time.” (VOA http://bit.ly/1wRXPSQ)
I pledge allegiance to the Islamic State…Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance on Saturday to Islamic State, which rules a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, according to an audio clip posted online. (Reuters http://yhoo.it/1NxLIPZ)
Bomb blasts killed at least 50 people in Maiduguri in Nigeria’s northeast on Saturday in the worst attacks there since Islamist militants tried to seize the city in two major assaults earlier this year. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1EGr4ZN)
Niger and Chad on Sunday launched major ground and air strikes in northeast Nigeria against Boko Haram, after the militants formally pledged allegiance to the Islamic state group in Syria and Iraq. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1BlYSJo)
The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned an attack on a Bamako nightclub that killed five people Saturday, including two Europeans and a Malian policeman, calling for swift justice. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1NxLLv6)
Malian security forces mobilized Sunday to hunt the killers of two Europeans and three locals in a nightclub attack claimed by jihadists — the first to target Westerners in the capital. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1NxLOXK)
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed deep disappointment after troubled talks to end more than a year of bloodshed in South Sudan broke off without a deal a day earlier. (Reuters http://yhoo.it/1BlYMBF)
Even in death, the former revolutionary leader of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara, helped inspire the uprising that ousted his successor last year, and he came to the fore again at the country’s annual film festival. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1NxLTe1)
Marking the progress in controlling its Ebola outbreak, the Liberian government dismantled a crematorium and removed drums containing the ashes of more than 3,000 Ebola victims cremated during the height of the epidemic, whose last patient was discharged last week. (AP http://yhoo.it/1A5otCx)
Guinea-Bissau said on Sunday it had dismantled a criminal operation trafficking 54 children to Senegal, where it is believed they would have been forced by Islamic schools to beg on the streets. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1EGqZFm)
Zambian President Edgar Lungu collapsed on the podium while presiding over a Women’s Day celebration in Lusaka on Sunday — less than two months after the 58-year-old took over from a leader who died in office. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1EGr38d)
The Somali government says it plans to use drones to fight the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab, targeting the militants’ bases and rural areas they still control. (VOA http://bit.ly/1DZqfHF)
The U.S. Peace Corps said it is temporarily suspending its program in Jordan because of the “regional environment,” highlighting growing security concerns among some foreigners after Jordan raised its profile in the battle against Islamic State militants. (AP http://yhoo.it/1BlYScq)
An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned until March 19 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1EGr4sJ)
Tens of thousands of people rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called for “change”, 10 days ahead of a general election. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1NxLKHF)
A Cairo schoolboy died on Sunday after being severely beaten by his teacher who has now been suspended, Egypt’s education ministry said as an inquiry was launched. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1EGr2B5)
A Moroccan woman was arrested at a Spanish airport Saturday on suspicion of recruiting European and North African women to join the Islamic State group, authorities said. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1BlYLh2)
The United Nations said on Saturday talks with Libya’s warring factions had made progress and delegates would return to Morocco next week for more negotiations after consultations at home on forming a unity government. (Reuters http://yhoo.it/1NxLMz9)
Progress is being made on drawn-out border talks with India, China’s foreign minister said on Sunday, likening the process to climbing a mountain that becomes harder the closer to the summit you get. (Reuters http://yhoo.it/1BlYN8C)
The Americas
The Colombian government and leftist guerrillas on Saturday jointly announced an agreement to remove landmines and other explosives from the battlefield in a sign of progress in their two-year-old peace talks being held in Cuba. (Reuters http://yhoo.it/1NxLF6G)
Colombia’s government and the country’s biggest rebel movement announced an agreement Saturday to begin a pilot program for removing land mines as part of efforts to lower the intensity of a conflict that has lasted a half century. (AP http://yhoo.it/1NxLN66)
Hundreds of women are expected to participate Sunday in a march in New York City promoting gender equality by 2030. (VOA http://bit.ly/1DZquTc)
…and the rest
Beyonce Knowles and Lady Gaga are among 36 prominent women who have signed a petition calling Sunday on the G7 and the African Union to tackle female poverty. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1BlYVVI)
Human Rights Watch said all governments should ensure that women and girls with disabilities are included in programs to prevent gender-based violence. The group has released – what it calls – a resource designed for people with disabilities. (VOA http://bit.ly/1DZq7YH)
4 Ways “House Of Cards” Gets the UN Wrong (UN Dispatch http://bit.ly/1EGz5xR)
Visualizing the booming business of big tobacco (Humanosphere http://bit.ly/181Z1HM)
Here are some of the countries where having a uterus can be dangerous (GlobalPost http://bit.ly/181Td0F)
Fifteen journalists, 15 voices for girls and women (Women Deliver http://tmsnrt.rs/1F0Cl7C)
Venezuela on the verge of collapse? (CNN http://cnn.it/1aVBvOd)
A 12-Year-Old Girl Shows Us What It’s Really Like To Face TB (NPR http://n.pr/1aVBTw5)
International Women’s Day: The fight for better maternal health care in Uganda (Guardian http://bit.ly/1DZqwdz)
Five myths about governance and developmen (ODI http://bit.ly/1F0FQLk)
Is gender inequality the main roadblock to achieving nutrition targets?  The Global Nutrition Report on gender equality (Development Horizons http://bit.ly/1F0G710)
The global women’s rights movement: what others can learn, a progress stocktake and some great videos for IWD (From Poverty to Power http://bit.ly/1A5u6AD)
Will There Ever Be Peace In South Sudan? (Daily Beast http://thebea.st/1A5uKhv)