Daily Archives: January 3, 2017


Hundreds of people are stranded on both the South Africa-Lesotho border post after taxi operators from the Mountain Kingdom blockaded the border post with their taxis.

The Lesotho taxi operators are accusing South African police officials of having financial interests in the taxi industry. The operators say arrests and impounding of their taxis by officers of the South African Police Service (SAPS) are illegitimate.

The action monday followed a cross-border transport agreement between the ministers of transport of the two countries signed recently.

Some motorists have even opted to turn back and use alternative border posts. About 400 pedestrians cross from Lesotho into South Africa. Lesotho is a landlocked country completed surrounded by South Africa.

Motorists remain uncertain about when exactly they will be able to reach their destinations after the festive season break.


South Africa: A 32-Year-Old Foreign National Arrested for the Possession of Stolen Property

A foreign national, aged 32, was arrested yesterday, 29 December 2016, for the possession of stolen property.

A housebreaking had taken place within the Somerset West policing precinct and when the detectives followed up all leads it led them to an address in Tambo Village, Manenberg.

On searching the address in Oliver Tambo street, they found several items ranging from lap tops, flat screen televisions to cellular telephones. These items were also items listed as stolen in the housebreaking cases that are being investigated in Somerset West.

The 32-year-old was arrested as he could not give a reasonable account for being in possession of these items that were stored at his address. He is due to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court soon, on a charge of possession of stolen property.

Anyone with information can contact Manenberg SAPS on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service