Centurion residents taught how to avoid driveway hijackings by RICHARD BRUSSOW of the National Hijack Prevention Academy

Centurion residents were on Saturday taught about how to avoid becoming victims of hijackings in driveways. This was during a workshop at Laerskool Louis Leipoldt in Lyttelton, where former police officer Richard Brussow spoke to them about prevention of crimes such as hijacking and robbery. Brussow, who established the National Hijack Prevention Academy in 2001, said 68% of hijackings happened in driveways and could be avoided. He has more than 15 years of experience in motor vehicle crime investigation, organized crime, motor vehicle theft, metro police crime prevention, and vehicle tracking. Brussow educated his audience about tricks used by hijackers, their motivation, factors that lead to attacks and categories of hijacked vehicles. Robbers liked using service stations as a base to prey on unsuspecting victims, he said. Once they had identified their victims they drove behind them until they arrived home. Brussow advised motorists to always look at the ca…
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Father of two was shot six times in a home invasion incident in north of Pretoria

A father of two in the north of Pretoria was in a critical condition after he was shot six times in a home invasion. “It’s so surreal. I cannot believe my husband Jan is in ICU and fighting for his life,” Lorna Schoeman told Rekord. A normal weekday for the Schoeman family in Great Dane Street in Hesteapark turned into a nightmare when two men suddenly entered their home at around 04:50. Schoeman said she was in the kitchen preparing their children’s school lunches when she heard a window break. “Something was thrown through the window, and the next moment there were two unknown men in our house.” A struggle ensued between her husband Jan, who had just woken up, and the attackers in the hallway. “The next moment the gunshots were fired,” said Schoeman. Schoeman said Jan was rushed to the Netcare Montana Hospital. “The bullets did a lot of damage. I just want my husband to recover; there is still a long road ahead as he is in critical condition.” The c…
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Guards cause havoc at Steve Biko Hospital – angry security staff strike over pay

MANAGEMENT at Steve Biko Academic Hospital yesterday terminated the contract of the Born to Protect security company after its employees embarked on an unprotected strike, which massively disrupted services. More than 200 security officers barricaded the hospital’s entrances with rocks, burning tyres and rubble from the morning, claiming they had not been paid. Police eventually intervened. The guards also threatened to shut down the hospital today should payments not be made by the end of business yesterday. The guards said they were striking due to their payments being delayed and some not getting paid at all. The hospital’s acting chief executive, Dr Mathabo Mathebula, said management was terminating the services of the company as the non-payment allegations and delays were not happening for the first time. “Whether they are paid or not, the alternative is for us to terminate the contract with the company; they are privately employed by the company that is workin…
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KFC-voorval: Drie in hof

Drie mans van Pretoria wat daarvan beskuldig word dat hulle ʼn egpaar in Montana aangerand het, het Vrydag in die landdroshof in Pretoria-Noord verskyn. Landdros Motlhoki Rapulana het na die mans se aansoek om borgtog geluister en gesê sy het tyd nodig om die bewyse te bestudeer, voordat sy haar besluit op 30 Augustus bekend sal maak. Staatsaanklaer Ronnie Sibanda voer aan die mans moet nie vrygelaat word nie, aangesien hul veiligheid nie gewaarborg is nie en ʼn gevoel van vrede in die gemeenskap ondermyn kan word. “Die aansoek om borgtog moet ook in die belang van die publiek wees, aangesien die voorval in die publieke arena plaasgevind het.” Stephan Nel (39), Joshua Scholtz (21) en Dicky Junior van Rooyen (21) staan tereg op aanklagte van poging tot moord, aanranding met die doel om ernstig te beseer en die rig van ʼn vuurwapen. Hul een medebeskuldigde, Marius Harding (23), het sy aansoek om borgtog laat vaar en nog ʼn beskuldigde, Ockert Muller (20), se aansoek om borgt…
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Seun vas oor bedrog van R93 miljoen, pa in hof oor korrupsie

Tseko Mojalefa Rabotho (29) het Vrydag in die gespesialiseerde handelsmisdaadhof in Pretoria verskyn op aanklag van korrupsie. Rabotho is op 17 Augustus deur die Valke in hegtenis geneem op aanklag van bedrog, korrupsie en geldwassery ten waarde van R93 miljoen, het lt.kol. Robert Netshiunda, woordvoerder van die Valke, gesê. Hy het aanvanklik op 21 Augustus in die hof verskyn waar dit aan die lig gekom het dat hy ʼn aantal bates, insluitend twee luukse eiendom en 19 motors, bekom het, wat nooit gefinansier is nie. “Net voor Rabotho Donderdag vir sy aansoek om borgtog in die hof sou verskyn, wou sy pa, Jackie Nicholas Rabhoto (57) die ondersoekbeampte by die Valke se kantoor in Pretoria glo met R52 000 kontant omkoop,” het Netshiunda verduidelik. “Hy is dadelik in hegtenis geneem. Hy het ʼn verdere R48 000 kontant in sy besit gehad.” Jackie het Vrydag in die hof verskyn op aanklag van korrupsie. Die twee mans moet weer op 31 Augustus in die hof verskyn.
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Pretoria Commuters get some relief as Taxis expected to operate normally

Tshwane commuters can expect some relief as taxis are expected to operate normally this morning. On Wednesday, operators blocked several roads causing massive delays while protesting to the Tshwane House to submit a memorandum to Mayor Solly Msimanga. Among the issues raised by the drivers is that traffic contravention tickets be scrapped. Taxis in the Tshwane area are expected to function without any hiccups at least for the next two weeks. The Democratic Taxi Workers Union of South Africa (Detwusa)’s Themba Maseko says the government is responsible for providing taxi infrastructure, including pick-ups and drop offs. He says drivers should not be fined for government’s failure. “Our demands are the scrapping of the traffic fines because those fines block our PDPs and driver’s licenses and we can’t drive passengers without our PDPs.” Maseko says the fines amount to hundreds of thousands of rands which prevent some drivers from renewing their public drivers’…
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‘Sekuriteitsbreuk’ by Mededingingskommissie in Pretoria

Die Mededingingskommissie het Saterdag gesê daar was ʼn “sekuriteitsbreuk” by sy kantoor in Pretoria vroeër die week. Sipho Ngwema, woordvoerder van die kommissie, het gesê twee skootrekenaars is Dinsdag by die afdeling gesteel wat verantwoordelik is vir ondersoeke na kartelgedrag. “Die voorval is by die polisie aangemeld en die saak is deur die Valke oorgeneem vir verdere ondersoek,” het Ngwema gesê. Hy het gesê die kommissie het die nodige voorsorgmaatreëls getref om veiligheid en sekuriteit op te skerp.
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Inwoner van Pretoria voor haar verloofde geskiet wyl hy video neem

Carine van Staden (28), ʼn inwoner van Pretoria, is Donderdag voor haar verloofde glo deur ʼn weermaglid in die noorde van die stad geskiet. Carine se pa, Johan van Staden (53), het Saterdag aan Maroela Media gesê sy dogter en haar verloofde, Johan Harmse (29), was omstreeks 18:00 van Daspoort op sy BMW-motorfiets op pad na vriende in Montana toe ʼn amptelike weermagvoertuig hulle naby Wonderboom Junction ligtelik getref het. “Die voertuig, ʼn wit Audi, het weermagnommerplate gehad en ons het intussen vasgestel die jong man wat dit bestuur het, is glo ʼn drywer vir een van die generaals,” het Van Staden gesê. “Die man het die motorfiets se voetrus getref waarop Carine se voete was en die man het toe net weggejaag,” het hy gesê. Harmse het ʼn draagbare videokamera aan sy valhelm gehad, dit aangeskakel en die voertuig agterna gesit. “Die verkeerslig by die hoek van Lavenderweg en Braam Pretoriusstraat was rooi en die man moes stilhou. Carine het afgeklim en hom genader o…
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We’ll deal with criminals ourselves, threaten Faerie Glen residents

Pretoria - Residents of Faerie Glen in Pretoria East have threatened to take matters into their own hands to deal with an increase in crime in the area if police did not intervene. They said the community was being held hostage by criminals after a surge in housebreakings and muggings over the past few months. Reports of crime from the suburb and nearby Faerie Glen Nature Reserve have emerged, with the first crime inside the reserve taking place two weeks ago after a 10-year record of safety and security. A woman was attacked while running on the trail in the reserve and all her gear, including shoes, cellphone, hydration backpack and sunglasses were taken. Warnings began going up on social media, where trail runners were asked to be cautious and not to run on their own, as criminals, often wielding knives and wearing balaclavas, were on the prowl. The criminals are said to gain entry into the nature reserve through Atterbury Bridge and using the Manitoba Bridge …
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