Society - Crime
  • Pitbulls kill suspected robber in South Africa
    14 may 2001 19:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A suspected burglar was mauled to death by two pitbull terriers after he climbed over the wall of a house in Benoni outside Johannesburg over the weekend. Full text...

  • Hani's killers continue to fight for freedom
    07 may 2001 19:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A lawyer representing the two killers of former South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani on Monday requested the Cape Town High Court to grant them leave to appeal against the rejection of their bid for amnesty. Full text...

  • Televised South African mugger gets 12-year jail term
    07 may 2001 17:13:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A brazen mugger who was filmed live on South African national television stabbing a victim on a Cape Town street in January, was Monday sentenced to 12 years imprisonment. Full text...

  • Experts worried over rising suicidal rate in Tanzania
    05 may 2001 16:03:00
    Dar Es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists and criminologists have expressed concern at the rapid increase of suicidal cases in the country. Full text...

  • Photographer subpoenaed to testify in major Pagad trial
    03 may 2001 15:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Top South African press photographer Benny Gool has been subpoenaed to testify in the trial of a vigilante group leader charged with murdering a senior gang leader in Cape Town five years ago. Full text...

  • Major Pagad trial starts in Cape Town
    02 may 2001 17:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Tensions ran high in Cape Town on Wednesday as the trial of three high profile members of the vigilante group People Against Gangs and Drugs (Pagad) began in the High Court. Full text...

  • Africa to combat money laundering
    27 april 2001 22:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 15-member-nation CFA monetary zone has announced the promulgation of laws next year against money laundering in the subregion. Full text...

  • UN to fund study on Kenya's rising crime
    27 april 2001 15:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations is funding a study on crime trends in Kenya to evaluate the effectiveness of existing anti-crime measures and to devise community-based prevention strategies, press reports said Friday. Full text...

  • Student docked in South Africa for shooting professor
    24 april 2001 14:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A student who allegedly shot a Wits University academic during a theatre production has appeared before the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court and been remanded in custody until 11 May, when hearing for his bail application comes up. Full text...

  • Suspected bomber of US embassies loses court application
    20 april 2001 16:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The High Court in Cape Town Friday dismissed with costs, an urgent application filed by the suspected bomber of US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Full text...

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