Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Johannesburg woman has sparked a national outcry for calling for black women's uteruses to be removed and for black men to be burned because they rape, steal and kill. Belinda Magor has been arrested after she made the comments in a WhatsApp voice note [...]
©- - 28 november 2022 - 12:28:30 - thread Society (236 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A team of elite South African policemen has caught a leading global fugitive with strong links to Israeli crime syndicates. Thursday’s pre-dawn raid in the upmarket Johannesburg suburb of Bryanston saw Yaniv Yossi Ben Simon and seven other suspects detained. Simon is the leader of [...]
©- - 18 november 2022 - 07:46:44 - thread Society (220 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nobel Peace Prize former South African President FW de Klerk was awarded in 1993 has been stolen in a burglary at his home in an upmarket Cape Town suburb. De Klerk, who died after a long battle with lung cancer last year, was honoured [...]
©- - 09 november 2022 - 09:40:33 - thread Society (215 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Three men suspected of being involved in a hijacking that left a German tourist dead on Monday have been arrested. The persons of interest are currently in police custody, police spokesperson Lirandzu Themba said. The tourist, Joerg Schnarr, was murdered on Numbi road, outside the world [...]
©- - 06 october 2022 - 12:55:44 - thread Society (171 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A woman who survived the murder of a renowned Gambian journalist, Deyda Hydara, will testify on Thursday and Friday in the German city of Celle at the trial of a man allegedly involved in the killing, according to human rights groups.  Ida Jagne, who was in the car [...]
©- - 06 october 2022 - 10:03:17 - thread Society (508 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A massive manhunt is underway after a German tourist was shot dead in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province on Monday afternoon. Germany’s Pretoria Embassy says it has noted the “tragic incident” in which four German nationals came under attack while heading to a lodge near the [...]
©- - 04 october 2022 - 11:55:51 - thread Society (155 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Johannesburg lawmaker has denied media reports that he has been involved in an animal trafficking syndicate. Michael Sun, who serves as a Johannesburg City councillor, has been named in a Taiwanese media report in relation to an animal trading investigation in Taipei. Focus Taiwan CNA [...]
©- - 20 september 2022 - 11:36:49 - thread Society (231 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Police have confirmed that customs officials seized drugs worth US$14 million at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Sunday. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) said the pelleted cargo was destined for Australia. “The consignment, which was declared as Multi-Purpose Anti-Slip Mat, was upon physical inspection, [...]
©- - 29 august 2022 - 12:18:12 - thread Society (154 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) -The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday  rejected Myanmar's preliminary objections to the case brought by Gambia under the International Genocide Convention, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. A statement by the human rights watchdog stated the case concerns Myanmar's alleged genocide against the ethnic Rohingya population in Rakhine State, with [...]
©- - 23 july 2022 - 16:05:30 - thread Society (488 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Beninese police arrested 27 people, including two women, last weekend in the town of Seme-Kpodji, in the south-east of Benin, during an operation as part of the fight against cybercrime in the country, police sources told PANA on Wednesday. The operation also led to the seizure [...]
©- - 20 july 2022 - 15:07:43 - thread Society (122 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Gambia has been upgraded to Tier 2 in the U.S. State Department's 22nd annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report assessing anti-trafficking efforts of 188 governments. The report launched in Washington, DC, on Tuesday upgraded The Gambia after assessing the country as not fully meeting the minimum standards [...]
©- - 20 july 2022 - 10:58:32 - thread Society (382 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Police have confirmed that a valuable boxing belt owned by former South African President Nelson Mandela has been stolen at his famous Soweto home. The belt, which was presented to him by former world champion Sugar Ray Leonard in the 1990s, was kept under lock [...]
©- - 13 july 2022 - 10:31:40 - thread Society (179 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana on 28 June extridited a Nigerian to the United States over his alleged involvement in fraud and information theft against some victims in Northern Ohio, and other places, according to media reports in Accra on Wednesday. The reports said Blessing Adeleke, 31, was arrested in Accra [...]
©- - 06 july 2022 - 11:04:51 - thread Society (238 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Friday urged the Justice Department and Department of International Relations and Co-operation to facilitate without further delay the translatiion into Arabic of the official extradition request of South Africa’s most wanted fugitives. The Gupta brothers, Atul and Rajesh, are [...]
©- - 01 july 2022 - 13:12:18 - thread Society (236 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says claims that it is mishandling the extradition of the Gupta brothers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should be “dismissed as dangerous speculation”. The recent arrest of South Africa’s most wanted fugitives has made headlines around the world [...]
©- - 23 june 2022 - 10:24:38 - thread Society (328 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday said it has requested that the FBI probe President Cyril Ramaphosa who has been accused of money laundering. Charges were last week laid against Ramaphosa by former Crime Intelligence boss Arthur Fraser. The complaint was related [...]
©- - 21 june 2022 - 12:28:12 - thread Society (431 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Dubai police have confirmed that South Africa’s most wanted fugitives – Rajesh and Atul Gupta – remain behind bars as their lawyers prepare to fight their pending extradition. The brothers, who were arrested at their luxurious home in the upmarket Emirates Hill area, are accused [...]
©- - 10 june 2022 - 13:54:21 - thread Society (312 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s most wanted fugitives are behind bars in Dubai following a global manhunt. Alleged state capture fugitives Rajesh and Atul Gupta who are accused of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the government during Jacob Zuma’s presidency are expected to face an extradition [...]
©- - 07 june 2022 - 07:49:20 - thread Society (287 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African presidency on Thursday denied allegations of concealment of crime made against President Cyril Ramaphosa by former Crime Intelligence boss Arthur Fraser. Fraser who opened a charge against Ramaphosa at a Johannesburg police station on Wednesday said the complaint related to the alleged [...]
©- - 02 june 2022 - 13:27:30 - thread Society (307 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Top South African sportsman Elton Jantjies has been released on bail and ordered to return to court on 3 June following an altercation on an aircraft over the weekend. The World Cup-winning rugby player was arrested and charged with malicious damage to property and the [...]
©- - 17 may 2022 - 08:33:08 - thread Society (231 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Human rights advocate, Amnesty International, says despite commitments and investigations into increased war crimes and violence against civilians in Mali since 2018, particularly in the central regions of Mopti and Segou, justice has been slow in coming for the victims and/or their families. In a 64-page report, [...]
©- - 13 april 2022 - 07:22:46 - thread Society (850 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A Pretoria Court on Wednesday sentenced a former McDonald’s employee to 10 years in jail for extortion and malicious damages to property after he was caught spitting on an ice-cream. Clement Seothaeng was given 10 years for extortion and five years for malicious damages to [...]
©- - 30 march 2022 - 18:40:26 - thread Society (186 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s National Healthcare Professionals Association (NHCPA) on Monday condemned the murder of a prominent medical doctor, George Koboka. Koboka, who practised in Soweto, was killed on Friday by four gunmen who went straight to his office and opened fire. The murder was captured by [...]
©- - 28 march 2022 - 16:27:54 - thread Society (222 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A delegation from the Libyan Ministry of the Interior of the Government of National Unity (GNA) has visited the headquarters of the Algerian Police where he held a meeting with officials on cybercrime. The head of the Anti-Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Agency, General Adel Abdelaziz, the head [...]
©- - 21 march 2022 - 13:09:43 - thread Society (217 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Lomé will host a summit on cybersecurity from 23-24 March, PANA learned on Tuesday from official sources in the Togolese capital. This summit is being organized by the Togolese government and the United Nations Economic Commission. It aims to "explore and assess the state of cybersecurity on [...]
©- - 01 march 2022 - 15:58:37 - thread Society (152 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The alleged mastermind behind a massive gunfight between police and hardened criminals on Monday has been identified as a Botswana national. He is one of 10 suspects arrested in a deadly shooting in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville and he has been linked to several [...]
©- - 22 february 2022 - 11:36:31 - thread Society (277 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – An international campaign has been launched in South Africa to extradite a fugitive Indian family, which is accused of fleecing state institutions of hundreds of millions of dollars during Jacob Zuma’s presidency. Ajay Gupta, Atul Gupta and Rajesh Gupta fled South Africa four years ago, [...]
©- - 10 december 2021 - 07:15:21 - thread Society (333 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – A Kenyan policeman, Constable Benson Imbatu, has killed seven people, according to a Police report filed on Tuesday. The gunman shot dead five people including his wife and two motorcycle taxi ridersand two other people. Two others were injured by the policeman before he killed himself. The policeman [...]
©- - 07 december 2021 - 15:44:38 - thread Society (236 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Polish immigrant who nearly caused a full blown race war in South Africa in 1993 has expressed regret for assassinating South Africa Communist Party leader Chris Hani. Janusz Walus was sentenced to death for murdering Hani outside his home in Boksburg on 10 April, [...]
©- - 07 december 2021 - 12:58:47 - thread Society (320 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – A human rights group is asking the govermenment of the Central African Republic (CAR) to coordinate with United Nations peacekeepers to ensure that war crimes suspect Hassan Bouba, who was released from detention in defiance of court orders and escorted home by national gendarmes last Friday, [...]
©- - 29 november 2021 - 10:25:23 - thread Society (273 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Pretoria High Court on Monday announced that the trial of five men accused of the murder of former national goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa will start in April next year. Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifisokuhle Ntuli made a brief appearance in [...]
©- - 25 october 2021 - 13:18:50 - thread Society (290 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two men have been arrested for the murder of former football star Lucky Maselesele who was allegedly beaten to death last week after being accused of stealing electrical cables. Born in 1980, Maselesele was a product of the Football School of Excellence before being spotted [...]
©- - 18 october 2021 - 14:10:16 - thread Society (205 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has approached South Africa’s top football administrator, Danny Jordaan, requesting him to participate in a mediatory process to address rape allegations against him more than 25 years ago. In 2018, the South African Football Association president was charged [...]
©- - 20 august 2021 - 22:35:52 - thread Society (201 words)


Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula Apala Pen'Apala, has called, in agreement with the Prime Minister, the Congolese to remain calm after the death last Monday in Bangalore, India, of the Congolese student, Joel Mali Shindani. The head of the [...]
©- - 05 august 2021 - 18:25:59 - thread Society (514 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Cape Town woman has been caught in an FBI sting for allegedly selling explicit photographs of her four-year-old daughter on the Internet. After a major global operation, the bureau and US Homeland Security established that the suspect was receiving payment for the images via [...]
©- - 27 july 2021 - 14:04:01 - thread Society (127 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Burundian cabinet has adopted a draft decree regulating the manufacture and reproduction of keys in a bid to curb crime using fake keys or master keys, an official statement said on Friday. The Cabinet adopted the draft decree, presented by the Minister of Interior, Community Development [...]
©- - 23 july 2021 - 12:02:46 - thread Society (147 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday visited the scene of Durban’s violent protests and blamed the carnage of instigators who were attempting to destabilise the country. KwaZulu-Natal and the economic hub of Gauteng were plunged into chaos a week ago following the arrest of [...]
©- - 16 july 2021 - 13:32:33 - thread Society (414 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Tuesday said 10 people have been killed during stampedes at a Soweto mall as violence over former President Jacob Zuma’s arrest continues to spread. More than 400 people have been arrested in the province while another 350 have been detained [...]
©- - 13 july 2021 - 14:19:25 - thread Society (308 words)


Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) said it has found enough evidence to bring to trial a Sudanese national who has been accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the war that broke in Darfur in 2003 and continued unabated for almost decades now. In a [...]
©- - 09 july 2021 - 17:42:33 - thread Society (408 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) –  Tensions are running high in South Africa’s  KwaZulu-Natal province two days after the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma. Police on Friday were engaged in running battles with Zuma’s supporters who have blockaded roads and national highways with burning barricades. The Durban Chamber of Commerce [...]
©- - 09 july 2021 - 13:18:23 - thread Society (311 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - "For the first time in the last six years, the Burundian government has made significant efforts in the fight against human trafficking, including an increase in investigations and prosecutions, convictions of alleged perpetrators and care for victims," the Embassy of the United States of America in [...]
©- - 04 july 2021 - 15:53:41 - thread Society (525 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Statistics Mauritius said on Wednesday that crime rate (excluding contraventions) per 1,000 population, increased from 35.6 in 2019 to 43.8 in 2020. Reporting on crime and justice in its latest bulletin, it said from 2019 to 2020, cases reported to the police (which include overall offences and [...]
©- - 01 july 2021 - 07:21:08 - thread Society (228 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Apartheid-era policeman Joao Rodrigues arguing that criminal proceedings against him over the murder of political activist Ahmed Timol in 1971 constituted an unfair trial. Rodrigues was seeking to be granted a permanent stay of [...]
©- - 22 june 2021 - 09:50:45 - thread Society (176 words)


The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) – As the new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) takes office on Wednesday,  a human rights organisation is urging him to seize opportunities to strengthen the court’s delivery of justice for victims. “The outgoing ICC prosecutor’s decision to seek an Afghanistan investigation and to move forward [...]
©- - 16 june 2021 - 06:37:57 - thread Society (515 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) on Thursday said it has applied to the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to assist with the execution of arrest warrants on two members of the Gupta brothers and their wives who fled the country three years ago. The [...]
©- - 03 june 2021 - 17:30:43 - thread Society (234 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Almost 20 years after former President Jacob Zuma was linked to a corrupt multi-million dollar arms procurement scandal, he has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.  Zuma on Wednesday appeared in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court where he faced multiple charges of corruption, [...]
©- - 26 may 2021 - 12:30:25 - thread Society (293 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern about a spate of violent crimes in the urban areas of the West  African nation stating that communities no longer feel safe. "The spate of crimes has necessitated the Gambia Police Force to embark on ‘Operation Zero Crime’ [...]
©- - 25 may 2021 - 14:50:27 - thread Society (517 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Testimony before the Gambian truth Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC), linking former President Yahya Jammeh to numerous grave crimes during his 22 years in office, should be followed by criminal accountability, Human Rights Watch said here on Monday with the release of a video, titled “Truth and justice [...]
©- - 24 may 2021 - 18:21:22 - thread Society (1318 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A senior manager of a multinational firm in South Africa, located in Richard’s Bay, was shot dead on Monday morning in what appears to have been an organised hit. Rio Tinto's Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that its general manager for operational [...]
©- - 24 may 2021 - 12:11:53 - thread Society (177 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The United Kingdom has imposed sanctions against members of the Indian Gupta family who are heavily implicated in South Africa’s state capture scandal. The UK government confirmed that Ajay, Atul, and Rajesh Gupta, as well as their associate Salim Essa, have been slapped with sanctions [...]
©- - 27 april 2021 - 16:00:24 - thread Society (217 words)