Boet en Sus skiet elkeen R500 los

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BRITS - Met ‘n gelyke hoeveelheid stemme is Bertus van Niekerk en sy sussie, Carina, as wenners van Brits Pos se jagfoto-kompetisie aangewys. Hulle deel die prysgeld van R1 000. Die Van Niekerk-familie het gedurende die Julie-vakansie op hul plaas Donovan Heights in die Kalahari gaan uitspan toe Bertus (12) en sy sussie Carina (10) elk ‘n springbok platgetrek het.

Teenager is missing

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BRITS - Police in Brits are searcing for a teenager who went missing almost two weeks ago. According to police the 16-year-old Bernisha Britney Mpho Vaze went missing on 6 September. According to W/O Mpeile Talane, police spokesperson, Bernisha was reported missing by her parents, who alleged to have last seen her at about 10:30 on that Saturday in Damonsville, saying that she was going to Letlhabile with her friends.

Three arrested for illegal firearms

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BRITS - Members of SAPS Brits arrested three suspects for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.According to police spokesperson, W/O Mpeile Talane the suspects were arrested near Brits early last Thursday during a Rural Safety Operation. “The police noticed a suspicious Toyota Condor while driving on R511 road to Thabazimbi. Police made attempts to stop the vehicle but it speed off and that led to a chase. Eventually police managed to stop the vehicle,” Talane said.

To read the full story, read our 19 September 2014 issue.

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Land ceiling policy unworkable - Agri SA

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BRITS - During the recent Land Summit, the minister of rural development and land reform, Gugile Nkwinti tried to pass a controversial policy in terms of which a limitation could be placed on the size of farms that people may own. According to Agri SA president Johannes Möller the minister was unable to secure buy-in on this Green Paper proposal during the relevant consultation process, which lasted almost two years, yet tried to pass it as a resolution towards the end of the summit.

Vrou verdrink in kanaal, vriend in hegtenis

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BRITS - ‘n Verdagte is in hegtenis geneem nadat ‘n 23-jarige vrou ná ‘n struweling die naweek in ‘n kanaal geval en verdrink het. Volgens adj-off Mpeile Talana, polisiewoordvoerder, het die tragedie Sondag in Oukasie se Vuka-seksie plaasgevind. “Die verdagte en sy vriendin was omstreeks 21:00 Sondagaand in ‘n hewige woordewisseling betrokke oor die betrokkenheid van ‘n derde party by hulle verhouding. 

To read the full story, read our 19 September 2014 issue.

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Cop jailed for 18 years

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BRITS - A former North West policeman was found guilty on a charge of murder last week and jailed for 18 years. The accused, Shane Jacobs (49) a former police captain, was sentenced in the North West High Court (Vryburg Division) last week. He resigned from the SAPS in March this year. According to Brig Thulani Ngubane, police spokesman the crime was committed on 19 December 2010 in Colridge when Jacobs and six other accused  took the law into their own hands by assaulting the then 19-year-old Patrick Modukanele. The victim was assaulted for allegedly robbing a cellphone from a woman who was alleged to be Shane Jacobs’s relative.

To read the full story, read our 19 September 2014 issue.

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Three arrested for R50-million car fraud

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BRITS - The Hawks, in conjunction with the banking industry, arrested three suspects for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50-million. According to Capt Paul Ramoloko, Hawks spokesperson, the suspects, 33-year-old Adele Coetzee (33), her husband, Marius Coetzee (37) and his mother, Kitty Coetzee (60) were arrested in Brits during an operation, which originated in the Western Cape. “The suspects were involved in a vehicle-purchase scheme by applying for hire-purchase finance from banking institutions using fraudulent documents.

To read the full story, read our 19 September 2014 issue.

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Brand saai verwoesting

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BRITS - “Alles wat ons besit het is verwoes, daar's niks, net as,” het 'n verpletterde Elsa Britz, verlede Donderdagoggend gesê, terwyl die gesin se huis en hulle laaste aardse besittings in 'n vlamme-hel wegbrand. Elsa en haar man Hans het Donderdagoggend soos elke ander oggend vroeg met jul dagtake begin en terwyl Elsa niksvermoedend haar seun skool toe geneem het, het die brand omstreeks 07:20 in hul houthuis in Sarielaan, Brits uitgebreek en verwoesting gesaai.

Burgemeester in hof vir bedrog

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BRITS - Klagtes van bedrog word teen die burgemeester, speaker en twee ander beamptes van die Ngaka Modiri Molema-distriksmunisipaliteit ondersoek. Die munisipaliteit is verlede week onder administrasie geplaas en ʼn administrateur is aangestel om die munisipaliteit se uitvoerende funksies vir 12 maande oor te neem. 

Daggaroker vertel hoe hy man doodslaan

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BRITS - ‘n Verdagte het verlede week aan die Pretoriase Hoëhof vertel hoe hy en twee meelopers dagga gerook het voordat hulle ‘n man op sy plaas naby Hartbeespoort doodgeslaan en gewurg het. Ernest Mashudu Nevhulamba (19) van die Bokfontein informele nedersetting buite Brits is skuldig bevind aan die moord op Charles Beresford Pretorius Jobling (59) op 1 September 2012 op sy plaas naby Hartbeespoortdam.

Two sent to jail for life

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BRITS - The SAPS Brits Cluster Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offence (FCS) has secured six convictions after charges of rape, kidnapping and robbery were registered. Piet Mokoena (34) was found guilty on five cases of rape, kidnapping and robbery. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape, eight years for kidnapping and 16 years for robbery. Samuel Motaung (39) was sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty for the rape of a minor...

To read the full story, read our 12 September 2014 issue.

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