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Oscar: verdict leaves many divided

RUSTENBURG – The legal fraternity, despite mostly agreeing that the State failed to make a compelling case, has remained heavily divided over the verdict handed down to double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius by Judge Thokozile Masipa. Judge Masipa acquitted the Olympic athlete of murder, but did however find him guilty of culpable homicide for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. Reports in the national media claimed the Steenkamp family found little comfort in the culpable homicide verdict, while many in the legal field have criticised Judge Masipa’s “interpretation” of events. The legal fraternity seems to agree that enough of the legal requirements were met to at least bring about a conviction of second-degree murder.

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

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Police nab notorious Zimbabwean twins

RUSTENBURG – The South African Police Services (SAPS) in Phokeng’s net has closed down on the notorious “Zimbabwean twins” who have been terrorising the communities around Rustenburg. The pair was being sought after following a spate of crimes including housebreakings, business burglaries and robberies. Members of the Provincial Task Team deployed for the Operation Platinum Belt arrested the first suspect on Thursday night, 11 September, at Chaneng in Phokeng.

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

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Police Station Commander acquitted on charges

RUSTENBURG - A former Station Commander of the Swartruggens Police Station, Captain Jerry Mpapo, was acquitted in a criminal prosecution in the local Regional Court on 11 September 2014. It was alleged in the charge sheet that Capt Mpapo was in unlawful possession of illicit goods, to wit 27 master cases of cigarettes (270 000 in total) on 5 April 2012 in Swartruggens, in contravention of certain sections of the Customs and Exercise Act. It was further alleged that the total loss to the country, due to the offence, was approximately R201 500.00.

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

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Royal Bafokeng Platinum welcomes new home-owners

RUSTENBURG – It is difficult not to get excited when one truly sees what the Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) are creating as part of its Employee Home Ownership Scheme at the Waterfall Hills Estate next to the N4. On Tuesday, 16 September, RBPlat along with the employees who are already staying in the units at Waterfall Hills Estate celebrated the completion of the first phase of the project. As part of phase one a total of 442 units have been built but this is only the beginning.

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

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Another lion sighting

RUSTENBURG – In the jungle the lion may be sleeping tonight, however, after hearing of yet another lion sighting in the Derby area, the Rustenburg Herald is slowly but surely becoming convinced that a lion may indeed be loose. Rustenburg Herald sister publication Bonus reported on Monday, 15 September, that two lions were loose in Limpopo and shortly after going to print, Mr Eduard Swart approached the paper. According to Mr Swart, who owns a farm near Derby, the neighbouring farm was a buzz of activity after a Malawian national who is employed there claimed that he saw what appeared to be a lion on Sunday, 14 September.

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

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Maklike, vinnige southappies

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Bestanddele:

1 x 200g Pyotts Bacon Kips;
Margarien;
1 x 125g fyngedrukte skyfies (Smoked Beef);
Fyn Biltong;
Bruin Brood in kleinerige sirkelvormpies uitgedruk.

Metode:

Smeer Margarien aan weerskante van twee stukkies bruinbrood wat in sirkeltjies uitgedruk is asook aan een Bacon Kip-koekie. Druk Bacon Kip in fyngemaakte biltong (weerskante). Sit stukkies brood weerskante van Bacon Kip en rol beide kante wat met margarien gesmeer is, in fyngedrukte skyfies - só het jy ’n heerlike, maklike southappie spesiaal vir die vakansietyd!

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