Moatshe Ngoepe

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Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Sergeant Mogoru indicated that she understands the risks involved in all these incidents, but that they are often faced with situations where they have to perform duties beyond the normal SAPS mandate in order to save lives… she used her own emergency kit and resources” External link

iol Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Upon arrival, he found his mother-in-law who informed him that her daughter was not at home. The suspect reportedly became furious and hacked the elderly woman with a sharp object all over her body,” “The deranged man then left and went back home where he entered in his neighbour’s house and raped a 13-year-old girl before he attacked her with the same weapon” External link

citizen Monday, June 7, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The young mother came to the community service centre (of the police station) complaining about labour pains at about 13:30. Constable Mnisi was on duty and he managed to contact Sergeant Mogoru who was on patrol duties, and she quickly rushed back to the station,” External link

iol Monday, June 7, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The members at the same time summoned an ambulance, which immediately came and transported the newborn baby and her mother to the hospital,” “Sergeant Mogoru indicated that she understands the risks involved in all these incidents but that they are often faced with situations where they have to perform duties beyond the normal SAPS mandate in order to save lives. During all these incidents, she (Mogoru) used her own emergency kit and resources” External link

iol Monday, June 7, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The accused, who was wearing a balaclava and gloves, broke into the house, threatened the victim with a knife and raped her. The vulnerable woman managed to fight back, injuring the perpetrator on the finger. The accused then fled the scene with the victim's cellphone,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The accused was kept in custody with no bail until he ultimately got sentenced,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Malose Lucky Mathiane from Ga-Madiba village was sentenced to life imprisonment for housebreaking with intent to rape and rape plus 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The accused (Mathiane) then fled the scene with the victim's cellphone. The victim with the assistance from the neighbours called the police and they promptly responded. The case of rape was opened and thereafter transferred to the SAPS Mahwelereng Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit for further investigations,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Malose Lucky Mathiane from Ga-Madiba village was sentenced to life imprisonment for housebreaking with intent to rape and rape plus 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances,” External link

the-star Friday, April 30, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The accused (Mathiane) then fled the scene with the victim's cellphone. The victim with the assistance from the neighbours called the police and they promptly responded. The case of rape was opened and thereafter transferred to the SAPS Mahwelereng Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit for further investigations,” External link

the-star Friday, April 30, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Her accomplices, Victoria Mabula, aged 33, Portia Kgama, aged 34 and Tshiamo Terrence Mabula, aged 50, have (previously) appeared before the Phalala Magistrate's Court and they were granted R1 000 bail each,” “Meanwhile their accomplice, Joao Antonio Lucas, aged 38, was denied bail by the same magistrate’s court due to his pending cases in other provinces, including KwaZulu-Natal. All the five suspects will appear again before the same magistrate’s court on the 30 April 2021” External link

iol Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Subsequently, they stole a Toyota Legend 45 and fled the scene but the car was later found abandoned along Lebu Road in the Tomburke policing area outside Lephalale. The suspects disappeared with a white Toyota Fortuner, a navy blue VW Polo and another unidentified car,” External link

iol Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Her accomplices, Victoria Mabula, aged 33, Portia Kgama, aged 34 and Tshiamo Terrence Mabula, aged 50, have (previously) appeared before the Phalala Magistrate's Court and they were granted R1 000 bail each,” “Meanwhile their accomplice, Joao Antonio Lucas, aged 38, was denied bail by the same magistrate’s court due to his pending cases in other provinces, including KwaZulu-Natal. All the five suspects will appear again before the same magistrate’s court on the 30 April 2021” External link

the-star Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Subsequently, they stole a Toyota Legend 45 and fled the scene but the car was later found abandoned along Lebu Road in the Tomburke policing area outside Lephalale. The suspects disappeared with a white Toyota Fortuner, a navy blue VW Polo and another unidentified car,” External link

the-star Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The victim was sleeping alone in one of the bedrooms during this day when the accused noticed that there was no one else at home, and suddenly entered the room and raped her,” “Afterwards, he threatened the minor not to tell anyone about the incident which she complied with” External link

iol Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The case was then assigned to detective sergeant Chuene Selolo attached to the SAPS Polokwane Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit who commenced with the initial investigations,” “The manhunt for the suspect ensued until he was apprehended on 04 April 2018 and granted R2000 bail” External link

iol Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The accused was also declared unfit to possess a firearm,” External link

iol Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Subsequently, they stole a Toyota Legend 45 and fled the scene but the car was later found abandoned along Lebu Road in the Tomburke policing area outside Lephalale,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A manhunt for the remaining accomplices is still underway and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPSApp,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The violent protests hugely disrupted tranquillity in the affected areas as children could not go to school, people could not go to work and shops were closed. More police members had to be deployed to quell the violence,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Both will again appear in the same court on April 20, 2021. More arrests are expected,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The case against Portia Kgama was postponed to 15 April 2021 for bail application and for further police investigations,” “A manhunt for the remaining five accomplices is still underway and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329, or the Crime Stop number 0860010111, or the nearest Police Station or MySAPSApp” External link

citizen Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The case against Portia Kgama was postponed to 15 April 2021 for bail application and for further police investigations," "A manhunt for the remaining five accomplices is still underway and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329, or the Crime Stop number 0860010111, or the nearest Police Station or MySAPSApp" External link

news24 Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Four unknown armed men accompanied by two women - driving in three cars - stopped at the gate of the mayor's house and asked the security guard to see the mayor. But before he could respond, they attacked him, entered the house and also tied up everybody inside before they searched the house," External link

news24 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police officers operating at the Beitbridge border post are still on high alert to curb the cross-border crimes. This is after a truck allegedly travelling from Gauteng province to Malawi was caught loaded with 10 dismantled suspected stolen motorbikes valued at over R500 000,” “Further searches were conducted inside the same truck and 23 bags containing drugs were confiscated. The two suspects aged 32 and 36 were arrested on the spot and the truck was also seized” External link

herald Monday, March 29, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “They left home in Matipane village at about 18:30 on 25 January 2021, without informing anyone in the family about their destination. On 2 February, a missing persons case was reported to the police. [A] search operation was immediately activated and conducted without success, until the gruesome discovery of the deceased by a passers-by on Thursday night, 25 March,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police in Mokwakwaila, outside Tzaneen, are hard on the heels of suspects involved in the killings,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "They left home in Matipane village at about 18:30 on 25 January 2021, without informing anyone in the family about their destination. On 2 February, a missing persons case was reported to the police. [A] search operation was immediately activated and conducted without success, until the gruesome discovery of the deceased by a passers-by on Thursday night, 25 March," External link

news24 Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police in Mokwakwaila, outside Tzaneen, are hard on the heels of suspects involved in the killings," External link

news24 Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe assure : «Nous ne restons pas les bras croisés» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Friday, March 26, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "The suspects failed to provide valid documents authorising them to be in possession of these explosives and they were immediately arrested. The preliminary police investigations have revealed that the minibus was reported stolen [in] Kempton Park in the Gauteng province during February 2021," External link

news24 Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "We have recovered a variety of items including six firearms, five suspected stolen motor vehicles, 407 sticks of counterfeit cigarettes, 60 dangerous weapons including 33 knives, 178 grams of dagga, 177 dagga plants, cocaine drugs powder, crystal meth drugs, cat drugs, nyaope drugs, 1 276 505 litres of liquor and 1 860 fines were issued for the contravention of the Road Traffic Act," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "We have recovered a variety of items such including six firearms, five suspected stolen motor vehicles, 407 sticks of counterfeit cigarettes, 60 dangerous weapons including 33 knives, 178 grams of dagga, 177 dagga plants, cocaine drugs powder, crystal meth drugs, cat drugs, nyaope drugs, 1 276 505ml of liquor and 1860 fines were issued for the contravention of the Road Traffic Act," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We have recovered a variety of items such including six firearms, five suspected stolen motor vehicles, 407 sticks of counterfeit cigarettes, 60 dangerous weapons including 33 knives, 178 grams of dagga, 177 dagga plants, cocaine drugs powder, crystal meth drugs, cat drugs, nyaope drugs, 1 276 505ml of liquor and 1860 fines were issued for the contravention of the Road Traffic Act,” External link

herald Monday, March 8, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “In the Waterberg District, a 51-year-old man was arrested for car hijacking, murder and business robbery during an intelligence-driven joint operation that was conducted in the Tinmyne policing area,” “The Tinmyne police received information about a Ford Figo vehicle that was hijacked by three suspects in Tshwane. The suspects allegedly shot the driver, who later succumbed to his injuries and drove away with his motor vehicle,” External link

citizen Monday, March 8, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “In one of the incidents, the suspects allegedly stormed a filling station… armed with an assortment of weapons. They stabbed one of the petrol attendants with a sharp instrument, assaulted his colleagues and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money before they fled the scene,” External link

citizen Monday, March 8, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "In the Waterberg District, a 51-year-old man was arrested for car hijacking, murder and business robbery during an intelligence-driven joint operation that was conducted in the Tinmyne policing area," "The Tinmyne police received information about a Ford Figo vehicle that was hijacked by three suspects in Tshwane. The suspects allegedly shot the driver, who later succumbed to his injuries and drove away with his motor vehicle," External link

news24 Monday, March 8, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "In one of the incidents, the suspects allegedly stormed a filling station armed with an assortment of weapons. They stabbed one of the petrol attendants with a sharp instrument, assaulted his colleagues and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money before they fled the scene," External link

news24 Monday, March 8, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police and Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene. When they arrived, the deceased Tinyiko Joas Hongwane was certified dead and the other victim was rushed to one of the hospitals for medical treatment," External link

news24 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "The suspect was ultimately arrested and the firearm believed to have been used in the incident was also confiscated," "The motive behind this incident is still not clear at this stage" External link

news24 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

the-star Friday, February 26, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

iol Friday, February 26, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was granted R1,000bail and the case was postponed to 30 April for further police investigations,” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He would thereafter, instruct them to take the receipts to the recruitment office as proof of payment,” “Upon arrival, the victims were shocked to learn that they (had been) scammed. Cases of fraud were immediately opened and the intelligence-driven joint operation was activated” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect may be linked to other similar cases as the police investigations are still continuing,” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was granted R1,000bail and the case was postponed to 30 April for further police investigations,” External link

the-star Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He would thereafter, instruct them to take the receipts to the recruitment office as proof of payment,” “Upon arrival, the victims were shocked to learn that they (had been) scammed. Cases of fraud were immediately opened and the intelligence-driven joint operation was activated” External link

the-star Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect may be linked to other similar cases as the police investigations are still continuing,” External link

the-star Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was denied bail and the case was postponed to Thursday ... for further police investigations,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect who is staying in the area was immediately arrested at his home. Police investigations are still underway,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the two male victims aged 21 and 27 were walking (home) from a local liquor store when an unknown suspect driving in a Toyota Quantum minibus fired shots at them killing the 27-year-old instantly and leaving the other one seriously injured before he fled from the scene,” “The police and emergency medical services were called to the scene, and when they arrived, the deceased Tinyiko Joas Hongwane was certified dead. The other victim was rushed to one of the hospitals for medical treatment” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive behind this incident is still not clear at this stage but it will be determined by the ongoing police investigations,” “The suspect is expected to appear before the Bolobedu magistrate's court on Tuesday” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A manhunt was immediately activated by a team of detectives to track down the suspect. The suspect was ultimately arrested this morning [Sunday] and the firearm believed to have been used in the incident was also confiscated,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "A manhunt was immediately activated by a team of detectives to track down the suspect. The suspect was ultimately arrested this morning [Sunday] and the firearm believed to have been used in the incident was also confiscated," External link

news24 Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Unexpectedly, the suspect produced a sharp object and stabbed him. Afterwards, the victim managed to go out of the room and screamed for help when he fell on the ground and succumbed to his injuries," External link

news24 Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police were summoned with the Medical Emergency Services. The victim was certified dead at the scene and the suspect was arrested immediately. The motive behind this incident is believed to be domestic violence," External link

news24 Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was denied bail and his case was postponed to the 25 February 2021 for formal bail application and for further police investigations,” “The suspect, who is a Mozambican national but staying in Springs in the Gauteng province, was arrested by a team of detectives while at his hideout in Gauteng within 72 hours after the suspect and his accomplices allegedly attacked and robbed the house of one of the municipal mayors in the Waterberg District of Limpopo on Sunday, the 14 February 2021, at about 20h00” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A manhunt for the remaining five accomplices is still under way and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPS app,” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They asked the security guard to see the mayor, but before he could respond they attacked him. They entered the house and also tied (up) everybody inside before they searched the house,” “Subsequently, they stole a Toyota Legend 45 and fled the scene, but the car was later found abandoned along Lebu Road in the Tomburke policing area outside Lephalale. These suspects disappeared with a white Toyota Fortuner, a navy blue VW Polo and another unidentified car” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Four unknown armed men accompanied by two women driving in three cars stopped at the gate of the mayor's house and asked the security guard to see the mayor. But before he could respond, they attacked him, entered the house and also tied up everybody inside before they searched the house," External link

news24 Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "These suspects disappeared with a white Toyota Fortuner, a navy blue VW Polo and another unidentified car. The security guard was then taken to the hospital for medical treatment with serious injuries," External link

news24 Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329, the Crime Stop number 08600 10111, the nearest police station or the My SAPS app," External link

news24 Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "The police pursued them and subsequently managed to re-arrest the other two suspects, but he managed to evade arrest and was on the run until his apprehension on Monday," External link

news24 Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Police and medical emergency personnel were summoned and upon arrival the two victims were certified dead on the scene. Police investigations and a manhunt for the suspects were then activated," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspects involved in these incidents are still unknown and there are no arrests. A manhunt for the suspects has since been launched and the police are requesting anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, to contact Captain Edward Maluleke on 084 318 7877 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect, Jupiter Makgatho was denied bail and his case was postponed to 22 February 2021 for formal bail application and further police investigations,” “The suspect was arrested on the 11 February 2021 at Tshikombani village outside Thohoyandou, following the intensive investigations conducted and a manhunt by the police” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They were denied bail and their cases were postponed to Friday, February 19 for further police investigations,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police opened a case of murder and a manhunt ensued for the suspect, until he was arrested at his hideout in this area. The motive behind this incident is not clear but domestic violence may not be ruled out,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They were denied bail and their cases were postponed to Friday, February 19 for further police investigations,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They were denied bail and their cases were postponed to Friday, February 19 for further police investigations,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “An intelligence-driven joint operation, ’Tshwara tsotsi’, was then activated to track down the suspects, comprising of the Capricorn (SAPS) tracing team and Crime Intelligence Unit joined by the Sebayeng detectives,” “The suspects were arrested at the local tavern following a positive tip-off from members of the community and they were positively linked to the incident” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “An intelligence-driven joint operation, ’Tshwara tsotsi’, was then activated to track down the suspects, comprising of the Capricorn (SAPS) tracing team and Crime Intelligence Unit joined by the Sebayeng detectives,” “The suspects were arrested at the local tavern following a positive tip-off from members of the community and they were positively linked to the incident” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband," External link

news24 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The arrest of these suspects follows an incident where the deceased was accosted by a group of suspects and shot dead in front of his gate in Thohoyandou on 14 February 2020," External link

news24 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “This morning (Saturday), we received a report that two more people were missing, bringing the number to seven. They include a 14-year-old boy who is believed to have drowned at Ga-Mochemi village in the Senwabarwana area,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We are therefore appealing to the public to avoid swimming in or crossing the flooded rivers, streams, and dams. Parents are also warned and urged to take care of their children, especially [now] that schools will be reopening, as many rivers and streams are still full and flowing heavily,” External link

iol Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo Lt-Gen Nneke Ledwaba has called upon all community structures, including the tribal authorities and members of the community in general, to work with the police in preventing these type of incidents,” External link

iol Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This morning (Saturday), we received a report that two more people were missing, bringing the number to seven. They include a 14-year-old boy who is believed to have drowned at Ga-Mochemi village in the Senwabarwana area," External link

news24 Saturday, February 13, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspects involved in this matter are still unknown and there is no arrest. Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved may contact Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPS app,” “The provincial commissioner, Nneke, has also expressed shock at this incident, especially on the ruthless manner in which the child was killed. The police investigations are still under way” External link

iol Friday, February 12, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police opened a case of murder and a manhunt ensued for the suspect until he was arrested at his hideout The motive for this incident is not clear but domestic violence may not be ruled out," External link

news24 Friday, February 12, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The child was reported missing on 29 December 2020. Preliminary police investigations revealed that the deceased, identified as Matimu Xolani Timbane, was last seen in the company of the suspect on 25 December 2020, under circumstances that bordered on kidnapping,” External link

iol Friday, February 12, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Since then, he has been in remand prison and he failed to secure bail on numerous occasions until his conviction and sentencing on Wednesday,” External link

newsday Friday, February 12, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect, who is staying in the area, was immediately arrested at his home... The motive behind this incident is not clear at this stage, but ongoing police investigations will tell," External link

news24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Since then, he has been in remand prison and he failed to secure bail on numerous occasions until his conviction and sentencing on Wednesday,” External link

herald Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police worked tirelessly and intensively, leading to the apprehension of the deceased's wife and her alleged boyfriend in the Namakgale area outside Phalaborwa, and in Moletjie under the Seshego policing area,” External link

iol Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A quarrel reportedly ensued between the suspect and his second wife at about 7.30 pm. The suspect then produced his licensed firearm and shot her several times,” External link

iol Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A quarrel reportedly ensued between the suspect and his second wife at about 7.30pm. The suspect then produced his licensed firearm and shot her several times,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect then produced his licensed firearm and shot the deceased several times," External link

news24 Monday, February 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The preliminary police investigations established that a truck [horse and trailer] loaded with groceries, was allegedly hijacked in Gauteng, and the groceries were then allegedly delivered at the supermarket. The truck [the horse] with the estimated value of over R900,000 was later recovered in the Bela-Bela policing area without the trailer,” External link

the-star Friday, February 5, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The preliminary police investigations established that a truck [horse and trailer] loaded with groceries, was allegedly hijacked in Gauteng, and the groceries were then allegedly delivered at the supermarket. The truck [the horse] with the estimated value of over R900,000 was later recovered in the Bela-Bela policing area without the trailer,” External link

iol Friday, February 5, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "More arrests are expected as a manhunt for the remaining suspects is still underway. Anyone with information that can lead to their arrest may contact Captain Obed Tshikhudo on 082 565 8566, the Crime Stop number 08600 10111, the nearest police station or via the My SAPS app," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “David Mathonsi, 31, Raymond Move, 33, and Ben Shiburi, 36, were denied bail and their case was postponed to next week Tuesday, 02 Feburary 2021 for bail application and further police investigations,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “While driving home, suddenly they were blocked by a bakkie and a Mercedes Benz vehicle. Three occupants alighted from the vehicles and one fired shots, pointing [a firearm at] the driver. The suspects dragged the 22-year-old woman out of the vehicle and forced her into the Mercedes vehicle,” External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said ( about Detective Sergeant ) : “The manhunt for the remaining three suspects is still under way. Anyone with information that can lead to their apprehension may contact Detective Sergeant Een Mabasa on 076-858-0003 or 063-452-0000, or the crime stop number 086-00-10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPSApp,” External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the police were on a joint undercover operation at Polokwane policing area when they arrested three suspects who wanted to sell them elephant tusks. The trio, driving in grey BMW, were found in possession of four pieces of elephant tusks with an estimated value of R168,000. The suspects were immediately arrested,” External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The 29-year-old suspect, Mohammad Nasir, arrested in connection with the alleged murder of his 20-year-old partner, Chantelle Ester Ash, and their 9-month-old baby girl, Tasneem Isha Ash, at a lodge along the R518 road between Mokopane and Marken road, near Masodi village, has today, on 22 January 2021, appeared before the Mokerong Magistrate's Court,” “The deceased were on Thursday, 14 January 2021, found strangled with their hands tied from the back and their bodies being in a state of decomposition” External link

iol Friday, January 22, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive behind this incident is still not clear at this stage, but domestic violence may not be ruled out. The police investigations are still under way,” External link

iol Friday, January 22, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Apparently, the trio rented a room for overnight accommodation without providing their personal information and promised the receptionist that they will check out the next day, on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, at 7pm,” “The following day, the receptionist decided to go and check on them and made the gruesome discovery. Furthermore, there was no presence of the male person who came to the lodge with them” External link

iol Friday, January 22, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The driver was assaulted and tied up with cables on both hands. The suspects tried to drive the vehicle but failed, apparently because of mechanical problems,” “Subsequently, all four suspects took turns in raping the woman and thereafter fled the scene on foot. The victims managed to get to the police station and reported the incident” External link

the-star Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The driver was assaulted and tied up with cables on both hands. The suspects tried to drive the vehicle but failed, apparently because of mechanical problems,” “Subsequently, all four suspects took turns in raping the woman and thereafter fled the scene on foot. The victims managed to get to the police station and reported the incident” External link

iol Friday, January 22, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During these operations, police recovered five firearms, 10 stolen vehicles, including two tipper trucks, 55 dangerous weapons, counterfeit cigarettes, various drugs such as cocaine, crystal meth, nyaope and dagga, and various other items,” External link

the-star Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was further charged with bribery after he allegedly offered the police a R5 000 bribe. In addition, police arrested three suspects separately for possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles linked with Dennilton, Lebowakgomo and Seshego cases. ’’The suspects were arrested around Siyabuswa and Witbank in the Mpumalanga province and Lenasia in the Gauteng province,” “The other vehicle, a Toyota Conquest was found abandoned at Ga-Mathibela village in the Zebediela policing area” External link

the-star Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During these operations, police recovered five firearms, 10 stolen vehicles, including two tipper trucks, 55 dangerous weapons, counterfeit cigarettes, various drugs such as cocaine, crystal meth, nyaope and dagga, and various other items,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was further charged with bribery after he allegedly offered the police a R5 000 bribe. In addition, police arrested three suspects separately for possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles linked with Dennilton, Lebowakgomo and Seshego cases. ’’The suspects were arrested around Siyabuswa and Witbank in the Mpumalanga province and Lenasia in the Gauteng province,” “The other vehicle, a Toyota Conquest was found abandoned at Ga-Mathibela village in the Zebediela policing area” External link

iol Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at about 7pm, a man and woman with a two-year-old child were dropped off at the gate of the lodge by a grey unknown motor vehicle,” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Upon arrival, the receptionist was shocked to discover a woman in her 20s and the toddler strangled to death with their hands tied from the back and their bodies in a state of decomposition,” “Furthermore, there was no presence of the male who came to the lodge with the two deceased” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police are appealing to a person who is on the attached photo, to come to Mahwelereng police station or to the nearest police station to assist with investigations in this matter,” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “But domestic violence may not be ruled out. The deceased are reported to have no identification and are still unknown but the police investigations are currently under way to identify and locate their family,” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect was denied bail and his case was postponed to Wednesday, 20 January 2021, for a bail application and further police investigations,” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The child was reported missing on 29 December 2020. Preliminary police investigations revealed that the deceased, identified as Matimu Xolani Timbane, was last seen in the company of the suspect on 25 December 2020, under circumstances that bordered on kidnapping,” “The search operation for both the suspect and the 16-year-old girl commenced. The suspect was then traced by the police and arrested in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province on 5 January 2021 after the family positively identified the deceased” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive behind this killing is still not clear at this stage but domestic-related violence may not be ruled out,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Through the meticulous investigations conducted by the member, the accused was arrested and positively linked to the incident,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police and emergency services were summoned to the scene and swiftly responded," External link

news24 Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police started with the initial investigations, which led to the arrest of the alleged boyfriend. The motive behind this killing is still not clear at this stage but domestic-related violence may not be ruled out," External link

news24 Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The owner of the farm allegedly informed members of the community who immediately took the suspect to the bushes and severely assaulted him,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Unexpectedly, the suspect produced a hard object attempting to hit the boyfriend who ran away,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “within a short space of time” External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspects started beating her classmate who ran away and he forcefully dragged her to the river and raped her several times,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Following his intensive investigations in this matter, the three accused were arrested and positively linked to the murder case and subsequently sentenced,” External link

citizen Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspects were arrested at the local tavern following a positive tip-off from members of the community and they were positively linked to the incident,” External link

citizen Friday, November 20, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was arrested immediately. The suspect was reportedly travelling from Zimbabwe to Alberton in the Gauteng province,” “The origin of the explosives and motive is not known at this stage, however, police investigations are continuing” External link

citizen Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He was arrested immediately. The suspect was reportedly travelling from Zimbabwe to Alberton in the Gauteng province," "The origin of the explosives and motive is not known at this stage, however, police investigations are continuing" External link

news24 Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Meanwhile, a combined reward of R500 000, being R250 000 each, is still offered for information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects involved in the killing of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union members in the Vhembe district, Ronald Mani and Timson Musetsho Tshimangadzo [Tshililo], who were allegedly shot and killed by the unknown assailants at Itsani and Makwarela villages on the 4th and 30th of January 2019, respectively,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The South African Police Service (Saps) are on a manhunt for suspected illegal hunters who shot and killed a rhino on a local game farm outside Lephalale” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, November 16, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe explained : “During the incident the deceased had sustained multiple injuries and the accused had reportedly fled the scene leaving the deceased lying in a pool of blood,” External link

citizen Monday, November 16, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The operations comprised of the crime prevention members, K9 Unit, the crime intelligence unit, border policing, the Limpopo highway patrol team and detectives with the support from the provincial and municipal traffic officers, were conducted through activities including the stop and searches, roadblocks and tracing of wanted suspects which covered all the districts and the Beitbridge port of entry,” External link

citizen Monday, November 16, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “In addition, 2031 fines were issued for contravention of the Road Traffic Act. 68 shebeens were closed, 34,575 people were searched and 20,052 motor vehicles were searched,” External link

citizen Monday, November 16, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe says : "In the process, the deceased sustained multiple injuries before the suspect fled the scene leaving the deceased lying in a pool of blood," External link

news24 Monday, November 16, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He was immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries. The matter was then reported to the police who started with the investigations," External link

news24 Monday, November 16, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The source and motive behind this incident is not clear at this stage but domestic violence may not be ruled out. The suspect will appear in court facing a charge of murder” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, November 16, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved in these cases may contact Brigadier James Espach at 082 576 0753, Luitenant Colonel Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station or MySAPS app,” “Callers may remain anonymous should they wish to and all information will be treated with strict confidentiality” External link

citizen Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved in these cases may contact Brigadier James Espach at 082 576 0753, Luitenant Colonel Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station or MySAPS app," "Callers may remain anonymous should they wish to and all information will be treated with strict confidentiality" External link

news24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Preliminary police investigations revealed that the suspect went to hide at a certain place in the area and after few days, he informed one of his friends about the murder and requested him to assist to find another hiding place. His friend contacted the suspect’s relatives who notified the police. They reacted swiftly and he was arrested [on Wednesday],” External link

citizen Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “but domestic-related violence may not be ruled out” External link

citizen Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It was only realised in the evening that the children were missing. A search for the minors was launched by their elders around the village, but they were not found," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Unfortunately, there was no immediate assistance to free them and they suffocated to death due to the heatwave that was experienced during the day," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The post-mortem examination will still be conducted to determine the exact cause of death,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Subsequently, they locked themselves inside the spaza shop and went to sleep,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a 58-year-old woman was fatally shot at her house by an unknown intruder who was wearing a balaclava. The intruder also continued to shoot her 21-year-old son and later raped her 31-year-old daughter,” “The family was asleep when the suspect held the trio hostage and threatened the daughter with a sharp instrument if she did not leave with him, and she complied. Subsequently, the mother followed the suspect and the daughter but he took out a firearm and shot her several times throughout her body to death” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Afterwards, the suspect dragged the daughter to a secluded area and raped her before fleeing the scene. The suspect involved in this matter is still unknown and there is no arrest,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Reportedly, the deceased were cooking food inside a spaza shop using a gas stove. It is believed that they had dinner and ultimately forgot to switch off the gas after cooking. Subsequently, they locked themselves inside the spaza shop and went to sleep," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The circumstances around this incident are subject to an ongoing police investigation. The provincial commissioner has condemned with the strongest terms this irresponsible act by the alleged traditional healer and pastor” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, November 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The victim has on 18 September 2020 allegedly visited this pastor/traditional healer for a consultation and, in the process, the suspect allegedly raped her. " External link

news24 Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Afterwards, the suspect dragged the daughter to a secluded area and raped her before fleeing the scene," External link

news24 Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The family was asleep when the suspect held the trio hostage and threatened the daughter with a sharp instrument if she [did] not leave with him," External link

news24 Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Later on, their families noticed that the boys are nowhere to be found and the matter was reported to the police Subsequently, the SAPS Search and Rescue Team and [emergency services personnel] were also notified and managed to retrieve the bodies from the dam with the support from the local community," External link

news24 Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “Afterwards, the father of the deceased went out to investigate the incident and the suspects ran him over with a motor vehicle before they fled the scene,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "Afterwards, the father of the deceased went out to investigate the incident and the suspects ran him over with a motor vehicle before they fled the scene," External link

news24 Friday, November 6, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He overpowered her and slammed her against the concrete floor until she lost consciousness. He dragged her inside her own house, stabbed her with a knife and raped her. The accused, afterwards, took the victim's cellphone, locked her inside the house and fled the scene," External link

news24 Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The victim's mother allegedly noticed something strange with her daughter who seemed to be in pain. She then questioned her, but the child told her that she was having some complications in her body. The mother became worried and took her to the doctor for medical examination," "It was then revealed that she was raped. The victim disclosed that she was raped by her uncle who is staying with them. The devastated mother went to the police station to open a case" External link

news24 Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police were summoned and on arrival at the scene of the crime, the deceased was found lying in a pool of blood and later declared dead on the scene by paramedics,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “When these suspects noticed that the police were on their heels, they drove into the nearest resort, abandoned the vehicle and the occupants ran towards different directions on foot, leaving the driver behind,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "When these suspects noticed that the police were on their heels, they drove into the nearest resort, abandoned the vehicle and the occupants ran towards different directions on foot, leaving the driver behind," External link

news24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect was cornered and arrested at his home in Mahlakole section. During his arrest, police recovered one pistol, one magazine and 16 [rounds of] ammunition,” “The suspect, who is believed to be responsible for a series of violent crimes in and around this area, may still be linked to more other cases, including rapes” External link

citizen Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect was cornered and arrested at his home in Mahlakole section. During his arrest, police recovered one pistol, one magazine and 16 [rounds of] ammunition," "The suspect, who is believed to be responsible for a series of violent crimes in and around this area, may still be linked to more other cases, including rapes" External link

news24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This milestone achievement was made following a business robbery incident that occurred at one of the retail stores in Bela-Bela CBD on Friday 30 October 2020. It was alleged that four armed suspects attacked this store, robbed them [of] bags full of cellphones, and fled the scene with a getaway car," External link

iol Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The other suspects are still on the run, but a manhunt is under way. The arrested suspects will be facing charges of business robbery and possession of suspected stolen property," External link

iol Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The night prayer was cancelled. However, the accused lied to the victim that the night prayer would be conducted. Ndlovu then waited with the victim until dusk. He later managed to convince the victim to accompany him to his place of residence. Dragged. " External link

news24 Friday, October 30, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The residents then accused the deceased's husband and his friend of being involved in her disappearance and her death. Subsequent to that, they torched the husband's two rondavel houses and thereafter set him alight. He was badly injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment,” “The Giyani SAPS, together with the Public Order Police unit, responded quickly. The crowd had already left and moved to the other house where they tried to burn it, too. The police responded swifty and managed to stop them” External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The residents then accused the deceased's husband and his friend of being involved in her disappearance and her death. Subsequent to that, they torched the husband's two rondavel houses [on Wednesday] and thereafter set him alight. He was badly injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment," External link

news24 Friday, October 30, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “It was then revealed that the father had allegedly raped his daughter on separate occasions in 2019 and 2020 and had also threatened her not tell anyone,” External link

citizen Friday, October 30, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "It was then revealed that the father had allegedly raped his daughter on separate occasions in 2019 and 2020 and had also threatened her not tell anyone," External link

news24 Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They then proceeded to a cellphone store and blasted open another drop safe. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two firearms, ammunition, clothes that were used during the bombings, cash believed to be part of the money stolen in the ATM bombings and the Toyota Hilux bakkie were confiscated,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The VW Polo [had] five occupants, including a driver, while the minibus [had] two occupants, including a driver,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The cause of this accident is not clear at this stage, however, the ongoing police investigations will tell,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The VW Polo [had] five occupants, including a driver, while the minibus [had] two occupants, including a driver,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The cause of this accident is not clear at this stage, however, the ongoing police investigations will tell,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The VW Polo [had] five occupants, including a driver, while the minibus [had] two occupants, including a driver," External link

news24 Sunday, October 25, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The cause of this accident is not clear at this stage, however, the ongoing police investigations will tell," External link

news24 Sunday, October 25, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a conflict erupted between the two student organisations which ended up with physical fight… on Thursday 22 October,” “The fight unfolded until the campus security intervened and arrested the suspect” External link

citizen Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Shortly after that, they moved to the businessman’s residence and pelted his double-storey house with stones, damaging the electric fence and some property,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 24, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that a conflict erupted between the two student organisations which ended up with physical fight on Thursday 22 October," "The fight unfolded until the campus security intervened and arrested the suspect" External link

news24 Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He [would] then [allegedly] attack the victims before dragging them to the nearby bushes and [raping] them,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police were notified about the incidents and the initial investigations commenced until he was traced and arrested. The suspect was further linked to attempted murder and possession of suspected stolen goods that took place in the Ritavi policing area, outside Tzaneen, the previous week,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He [would] then [allegedly] attack the victims before dragging them to the nearby bushes and [raping] them," External link

news24 Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police were notified about the incidents and the initial investigations commenced until he was traced and arrested. The suspect was further linked to attempted murder and possession of suspected stolen goods that took place in the Ritavi policing area, outside Tzaneen, the previous week," External link

news24 Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He had escaped when police were conducting routine services in the cells. At the time he was faced with a series of criminal offenses such as burglary, rape and kidnapping,” External link

citizen Monday, September 14, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “Several items such as 13 firearms, 3 rifles, 5 motor vehicles, 10 cell phones, 438 555 counterfeit cigarettes, 61 dangerous weapons such as knives, 12 107 grams of dagga, 112 grams of nyaope and 1 311 bottles of 18ml liquor, were seized during the operation. A total of 2 782 compliance inspections at liquor premises and 241 liquor control operations were conducted, 130 roadblocks, 149 rural safety operations, 3 514 stop and search were conducted as well as 24 shebeens closed, with 15 677 vehicles and 31 610 people were searched,” External link

citizen Monday, September 14, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He lost control of the vehicle and hit the wall of the building and got injured,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was allegedly in possession of a dangerous weapon and threatened anyone who came closer. When other employees tried to find out what was going on, he suddenly started driving the truck and in the process, running over a 55-year-old municipal law enforcement officer several times, seriously injuring him,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He lost control of the vehicle and hit the wall of the building and got injured,” External link

news24 Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was allegedly in possession of a dangerous weapon and threatened anyone who came closer. When other employees tried to find out what was going on, he suddenly started driving the truck and in the process, running over a 55-year-old municipal law enforcement officer several times, seriously injuring him,” External link

news24 Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Subsequently, the pensioner handed the money to the suspects who then drove him back to his home. [They] left the victim a distance from his house and disappeared with the money," External link

news24 Saturday, August 29, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality," External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They spotted a suspicious white van, pulled it off the road and searched it. Illicit cigarettes were discovered between oranges and packets of chips,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The man was found in possession of seven sachets of drugs. He was arrested and cash was also confiscated,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The complaints that some of the deceased's body parts are missing is a subject of police investigations," External link

the-star Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The complaints that some of the deceased's body parts are missing is a subject of police investigations," External link

iol Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Their arrest follows a tip-off from members of the community in Bogalatladi Village about the three suspects allegedly mining chrome illegally. The information was immediately followed up until these suspects were found busy mining illegally, and [were] arrested on the spot," External link

news24 Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During the arrest, 23 boxes of illicit cigarettes with the estimated value of R307 441 were recovered. Police investigations are still continuing," External link

news24 Monday, June 29, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They pulled it off the road, searched it and recovered 23 boxes of illicit cigarettes with the estimated value of R307,441,” “The two suspects were immediately arrested for possession of illicit cigarettes and their motor vehicle was also confiscated” External link

citizen Sunday, June 21, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "They pulled it off the road, searched it and recovered 23 boxes of illicit cigarettes with the estimated value of R307 441," "The two suspects were immediately arrested for possession of illicit cigarettes and their motor vehicle was also confiscated" External link

news24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Upon arrival at the scene, they discovered the bodies of three men burnt beyond recognition and a burnt Hyundai truck next to their charred remains,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They were arrested in the early hours of Sunday at Mpheleng and Naganeng villages outside Groblersdal. The suspects were positively linked to the case,” “The suspects are facing charges of kidnapping and murder. Their case was postponed to 17 April for a formal bail application and further police investigations” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The preliminary police investigations revealed that a group of illegal miners went on a rampage and a shootout between them ensued where others were shot and killed” External link

citizen Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspects are still unknown and there [have been] no arrests,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Her body was found at the Letaba River outside Giyani on Tuesday after being dumped there,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “After people from her community members noticed she was missing, they alerted the police. The police arrived at the scene to find her missing some of her body parts,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a group of people armed with various dangerous weapons arrived at Harmony Number 1 village, attacked a family, burnt a cattle kraal and stole some of the cattle,” External link

citizen Monday, March 23, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police were activated and they swiftly responded and started with their initial investigations and a manhunt until the three suspects were cornered and arrested. One firearm was confiscated during the arrest,” External link

citizen Friday, March 20, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : ”Our initial investigations show she was performing her duties when attacked by an unknown number of lions. “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

themirror Monday, February 17, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : ”Our initial investigations show she was performing her duties when attacked by an unknown number of lions. “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

themirror Monday, February 10, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe told : "We are still investigating, we are hard at work to really get what happened, we can’t go into details now," External link

thenews-pk Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : ”Our initial investigations show she was performing her duties when attacked by an unknown number of lions. “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

themirror Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : ”Our initial investigations show she was performing her duties when attacked by an unknown number of lions. “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

dailystar Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : «Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer» «Tout ce que nous savons, c'est qu'elle travaillait et habitait sur place» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c'est qu'elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

msn-fr Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : “Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer” External link

AfricaNews-French Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe told : “We are still investigating, we are hard at work to really get what happened, we can’t go into details now,” External link

nst Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe says : “The preliminary police investigations indicated that the deceased was performing her duties when she was attacked and killed by unknown number of lions,” “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

citizen Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

leprogres Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

vosgesmatin Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

LeBien Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

estrepublicain Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

republicain-lorrain Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

ledauphine Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" External link

afp-fr Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police are calling on Moses Romeu to avail himself at any police station as it is believed he will assist in the investigations,” External link

citizen Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police request anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspect or that can assist to locate the kidnapped child, to contact Captain Shilenge at 060 339 1420 or 082 451 7179 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station,” External link

citizen Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Subsequently, three occupants were arrested. The origin and actual destination of these suspects and the abalone will be determined by the ongoing police investigations," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspects will appear before the Polokwane Magistrates' Court soon for possession of endangered species (abalone)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The origin and destination of these suspects and the abalone will be determined by the ongoing police investigations,” “The suspects will appear before the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court soon for possession of Endangered Species (Abalone)” External link

citizen Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Motswathupa was later identified as the suspect. But he disappeared after realising that the police were looking for him,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect will also appear in the Nebo Magistrate’s Court on kidnapping, rape and attempted murder charges on October 17. However, the police are also investigating if he could be linked to other cases,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "further bail application and police investigations" "The suspect has been on the run after the commission of [these] incidents which he allegedly committed in the Marble Hall policing area during 2018" External link

iol Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "bushes near Koteng village in the Marble Hall policing area with head injuries after he was allegedly reported missing the previous day" "The suspect was later identified, but he disappeared after realising that the police were tracing him. The deceased was identified as Samson Sithole from Seraheng village" External link

iol Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "At this stage, the suspect is linked to cases of murder, attempted murder, kidnappings, and rapes, but he might be linked to more other cases, as the profiling is still under way. The police investigations are still continuing," External link

iol Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe explained : “Unknown suspects pretending to be mineworkers then got onto the bus and set it alight, using highly flammable liquids. The perpetrators then jumped out, leaving the bus already engulfed in flames. Six workers were burnt beyond recognition and 28 people were seriously injured” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The fifth suspect was released after he could not be positively linked to the incident,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "When the investigations unfolded, it was uncovered that this suspect has [allegedly] committed a similar incident during 2014, where he raped and killed another woman in the Mankweng policing area and he was never arrested for this crime," External link

iol Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Polokwane are investigating an attempted murder and inquest cases which occurred in the Polokwane Provincial Hospital on Friday, the 23rd August 2019," External link

iol Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The Nissan Navara bakkie and a Datsun sedan collided at an intersection. Afterwards, the Datsun vehicle caught fire with three passengers inside. Two children, aged one and four, were also injured during the accident. They were amongst the hawkers who were sitting alongside the road. Police are requesting the driver of the Navara bakkie to come to Marble Hall police station or a station to assist with investigations in this matter," External link

iol Monday, August 19, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The complaints that some of the deceased's body parts are missing is a subject of police investigations," External link

iol Monday, August 12, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "I am fully aware and we are still attending to the memorandum. They (residents) marched to the police station and handed memorandum of complaints and we are still attending to it," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Even though the victim has not yet been found, the police have charged the suspect with murder, while the search operation for Pulasi and investigations as to what led to his disappearance are still ongoing,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 29, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Along the way, the suspect and the deceased got exhausted and decided to return home. Meanwhile, their two companions continued with the journey. The following day, on the 6th, the pastor was arrested at Kruger National Park for trespassing and was detained at Saselamani police station,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 29, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During the operation in the Thohoyandou [policing] cluster, 34 security companies were visited and 152 firearms and 93 live rounds [of ammunition] were recovered. The recovered firearms and ammunition will be destroyed after proper procedures are completed,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During the operation in the Thohoyandou [policing] cluster, 34 security companies were visited and 152 firearms and 93 live rounds [of ammunition] were recovered. The recovered firearms and ammunition will be destroyed after proper procedures are completed," External link

iol Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that the three girls aged between 16 and 18, who are learners at one of the high schools in the Vuwani area, were walking from school to their homes at about 4:15pm. Two men armed with pangas threatened them and ordered them to follow them to a secluded area in the nearby bushes," External link

iol Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that the three girls aged between 16 and 18, who are learners at one of the high schools in the Vuwani area, were walking from school to their homes at about 4:15pm. Two men armed with pangas threatened them and ordered them to follow them to a secluded area in the nearby bushes," External link

the-star Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “At this stage, the cause of this collision is not clear, but the ongoing police investigations will tell. The process of identifying the two deceased, including the forensic tests, are still underway,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "At this stage, the cause of this collision is not clear, but the ongoing police investigations will tell. The process of identifying the two deceased, including the forensic tests, are still under way," External link

iol Saturday, July 20, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “These suspects are still being profiled and they may be connected to a number of similar cases,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “meticulous job done in dismantling this criminal syndicate which was terrorising members of the community for some time,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He purchased food for them and ultimately raped them one by one until one of the victims managed to escape and ran home to inform her parents. The other victim was left behind with the suspect,” “The following day, the victim’s parents accompanied by a group of community members, went with the victim to the said RDP house and on arrival, they found the suspect busy raping the other victim. The suspect tried running away but the community gave chase, caught him and handed him to the Dennilton police” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police also recovered three shotgun live rounds,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "On Saturday, the 22nd June 2019, the children went back to Mankweng to visit their father for the school holidays and upon their arrival the man allegedly called his wife and they had a conflict telephonically," External link

iol Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Subsequent to this telephonic conflict, the father allegedly turned against the children and hanged them one by one in separate rooms before he fled the scene. The police were summoned and reacted swiftly. The initial police investigations and manhunt for the man ensued until he was found hanged in a house within the area," External link

iol Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “While they were busy issuing the driver with a written notice, three passengers alighted, two of them armed with rifles and the other one with a pistol. They robbed both the traffic police officers [of] two cellphones, one firearm, and the speed [trap] camera before they fled the scene. These suspects are still unknown and there is no arrest yet,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The mother later started panicking when the two were not returning and she informed the father who then followed them. He was surprised to see his child half-naked, running and screaming for help. The frightened girl then alleged the pastor raped her,” External link

citizen Friday, June 21, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “The police were summoned and started with the initial investigations and a manhunt ensued until all these suspects were arrested,” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a bus and a [Toyota] Quantum which were traveling in opposite directions collided head-on. The bus was coming from Giyani towards Mooketsi and the Quantum was coming from Mooketsi towards Giyani,” “During this fatal crash, 24 passengers in the Quantum died instantly and one sustained serious injuries and he was taken to the hospital for medical treatment” External link

businessday Monday, June 17, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a 41-year-old man [Moyo], was coming from the Carnival City in Gauteng and arrived at a house in Zanghoma village to pay his ‘illegal mining employee’,” “Moyo was outside the house talking to some of the employees when an unknown assailant entered the yard, shot him and fled on foot with his cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a 41-year-old man [Moyo], was coming from the Carnival City in Gauteng and arrived at a house in Zanghoma village to pay his ‘illegal mining employee’,” “Moyo was outside the house talking to some of the employees when an unknown assailant entered the yard, shot him and fled on foot with his cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a 41-year-old man [Moyo], was coming from the Carnival City in Gauteng and arrived at a house in Zanghoma village to pay his ‘illegal mining employee’,” “Moyo was outside the house talking to some of the employees when an unknown assailant entered the yard, shot him and fled on foot with his cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Preliminary investigations have revealed that the caterpillar was reported stolen in the Apel policing area outside Lebowakgomo,” External link

zimeye Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The deceased was identified as Eric Kgatla, originally from Bolobedu” External link

citizen Monday, June 10, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “This joint operation followed information about an illegal hunting criminal syndicate. Allegedly the suspects were traveling with a Land-cruiser along the R40 road on Monday 3 June. It was believed that they were on their way to go and commit illegal hunting in the area,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The Police Search and Rescue Team was summoned and reacted swiftly. The search continued until all four victims were recovered," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The preliminary police investigations have revealed that both deceased are Zimbabwean nationals and they will be identified soon after their next of kin are informed," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "Members of the community are advised to ensure that adequate safety measures are in place when operating in this type of environment to prevent this type of incident from happening," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The preliminary police investigations have revealed that both deceased are Zimbabwean nationals and they will be identified soon after their next of kin are informed,” External link

the-star Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “Members of the community are advised to ensure that adequate safety measures are in place when operating in this type of environment to prevent this type of incidents from happening,” External link

the-star Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is believed that the mother ran away soon after the incident. A police search operation for her was launched, she was found and arrested at a hideout in the area,” External link

citizen Friday, May 24, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We have since arrested a 40-year-old man [in connection with] Kennealy’s murder and the suspect will appear before the Louis Trichard Magistrate’s Court soon,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “On arrival, he found the deceased inside the house lying in a pool of blood, with multiple stab wounds,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Police were notified and a manhunt for the suspect ensued. He was arrested from his hideout in the area. The preliminary investigations led to where the murder weapon was hidden on top of a small hill outside the village,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Police were notified and a manhunt for the suspect ensued. He was arrested from his hideout in the area. The preliminary investigations led to where the murder weapon was hidden on top of a small hill outside the village," External link

iol Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe says : “The little girl woke up and wandered into the backyard of the tavern and that’s when she got attacked by the dogs. Patrons came to her rescue and the child was taken to the hospital but sadly, she was certified dead on arrival,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The two girls have been raped. The man appeared in the Moutse Magistrate’s Court today [Monday], and he will re-appear on 23 May for a formal bail application,” External link

iol Monday, May 20, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The following day, the victim’s parents accompanied by a group of community members, went with the victim to the said RDP house, and on arrival they found the suspect busy raping the other victim. The suspect ran away, but the community gave chase until they caught him and handed him [over] to the Dennilton police,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “After a thorough follow up, Mothata was then arrested on May 2 and successfully linked to the gruesome incident,” External link

iol Friday, May 17, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “After a thorough follow up, Mothata was then arrested on May 2 and successfully linked to the gruesome incident,” External link

the-star Friday, May 17, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The arrests involved the seizure of drugs worth approximately R2 million and the recovery of counterfeit goods worth thousands of rands during separate incidents around the Makhado and Modimolle clusters," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The arrests involved the seizure of drugs worth approximately R2 million and the recovery of counterfeit goods worth thousands of rands during separate incidents around the Makhado and Modimolle clusters,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The origin of these cigarettes will be determined by the ongoing police investigations,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe tells ( about Walter Musona ) : “He [Walter Musona] was taken for questioning but no suspect has been arrested,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “during the routine service by the police” External link

citizen Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "during the routine service by the police" External link

iol Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During this operation, the alleged child snatcher, a 17-year-old woman, and her 23-year-old boyfriend were nabbed at Ga-Mphela village outside Polokwane and the kidnapped baby was found in their possession unharmed,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect offered to hold the baby so that the mother can eat. Later, at about [1.40pm], they went to another supermarket, the suspect still carrying the baby. Without the mother noticing, the suspect disappeared with the infant,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During this operation, the alleged child snatcher, a 17-year-old woman, and her 23-year-old boyfriend were nabbed at Ga-Mphela village outside Polokwane and the kidnapped baby was found in their possession unharmed," External link

iol Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect offered to hold the baby so that the mother can eat. Later, at about [1.40pm], they went to another supermarket, the suspect still carrying the baby. Without the mother noticing, the suspect disappeared with the infant," External link

iol Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “was shocked to find the baby placed on the floor wearing a jersey and wrapped with a blanket” External link

citizen Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive behind this incident is still unknown at this point, but the ongoing police investigations will tell. The case of child neglect was opened, but the mother is still unknown and there is no arrest,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During the ongoing operation and investigations in this matter, Suliman Makambira aged 39, was arrested at Meadowlands in the Gauteng province, whereas Lucky Mmaphafudi aged 30, and Selina Phiri aged 40, were both arrested in Marble Hall. Phiri was first to be arrested a few days after Maleswena's disappearance and appeared before the Marble Hall Magistrate's Court. She was denied bail and the case was postponed to the 23rd April 2019 for bail application and for further police investigations," External link

iol Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The three arrested suspects are positively linked to the disappearance of the victim. The motive behind this incident is not clear at this stage. The police search operation for the missing woman and the investigations into the kidnapping charges are still under way," External link

iol Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "dealt with mercilessly and without compromise" External link

iol Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "cut the roof of the exercise room and escaped" External link

iol Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “cut the roof of the exercise room and escaped” External link

citizen Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Following this incident, the police joint operation was immediately activated to track down the perpetrators and to rescue the kidnapped businessman," External link

iol Monday, March 11, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "assaulted the victims and robbed them [of] valuable items" "It is alleged that the victims were travelling with a motor vehicle near Mokopane town when four taxis pulled them off the road. The suspects assaulted the victims, dragged one of the passengers on the tar road which resulted in her sustaining serious injuries. They robbed them [of] cellphones and a computer card" External link

iol Saturday, March 9, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "assaulted the victims and robbed them [of] valuable items" External link

nampa Saturday, March 9, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The incidents were reported to the police who started with their initial investigations, resulting in the arrest of the suspect. The second suspect was identified but he has since disappeared after realising that he is being sought by the police. Preliminary investigations revealed that the two suspects have allegedly raped the victim in separate incidents on different days and at several places," External link

iol Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "On arrival, a conflict ensued between the couple until the suspect stabbed the woman with a sharp object and thereafter set the girlfriend's family house alight before he fled the scene," "The victim and her mother managed to escape the blaze but the couple's two-month-old baby was burned to death. The victim is admitted at the hospital for medical treatment with serious stab wounds. The suspect was arrested and he will appear before the local magistrate's court soon" External link

iol Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "We hope more arrests will follow. At this stage, the motive for the attack is not clear but the ongoing investigation will tell us" External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, February 26, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A suspect has been taken in for questioning and a case of murder has been opened,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The wife was seriously injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment. The attackers fled the scene with the victim’s vehicle which was later found abandoned few kilometres from his farm,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 8, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The fatal attack took place in the evening around 20:00, when the deceased was sitting outside the house. Four unknown men, two armed with pistols attacked and shot the deceased and went to shoot his wife. The wife was seriously injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment. The attackers fled the scene with the victim's vehicle which was later found abandoned few kilometres from the farm," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “After this shocking discovery, members of the community went on a rampage by barricading the roads and torching the local Vhulaudzi police station. This resulted into 21 people being arrested for various charges relating to public violence including arson,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They searched them and took their cellphones, wallets and car keys. Furthermore, they started to assault them and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money before they fled,” External link

news24 Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This arrest emanated from a horrible incident which took place on Friday the 4th of January 2019, at Wildebeest Laagte Farm outside Northem," External link

iol Sunday, January 6, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Further attempts were made to rescue the people inside until they managed to gain entry by breaking the windows, as all the doors were locked, and subsequently, two people were found lying dead on the floor with serious burn wounds throughout their bodies," External link

iol Sunday, January 6, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “This arrest emanated from a horrible incident which took place on Friday the 4th of January 2019, at Wildebeest Laagte Farm outside Northem,” External link

citizen Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Further attempts were made to rescue the people inside until they managed to gain entry by breaking the windows, as all the doors were locked, and subsequently, two people were found lying dead on the floor with serious burn wounds throughout their bodies,” External link

citizen Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe explained : “Police received a call about an unknown number of suspects who tied up security officers on duty at Ralekwalane High School and stole three laptops. The alleged suspects then proceeded to Machaba Primary School where they took one laptop and two projectors,” External link

citizen Friday, January 4, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The vehicle driven by the sergeant was trapped in water flooding the gravel road he was travelling on and he managed to climb on top of it. Local residents, realising the danger he was in, bravely swam towards the stranded member and rescued him just in time, before the police vehicle was swept away,” External link

citizen Friday, January 4, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “The suspect was not found at home, but a manhunt was immediately launched,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that this man had a domestic dispute and set the house alight. The girlfriend managed to jump out and run away and is going through counselling and therapy” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The victim was found by a passer-by, naked, bleeding, and in agonising pain. “The police were called and reacted swiftly, but by the time they arrived at the scene the victim had already been taken to hospital. " External link

thesun Wednesday, January 2, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “This suspect is also connected to a murder case which he allegedly committed in the Ritavi Policing area outside Tzaneen,” External link

citizen Monday, December 31, 2018 1:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This suspect is also connected to a murder case which he allegedly committed in the Ritavi Policing area outside Tzaneen," External link

iol Monday, December 31, 2018 12:32:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive for this brutal attack is unknown at this stage. Police investigations are continuing,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The motive for this brutal attack is unknown at this stage. Police investigations are continuing," External link

iol Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two suspects arrived at the same hiking spot and pretended to be hitch-hikers,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Parents are urged to look after their children and at all times caution them against frequenting hazardous places, such as crocodile-infested rivers and dams," External link

iol Monday, December 24, 2018 8:16:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Parents are urged to look after their children and at all times caution them against frequenting hazardous places, such as crocodile infested rivers and dams,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We have opened an inquest case,” “We would like to urge people to desist from violence in the event of misunderstandings. They should rather try to resolve their disputes in an amicable manner or opt for counselling to avoid unnecessary loss of life” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "We can confirm the incident; we'll provide more details later" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 2:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We can confirm the incident; we’ll provide more details later” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 7:48:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Dr Werner Emslie, aged 55, was sitting outside the house on his farm at Afguns outside Lephalale when four unknown men, two armed with pistols, attacked and shot him to death and further shot his 55-year-old wife who is also a doctor. She survived the attack with serious injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:08:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The 23-year-old deceased was left alone at home yesterday in the morning and at about 17:30, when the mother came back, she was found lying dead in her bedroom with multiple stab wounds throughout her body. It is suspected that she might have been killed by her boyfriend,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:51:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “The matter was reported to the Police who reacted swiftly and started with their initial investigations which revealed that the suspected boyfriend has left a suicide note at the crime scene before he fled,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:51:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “I can confirm that the suspect‚ who was wanted in connection with the murder of his girlfriend‚ has handed himself over‚” External link

punchng Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:13:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe stated : "It is alleged that the victim started living with the suspect and his wife since she was three years old following the death of her mother. The suspect, who is a pastor at a local church, allegedly started raping the victim when she was 11 years old up to date until the victim reported the matter to the police, who immediately started tracing the suspect and arrested him," External link

ibtimes-uk Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the victim started living with the suspect and his wife since she was three years old following the death of her mother. The suspect, who is a pastor at a local church, allegedly started raping the victim when she was 11 years old up to date until the victim reported the matter to the police who immediately started tracing the suspect and arrested him,” External link

enca Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that last night (2017-10-06) at about 11:50pm the two men were fighting until one of them aged 27 originally from Zimbabwe ran away to his shack," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 8, 2017 6:48:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe says : “The provincial commissioner has applauded a team of detectives and crime intelligence [officials] who worked hard to ensure that the serial rapist and armed robber is brought to book and given long jail times” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:18:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During the shooting a man aged 28 was killed," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:21:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The cause of the [man’s] death is unknown, but the possibility that he might [have been] eaten by the crocodiles may not be ruled out because this river is full of these reptiles,” External link

enca Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect, aged 39, is believed to have been part of a group of armed robbers who blew up the CS4 cash delivery vehicle along the R71 road near Gravellotte and took the money,” “All his accomplices are now known to the police and will be pursued until they are all caught” External link

enca Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We advise members of the community, including teachers, to put the safety of children first on the basis that their movements and whereabouts must be monitored at all times to prevent these type of incidents,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 15, 2017 6:46:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the deceased, who is a grade one learner at this school, requested to go to the rest room and when he failed to return back to the class, another learner was sent to go and look for him and subsequently that is when this gruesome discovery was made. The deceased was transported to the local clinic where he was confirmed dead on arrival,” External link

enca Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:04:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the four victims, aged 12, 14, 14, and 16, who were ushers in the suspect’s Church at Burgersdorp near Tzaneen were raped by a well-known pastor and who is also calling himself a prophet from December 2016, until August 2017,” “Allegations are that this pastor raped all these victims inside the church on different dates after he invited them one by one to come to the church for prayer and while busy praying, he will then attack the victim and rape her” External link

enca Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:04:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that two 19-year-old grade 12 boys were busy gambling within the school premises when a fight ensued until they were taken to the principal’s office to seek intervention and subsequently, after the intervention process, the suspect stabbed the deceased with a sharp instrument whilst walking back to the classes, killing him instantly,” “The Police were summoned, reacted swiftly and arrested the suspect. He will appear before the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of murder” External link

enca Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:13:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect gave birth to this baby in the hospital … the baby was still under care in the children’s unit. She allegedly entered that room as if she wanted to breastfeed the child,” “She subsequently grabbed the baby from the incubator and started hitting the nurse with the baby, she further struck the baby’s head against the floor” External link

iol Friday, August 4, 2017 12:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect gave birth to this baby in the hospital… the baby was still under care in the children’s unit. She allegedly entered that room as if she wanted to breastfeed the child,” “She subsequently grabbed the baby from the incubator and started hitting the nurse with the baby, she further struck the baby’s head against the floor” External link

enca Friday, August 4, 2017 7:35:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The SAPS [South African Police Service] would like to condemn this type of incident in the most strongest words and that people must refrain from resorting to violence when dealing with domestic-related problems, but must seek assistance from the relevant authorities, including the social workers and psychologists,” External link

enca Monday, February 27, 2017 12:52:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Members of the community, especially mothers, are advised to stop allowing children to consult this type of sessions alone to prevent and avoid similar incidents to happen. Take note; child safety comes first," External link

iol Saturday, January 7, 2017 4:10:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Police are appealing for information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects. Police were informed after the killings had taken place and could not arrive on time for intervention," External link

iol Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:42:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "His family started to be concerned around 5pm when he was neither coming back or calling them. They started looking for him and also realised that he never arrived at Vaal Water, they went to the police," External link

iol Friday, December 9, 2016 5:49:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He drove off at a high speed and a chase ensued along the Sun City road. When he was cornered and pulled off the road, he allegedly shot himself in the head with the firearm believed to be the one used during the farm attack," External link

allafrica Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "The motive behind this brutal killing is unknown. Three local sangomas aged 25, 46 and 39 years old were [held] for questioning. The investigation continues," External link

allafrica Saturday, December 3, 2016 4:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that these escapees pounced on police officers who were busy feeding them and managed to disarm one of them and escaped. No shot was fired‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, November 11, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect and the deceased were lovers and the deceased was from Nkowankowa outside Tzaneen. The motive of the killing is still not known but domestic violence may not be ruled out,” External link

iol Friday, October 14, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “She was last seen on Monday this week. Last night her lifeless body was found with multiple stab wounds,” External link

enca Saturday, October 8, 2016 5:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Aubrey Maribatse, 27, was trying to stop people who were fighting when he was subsequently stabbed with a sharp object in the chest and was certified dead on arrival at the clinic," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The victim was taken to the Nyavana Clinic where he was certified dead on arrival‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, September 8, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This murder suspect was also linked to another separate brutal murder of his grandmother Mosebodi Jane Maboya aged 82 during August 2014‚" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:28:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During the arrest an unlicensed police firearm was recovered,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 9, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They managed to push on and rescued the person. The situation then went out of control,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Officers were met with a hail of stones from the community when they arrived at the sport grounds. They managed to push on and rescued the person. The situation then went out of control,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:15:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the suspects took the deceased forcefully from her house to another house in Rotterdam village and killed her… the motive is suspected to be that of witchcraft,” External link

iol Monday, July 11, 2016 5:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He was stabbed by a group of suspects and taken to the hospital and discharged last week without reporting to the police" External link

iol Monday, June 20, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "She tried to run away but they overpowered her, kidnapped her to a certain house and raped her the whole night until she was released in the early hours of the following day around 3am," External link

thenewage Monday, March 23, 2015 12:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “She tried to run away but they overpowered her, kidnapped her to a certain house and raped her the whole night until she was released in the early hours of the following day around 3am,” External link

iol Friday, March 20, 2015 8:27:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “When the police arrived at the crime scene, both 1/8women 3/8 were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds,” External link

iol Monday, March 16, 2015 10:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "When the police arrived at the crime scene, both [women] were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds," External link

thenewage Monday, March 16, 2015 8:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “With this fraudulent ID book they go to the bank and apply for a personal loan and get it. They access your mobile or cellphone banking system and start to transfer your money to their bank accounts,” External link

iol Friday, March 13, 2015 2:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "With this fraudulent ID book they go to the bank and apply for a personal loan and get it. They access your mobile or cellphone banking system and start to transfer your money to their bank accounts," External link

thetimes-za Friday, March 13, 2015 1:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “When the police arrived at the crime scene, both (women) were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds,” External link

iol Monday, March 9, 2015 7:50:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "When the police arrived at the crime scene, both [women] were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds," External link

thenewage Monday, March 9, 2015 7:27:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "A man was found dead in his [bedroom] but the motive and suspects on this matter are still unknown at this stage. Unfortunately the community members are now accusing the tavern owner to be responsible," External link

thetimes-za Monday, March 9, 2015 5:09:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "A man was found dead in his [bedroom] but the motive and suspects on this matter are still unknown at this stage. Unfortunately the community members are now accusing the tavern owner to be responsible," External link

thenewage Monday, March 9, 2015 5:06:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A man was found dead in his (bedroom) but the motive and suspects on this matter are still unknown at this stage. Unfortunately the community members are now accusing the tavern owner to be responsible,” External link

iol Monday, March 9, 2015 4:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “When the police arrived at the crime scene, both (women) were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds throughout their bodies,” External link

iol Friday, March 6, 2015 8:20:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The situation is now calm and a case of public violence has been opened. We will continue to monitor the area," External link

thenewage Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The situation is now calm and a case of public violence has been opened. We will continue to monitor the area," External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The situation is now calm and a case of public violence has been opened. We will continue to monitor the area,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Domestic violence cannot be ruled out as the motive behind this brutal attack,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “She will be in court again on March 11 for further investigation,” External link

iol Monday, February 9, 2015 10:28:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "She will be in court again on March 11 for further investigation," External link

thenewage Monday, February 9, 2015 9:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect will appear before the Ritavi Magistrate's Court soon on a charge of murder," External link

thenewage Monday, February 2, 2015 3:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that the suspect killed the deceased and buried her body in a shallow grave until we got information which led to his arrest," "The motive behind this incident is still unknown, but our investigations will give more light on that" External link

thenewage Monday, February 2, 2015 3:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect will appear before the Ritavi Magistrate's Court soon on a charge of murder,” External link

iol Monday, February 2, 2015 3:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the suspect killed the deceased and buried her body in a shallow grave until we got information which led to his arrest,” “The motive behind this incident is still unknown, but our investigations will give more light on that” External link

iol Monday, February 2, 2015 3:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Ambulances responded immediately. While emergency services were on scene another vehicle, at a very high speed, collided into the first vehicle, then a pile-up followed,” External link

iol Monday, February 2, 2015 3:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Ambulances responded immediately. While emergency services were on scene another vehicle, at a very high speed, collided into the first vehicle, then a pile-up followed," External link

thenewage Monday, February 2, 2015 1:53:00 PM EAT



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Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Sergeant Mogoru indicated that she understands the risks involved in all these incidents, but that they are often faced with situations where they have to perform duties beyond the normal SAPS mandate in order to save lives… she used her own emergency kit and resources” External link

iol Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Upon arrival, he found his mother-in-law who informed him that her daughter was not at home. The suspect reportedly became furious and hacked the elderly woman with a sharp object all over her body,” “The deranged man then left and went back home where he entered in his neighbour’s house and raped a 13-year-old girl before he attacked her with the same weapon” External link

citizen Monday, June 7, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The young mother came to the community service centre (of the police station) complaining about labour pains at about 13:30. Constable Mnisi was on duty and he managed to contact Sergeant Mogoru who was on patrol duties, and she quickly rushed back to the station,” External link

iol Monday, June 7, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The members at the same time summoned an ambulance, which immediately came and transported the newborn baby and her mother to the hospital,” “Sergeant Mogoru indicated that she understands the risks involved in all these incidents but that they are often faced with situations where they have to perform duties beyond the normal SAPS mandate in order to save lives. During all these incidents, she (Mogoru) used her own emergency kit and resources” External link

iol Monday, June 7, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The accused, who was wearing a balaclava and gloves, broke into the house, threatened the victim with a knife and raped her. The vulnerable woman managed to fight back, injuring the perpetrator on the finger. The accused then fled the scene with the victim's cellphone,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The accused was kept in custody with no bail until he ultimately got sentenced,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Malose Lucky Mathiane from Ga-Madiba village was sentenced to life imprisonment for housebreaking with intent to rape and rape plus 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The accused (Mathiane) then fled the scene with the victim's cellphone. The victim with the assistance from the neighbours called the police and they promptly responded. The case of rape was opened and thereafter transferred to the SAPS Mahwelereng Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit for further investigations,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Malose Lucky Mathiane from Ga-Madiba village was sentenced to life imprisonment for housebreaking with intent to rape and rape plus 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances,” External link

the-star Friday, April 30, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The accused (Mathiane) then fled the scene with the victim's cellphone. The victim with the assistance from the neighbours called the police and they promptly responded. The case of rape was opened and thereafter transferred to the SAPS Mahwelereng Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit for further investigations,” External link

the-star Friday, April 30, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Her accomplices, Victoria Mabula, aged 33, Portia Kgama, aged 34 and Tshiamo Terrence Mabula, aged 50, have (previously) appeared before the Phalala Magistrate's Court and they were granted R1 000 bail each,” “Meanwhile their accomplice, Joao Antonio Lucas, aged 38, was denied bail by the same magistrate’s court due to his pending cases in other provinces, including KwaZulu-Natal. All the five suspects will appear again before the same magistrate’s court on the 30 April 2021” External link

iol Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Subsequently, they stole a Toyota Legend 45 and fled the scene but the car was later found abandoned along Lebu Road in the Tomburke policing area outside Lephalale. The suspects disappeared with a white Toyota Fortuner, a navy blue VW Polo and another unidentified car,” External link

iol Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Her accomplices, Victoria Mabula, aged 33, Portia Kgama, aged 34 and Tshiamo Terrence Mabula, aged 50, have (previously) appeared before the Phalala Magistrate's Court and they were granted R1 000 bail each,” “Meanwhile their accomplice, Joao Antonio Lucas, aged 38, was denied bail by the same magistrate’s court due to his pending cases in other provinces, including KwaZulu-Natal. All the five suspects will appear again before the same magistrate’s court on the 30 April 2021” External link

the-star Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Subsequently, they stole a Toyota Legend 45 and fled the scene but the car was later found abandoned along Lebu Road in the Tomburke policing area outside Lephalale. The suspects disappeared with a white Toyota Fortuner, a navy blue VW Polo and another unidentified car,” External link

the-star Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The victim was sleeping alone in one of the bedrooms during this day when the accused noticed that there was no one else at home, and suddenly entered the room and raped her,” “Afterwards, he threatened the minor not to tell anyone about the incident which she complied with” External link

iol Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The case was then assigned to detective sergeant Chuene Selolo attached to the SAPS Polokwane Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit who commenced with the initial investigations,” “The manhunt for the suspect ensued until he was apprehended on 04 April 2018 and granted R2000 bail” External link

iol Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The accused was also declared unfit to possess a firearm,” External link

iol Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Subsequently, they stole a Toyota Legend 45 and fled the scene but the car was later found abandoned along Lebu Road in the Tomburke policing area outside Lephalale,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A manhunt for the remaining accomplices is still underway and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPSApp,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The violent protests hugely disrupted tranquillity in the affected areas as children could not go to school, people could not go to work and shops were closed. More police members had to be deployed to quell the violence,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Both will again appear in the same court on April 20, 2021. More arrests are expected,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The case against Portia Kgama was postponed to 15 April 2021 for bail application and for further police investigations,” “A manhunt for the remaining five accomplices is still underway and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329, or the Crime Stop number 0860010111, or the nearest Police Station or MySAPSApp” External link

citizen Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The case against Portia Kgama was postponed to 15 April 2021 for bail application and for further police investigations," "A manhunt for the remaining five accomplices is still underway and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329, or the Crime Stop number 0860010111, or the nearest Police Station or MySAPSApp" External link

news24 Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Four unknown armed men accompanied by two women - driving in three cars - stopped at the gate of the mayor's house and asked the security guard to see the mayor. But before he could respond, they attacked him, entered the house and also tied up everybody inside before they searched the house," External link

news24 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police officers operating at the Beitbridge border post are still on high alert to curb the cross-border crimes. This is after a truck allegedly travelling from Gauteng province to Malawi was caught loaded with 10 dismantled suspected stolen motorbikes valued at over R500 000,” “Further searches were conducted inside the same truck and 23 bags containing drugs were confiscated. The two suspects aged 32 and 36 were arrested on the spot and the truck was also seized” External link

herald Monday, March 29, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “They left home in Matipane village at about 18:30 on 25 January 2021, without informing anyone in the family about their destination. On 2 February, a missing persons case was reported to the police. [A] search operation was immediately activated and conducted without success, until the gruesome discovery of the deceased by a passers-by on Thursday night, 25 March,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police in Mokwakwaila, outside Tzaneen, are hard on the heels of suspects involved in the killings,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "They left home in Matipane village at about 18:30 on 25 January 2021, without informing anyone in the family about their destination. On 2 February, a missing persons case was reported to the police. [A] search operation was immediately activated and conducted without success, until the gruesome discovery of the deceased by a passers-by on Thursday night, 25 March," External link

news24 Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police in Mokwakwaila, outside Tzaneen, are hard on the heels of suspects involved in the killings," External link

news24 Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe assure : «Nous ne restons pas les bras croisés» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Friday, March 26, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "The suspects failed to provide valid documents authorising them to be in possession of these explosives and they were immediately arrested. The preliminary police investigations have revealed that the minibus was reported stolen [in] Kempton Park in the Gauteng province during February 2021," External link

news24 Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "We have recovered a variety of items including six firearms, five suspected stolen motor vehicles, 407 sticks of counterfeit cigarettes, 60 dangerous weapons including 33 knives, 178 grams of dagga, 177 dagga plants, cocaine drugs powder, crystal meth drugs, cat drugs, nyaope drugs, 1 276 505 litres of liquor and 1 860 fines were issued for the contravention of the Road Traffic Act," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "We have recovered a variety of items such including six firearms, five suspected stolen motor vehicles, 407 sticks of counterfeit cigarettes, 60 dangerous weapons including 33 knives, 178 grams of dagga, 177 dagga plants, cocaine drugs powder, crystal meth drugs, cat drugs, nyaope drugs, 1 276 505ml of liquor and 1860 fines were issued for the contravention of the Road Traffic Act," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We have recovered a variety of items such including six firearms, five suspected stolen motor vehicles, 407 sticks of counterfeit cigarettes, 60 dangerous weapons including 33 knives, 178 grams of dagga, 177 dagga plants, cocaine drugs powder, crystal meth drugs, cat drugs, nyaope drugs, 1 276 505ml of liquor and 1860 fines were issued for the contravention of the Road Traffic Act,” External link

herald Monday, March 8, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “In the Waterberg District, a 51-year-old man was arrested for car hijacking, murder and business robbery during an intelligence-driven joint operation that was conducted in the Tinmyne policing area,” “The Tinmyne police received information about a Ford Figo vehicle that was hijacked by three suspects in Tshwane. The suspects allegedly shot the driver, who later succumbed to his injuries and drove away with his motor vehicle,” External link

citizen Monday, March 8, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “In one of the incidents, the suspects allegedly stormed a filling station… armed with an assortment of weapons. They stabbed one of the petrol attendants with a sharp instrument, assaulted his colleagues and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money before they fled the scene,” External link

citizen Monday, March 8, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "In the Waterberg District, a 51-year-old man was arrested for car hijacking, murder and business robbery during an intelligence-driven joint operation that was conducted in the Tinmyne policing area," "The Tinmyne police received information about a Ford Figo vehicle that was hijacked by three suspects in Tshwane. The suspects allegedly shot the driver, who later succumbed to his injuries and drove away with his motor vehicle," External link

news24 Monday, March 8, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "In one of the incidents, the suspects allegedly stormed a filling station armed with an assortment of weapons. They stabbed one of the petrol attendants with a sharp instrument, assaulted his colleagues and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money before they fled the scene," External link

news24 Monday, March 8, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police and Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene. When they arrived, the deceased Tinyiko Joas Hongwane was certified dead and the other victim was rushed to one of the hospitals for medical treatment," External link

news24 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "The suspect was ultimately arrested and the firearm believed to have been used in the incident was also confiscated," "The motive behind this incident is still not clear at this stage" External link

news24 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

the-star Friday, February 26, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

iol Friday, February 26, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was granted R1,000bail and the case was postponed to 30 April for further police investigations,” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He would thereafter, instruct them to take the receipts to the recruitment office as proof of payment,” “Upon arrival, the victims were shocked to learn that they (had been) scammed. Cases of fraud were immediately opened and the intelligence-driven joint operation was activated” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect may be linked to other similar cases as the police investigations are still continuing,” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was granted R1,000bail and the case was postponed to 30 April for further police investigations,” External link

the-star Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He would thereafter, instruct them to take the receipts to the recruitment office as proof of payment,” “Upon arrival, the victims were shocked to learn that they (had been) scammed. Cases of fraud were immediately opened and the intelligence-driven joint operation was activated” External link

the-star Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect may be linked to other similar cases as the police investigations are still continuing,” External link

the-star Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was denied bail and the case was postponed to Thursday ... for further police investigations,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect who is staying in the area was immediately arrested at his home. Police investigations are still underway,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the two male victims aged 21 and 27 were walking (home) from a local liquor store when an unknown suspect driving in a Toyota Quantum minibus fired shots at them killing the 27-year-old instantly and leaving the other one seriously injured before he fled from the scene,” “The police and emergency medical services were called to the scene, and when they arrived, the deceased Tinyiko Joas Hongwane was certified dead. The other victim was rushed to one of the hospitals for medical treatment” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive behind this incident is still not clear at this stage but it will be determined by the ongoing police investigations,” “The suspect is expected to appear before the Bolobedu magistrate's court on Tuesday” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A manhunt was immediately activated by a team of detectives to track down the suspect. The suspect was ultimately arrested this morning [Sunday] and the firearm believed to have been used in the incident was also confiscated,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "A manhunt was immediately activated by a team of detectives to track down the suspect. The suspect was ultimately arrested this morning [Sunday] and the firearm believed to have been used in the incident was also confiscated," External link

news24 Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Unexpectedly, the suspect produced a sharp object and stabbed him. Afterwards, the victim managed to go out of the room and screamed for help when he fell on the ground and succumbed to his injuries," External link

news24 Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police were summoned with the Medical Emergency Services. The victim was certified dead at the scene and the suspect was arrested immediately. The motive behind this incident is believed to be domestic violence," External link

news24 Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was denied bail and his case was postponed to the 25 February 2021 for formal bail application and for further police investigations,” “The suspect, who is a Mozambican national but staying in Springs in the Gauteng province, was arrested by a team of detectives while at his hideout in Gauteng within 72 hours after the suspect and his accomplices allegedly attacked and robbed the house of one of the municipal mayors in the Waterberg District of Limpopo on Sunday, the 14 February 2021, at about 20h00” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A manhunt for the remaining five accomplices is still under way and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPS app,” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They asked the security guard to see the mayor, but before he could respond they attacked him. They entered the house and also tied (up) everybody inside before they searched the house,” “Subsequently, they stole a Toyota Legend 45 and fled the scene, but the car was later found abandoned along Lebu Road in the Tomburke policing area outside Lephalale. These suspects disappeared with a white Toyota Fortuner, a navy blue VW Polo and another unidentified car” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Four unknown armed men accompanied by two women driving in three cars stopped at the gate of the mayor's house and asked the security guard to see the mayor. But before he could respond, they attacked him, entered the house and also tied up everybody inside before they searched the house," External link

news24 Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "These suspects disappeared with a white Toyota Fortuner, a navy blue VW Polo and another unidentified car. The security guard was then taken to the hospital for medical treatment with serious injuries," External link

news24 Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Colonel Malesela Mogale at 071 479 2329, the Crime Stop number 08600 10111, the nearest police station or the My SAPS app," External link

news24 Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "The police pursued them and subsequently managed to re-arrest the other two suspects, but he managed to evade arrest and was on the run until his apprehension on Monday," External link

news24 Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Police and medical emergency personnel were summoned and upon arrival the two victims were certified dead on the scene. Police investigations and a manhunt for the suspects were then activated," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspects involved in these incidents are still unknown and there are no arrests. A manhunt for the suspects has since been launched and the police are requesting anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, to contact Captain Edward Maluleke on 084 318 7877 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect, Jupiter Makgatho was denied bail and his case was postponed to 22 February 2021 for formal bail application and further police investigations,” “The suspect was arrested on the 11 February 2021 at Tshikombani village outside Thohoyandou, following the intensive investigations conducted and a manhunt by the police” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They were denied bail and their cases were postponed to Friday, February 19 for further police investigations,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police opened a case of murder and a manhunt ensued for the suspect, until he was arrested at his hideout in this area. The motive behind this incident is not clear but domestic violence may not be ruled out,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They were denied bail and their cases were postponed to Friday, February 19 for further police investigations,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They were denied bail and their cases were postponed to Friday, February 19 for further police investigations,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “An intelligence-driven joint operation, ’Tshwara tsotsi’, was then activated to track down the suspects, comprising of the Capricorn (SAPS) tracing team and Crime Intelligence Unit joined by the Sebayeng detectives,” “The suspects were arrested at the local tavern following a positive tip-off from members of the community and they were positively linked to the incident” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “An intelligence-driven joint operation, ’Tshwara tsotsi’, was then activated to track down the suspects, comprising of the Capricorn (SAPS) tracing team and Crime Intelligence Unit joined by the Sebayeng detectives,” “The suspects were arrested at the local tavern following a positive tip-off from members of the community and they were positively linked to the incident” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband," External link

news24 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The arrest of these suspects follows an incident where the deceased was accosted by a group of suspects and shot dead in front of his gate in Thohoyandou on 14 February 2020," External link

news24 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “This morning (Saturday), we received a report that two more people were missing, bringing the number to seven. They include a 14-year-old boy who is believed to have drowned at Ga-Mochemi village in the Senwabarwana area,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We are therefore appealing to the public to avoid swimming in or crossing the flooded rivers, streams, and dams. Parents are also warned and urged to take care of their children, especially [now] that schools will be reopening, as many rivers and streams are still full and flowing heavily,” External link

iol Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo Lt-Gen Nneke Ledwaba has called upon all community structures, including the tribal authorities and members of the community in general, to work with the police in preventing these type of incidents,” External link

iol Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This morning (Saturday), we received a report that two more people were missing, bringing the number to seven. They include a 14-year-old boy who is believed to have drowned at Ga-Mochemi village in the Senwabarwana area," External link

news24 Saturday, February 13, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspects involved in this matter are still unknown and there is no arrest. Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved may contact Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPS app,” “The provincial commissioner, Nneke, has also expressed shock at this incident, especially on the ruthless manner in which the child was killed. The police investigations are still under way” External link

iol Friday, February 12, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police opened a case of murder and a manhunt ensued for the suspect until he was arrested at his hideout The motive for this incident is not clear but domestic violence may not be ruled out," External link

news24 Friday, February 12, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The child was reported missing on 29 December 2020. Preliminary police investigations revealed that the deceased, identified as Matimu Xolani Timbane, was last seen in the company of the suspect on 25 December 2020, under circumstances that bordered on kidnapping,” External link

iol Friday, February 12, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Since then, he has been in remand prison and he failed to secure bail on numerous occasions until his conviction and sentencing on Wednesday,” External link

newsday Friday, February 12, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect, who is staying in the area, was immediately arrested at his home... The motive behind this incident is not clear at this stage, but ongoing police investigations will tell," External link

news24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Since then, he has been in remand prison and he failed to secure bail on numerous occasions until his conviction and sentencing on Wednesday,” External link

herald Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police worked tirelessly and intensively, leading to the apprehension of the deceased's wife and her alleged boyfriend in the Namakgale area outside Phalaborwa, and in Moletjie under the Seshego policing area,” External link

iol Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A quarrel reportedly ensued between the suspect and his second wife at about 7.30 pm. The suspect then produced his licensed firearm and shot her several times,” External link

iol Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A quarrel reportedly ensued between the suspect and his second wife at about 7.30pm. The suspect then produced his licensed firearm and shot her several times,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect then produced his licensed firearm and shot the deceased several times," External link

news24 Monday, February 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The preliminary police investigations established that a truck [horse and trailer] loaded with groceries, was allegedly hijacked in Gauteng, and the groceries were then allegedly delivered at the supermarket. The truck [the horse] with the estimated value of over R900,000 was later recovered in the Bela-Bela policing area without the trailer,” External link

the-star Friday, February 5, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The preliminary police investigations established that a truck [horse and trailer] loaded with groceries, was allegedly hijacked in Gauteng, and the groceries were then allegedly delivered at the supermarket. The truck [the horse] with the estimated value of over R900,000 was later recovered in the Bela-Bela policing area without the trailer,” External link

iol Friday, February 5, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "More arrests are expected as a manhunt for the remaining suspects is still underway. Anyone with information that can lead to their arrest may contact Captain Obed Tshikhudo on 082 565 8566, the Crime Stop number 08600 10111, the nearest police station or via the My SAPS app," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “David Mathonsi, 31, Raymond Move, 33, and Ben Shiburi, 36, were denied bail and their case was postponed to next week Tuesday, 02 Feburary 2021 for bail application and further police investigations,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “While driving home, suddenly they were blocked by a bakkie and a Mercedes Benz vehicle. Three occupants alighted from the vehicles and one fired shots, pointing [a firearm at] the driver. The suspects dragged the 22-year-old woman out of the vehicle and forced her into the Mercedes vehicle,” External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said ( about Detective Sergeant ) : “The manhunt for the remaining three suspects is still under way. Anyone with information that can lead to their apprehension may contact Detective Sergeant Een Mabasa on 076-858-0003 or 063-452-0000, or the crime stop number 086-00-10111 or the nearest police station or MySAPSApp,” External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:04:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the police were on a joint undercover operation at Polokwane policing area when they arrested three suspects who wanted to sell them elephant tusks. The trio, driving in grey BMW, were found in possession of four pieces of elephant tusks with an estimated value of R168,000. The suspects were immediately arrested,” External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The 29-year-old suspect, Mohammad Nasir, arrested in connection with the alleged murder of his 20-year-old partner, Chantelle Ester Ash, and their 9-month-old baby girl, Tasneem Isha Ash, at a lodge along the R518 road between Mokopane and Marken road, near Masodi village, has today, on 22 January 2021, appeared before the Mokerong Magistrate's Court,” “The deceased were on Thursday, 14 January 2021, found strangled with their hands tied from the back and their bodies being in a state of decomposition” External link

iol Friday, January 22, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive behind this incident is still not clear at this stage, but domestic violence may not be ruled out. The police investigations are still under way,” External link

iol Friday, January 22, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Apparently, the trio rented a room for overnight accommodation without providing their personal information and promised the receptionist that they will check out the next day, on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, at 7pm,” “The following day, the receptionist decided to go and check on them and made the gruesome discovery. Furthermore, there was no presence of the male person who came to the lodge with them” External link

iol Friday, January 22, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The driver was assaulted and tied up with cables on both hands. The suspects tried to drive the vehicle but failed, apparently because of mechanical problems,” “Subsequently, all four suspects took turns in raping the woman and thereafter fled the scene on foot. The victims managed to get to the police station and reported the incident” External link

the-star Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The driver was assaulted and tied up with cables on both hands. The suspects tried to drive the vehicle but failed, apparently because of mechanical problems,” “Subsequently, all four suspects took turns in raping the woman and thereafter fled the scene on foot. The victims managed to get to the police station and reported the incident” External link

iol Friday, January 22, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During these operations, police recovered five firearms, 10 stolen vehicles, including two tipper trucks, 55 dangerous weapons, counterfeit cigarettes, various drugs such as cocaine, crystal meth, nyaope and dagga, and various other items,” External link

the-star Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was further charged with bribery after he allegedly offered the police a R5 000 bribe. In addition, police arrested three suspects separately for possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles linked with Dennilton, Lebowakgomo and Seshego cases. ’’The suspects were arrested around Siyabuswa and Witbank in the Mpumalanga province and Lenasia in the Gauteng province,” “The other vehicle, a Toyota Conquest was found abandoned at Ga-Mathibela village in the Zebediela policing area” External link

the-star Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During these operations, police recovered five firearms, 10 stolen vehicles, including two tipper trucks, 55 dangerous weapons, counterfeit cigarettes, various drugs such as cocaine, crystal meth, nyaope and dagga, and various other items,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was further charged with bribery after he allegedly offered the police a R5 000 bribe. In addition, police arrested three suspects separately for possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles linked with Dennilton, Lebowakgomo and Seshego cases. ’’The suspects were arrested around Siyabuswa and Witbank in the Mpumalanga province and Lenasia in the Gauteng province,” “The other vehicle, a Toyota Conquest was found abandoned at Ga-Mathibela village in the Zebediela policing area” External link

iol Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at about 7pm, a man and woman with a two-year-old child were dropped off at the gate of the lodge by a grey unknown motor vehicle,” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Upon arrival, the receptionist was shocked to discover a woman in her 20s and the toddler strangled to death with their hands tied from the back and their bodies in a state of decomposition,” “Furthermore, there was no presence of the male who came to the lodge with the two deceased” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police are appealing to a person who is on the attached photo, to come to Mahwelereng police station or to the nearest police station to assist with investigations in this matter,” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “But domestic violence may not be ruled out. The deceased are reported to have no identification and are still unknown but the police investigations are currently under way to identify and locate their family,” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect was denied bail and his case was postponed to Wednesday, 20 January 2021, for a bail application and further police investigations,” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The child was reported missing on 29 December 2020. Preliminary police investigations revealed that the deceased, identified as Matimu Xolani Timbane, was last seen in the company of the suspect on 25 December 2020, under circumstances that bordered on kidnapping,” “The search operation for both the suspect and the 16-year-old girl commenced. The suspect was then traced by the police and arrested in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province on 5 January 2021 after the family positively identified the deceased” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive behind this killing is still not clear at this stage but domestic-related violence may not be ruled out,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Through the meticulous investigations conducted by the member, the accused was arrested and positively linked to the incident,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police and emergency services were summoned to the scene and swiftly responded," External link

news24 Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police started with the initial investigations, which led to the arrest of the alleged boyfriend. The motive behind this killing is still not clear at this stage but domestic-related violence may not be ruled out," External link

news24 Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The owner of the farm allegedly informed members of the community who immediately took the suspect to the bushes and severely assaulted him,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Unexpectedly, the suspect produced a hard object attempting to hit the boyfriend who ran away,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “within a short space of time” External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspects started beating her classmate who ran away and he forcefully dragged her to the river and raped her several times,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Following his intensive investigations in this matter, the three accused were arrested and positively linked to the murder case and subsequently sentenced,” External link

citizen Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspects were arrested at the local tavern following a positive tip-off from members of the community and they were positively linked to the incident,” External link

citizen Friday, November 20, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was arrested immediately. The suspect was reportedly travelling from Zimbabwe to Alberton in the Gauteng province,” “The origin of the explosives and motive is not known at this stage, however, police investigations are continuing” External link

citizen Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He was arrested immediately. The suspect was reportedly travelling from Zimbabwe to Alberton in the Gauteng province," "The origin of the explosives and motive is not known at this stage, however, police investigations are continuing" External link

news24 Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Meanwhile, a combined reward of R500 000, being R250 000 each, is still offered for information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects involved in the killing of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union members in the Vhembe district, Ronald Mani and Timson Musetsho Tshimangadzo [Tshililo], who were allegedly shot and killed by the unknown assailants at Itsani and Makwarela villages on the 4th and 30th of January 2019, respectively,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The South African Police Service (Saps) are on a manhunt for suspected illegal hunters who shot and killed a rhino on a local game farm outside Lephalale” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, November 16, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe explained : “During the incident the deceased had sustained multiple injuries and the accused had reportedly fled the scene leaving the deceased lying in a pool of blood,” External link

citizen Monday, November 16, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The operations comprised of the crime prevention members, K9 Unit, the crime intelligence unit, border policing, the Limpopo highway patrol team and detectives with the support from the provincial and municipal traffic officers, were conducted through activities including the stop and searches, roadblocks and tracing of wanted suspects which covered all the districts and the Beitbridge port of entry,” External link

citizen Monday, November 16, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “In addition, 2031 fines were issued for contravention of the Road Traffic Act. 68 shebeens were closed, 34,575 people were searched and 20,052 motor vehicles were searched,” External link

citizen Monday, November 16, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe says : "In the process, the deceased sustained multiple injuries before the suspect fled the scene leaving the deceased lying in a pool of blood," External link

news24 Monday, November 16, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He was immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries. The matter was then reported to the police who started with the investigations," External link

news24 Monday, November 16, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The source and motive behind this incident is not clear at this stage but domestic violence may not be ruled out. The suspect will appear in court facing a charge of murder” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, November 16, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved in these cases may contact Brigadier James Espach at 082 576 0753, Luitenant Colonel Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station or MySAPS app,” “Callers may remain anonymous should they wish to and all information will be treated with strict confidentiality” External link

citizen Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects involved in these cases may contact Brigadier James Espach at 082 576 0753, Luitenant Colonel Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station or MySAPS app," "Callers may remain anonymous should they wish to and all information will be treated with strict confidentiality" External link

news24 Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Preliminary police investigations revealed that the suspect went to hide at a certain place in the area and after few days, he informed one of his friends about the murder and requested him to assist to find another hiding place. His friend contacted the suspect’s relatives who notified the police. They reacted swiftly and he was arrested [on Wednesday],” External link

citizen Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “but domestic-related violence may not be ruled out” External link

citizen Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It was only realised in the evening that the children were missing. A search for the minors was launched by their elders around the village, but they were not found," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Unfortunately, there was no immediate assistance to free them and they suffocated to death due to the heatwave that was experienced during the day," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The post-mortem examination will still be conducted to determine the exact cause of death,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Subsequently, they locked themselves inside the spaza shop and went to sleep,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a 58-year-old woman was fatally shot at her house by an unknown intruder who was wearing a balaclava. The intruder also continued to shoot her 21-year-old son and later raped her 31-year-old daughter,” “The family was asleep when the suspect held the trio hostage and threatened the daughter with a sharp instrument if she did not leave with him, and she complied. Subsequently, the mother followed the suspect and the daughter but he took out a firearm and shot her several times throughout her body to death” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Afterwards, the suspect dragged the daughter to a secluded area and raped her before fleeing the scene. The suspect involved in this matter is still unknown and there is no arrest,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Reportedly, the deceased were cooking food inside a spaza shop using a gas stove. It is believed that they had dinner and ultimately forgot to switch off the gas after cooking. Subsequently, they locked themselves inside the spaza shop and went to sleep," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The circumstances around this incident are subject to an ongoing police investigation. The provincial commissioner has condemned with the strongest terms this irresponsible act by the alleged traditional healer and pastor” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, November 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The victim has on 18 September 2020 allegedly visited this pastor/traditional healer for a consultation and, in the process, the suspect allegedly raped her. " External link

news24 Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Afterwards, the suspect dragged the daughter to a secluded area and raped her before fleeing the scene," External link

news24 Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The family was asleep when the suspect held the trio hostage and threatened the daughter with a sharp instrument if she [did] not leave with him," External link

news24 Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Later on, their families noticed that the boys are nowhere to be found and the matter was reported to the police Subsequently, the SAPS Search and Rescue Team and [emergency services personnel] were also notified and managed to retrieve the bodies from the dam with the support from the local community," External link

news24 Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “Afterwards, the father of the deceased went out to investigate the incident and the suspects ran him over with a motor vehicle before they fled the scene,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "Afterwards, the father of the deceased went out to investigate the incident and the suspects ran him over with a motor vehicle before they fled the scene," External link

news24 Friday, November 6, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He overpowered her and slammed her against the concrete floor until she lost consciousness. He dragged her inside her own house, stabbed her with a knife and raped her. The accused, afterwards, took the victim's cellphone, locked her inside the house and fled the scene," External link

news24 Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The victim's mother allegedly noticed something strange with her daughter who seemed to be in pain. She then questioned her, but the child told her that she was having some complications in her body. The mother became worried and took her to the doctor for medical examination," "It was then revealed that she was raped. The victim disclosed that she was raped by her uncle who is staying with them. The devastated mother went to the police station to open a case" External link

news24 Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police were summoned and on arrival at the scene of the crime, the deceased was found lying in a pool of blood and later declared dead on the scene by paramedics,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “When these suspects noticed that the police were on their heels, they drove into the nearest resort, abandoned the vehicle and the occupants ran towards different directions on foot, leaving the driver behind,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "When these suspects noticed that the police were on their heels, they drove into the nearest resort, abandoned the vehicle and the occupants ran towards different directions on foot, leaving the driver behind," External link

news24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect was cornered and arrested at his home in Mahlakole section. During his arrest, police recovered one pistol, one magazine and 16 [rounds of] ammunition,” “The suspect, who is believed to be responsible for a series of violent crimes in and around this area, may still be linked to more other cases, including rapes” External link

citizen Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect was cornered and arrested at his home in Mahlakole section. During his arrest, police recovered one pistol, one magazine and 16 [rounds of] ammunition," "The suspect, who is believed to be responsible for a series of violent crimes in and around this area, may still be linked to more other cases, including rapes" External link

news24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This milestone achievement was made following a business robbery incident that occurred at one of the retail stores in Bela-Bela CBD on Friday 30 October 2020. It was alleged that four armed suspects attacked this store, robbed them [of] bags full of cellphones, and fled the scene with a getaway car," External link

iol Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The other suspects are still on the run, but a manhunt is under way. The arrested suspects will be facing charges of business robbery and possession of suspected stolen property," External link

iol Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The night prayer was cancelled. However, the accused lied to the victim that the night prayer would be conducted. Ndlovu then waited with the victim until dusk. He later managed to convince the victim to accompany him to his place of residence. Dragged. " External link

news24 Friday, October 30, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The residents then accused the deceased's husband and his friend of being involved in her disappearance and her death. Subsequent to that, they torched the husband's two rondavel houses and thereafter set him alight. He was badly injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment,” “The Giyani SAPS, together with the Public Order Police unit, responded quickly. The crowd had already left and moved to the other house where they tried to burn it, too. The police responded swifty and managed to stop them” External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The residents then accused the deceased's husband and his friend of being involved in her disappearance and her death. Subsequent to that, they torched the husband's two rondavel houses [on Wednesday] and thereafter set him alight. He was badly injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment," External link

news24 Friday, October 30, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “It was then revealed that the father had allegedly raped his daughter on separate occasions in 2019 and 2020 and had also threatened her not tell anyone,” External link

citizen Friday, October 30, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "It was then revealed that the father had allegedly raped his daughter on separate occasions in 2019 and 2020 and had also threatened her not tell anyone," External link

news24 Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They then proceeded to a cellphone store and blasted open another drop safe. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two firearms, ammunition, clothes that were used during the bombings, cash believed to be part of the money stolen in the ATM bombings and the Toyota Hilux bakkie were confiscated,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The VW Polo [had] five occupants, including a driver, while the minibus [had] two occupants, including a driver,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The cause of this accident is not clear at this stage, however, the ongoing police investigations will tell,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The VW Polo [had] five occupants, including a driver, while the minibus [had] two occupants, including a driver,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The cause of this accident is not clear at this stage, however, the ongoing police investigations will tell,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The VW Polo [had] five occupants, including a driver, while the minibus [had] two occupants, including a driver," External link

news24 Sunday, October 25, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The cause of this accident is not clear at this stage, however, the ongoing police investigations will tell," External link

news24 Sunday, October 25, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a conflict erupted between the two student organisations which ended up with physical fight… on Thursday 22 October,” “The fight unfolded until the campus security intervened and arrested the suspect” External link

citizen Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Shortly after that, they moved to the businessman’s residence and pelted his double-storey house with stones, damaging the electric fence and some property,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 24, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that a conflict erupted between the two student organisations which ended up with physical fight on Thursday 22 October," "The fight unfolded until the campus security intervened and arrested the suspect" External link

news24 Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He [would] then [allegedly] attack the victims before dragging them to the nearby bushes and [raping] them,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police were notified about the incidents and the initial investigations commenced until he was traced and arrested. The suspect was further linked to attempted murder and possession of suspected stolen goods that took place in the Ritavi policing area, outside Tzaneen, the previous week,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He [would] then [allegedly] attack the victims before dragging them to the nearby bushes and [raping] them," External link

news24 Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The police were notified about the incidents and the initial investigations commenced until he was traced and arrested. The suspect was further linked to attempted murder and possession of suspected stolen goods that took place in the Ritavi policing area, outside Tzaneen, the previous week," External link

news24 Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He had escaped when police were conducting routine services in the cells. At the time he was faced with a series of criminal offenses such as burglary, rape and kidnapping,” External link

citizen Monday, September 14, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “Several items such as 13 firearms, 3 rifles, 5 motor vehicles, 10 cell phones, 438 555 counterfeit cigarettes, 61 dangerous weapons such as knives, 12 107 grams of dagga, 112 grams of nyaope and 1 311 bottles of 18ml liquor, were seized during the operation. A total of 2 782 compliance inspections at liquor premises and 241 liquor control operations were conducted, 130 roadblocks, 149 rural safety operations, 3 514 stop and search were conducted as well as 24 shebeens closed, with 15 677 vehicles and 31 610 people were searched,” External link

citizen Monday, September 14, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He lost control of the vehicle and hit the wall of the building and got injured,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was allegedly in possession of a dangerous weapon and threatened anyone who came closer. When other employees tried to find out what was going on, he suddenly started driving the truck and in the process, running over a 55-year-old municipal law enforcement officer several times, seriously injuring him,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He lost control of the vehicle and hit the wall of the building and got injured,” External link

news24 Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He was allegedly in possession of a dangerous weapon and threatened anyone who came closer. When other employees tried to find out what was going on, he suddenly started driving the truck and in the process, running over a 55-year-old municipal law enforcement officer several times, seriously injuring him,” External link

news24 Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Subsequently, the pensioner handed the money to the suspects who then drove him back to his home. [They] left the victim a distance from his house and disappeared with the money," External link

news24 Saturday, August 29, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality," External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They spotted a suspicious white van, pulled it off the road and searched it. Illicit cigarettes were discovered between oranges and packets of chips,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The man was found in possession of seven sachets of drugs. He was arrested and cash was also confiscated,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The complaints that some of the deceased's body parts are missing is a subject of police investigations," External link

the-star Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The complaints that some of the deceased's body parts are missing is a subject of police investigations," External link

iol Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Their arrest follows a tip-off from members of the community in Bogalatladi Village about the three suspects allegedly mining chrome illegally. The information was immediately followed up until these suspects were found busy mining illegally, and [were] arrested on the spot," External link

news24 Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During the arrest, 23 boxes of illicit cigarettes with the estimated value of R307 441 were recovered. Police investigations are still continuing," External link

news24 Monday, June 29, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They pulled it off the road, searched it and recovered 23 boxes of illicit cigarettes with the estimated value of R307,441,” “The two suspects were immediately arrested for possession of illicit cigarettes and their motor vehicle was also confiscated” External link

citizen Sunday, June 21, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "They pulled it off the road, searched it and recovered 23 boxes of illicit cigarettes with the estimated value of R307 441," "The two suspects were immediately arrested for possession of illicit cigarettes and their motor vehicle was also confiscated" External link

news24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Upon arrival at the scene, they discovered the bodies of three men burnt beyond recognition and a burnt Hyundai truck next to their charred remains,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They were arrested in the early hours of Sunday at Mpheleng and Naganeng villages outside Groblersdal. The suspects were positively linked to the case,” “The suspects are facing charges of kidnapping and murder. Their case was postponed to 17 April for a formal bail application and further police investigations” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The preliminary police investigations revealed that a group of illegal miners went on a rampage and a shootout between them ensued where others were shot and killed” External link

citizen Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspects are still unknown and there [have been] no arrests,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Her body was found at the Letaba River outside Giyani on Tuesday after being dumped there,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “After people from her community members noticed she was missing, they alerted the police. The police arrived at the scene to find her missing some of her body parts,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a group of people armed with various dangerous weapons arrived at Harmony Number 1 village, attacked a family, burnt a cattle kraal and stole some of the cattle,” External link

citizen Monday, March 23, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police were activated and they swiftly responded and started with their initial investigations and a manhunt until the three suspects were cornered and arrested. One firearm was confiscated during the arrest,” External link

citizen Friday, March 20, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : ”Our initial investigations show she was performing her duties when attacked by an unknown number of lions. “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

themirror Monday, February 17, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : ”Our initial investigations show she was performing her duties when attacked by an unknown number of lions. “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

themirror Monday, February 10, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe told : "We are still investigating, we are hard at work to really get what happened, we can’t go into details now," External link

thenews-pk Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : ”Our initial investigations show she was performing her duties when attacked by an unknown number of lions. “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

themirror Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : ”Our initial investigations show she was performing her duties when attacked by an unknown number of lions. “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

dailystar Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : «Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer» «Tout ce que nous savons, c'est qu'elle travaillait et habitait sur place» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c'est qu'elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

msn-fr Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : “Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer” External link

AfricaNews-French Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe told : “We are still investigating, we are hard at work to really get what happened, we can’t go into details now,” External link

nst Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe says : “The preliminary police investigations indicated that the deceased was performing her duties when she was attacked and killed by unknown number of lions,” “The circumstances leading to this tragic incident are still unknown at this stage” External link

citizen Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

leprogres Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

vosgesmatin Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

LeBien Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

estrepublicain Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

republicain-lorrain Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" "Tout ce que nous savons, c’est qu’elle travaillait et habitait sur place" External link

ledauphine Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe déclaré : "Nous tentons de comprendre ce qui a pu se passer" External link

afp-fr Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police are calling on Moses Romeu to avail himself at any police station as it is believed he will assist in the investigations,” External link

citizen Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police request anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspect or that can assist to locate the kidnapped child, to contact Captain Shilenge at 060 339 1420 or 082 451 7179 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station,” External link

citizen Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Subsequently, three occupants were arrested. The origin and actual destination of these suspects and the abalone will be determined by the ongoing police investigations," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspects will appear before the Polokwane Magistrates' Court soon for possession of endangered species (abalone)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The origin and destination of these suspects and the abalone will be determined by the ongoing police investigations,” “The suspects will appear before the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court soon for possession of Endangered Species (Abalone)” External link

citizen Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Motswathupa was later identified as the suspect. But he disappeared after realising that the police were looking for him,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect will also appear in the Nebo Magistrate’s Court on kidnapping, rape and attempted murder charges on October 17. However, the police are also investigating if he could be linked to other cases,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "further bail application and police investigations" "The suspect has been on the run after the commission of [these] incidents which he allegedly committed in the Marble Hall policing area during 2018" External link

iol Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "bushes near Koteng village in the Marble Hall policing area with head injuries after he was allegedly reported missing the previous day" "The suspect was later identified, but he disappeared after realising that the police were tracing him. The deceased was identified as Samson Sithole from Seraheng village" External link

iol Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "At this stage, the suspect is linked to cases of murder, attempted murder, kidnappings, and rapes, but he might be linked to more other cases, as the profiling is still under way. The police investigations are still continuing," External link

iol Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe explained : “Unknown suspects pretending to be mineworkers then got onto the bus and set it alight, using highly flammable liquids. The perpetrators then jumped out, leaving the bus already engulfed in flames. Six workers were burnt beyond recognition and 28 people were seriously injured” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The fifth suspect was released after he could not be positively linked to the incident,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "When the investigations unfolded, it was uncovered that this suspect has [allegedly] committed a similar incident during 2014, where he raped and killed another woman in the Mankweng policing area and he was never arrested for this crime," External link

iol Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Polokwane are investigating an attempted murder and inquest cases which occurred in the Polokwane Provincial Hospital on Friday, the 23rd August 2019," External link

iol Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The Nissan Navara bakkie and a Datsun sedan collided at an intersection. Afterwards, the Datsun vehicle caught fire with three passengers inside. Two children, aged one and four, were also injured during the accident. They were amongst the hawkers who were sitting alongside the road. Police are requesting the driver of the Navara bakkie to come to Marble Hall police station or a station to assist with investigations in this matter," External link

iol Monday, August 19, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The complaints that some of the deceased's body parts are missing is a subject of police investigations," External link

iol Monday, August 12, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "I am fully aware and we are still attending to the memorandum. They (residents) marched to the police station and handed memorandum of complaints and we are still attending to it," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Even though the victim has not yet been found, the police have charged the suspect with murder, while the search operation for Pulasi and investigations as to what led to his disappearance are still ongoing,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 29, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Along the way, the suspect and the deceased got exhausted and decided to return home. Meanwhile, their two companions continued with the journey. The following day, on the 6th, the pastor was arrested at Kruger National Park for trespassing and was detained at Saselamani police station,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 29, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During the operation in the Thohoyandou [policing] cluster, 34 security companies were visited and 152 firearms and 93 live rounds [of ammunition] were recovered. The recovered firearms and ammunition will be destroyed after proper procedures are completed,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During the operation in the Thohoyandou [policing] cluster, 34 security companies were visited and 152 firearms and 93 live rounds [of ammunition] were recovered. The recovered firearms and ammunition will be destroyed after proper procedures are completed," External link

iol Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that the three girls aged between 16 and 18, who are learners at one of the high schools in the Vuwani area, were walking from school to their homes at about 4:15pm. Two men armed with pangas threatened them and ordered them to follow them to a secluded area in the nearby bushes," External link

iol Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that the three girls aged between 16 and 18, who are learners at one of the high schools in the Vuwani area, were walking from school to their homes at about 4:15pm. Two men armed with pangas threatened them and ordered them to follow them to a secluded area in the nearby bushes," External link

the-star Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “At this stage, the cause of this collision is not clear, but the ongoing police investigations will tell. The process of identifying the two deceased, including the forensic tests, are still underway,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "At this stage, the cause of this collision is not clear, but the ongoing police investigations will tell. The process of identifying the two deceased, including the forensic tests, are still under way," External link

iol Saturday, July 20, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “These suspects are still being profiled and they may be connected to a number of similar cases,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “meticulous job done in dismantling this criminal syndicate which was terrorising members of the community for some time,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “He purchased food for them and ultimately raped them one by one until one of the victims managed to escape and ran home to inform her parents. The other victim was left behind with the suspect,” “The following day, the victim’s parents accompanied by a group of community members, went with the victim to the said RDP house and on arrival, they found the suspect busy raping the other victim. The suspect tried running away but the community gave chase, caught him and handed him to the Dennilton police” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The police also recovered three shotgun live rounds,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "On Saturday, the 22nd June 2019, the children went back to Mankweng to visit their father for the school holidays and upon their arrival the man allegedly called his wife and they had a conflict telephonically," External link

iol Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Subsequent to this telephonic conflict, the father allegedly turned against the children and hanged them one by one in separate rooms before he fled the scene. The police were summoned and reacted swiftly. The initial police investigations and manhunt for the man ensued until he was found hanged in a house within the area," External link

iol Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “While they were busy issuing the driver with a written notice, three passengers alighted, two of them armed with rifles and the other one with a pistol. They robbed both the traffic police officers [of] two cellphones, one firearm, and the speed [trap] camera before they fled the scene. These suspects are still unknown and there is no arrest yet,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The mother later started panicking when the two were not returning and she informed the father who then followed them. He was surprised to see his child half-naked, running and screaming for help. The frightened girl then alleged the pastor raped her,” External link

citizen Friday, June 21, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “The police were summoned and started with the initial investigations and a manhunt ensued until all these suspects were arrested,” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a bus and a [Toyota] Quantum which were traveling in opposite directions collided head-on. The bus was coming from Giyani towards Mooketsi and the Quantum was coming from Mooketsi towards Giyani,” “During this fatal crash, 24 passengers in the Quantum died instantly and one sustained serious injuries and he was taken to the hospital for medical treatment” External link

businessday Monday, June 17, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a 41-year-old man [Moyo], was coming from the Carnival City in Gauteng and arrived at a house in Zanghoma village to pay his ‘illegal mining employee’,” “Moyo was outside the house talking to some of the employees when an unknown assailant entered the yard, shot him and fled on foot with his cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a 41-year-old man [Moyo], was coming from the Carnival City in Gauteng and arrived at a house in Zanghoma village to pay his ‘illegal mining employee’,” “Moyo was outside the house talking to some of the employees when an unknown assailant entered the yard, shot him and fled on foot with his cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that a 41-year-old man [Moyo], was coming from the Carnival City in Gauteng and arrived at a house in Zanghoma village to pay his ‘illegal mining employee’,” “Moyo was outside the house talking to some of the employees when an unknown assailant entered the yard, shot him and fled on foot with his cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Preliminary investigations have revealed that the caterpillar was reported stolen in the Apel policing area outside Lebowakgomo,” External link

zimeye Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The deceased was identified as Eric Kgatla, originally from Bolobedu” External link

citizen Monday, June 10, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “This joint operation followed information about an illegal hunting criminal syndicate. Allegedly the suspects were traveling with a Land-cruiser along the R40 road on Monday 3 June. It was believed that they were on their way to go and commit illegal hunting in the area,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The Police Search and Rescue Team was summoned and reacted swiftly. The search continued until all four victims were recovered," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The preliminary police investigations have revealed that both deceased are Zimbabwean nationals and they will be identified soon after their next of kin are informed," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "Members of the community are advised to ensure that adequate safety measures are in place when operating in this type of environment to prevent this type of incident from happening," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The preliminary police investigations have revealed that both deceased are Zimbabwean nationals and they will be identified soon after their next of kin are informed,” External link

the-star Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “Members of the community are advised to ensure that adequate safety measures are in place when operating in this type of environment to prevent this type of incidents from happening,” External link

the-star Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is believed that the mother ran away soon after the incident. A police search operation for her was launched, she was found and arrested at a hideout in the area,” External link

citizen Friday, May 24, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We have since arrested a 40-year-old man [in connection with] Kennealy’s murder and the suspect will appear before the Louis Trichard Magistrate’s Court soon,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “On arrival, he found the deceased inside the house lying in a pool of blood, with multiple stab wounds,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Police were notified and a manhunt for the suspect ensued. He was arrested from his hideout in the area. The preliminary investigations led to where the murder weapon was hidden on top of a small hill outside the village,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Police were notified and a manhunt for the suspect ensued. He was arrested from his hideout in the area. The preliminary investigations led to where the murder weapon was hidden on top of a small hill outside the village," External link

iol Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe says : “The little girl woke up and wandered into the backyard of the tavern and that’s when she got attacked by the dogs. Patrons came to her rescue and the child was taken to the hospital but sadly, she was certified dead on arrival,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The two girls have been raped. The man appeared in the Moutse Magistrate’s Court today [Monday], and he will re-appear on 23 May for a formal bail application,” External link

iol Monday, May 20, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The following day, the victim’s parents accompanied by a group of community members, went with the victim to the said RDP house, and on arrival they found the suspect busy raping the other victim. The suspect ran away, but the community gave chase until they caught him and handed him [over] to the Dennilton police,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “After a thorough follow up, Mothata was then arrested on May 2 and successfully linked to the gruesome incident,” External link

iol Friday, May 17, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “After a thorough follow up, Mothata was then arrested on May 2 and successfully linked to the gruesome incident,” External link

the-star Friday, May 17, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The arrests involved the seizure of drugs worth approximately R2 million and the recovery of counterfeit goods worth thousands of rands during separate incidents around the Makhado and Modimolle clusters," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The arrests involved the seizure of drugs worth approximately R2 million and the recovery of counterfeit goods worth thousands of rands during separate incidents around the Makhado and Modimolle clusters,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The origin of these cigarettes will be determined by the ongoing police investigations,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe tells ( about Walter Musona ) : “He [Walter Musona] was taken for questioning but no suspect has been arrested,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “during the routine service by the police” External link

citizen Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "during the routine service by the police" External link

iol Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During this operation, the alleged child snatcher, a 17-year-old woman, and her 23-year-old boyfriend were nabbed at Ga-Mphela village outside Polokwane and the kidnapped baby was found in their possession unharmed,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect offered to hold the baby so that the mother can eat. Later, at about [1.40pm], they went to another supermarket, the suspect still carrying the baby. Without the mother noticing, the suspect disappeared with the infant,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During this operation, the alleged child snatcher, a 17-year-old woman, and her 23-year-old boyfriend were nabbed at Ga-Mphela village outside Polokwane and the kidnapped baby was found in their possession unharmed," External link

iol Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect offered to hold the baby so that the mother can eat. Later, at about [1.40pm], they went to another supermarket, the suspect still carrying the baby. Without the mother noticing, the suspect disappeared with the infant," External link

iol Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “was shocked to find the baby placed on the floor wearing a jersey and wrapped with a blanket” External link

citizen Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive behind this incident is still unknown at this point, but the ongoing police investigations will tell. The case of child neglect was opened, but the mother is still unknown and there is no arrest,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During the ongoing operation and investigations in this matter, Suliman Makambira aged 39, was arrested at Meadowlands in the Gauteng province, whereas Lucky Mmaphafudi aged 30, and Selina Phiri aged 40, were both arrested in Marble Hall. Phiri was first to be arrested a few days after Maleswena's disappearance and appeared before the Marble Hall Magistrate's Court. She was denied bail and the case was postponed to the 23rd April 2019 for bail application and for further police investigations," External link

iol Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The three arrested suspects are positively linked to the disappearance of the victim. The motive behind this incident is not clear at this stage. The police search operation for the missing woman and the investigations into the kidnapping charges are still under way," External link

iol Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "dealt with mercilessly and without compromise" External link

iol Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "cut the roof of the exercise room and escaped" External link

iol Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “cut the roof of the exercise room and escaped” External link

citizen Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Following this incident, the police joint operation was immediately activated to track down the perpetrators and to rescue the kidnapped businessman," External link

iol Monday, March 11, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "assaulted the victims and robbed them [of] valuable items" "It is alleged that the victims were travelling with a motor vehicle near Mokopane town when four taxis pulled them off the road. The suspects assaulted the victims, dragged one of the passengers on the tar road which resulted in her sustaining serious injuries. They robbed them [of] cellphones and a computer card" External link

iol Saturday, March 9, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "assaulted the victims and robbed them [of] valuable items" External link

nampa Saturday, March 9, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The incidents were reported to the police who started with their initial investigations, resulting in the arrest of the suspect. The second suspect was identified but he has since disappeared after realising that he is being sought by the police. Preliminary investigations revealed that the two suspects have allegedly raped the victim in separate incidents on different days and at several places," External link

iol Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "On arrival, a conflict ensued between the couple until the suspect stabbed the woman with a sharp object and thereafter set the girlfriend's family house alight before he fled the scene," "The victim and her mother managed to escape the blaze but the couple's two-month-old baby was burned to death. The victim is admitted at the hospital for medical treatment with serious stab wounds. The suspect was arrested and he will appear before the local magistrate's court soon" External link

iol Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "We hope more arrests will follow. At this stage, the motive for the attack is not clear but the ongoing investigation will tell us" External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, February 26, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A suspect has been taken in for questioning and a case of murder has been opened,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The wife was seriously injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment. The attackers fled the scene with the victim’s vehicle which was later found abandoned few kilometres from his farm,” External link

zimeye Friday, February 8, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The fatal attack took place in the evening around 20:00, when the deceased was sitting outside the house. Four unknown men, two armed with pistols attacked and shot the deceased and went to shoot his wife. The wife was seriously injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment. The attackers fled the scene with the victim's vehicle which was later found abandoned few kilometres from the farm," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “After this shocking discovery, members of the community went on a rampage by barricading the roads and torching the local Vhulaudzi police station. This resulted into 21 people being arrested for various charges relating to public violence including arson,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They searched them and took their cellphones, wallets and car keys. Furthermore, they started to assault them and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money before they fled,” External link

news24 Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This arrest emanated from a horrible incident which took place on Friday the 4th of January 2019, at Wildebeest Laagte Farm outside Northem," External link

iol Sunday, January 6, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Further attempts were made to rescue the people inside until they managed to gain entry by breaking the windows, as all the doors were locked, and subsequently, two people were found lying dead on the floor with serious burn wounds throughout their bodies," External link

iol Sunday, January 6, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “This arrest emanated from a horrible incident which took place on Friday the 4th of January 2019, at Wildebeest Laagte Farm outside Northem,” External link

citizen Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Further attempts were made to rescue the people inside until they managed to gain entry by breaking the windows, as all the doors were locked, and subsequently, two people were found lying dead on the floor with serious burn wounds throughout their bodies,” External link

citizen Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe explained : “Police received a call about an unknown number of suspects who tied up security officers on duty at Ralekwalane High School and stole three laptops. The alleged suspects then proceeded to Machaba Primary School where they took one laptop and two projectors,” External link

citizen Friday, January 4, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The vehicle driven by the sergeant was trapped in water flooding the gravel road he was travelling on and he managed to climb on top of it. Local residents, realising the danger he was in, bravely swam towards the stranded member and rescued him just in time, before the police vehicle was swept away,” External link

citizen Friday, January 4, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “The suspect was not found at home, but a manhunt was immediately launched,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that this man had a domestic dispute and set the house alight. The girlfriend managed to jump out and run away and is going through counselling and therapy” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The victim was found by a passer-by, naked, bleeding, and in agonising pain. “The police were called and reacted swiftly, but by the time they arrived at the scene the victim had already been taken to hospital. " External link

thesun Wednesday, January 2, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “This suspect is also connected to a murder case which he allegedly committed in the Ritavi Policing area outside Tzaneen,” External link

citizen Monday, December 31, 2018 1:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This suspect is also connected to a murder case which he allegedly committed in the Ritavi Policing area outside Tzaneen," External link

iol Monday, December 31, 2018 12:32:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The motive for this brutal attack is unknown at this stage. Police investigations are continuing,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:01:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The motive for this brutal attack is unknown at this stage. Police investigations are continuing," External link

iol Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Two suspects arrived at the same hiking spot and pretended to be hitch-hikers,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Parents are urged to look after their children and at all times caution them against frequenting hazardous places, such as crocodile-infested rivers and dams," External link

iol Monday, December 24, 2018 8:16:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Parents are urged to look after their children and at all times caution them against frequenting hazardous places, such as crocodile infested rivers and dams,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:33:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We have opened an inquest case,” “We would like to urge people to desist from violence in the event of misunderstandings. They should rather try to resolve their disputes in an amicable manner or opt for counselling to avoid unnecessary loss of life” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:47:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "We can confirm the incident; we'll provide more details later" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 2:52:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We can confirm the incident; we’ll provide more details later” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 7:48:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Dr Werner Emslie, aged 55, was sitting outside the house on his farm at Afguns outside Lephalale when four unknown men, two armed with pistols, attacked and shot him to death and further shot his 55-year-old wife who is also a doctor. She survived the attack with serious injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:08:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The 23-year-old deceased was left alone at home yesterday in the morning and at about 17:30, when the mother came back, she was found lying dead in her bedroom with multiple stab wounds throughout her body. It is suspected that she might have been killed by her boyfriend,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:51:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : “The matter was reported to the Police who reacted swiftly and started with their initial investigations which revealed that the suspected boyfriend has left a suicide note at the crime scene before he fled,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:51:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “I can confirm that the suspect‚ who was wanted in connection with the murder of his girlfriend‚ has handed himself over‚” External link

punchng Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:13:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe stated : "It is alleged that the victim started living with the suspect and his wife since she was three years old following the death of her mother. The suspect, who is a pastor at a local church, allegedly started raping the victim when she was 11 years old up to date until the victim reported the matter to the police, who immediately started tracing the suspect and arrested him," External link

ibtimes-uk Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the victim started living with the suspect and his wife since she was three years old following the death of her mother. The suspect, who is a pastor at a local church, allegedly started raping the victim when she was 11 years old up to date until the victim reported the matter to the police who immediately started tracing the suspect and arrested him,” External link

enca Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that last night (2017-10-06) at about 11:50pm the two men were fighting until one of them aged 27 originally from Zimbabwe ran away to his shack," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 8, 2017 6:48:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe says : “The provincial commissioner has applauded a team of detectives and crime intelligence [officials] who worked hard to ensure that the serial rapist and armed robber is brought to book and given long jail times” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:18:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "During the shooting a man aged 28 was killed," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:21:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The cause of the [man’s] death is unknown, but the possibility that he might [have been] eaten by the crocodiles may not be ruled out because this river is full of these reptiles,” External link

enca Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect, aged 39, is believed to have been part of a group of armed robbers who blew up the CS4 cash delivery vehicle along the R71 road near Gravellotte and took the money,” “All his accomplices are now known to the police and will be pursued until they are all caught” External link

enca Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “We advise members of the community, including teachers, to put the safety of children first on the basis that their movements and whereabouts must be monitored at all times to prevent these type of incidents,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 15, 2017 6:46:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the deceased, who is a grade one learner at this school, requested to go to the rest room and when he failed to return back to the class, another learner was sent to go and look for him and subsequently that is when this gruesome discovery was made. The deceased was transported to the local clinic where he was confirmed dead on arrival,” External link

enca Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:04:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the four victims, aged 12, 14, 14, and 16, who were ushers in the suspect’s Church at Burgersdorp near Tzaneen were raped by a well-known pastor and who is also calling himself a prophet from December 2016, until August 2017,” “Allegations are that this pastor raped all these victims inside the church on different dates after he invited them one by one to come to the church for prayer and while busy praying, he will then attack the victim and rape her” External link

enca Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:04:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that two 19-year-old grade 12 boys were busy gambling within the school premises when a fight ensued until they were taken to the principal’s office to seek intervention and subsequently, after the intervention process, the suspect stabbed the deceased with a sharp instrument whilst walking back to the classes, killing him instantly,” “The Police were summoned, reacted swiftly and arrested the suspect. He will appear before the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of murder” External link

enca Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:13:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect gave birth to this baby in the hospital … the baby was still under care in the children’s unit. She allegedly entered that room as if she wanted to breastfeed the child,” “She subsequently grabbed the baby from the incubator and started hitting the nurse with the baby, she further struck the baby’s head against the floor” External link

iol Friday, August 4, 2017 12:14:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect gave birth to this baby in the hospital… the baby was still under care in the children’s unit. She allegedly entered that room as if she wanted to breastfeed the child,” “She subsequently grabbed the baby from the incubator and started hitting the nurse with the baby, she further struck the baby’s head against the floor” External link

enca Friday, August 4, 2017 7:35:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The SAPS [South African Police Service] would like to condemn this type of incident in the most strongest words and that people must refrain from resorting to violence when dealing with domestic-related problems, but must seek assistance from the relevant authorities, including the social workers and psychologists,” External link

enca Monday, February 27, 2017 12:52:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Members of the community, especially mothers, are advised to stop allowing children to consult this type of sessions alone to prevent and avoid similar incidents to happen. Take note; child safety comes first," External link

iol Saturday, January 7, 2017 4:10:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Police are appealing for information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects. Police were informed after the killings had taken place and could not arrive on time for intervention," External link

iol Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:42:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "His family started to be concerned around 5pm when he was neither coming back or calling them. They started looking for him and also realised that he never arrived at Vaal Water, they went to the police," External link

iol Friday, December 9, 2016 5:49:00 AM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He drove off at a high speed and a chase ensued along the Sun City road. When he was cornered and pulled off the road, he allegedly shot himself in the head with the firearm believed to be the one used during the farm attack," External link

allafrica Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe added : "The motive behind this brutal killing is unknown. Three local sangomas aged 25, 46 and 39 years old were [held] for questioning. The investigation continues," External link

allafrica Saturday, December 3, 2016 4:21:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that these escapees pounced on police officers who were busy feeding them and managed to disarm one of them and escaped. No shot was fired‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, November 11, 2016 2:07:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect and the deceased were lovers and the deceased was from Nkowankowa outside Tzaneen. The motive of the killing is still not known but domestic violence may not be ruled out,” External link

iol Friday, October 14, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “She was last seen on Monday this week. Last night her lifeless body was found with multiple stab wounds,” External link

enca Saturday, October 8, 2016 5:49:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Aubrey Maribatse, 27, was trying to stop people who were fighting when he was subsequently stabbed with a sharp object in the chest and was certified dead on arrival at the clinic," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The victim was taken to the Nyavana Clinic where he was certified dead on arrival‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, September 8, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "This murder suspect was also linked to another separate brutal murder of his grandmother Mosebodi Jane Maboya aged 82 during August 2014‚" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:28:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “During the arrest an unlicensed police firearm was recovered,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 9, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “They managed to push on and rescued the person. The situation then went out of control,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Officers were met with a hail of stones from the community when they arrived at the sport grounds. They managed to push on and rescued the person. The situation then went out of control,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:15:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the suspects took the deceased forcefully from her house to another house in Rotterdam village and killed her… the motive is suspected to be that of witchcraft,” External link

iol Monday, July 11, 2016 5:59:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "He was stabbed by a group of suspects and taken to the hospital and discharged last week without reporting to the police" External link

iol Monday, June 20, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "She tried to run away but they overpowered her, kidnapped her to a certain house and raped her the whole night until she was released in the early hours of the following day around 3am," External link

thenewage Monday, March 23, 2015 12:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “She tried to run away but they overpowered her, kidnapped her to a certain house and raped her the whole night until she was released in the early hours of the following day around 3am,” External link

iol Friday, March 20, 2015 8:27:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “When the police arrived at the crime scene, both 1/8women 3/8 were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds,” External link

iol Monday, March 16, 2015 10:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "When the police arrived at the crime scene, both [women] were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds," External link

thenewage Monday, March 16, 2015 8:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “With this fraudulent ID book they go to the bank and apply for a personal loan and get it. They access your mobile or cellphone banking system and start to transfer your money to their bank accounts,” External link

iol Friday, March 13, 2015 2:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "With this fraudulent ID book they go to the bank and apply for a personal loan and get it. They access your mobile or cellphone banking system and start to transfer your money to their bank accounts," External link

thetimes-za Friday, March 13, 2015 1:41:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “When the police arrived at the crime scene, both (women) were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds,” External link

iol Monday, March 9, 2015 7:50:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "When the police arrived at the crime scene, both [women] were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds," External link

thenewage Monday, March 9, 2015 7:27:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "A man was found dead in his [bedroom] but the motive and suspects on this matter are still unknown at this stage. Unfortunately the community members are now accusing the tavern owner to be responsible," External link

thetimes-za Monday, March 9, 2015 5:09:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "A man was found dead in his [bedroom] but the motive and suspects on this matter are still unknown at this stage. Unfortunately the community members are now accusing the tavern owner to be responsible," External link

thenewage Monday, March 9, 2015 5:06:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “A man was found dead in his (bedroom) but the motive and suspects on this matter are still unknown at this stage. Unfortunately the community members are now accusing the tavern owner to be responsible,” External link

iol Monday, March 9, 2015 4:25:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “When the police arrived at the crime scene, both (women) were found lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds throughout their bodies,” External link

iol Friday, March 6, 2015 8:20:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The situation is now calm and a case of public violence has been opened. We will continue to monitor the area," External link

thenewage Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:00:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The situation is now calm and a case of public violence has been opened. We will continue to monitor the area," External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:17:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The situation is now calm and a case of public violence has been opened. We will continue to monitor the area,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:11:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Domestic violence cannot be ruled out as the motive behind this brutal attack,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:16:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “She will be in court again on March 11 for further investigation,” External link

iol Monday, February 9, 2015 10:28:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "She will be in court again on March 11 for further investigation," External link

thenewage Monday, February 9, 2015 9:45:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "The suspect will appear before the Ritavi Magistrate's Court soon on a charge of murder," External link

thenewage Monday, February 2, 2015 3:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "It is alleged that the suspect killed the deceased and buried her body in a shallow grave until we got information which led to his arrest," "The motive behind this incident is still unknown, but our investigations will give more light on that" External link

thenewage Monday, February 2, 2015 3:23:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “The suspect will appear before the Ritavi Magistrate's Court soon on a charge of murder,” External link

iol Monday, February 2, 2015 3:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “It is alleged that the suspect killed the deceased and buried her body in a shallow grave until we got information which led to his arrest,” “The motive behind this incident is still unknown, but our investigations will give more light on that” External link

iol Monday, February 2, 2015 3:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : “Ambulances responded immediately. While emergency services were on scene another vehicle, at a very high speed, collided into the first vehicle, then a pile-up followed,” External link

iol Monday, February 2, 2015 3:02:00 PM EAT

Moatshe Ngoepe said : "Ambulances responded immediately. While emergency services were on scene another vehicle, at a very high speed, collided into the first vehicle, then a pile-up followed," External link

thenewage Monday, February 2, 2015 1:53:00 PM EAT



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