Leonard Hlathi

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Leonard Hlathi said : “It is alleged that the children had asked the whereabouts of their mother from the boyfriend who was last seen with her and he alleged that she went to the clinic. He then left while the search was being conducted around the area,” External link

iol Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “As the search progressed, information revealed that her younger brother went inside her bedroom after the boyfriend had left and searched everywhere. He reportedly opened a steel case used by her boyfriend as a toolbox where he made a gruesome discovery of his sister stuffed inside the case, half-naked with bruises all over,” External link

iol Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “It is alleged that the children had asked the whereabouts of their mother from the boyfriend who was last seen with her and he alleged that she went to the clinic. He then left while the search was being conducted around the area,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “As the search progressed, information revealed that her younger brother went inside her bedroom after the boyfriend had left and searched everywhere. He reportedly opened a steel case used by her boyfriend as a toolbox where he made a gruesome discovery of his sister stuffed inside the case, half naked with bruises all over,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “One of the daughters managed to phone the father who was at work and he in turn called the neighbours for assistance,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “Two men [neighbours] immediately responded and upon arrival, they found Phala allegedly raping the younger daughter and when they attempted to rescue her, a shootout ensued and one of the men, a reservist constable who was a school principal, was shot dead and the accused was injured in the process,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “When passing down the judgement, Magistrate Gilbert Sono said the country cannot be free unless women are free. "He further said that the community was terrorised and traumatised by the same people who are supposed to protect them (women) and ensure that they put a stop to such acts of violent crimes against women and children.,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The men raped the woman and also robbed the three of their personal belongings before fleeing the scene," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The men raped the woman and also robbed the three of their personal belongings before fleeing the scene," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Police officers proceeded to search the vehicle and found packets containing suspected stolen ARV drugs. The duo was arrested thereafter,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “The false accusation went viral on the social media platform, thus putting the officer’s life in danger. In light of the above, police registered a case hence his arrest and remand in custody,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “These allegations levelled against Kubheka spiral from a violent protest which took place at Emzinoni last week where the community tried to force the police to release suspects who were arrested for various crimes, including malicious damage to property, house breaking, theft and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “The false accusation went viral on the social media platform, thus putting the officer’s life in danger. In light of the above, police registered a case hence his arrest and remand in custody,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “These allegations levelled against Kubheka spiral from a violent protest which took place at Emzinoni last week where the community tried to force the police to release suspects who were arrested for various crimes, including malicious damage to property, house breaking, theft and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “It is then that two boys informed the community that they spotted the boy walking with the man, who is well-known in the area. They (the community) then apparently hunted the man down, brutally assaulted him and set him alight. He died on the scene,” “The incident is suspected to be a retaliation by the community after the murder of a 13-year-old boy, whose body parts were found hidden in a fridge at the man’s house” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "He killed them in the most brutal manner. They were brutally assaulted and also strangled. One was even drowned," External link

the-star Monday, July 15, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "He killed them in the most brutal manner. They were brutally assaulted and also strangled. One was even drowned," External link

the-star Monday, July 15, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “reportedly protesting about some contentious issues within their community. They were reportedly burning tyres in the process when the guards reportedly moved in” External link

citizen Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Spiralling from the video incident, police have moved swiftly and arrested three suspects yesterday [Friday] and they are expected to appear at the Witbank Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 8 July 2019, facing an assault (GBH) charge,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "reportedly protesting about some contentious issues within their community. They were reportedly burning tyres in the process when the guards reportedly moved in" External link

iol Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Spiralling from the video incident, police have moved swiftly and arrested three suspects yesterday [Friday] and they are expected to appear at the Witbank Magistrate's Court on Monday, 8 July 2019, facing an assault (GBH) charge," External link

iol Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The court has granted us a warrant of arrest. We are still calling for him to come forth and hand himself over,” External link

news24 Monday, June 10, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “It is further suspected the heroin may have been thrown by one of the passengers who feared being caught by law enforcers at the roadblock. Furthermore, the police discovered a bag that contained a considerable amount of marijuana in a luxury bus which was on its way to Gauteng and it was reportedly from Mozambique,” External link

clubofmozambique Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “There was no violence and no has been arrested. It is still quiet and no incidents of crime have been reported to us from the whole province in relation to the elections,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The mob believed that certain body parts were missing from the victims’ bodies, but a post-mortem disproved that belief, confirming that except for the rape, the bodies were intact,” External link

citizen Monday, May 6, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Two men were burned to death and their houses torched in an apparent act of vigilantism, during the early hours of this morning at Mganduzweni, Masoyi near White River,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Police would like to put the record straight that a preliminary investigation conducted at the scene, there were no such missing body parts. Members of the community are further urged to refrain from reckless rumour mongering which may have adverse repercussions when coming to sensitive matters like this one,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Two men were burned to death and their houses torched in an apparent act of vigilantism, during the early hours of this morning at Mganduzweni, Masoyi near White River," External link

iol Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Police would like to put the record straight that a preliminary investigation conducted at the scene, there were no such missing body parts. Members of the community are further urged to refrain from reckless rumour mongering which may have adverse repercussions when coming to sensitive matters like this one," External link

iol Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “He is in a stable condition at a hospital. Cases of reckless and negligent driving, as well as a failure to stop at the accident scene, have been opened for investigation,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “He is in a stable condition at a hospital. Cases of reckless and negligent driving, as well as a failure to stop at the accident scene, have been opened for investigation,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “He then agreed to give them an undisclosed sum of money as well as a .38 special revolver,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Subsequent to that, police launched a joint intelligence-driven operation in search of the dead poacher’s accomplices, resulting in the arrest of three men aged between 26 and 35,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Some men had gone poaching...when suddenly an elephant attacked and killed one of them," External link

9news Monday, April 8, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

thespec Monday, April 8, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

syracuse Monday, April 8, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

sciencealert Monday, April 8, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning,” External link

seattletimes Monday, April 8, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 8, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passers-by could find it in the morning," External link

watoday Monday, April 8, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

chicagotribune Monday, April 8, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The police received information that some men had gone poaching in the KNP on 1 April 2019, when suddenly an elephant attacked and killed one of them,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passers-by could find it in the morning," External link

smh Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passers-by could find it in the morning," External link

theage Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passers-by could find it in the morning," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The police received information that some men had gone poaching in the KNP on 1 April 2019, when suddenly an elephant attacked and killed one of them," External link

iol Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The police received information that some men had gone poaching in the KNP on 1 April 2019, when suddenly an elephant attacked and killed one of them," External link

iol Sunday, April 7, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The mine rescue team on Friday brought to surface a further 13 bodies," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The men inflicted an injury on one of the guards by senselessly kicking him in the face. They then damaged the windscreen of the guards’ reaction vehicle. Police were called and on their arrival the group scattered in different directions. We don’t know the condition of the injured guard at this stage,” External link

iol Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The workers could not continue with the operations due to the severe smoke which prohibited them, and they will apparently go down again on Monday,” External link

miningweekly Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The workers could not continue with the operations due to the severe smoke which prohibited them, and they will apparently go down again on Monday,” External link

miningweekly Friday, February 22, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The workers could not continue with the operations due to the severe smoke which prohibited them, and they will apparently go down again on Monday,” “The total number of retrieved bodies is now 18. An inquest docket has been opened for investigation. We are also investigating a case of trespassing in relation to this incident” External link

miningweekly Friday, February 22, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The workers could not continue with the operations due to the severe smoke which prohibited them, and they will apparently go down again on Monday,” External link

miningweekly Friday, February 22, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The police reprimanded the people who were found in possession of mielies and warned them against stealing," “No arrests were made and no case was opened. We will always monitor that area to make sure that people do not go there and steal” External link

iol Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Information at [the] police’s disposal revealed that four men were reportedly abducted from their respective places on Thursday, 3 January 2019 and taken to some secret location where they were kept, as well as assaulted, accused of hijacking [minibus] taxis in and around Vosman,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The relentless police swiftly dashed to the place. However, when they arrived they were told that there were dead bodies stashed in the offices of the taxi operators. Those narratives drew the attention of the police to investigate further, at which point the allegations were confirmed,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The act prompted police to initiate an intensive investigation regarding this heartless act, which currently the community is mobilised to be patriotic to the call of acting against lawless individuals. It is on the backdrop of this call that anyone with tangible information that can assist the police with their investigation, to immediately engage with them,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “She will appear in court on Wednesday on four counts of murder if she is discharged from the hospital,” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “While we were still working at the scene, the mother of the children handed herself over to the Vosman police station, where she was arrested,” “The bodies were in the early stage of decomposition. Neigbours said they last saw the children at their home on December 26. The bodies had no visible wounds and the motive for the murder is not known at this stage. A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death” External link

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

Leonard Hlathi said : “While we were still working at the scene, the mother of the children handed herself over to the Vosman police station, where she was arrested,” “The bodies were in the early stage of decomposition. Neighbours said they last saw the children at their home on December 26. The bodies had no visible wounds and the motive for the murder is not known at this stage. A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death” External link

iol Monday, December 31, 2018 8:27:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The bakkie he was driving does not belong to him,” “The owner of the bakkie has been found and he is cooperating with the police. We are still appealing to the communities to assist the police to arrest the driver. A special team of detectives has been set up to investigate this case” External link

citizen Saturday, December 29, 2018 12:18:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The unknown driver simply disappeared from the crime scene before authorities could arrive," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 27, 2018 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "It is reported that the suspects spotted the herd grazing at their farm around noon and allegedly proceeded to them. They reportedly shot three of the goats before deciding to use their two bakkies to allegedly run over the rest of the herd, ruthlessly killing them instantly" External link

iol Wednesday, December 26, 2018 11:01:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The bakkie was found at the scene and a case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 26, 2018 6:45:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The bakkie was found at the scene and a case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation,” External link

iol Monday, December 24, 2018 9:17:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “It is alleged that on Thursday, 12 October 2017, at approximately 7pm, four men arrived at the informal settlement mainly occupied by Lesotho nationals,” “They enquired about someone who killed one of their (the suspects’) relative who was staying at Rietspruit, near Kriel,” External link

enca Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:21:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi told : "It cannot be allowed that an officer reports for duty, and then sleeps on the job" External link

news24 Friday, October 6, 2017 12:47:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “A female colonel walked into the cell to wake her [the female suspect] up, to which she did not respond. The suspect then jumped on the police officer, grabbed her by her hair, banged her head several times against the wall and bit her on the neck. Other colleagues tried to assist her but it was too late as she was already seriously injured. The officer was certified dead at the scene by paramedics,” External link

enca Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “She appeared in court on Thursday on two counts of malicious damage to property, assault, [and] resisting arrest, and her cases were postponed to September 7. She is now facing a further charge of murder of a police officer,” External link

enca Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "According to information at [the] police's disposal, on 04 August 2016, the suspect allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old learner, Siphamandla Fana Choma who has since passed on," "The cause of death of Choma is unknown at the moment, however, the police opened an inquest docket to probe his death, for which only preliminary post mortem results were received but sent back for further processing. The final post mortem results are still awaited before the matter can be finalised" External link

iol Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:26:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "She indicated that she had only heard a commotion whilst the victim was inside the house with the suspects whereupon they ransacked the house and allegedly demanded firearms and cash‚" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:10:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Later around dawn‚ his lifeless body was discovered at Pienaar...still inside the car‚" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:10:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “According to the proceedings in court‚ it emerged that Ndlovu promised the family to pay damages but failed. During February 2002‚ the family then decided to report the matter to the police‚ hence his sentence today‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 6, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “He wanted to know why this case was never solved and appointed a new investigating officer. The teacher was arrested last year. All the evidence was in the docket and there was a warrant for the teacher’s arrest‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 6, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “According to an eyewitness who was with them‚ she said the girls were swimming with other two boys of the same age group‚ who managed to rescue themselves‚” “However the girls are alleged to have gone yonder in the dam and went missing inside the water” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “A detonator was found already fitted in one of the teller machines that the men were targeting,” External link

enca Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:16:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “One security guard and a robber got involved in a struggle. During the process‚ the [security guards] and the robbers exchanged gunfire during which one robber was shot dead‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi says : "Three people on board, two males and a female, unfortunately all were fatally wounded. " External link

iafrica Monday, August 29, 2016 12:31:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The officers’ arrest came after a tip-off was received last night [on Thursday] regarding the duo who were busy loading dagga into a state vehicle at the storeroom of the police station,” External link

enca Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Motha was closing the gate when three men approached and shot him,” “He was certified dead on arrival at a local clinic. We don’t yet know if the two murders are related to the elections but investigations are continuing” External link

enca Friday, August 5, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Langa and Mndebele were positively linked to incidents where 58 sheep were stolen at Goedgedacht Farm in Standerton, Mpumalanga around January 2011,” “During the investigation it was discovered that the duo went to the farm on several occasions and stole the sheep using a state vehicle. They were also positively linked to another case of stock theft that took place in December 2010, of which Mndebele was acquitted” External link

enca Friday, August 5, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The police management in the province welcomes the sentence as it indicates that they will not keep any rotten elements within the service,” External link

enca Friday, August 5, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Langa and Mndebele were positively linked to incidents where 58 sheep were stolen at Goedgedacht Farm in Standerton around January 2011,” “During the investigation, it was discovered that the duo went to the farm on several occasions and stole the sheep using a state vehicle. They were also positively linked with another case of stock theft which took place in December 2010, of which Mndebele was acquitted” External link

iol Friday, August 5, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The police management in the province welcomes the sentence as it is an indicative that they will not keep any rotten elements within the service,” “They believe that it will serve as a deterrent to other police officers who might think of engaging themselves to any criminal activities” External link

iol Friday, August 5, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The man fled on foot and Mahlangu died at the scene,” External link

iol Friday, August 5, 2016 7:42:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Motha was closing the gate when three men approached and shot him,” “He was certified dead on arrival at a local clinic. We don’t yet know if the two murders are related to the elections but investigations are continuing” External link

iol Friday, August 5, 2016 7:42:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “An investigation is still under way‚ but the damage so far has been estimated to be more than R1-million. We cannot say whether it’s a service delivery protest or just vandals‚ but we as the SAPS condemn this spate of violence that is going on. If people have issues they must deal with them in an amicable way rather than choosing violence‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, June 10, 2016 3:12:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “In the process, the students allegedly emptied fire extinguishers around the offices and set some of the offices alight,” “As a result, police were forced to disperse the crowd and in the process arrested the 12” External link

iol Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:46:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "In the process, the students allegedly emptied fire extinguishers around the offices and set some of the offices alight," "As a result, police were forced to disperse the crowd and in the process arrested the 12" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9:06:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "In the process, the students allegedly emptied fire extinguishers around the offices and set some of the offices alight," "As a result, police were forced to disperse the crowd and in the process arrested the 12" External link

thenewage Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:36:00 PM EAT



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Leonard Hlathi

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Leonard Hlathi said : “It is alleged that the children had asked the whereabouts of their mother from the boyfriend who was last seen with her and he alleged that she went to the clinic. He then left while the search was being conducted around the area,” External link

iol Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “As the search progressed, information revealed that her younger brother went inside her bedroom after the boyfriend had left and searched everywhere. He reportedly opened a steel case used by her boyfriend as a toolbox where he made a gruesome discovery of his sister stuffed inside the case, half-naked with bruises all over,” External link

iol Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “It is alleged that the children had asked the whereabouts of their mother from the boyfriend who was last seen with her and he alleged that she went to the clinic. He then left while the search was being conducted around the area,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “As the search progressed, information revealed that her younger brother went inside her bedroom after the boyfriend had left and searched everywhere. He reportedly opened a steel case used by her boyfriend as a toolbox where he made a gruesome discovery of his sister stuffed inside the case, half naked with bruises all over,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “One of the daughters managed to phone the father who was at work and he in turn called the neighbours for assistance,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “Two men [neighbours] immediately responded and upon arrival, they found Phala allegedly raping the younger daughter and when they attempted to rescue her, a shootout ensued and one of the men, a reservist constable who was a school principal, was shot dead and the accused was injured in the process,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “When passing down the judgement, Magistrate Gilbert Sono said the country cannot be free unless women are free. "He further said that the community was terrorised and traumatised by the same people who are supposed to protect them (women) and ensure that they put a stop to such acts of violent crimes against women and children.,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The men raped the woman and also robbed the three of their personal belongings before fleeing the scene," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The men raped the woman and also robbed the three of their personal belongings before fleeing the scene," External link

ynetnews Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Police officers proceeded to search the vehicle and found packets containing suspected stolen ARV drugs. The duo was arrested thereafter,” External link

the-star Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “The false accusation went viral on the social media platform, thus putting the officer’s life in danger. In light of the above, police registered a case hence his arrest and remand in custody,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “These allegations levelled against Kubheka spiral from a violent protest which took place at Emzinoni last week where the community tried to force the police to release suspects who were arrested for various crimes, including malicious damage to property, house breaking, theft and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi added : “The false accusation went viral on the social media platform, thus putting the officer’s life in danger. In light of the above, police registered a case hence his arrest and remand in custody,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “These allegations levelled against Kubheka spiral from a violent protest which took place at Emzinoni last week where the community tried to force the police to release suspects who were arrested for various crimes, including malicious damage to property, house breaking, theft and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “It is then that two boys informed the community that they spotted the boy walking with the man, who is well-known in the area. They (the community) then apparently hunted the man down, brutally assaulted him and set him alight. He died on the scene,” “The incident is suspected to be a retaliation by the community after the murder of a 13-year-old boy, whose body parts were found hidden in a fridge at the man’s house” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "He killed them in the most brutal manner. They were brutally assaulted and also strangled. One was even drowned," External link

the-star Monday, July 15, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "He killed them in the most brutal manner. They were brutally assaulted and also strangled. One was even drowned," External link

the-star Monday, July 15, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “reportedly protesting about some contentious issues within their community. They were reportedly burning tyres in the process when the guards reportedly moved in” External link

citizen Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Spiralling from the video incident, police have moved swiftly and arrested three suspects yesterday [Friday] and they are expected to appear at the Witbank Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 8 July 2019, facing an assault (GBH) charge,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "reportedly protesting about some contentious issues within their community. They were reportedly burning tyres in the process when the guards reportedly moved in" External link

iol Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Spiralling from the video incident, police have moved swiftly and arrested three suspects yesterday [Friday] and they are expected to appear at the Witbank Magistrate's Court on Monday, 8 July 2019, facing an assault (GBH) charge," External link

iol Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The court has granted us a warrant of arrest. We are still calling for him to come forth and hand himself over,” External link

news24 Monday, June 10, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “It is further suspected the heroin may have been thrown by one of the passengers who feared being caught by law enforcers at the roadblock. Furthermore, the police discovered a bag that contained a considerable amount of marijuana in a luxury bus which was on its way to Gauteng and it was reportedly from Mozambique,” External link

clubofmozambique Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “There was no violence and no has been arrested. It is still quiet and no incidents of crime have been reported to us from the whole province in relation to the elections,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The mob believed that certain body parts were missing from the victims’ bodies, but a post-mortem disproved that belief, confirming that except for the rape, the bodies were intact,” External link

citizen Monday, May 6, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Two men were burned to death and their houses torched in an apparent act of vigilantism, during the early hours of this morning at Mganduzweni, Masoyi near White River,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Police would like to put the record straight that a preliminary investigation conducted at the scene, there were no such missing body parts. Members of the community are further urged to refrain from reckless rumour mongering which may have adverse repercussions when coming to sensitive matters like this one,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Two men were burned to death and their houses torched in an apparent act of vigilantism, during the early hours of this morning at Mganduzweni, Masoyi near White River," External link

iol Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Police would like to put the record straight that a preliminary investigation conducted at the scene, there were no such missing body parts. Members of the community are further urged to refrain from reckless rumour mongering which may have adverse repercussions when coming to sensitive matters like this one," External link

iol Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “He is in a stable condition at a hospital. Cases of reckless and negligent driving, as well as a failure to stop at the accident scene, have been opened for investigation,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “He is in a stable condition at a hospital. Cases of reckless and negligent driving, as well as a failure to stop at the accident scene, have been opened for investigation,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “He then agreed to give them an undisclosed sum of money as well as a .38 special revolver,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Subsequent to that, police launched a joint intelligence-driven operation in search of the dead poacher’s accomplices, resulting in the arrest of three men aged between 26 and 35,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Some men had gone poaching...when suddenly an elephant attacked and killed one of them," External link

9news Monday, April 8, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

thespec Monday, April 8, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

syracuse Monday, April 8, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

sciencealert Monday, April 8, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning,” External link

seattletimes Monday, April 8, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 8, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passers-by could find it in the morning," External link

watoday Monday, April 8, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

chicagotribune Monday, April 8, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The police received information that some men had gone poaching in the KNP on 1 April 2019, when suddenly an elephant attacked and killed one of them,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passers-by could find it in the morning," External link

smh Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passers-by could find it in the morning," External link

theage Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passers-by could find it in the morning," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The police received information that some men had gone poaching in the KNP on 1 April 2019, when suddenly an elephant attacked and killed one of them," External link

iol Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning," External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The police received information that some men had gone poaching in the KNP on 1 April 2019, when suddenly an elephant attacked and killed one of them," External link

iol Sunday, April 7, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The mine rescue team on Friday brought to surface a further 13 bodies," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The men inflicted an injury on one of the guards by senselessly kicking him in the face. They then damaged the windscreen of the guards’ reaction vehicle. Police were called and on their arrival the group scattered in different directions. We don’t know the condition of the injured guard at this stage,” External link

iol Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The workers could not continue with the operations due to the severe smoke which prohibited them, and they will apparently go down again on Monday,” External link

miningweekly Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The workers could not continue with the operations due to the severe smoke which prohibited them, and they will apparently go down again on Monday,” External link

miningweekly Friday, February 22, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The workers could not continue with the operations due to the severe smoke which prohibited them, and they will apparently go down again on Monday,” “The total number of retrieved bodies is now 18. An inquest docket has been opened for investigation. We are also investigating a case of trespassing in relation to this incident” External link

miningweekly Friday, February 22, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The workers could not continue with the operations due to the severe smoke which prohibited them, and they will apparently go down again on Monday,” External link

miningweekly Friday, February 22, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The police reprimanded the people who were found in possession of mielies and warned them against stealing," “No arrests were made and no case was opened. We will always monitor that area to make sure that people do not go there and steal” External link

iol Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Information at [the] police’s disposal revealed that four men were reportedly abducted from their respective places on Thursday, 3 January 2019 and taken to some secret location where they were kept, as well as assaulted, accused of hijacking [minibus] taxis in and around Vosman,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The relentless police swiftly dashed to the place. However, when they arrived they were told that there were dead bodies stashed in the offices of the taxi operators. Those narratives drew the attention of the police to investigate further, at which point the allegations were confirmed,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The act prompted police to initiate an intensive investigation regarding this heartless act, which currently the community is mobilised to be patriotic to the call of acting against lawless individuals. It is on the backdrop of this call that anyone with tangible information that can assist the police with their investigation, to immediately engage with them,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “She will appear in court on Wednesday on four counts of murder if she is discharged from the hospital,” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “While we were still working at the scene, the mother of the children handed herself over to the Vosman police station, where she was arrested,” “The bodies were in the early stage of decomposition. Neigbours said they last saw the children at their home on December 26. The bodies had no visible wounds and the motive for the murder is not known at this stage. A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death” External link

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

Leonard Hlathi said : “While we were still working at the scene, the mother of the children handed herself over to the Vosman police station, where she was arrested,” “The bodies were in the early stage of decomposition. Neighbours said they last saw the children at their home on December 26. The bodies had no visible wounds and the motive for the murder is not known at this stage. A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death” External link

iol Monday, December 31, 2018 8:27:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The bakkie he was driving does not belong to him,” “The owner of the bakkie has been found and he is cooperating with the police. We are still appealing to the communities to assist the police to arrest the driver. A special team of detectives has been set up to investigate this case” External link

citizen Saturday, December 29, 2018 12:18:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "The unknown driver simply disappeared from the crime scene before authorities could arrive," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 27, 2018 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "It is reported that the suspects spotted the herd grazing at their farm around noon and allegedly proceeded to them. They reportedly shot three of the goats before deciding to use their two bakkies to allegedly run over the rest of the herd, ruthlessly killing them instantly" External link

iol Wednesday, December 26, 2018 11:01:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The bakkie was found at the scene and a case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 26, 2018 6:45:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The bakkie was found at the scene and a case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation,” External link

iol Monday, December 24, 2018 9:17:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “It is alleged that on Thursday, 12 October 2017, at approximately 7pm, four men arrived at the informal settlement mainly occupied by Lesotho nationals,” “They enquired about someone who killed one of their (the suspects’) relative who was staying at Rietspruit, near Kriel,” External link

enca Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:21:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi told : "It cannot be allowed that an officer reports for duty, and then sleeps on the job" External link

news24 Friday, October 6, 2017 12:47:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “A female colonel walked into the cell to wake her [the female suspect] up, to which she did not respond. The suspect then jumped on the police officer, grabbed her by her hair, banged her head several times against the wall and bit her on the neck. Other colleagues tried to assist her but it was too late as she was already seriously injured. The officer was certified dead at the scene by paramedics,” External link

enca Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “She appeared in court on Thursday on two counts of malicious damage to property, assault, [and] resisting arrest, and her cases were postponed to September 7. She is now facing a further charge of murder of a police officer,” External link

enca Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "According to information at [the] police's disposal, on 04 August 2016, the suspect allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old learner, Siphamandla Fana Choma who has since passed on," "The cause of death of Choma is unknown at the moment, however, the police opened an inquest docket to probe his death, for which only preliminary post mortem results were received but sent back for further processing. The final post mortem results are still awaited before the matter can be finalised" External link

iol Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:26:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "She indicated that she had only heard a commotion whilst the victim was inside the house with the suspects whereupon they ransacked the house and allegedly demanded firearms and cash‚" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:10:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "Later around dawn‚ his lifeless body was discovered at Pienaar...still inside the car‚" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:10:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “According to the proceedings in court‚ it emerged that Ndlovu promised the family to pay damages but failed. During February 2002‚ the family then decided to report the matter to the police‚ hence his sentence today‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 6, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “He wanted to know why this case was never solved and appointed a new investigating officer. The teacher was arrested last year. All the evidence was in the docket and there was a warrant for the teacher’s arrest‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 6, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “According to an eyewitness who was with them‚ she said the girls were swimming with other two boys of the same age group‚ who managed to rescue themselves‚” “However the girls are alleged to have gone yonder in the dam and went missing inside the water” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “A detonator was found already fitted in one of the teller machines that the men were targeting,” External link

enca Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:16:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “One security guard and a robber got involved in a struggle. During the process‚ the [security guards] and the robbers exchanged gunfire during which one robber was shot dead‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi says : "Three people on board, two males and a female, unfortunately all were fatally wounded. " External link

iafrica Monday, August 29, 2016 12:31:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The officers’ arrest came after a tip-off was received last night [on Thursday] regarding the duo who were busy loading dagga into a state vehicle at the storeroom of the police station,” External link

enca Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Motha was closing the gate when three men approached and shot him,” “He was certified dead on arrival at a local clinic. We don’t yet know if the two murders are related to the elections but investigations are continuing” External link

enca Friday, August 5, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Langa and Mndebele were positively linked to incidents where 58 sheep were stolen at Goedgedacht Farm in Standerton, Mpumalanga around January 2011,” “During the investigation it was discovered that the duo went to the farm on several occasions and stole the sheep using a state vehicle. They were also positively linked to another case of stock theft that took place in December 2010, of which Mndebele was acquitted” External link

enca Friday, August 5, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The police management in the province welcomes the sentence as it indicates that they will not keep any rotten elements within the service,” External link

enca Friday, August 5, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Langa and Mndebele were positively linked to incidents where 58 sheep were stolen at Goedgedacht Farm in Standerton around January 2011,” “During the investigation, it was discovered that the duo went to the farm on several occasions and stole the sheep using a state vehicle. They were also positively linked with another case of stock theft which took place in December 2010, of which Mndebele was acquitted” External link

iol Friday, August 5, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The police management in the province welcomes the sentence as it is an indicative that they will not keep any rotten elements within the service,” “They believe that it will serve as a deterrent to other police officers who might think of engaging themselves to any criminal activities” External link

iol Friday, August 5, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “The man fled on foot and Mahlangu died at the scene,” External link

iol Friday, August 5, 2016 7:42:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “Motha was closing the gate when three men approached and shot him,” “He was certified dead on arrival at a local clinic. We don’t yet know if the two murders are related to the elections but investigations are continuing” External link

iol Friday, August 5, 2016 7:42:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “An investigation is still under way‚ but the damage so far has been estimated to be more than R1-million. We cannot say whether it’s a service delivery protest or just vandals‚ but we as the SAPS condemn this spate of violence that is going on. If people have issues they must deal with them in an amicable way rather than choosing violence‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, June 10, 2016 3:12:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : “In the process, the students allegedly emptied fire extinguishers around the offices and set some of the offices alight,” “As a result, police were forced to disperse the crowd and in the process arrested the 12” External link

iol Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:46:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "In the process, the students allegedly emptied fire extinguishers around the offices and set some of the offices alight," "As a result, police were forced to disperse the crowd and in the process arrested the 12" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9:06:00 PM EAT

Leonard Hlathi said : "In the process, the students allegedly emptied fire extinguishers around the offices and set some of the offices alight," "As a result, police were forced to disperse the crowd and in the process arrested the 12" External link

thenewage Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:36:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
brigadier21.74%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
corporate communications brigadier1.09%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
spokesperson3.26%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
spokesman1.09%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
colonel44.57%EN03/21/201521/03/2015
porte-parole6.52%FR11/22/201322/11/2013
col3.26%EN09/05/201305/09/2013
police spokesman colonel6.52%EN09/03/201303/09/2013
coronel1.09%PT07/13/201213/07/2012
captain8.70%EN01/07/201107/01/2011
police captain1.09%EN06/11/201011/06/2010
police spokesperson1.09%EN01/28/201028/01/2010
Names Lang Count
Leonard HlathiEN59.06%
Leonard HlathiPT20.47%
Leonard HlathiFR20.47%


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