Daily Archives: April 15, 2019

Missing person: 25-year-old Hendrik Nkadimong Mpedi: Ikageng

NORTH WEST � Police appeals for any information that may assist in the search for a missing person. Hendrik Nkadimong Mpedi (25) was last seen on 7 October 2018 in Ikageng.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr Mpedi are requested to contact the investigating officer, Constable LSS Ntlhane at Ikageng Detective Service on 018 294 1438.

Source: South African Police Service

Premier Makhura to present his fourth State of the Province Address

Premier David Makhura will deliver his fourth State of the Province Address on Monday 20 February 2017 at Greenhills stadium, Randfontein.

The Premier is expected to give direction on service delivery priorities such as economy, job creation, housing, education, health and infrastructure for the 2017 financial year and beyond, while highlighting the achievements of the current administration.

The address is also set to report on the progress of the Gauteng Provincial Government’s (GPG) Transformation, Modernisation and Re-industrialisation (TMR) agenda and the impact of the ten pillar programme, on the development of the Gauteng City Region.

Since the current administration took office, the provincial government has accelerated service delivery through the Ntirhisano Outreach Programme.

Through the programme, the provincial government is able to engage with people on the ground and provide immediate feedback for service delivery concerns and inadequacies. The provincial government has also managed to reduce the payment of service providers from 30 to 15 days.

The fifth administration, as a result, introduced the Open Tender System which looks into ending corruption on government tenders.

Currently 72 projects worth R10 billion have been awarded using the Open Tender System.During the 2015/16 financial year, the GPG saved R385 million in fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

Source: Gauteng Province

Premier Makhura to present his fourth State of the Province Address

Premier David Makhura will deliver his fourth State of the Province Address on Monday 20 February 2017 at Greenhills stadium, Randfontein.

The Premier is expected to give direction on service delivery priorities such as economy, job creation, housing, education, health and infrastructure for the 2017 financial year and beyond, while highlighting the achievements of the current administration.

The address is also set to report on the progress of the Gauteng Provincial Government’s (GPG) Transformation, Modernisation and Re-industrialisation (TMR) agenda and the impact of the ten pillar programme, on the development of the Gauteng City Region.

Since the current administration took office, the provincial government has accelerated service delivery through the Ntirhisano Outreach Programme.

Through the programme, the provincial government is able to engage with people on the ground and provide immediate feedback for service delivery concerns and inadequacies. The provincial government has also managed to reduce the payment of service providers from 30 to 15 days.

The fifth administration, as a result, introduced the Open Tender System which looks into ending corruption on government tenders.

Currently 72 projects worth R10 billion have been awarded using the Open Tender System.During the 2015/16 financial year, the GPG saved R385 million in fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

Source: Gauteng Province

News: Two alleged taxi hitmen appeared in court today

DURBAN- Two alleged taxi hitmen appeared at the Scottburgh Magistrates Court today for murder and were remanded into custody until 24 April 2019 at the regional court. They were arrested last week during a multi-disciplinary operation involving various police units in the Umzinto area.

A multi-disciplinary operation by the Provincial Taxi Violence Task Team, K9 Unit and Provincial Vispol police officers as well as other units was conducted at Emalangeni in Umzinto, tracing two suspects wanted for taxi related murder. The police officers arrested the two suspects aged 26 and 28 years on separate places at Emalangeni and one of them was found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm pistol with six rounds of ammunition.

Both of them were linked to the killing of Sbusiso Mbutho (28) at Scottburgh earlier this month. The suspect (28) who was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition appeared in the Umzumbe Magistrates Court on Thursday, 11 April 2019 and he was remanded back to custody until 18 April 2019 for bail application.

On 5 April 2019 at 18.00, it is alleged that the victim, Sbusiso Mbutho was driving his Toyota Quantum along Dududu Road when he was approached by the suspects. He was shot multiple times on the body and died instantly. His Toyota Quantum taxi was taken away by the suspects. A case of murder and robbery was opened at Scottburgh police station for further investigation. The docket was assigned to the Provincial Taxi Violence Task Team for investigation.

In another case investigated by Provincial Task Team, Siphumelele Petros Gumede (27) was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition by the Nsimbini Magistrates Court last week. The accused was arrested at KwaMakhutha Hostel in April 2018 after he was found in possession of a 9mm pistol with ammunition.

The accused was also charged for a murder that was reported at Umbumbulu in 2017 and a house robbery which was reported at Mpumalanga in 2018. Sthembiso Hlongwa (63 ) was shot and his body was burnt at Umbumbulu in October 2017. He was a taxi owner in the area.

Source: South African Police Service