News: Local

Man abducted, assaulted

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Stellalander - Vryburg - The police here are investigating a case of abduction after a severely assaulted man was found at a filling station about 55km from town. Petrol attendants at the filling station saw two men unloading another man from a red Volkswagen sedan, but was told by the two that the man they are dropping off are mentally ill. They were told not to listen to his "tall tales".

For the full story, read our 19 April 2017 edition.      

Robbers still at large

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Stellalander - Wolmaransstad - Police arrested a 31-year-old suspect Thursday (13 April) in connection with a daylight robbery at a game lodge here. According to Northwest Police, four men entered the game lodge at about 10:30 that morning under the ruse of looking for a certain employee. Once they gained entry, the four then pointed employees with firearms and tied them up with cable ties. 

For the full story, read our 19 April 2017 edition.      

Stropers eis renosterkoei, kalf

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Stellalander-Mokopong - Die polisie hier is op soek na die booswigte wat 'n renosterkoei en haar bulkalf gedood het. Die stropers het tussen die na-nagure van Donderdag (13 April) en vroeg Vrydagoggend (14 April) op die reservaat op die Botswanagrens toegeslaan.

For the full story, read our 19 April 2017 edition.      

Crash claim 12 lives

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Stellalander-Wolmaransstad – 12 people, including two drivers, died during a horrific crash between a minibus taxi and a light motor vehicle on the R505 between Wolmaransstad and Ottosdal. It is reported that the two vehicles collided head-on and that the taxi caught fire after the accident, leaving many victims badly burnt.

For the full story, read our 12 April 2017 edition.      

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