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Tip-off leads to arrest of two burglars

Two foreign nationals from Swaziland, arrested for being in possession of stolen goods estimated to the value of over R300 000, appeared in the Eersterhoek Magistrate’s Court last Thursday. They were remanded into custody until July 11 for a formal bail application.

Court grants rape victim R850 000

A 33-year-old rape survivor from Barberton successfully claimed R850 000 in damages from the Department of Correctional Services last month.

Police chopper on the prowl for criminals

Following Emjindini community members’ march to the Barberton Police Station on June 3 to voice their concerns about the increasing level of crime in the area, a police chopper was assigned to the area over the long weekend.

Strange, semi-naked man scares residents

A man wearing just boxer shorts was found outside a house belonging to the Mbokane family at Ex 10 in Emjindini at 02:00 last Friday.

People of Emjindini fed up with crime

Emjindini community members took part in a march on Saturday to voice their concerns about the growing level of crime in the area.

Officials pleased with results of unannounced raid

Nineteen cellphones and R497 in cash were among the contraband that was seized at the Medium-B centre of Barberton Department Correctional Service (DCS) during an unannounced raid in the early hours of last Wednesday.

Community demands employment

Their demands include that the mine must employ at least 300 community members within the area, which has a high unemployment rate.

Show of force leads to 28 arrests

It is a provincial surveillance operation designed to allow air and ground units to work together while monitoring any criminal activities in an area.

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