Tag Archives: South Africa

NATIONAL POLICE TASKFORCE TO TACKLE ONLINE FRAUD AS AUSTRALIAN LOVEBIRDS LOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Wednesday 25 Sep 2013 – There have been plenty of warnings but love-struck Australians continue to part with more than $20 million a year in online romance scams. There are now calls for a national approach to combat the fraud, … Continue reading

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ORGANISED CRIME GANGS FORCE POOR TO SELL THEIR KIDNEYS FOR ISRAELIS

Nov 2, 2011 – Aliaksei Yafimau shudders at the memory of the burly thug who threatened to kill his relatives. Yafimau, who installs satellite television systems in Babrujsk, Belarus, answered an advertisement in 2010 offering easy money to anyone willing … Continue reading

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THE WORLD’S LARGEST DIAMOND HEIST IN MODERN HISTORY

03.12.09 The Diamond District, Antwerp, Belgium. Leonardo Notarbartolo strolls into the prison visiting room trailing a guard as if the guy were his personal assistant. The other convicts in this eastern Belgian prison turn to look. Notarbartolo nods and smiles … Continue reading

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LOVE SCAM RESCUE – Thursday May 23 2013

– Police have twice stopped a woman, 73, from boarding a plane to Africa to meet an online romance scammer who fleeced her of $75,000. Isabell’s daughter, Ann, 48, said she feared if her mother had not been stopped from … Continue reading

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PISTORIUS WANTS BAIL CONDITIONS EASED – Sunday March 10 2013

– South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, is seeking to have his bail conditions relaxed so that he can travel abroad, reports say. Lawyers for the sprint star will ask for his ban … Continue reading

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FORMER PISTORIUS CASE DETECTIVE QUITS FORCE – Saturday March 9 2013

– Hilton Botha, the detective who bungled investigations into the case against sprinter Oscar Pistorius has quit the force, South African police say. Mr Botha was one of the forces’s most experienced detectives, with a 22-year career. But during Mr … Continue reading

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ROMANCE ENDS IN DEATH – Tuesday March 5 2013

– A widowed Australian grandmother travelled to South Africa to marry the young man she had fallen in love with over an Internet dating website. Three months later she was dead. The body of the West Australian woman, Jette Jacobs, … Continue reading

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OSCAR BROTHER KILL CHARGE – Monday February 25 2013

– The brother of South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius has been charged with culpable homicide over a car accident in 2010, media reports say. Carl Pistorius allegedly killed a female motorcyclist while driving outside Johannesburg, his lawyer Kenny Oldwage confirmed to … Continue reading

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83,000 KM, SIX CONTINENTS AND NOW A LIFE OF NO REGRET – Monday February 25 2013

– When people reach retirement age, it’s common to vow “to see the world” – and end up going to Noosa. Publicist Shirley Hardy-Rix and former head of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad Brian Rix spent 16 months riding a … Continue reading

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BLADE RUNNER NO MURDER, DISTRAUGHT FAMILY SAYS – Sunday February 17 2013

– The family of Oscar Pistorius has denied that the world-famous Paralympian murdered his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The family also said Pistorius had made it very clear that he would like to send his deepest sympathies to the family … Continue reading

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