Scams doing the rounds in Vryheid will make your hair stand on end

As the festive season approaches, these criminals have intensified their efforts, striking more often. ‘Money bombs’, card swapping, muti claims, black magic, cyber crime, money market theft, car-jamming… It’s all happening right here in Vryheid, right now.

Sussex bull butchered in savage attack

BARELY a week after a butchery owner was caught with the hacked remains of stolen cattle in his possession, another bull has been inhumanely massacred on a farm approximately 22km from Vryheid

Butchery owner bust for stolen livestock

The owner of a Mondlo butchery was nabbed by police for stock theft after being caught with the slaughtered remains of a stolen cow in his bakkie.

Shots fired – Seven arrested for attempted murder

“THIS festive season, we are out in full force and criminals are going to find it hard to evade arrest,” is the stern warning from KwaZulu Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa.

20-year-old sentenced for rape

Thabani Buthelezi was convicted and sentenced to 15 years for having raped a 16-year-old victim who was three months pregnant at the time.

Criminals shot dead during robbery

It is believed that four men went into a shop in the area at night, with the intention to loot and rob.