Tankiso Makhetha is a news and crime reporter for the Sowetan


Lockdown forced small businesses to change tact

The restrictions brought upon by the lockdown regulations forced many small business owners to rethink their business ...


Pule killer is in fact her boyfriend, says Shoba

Ntuthuko Shoba, the man accused of being the mastermind behind the murder of his eight-month pregnant lover Tshegofatso ...


Eight police officers in court for murder and assault

On the day eight police officers appeared in court for the murder of his friend, Nkululeko Mkhize recalled the moment ...


Widow baffled why taxi owner husband was gunned down

Mystery has shrouded the murder of a Soweto taxi owner who was shot multiple times after he had bought fat cakes for ...


Mom withdraws her daughter from 'cop sexual abuse' case

The mother of one of two pupils who accused a police officer of sexually assaulting them, says she  had to withdraw her ...


Wounds reopen as Coligny murder convicts are released

The mother of the late Coligny teenager, Matlhomola Mosweu, is a heartbroken woman whose life has been turned upside ...


Cleaner gets life sentence for 2012 schoolgirl rape

After an eight-year wait for justice the family of a girl whose rapist was let off the hook for violating her on the ...


Bushiri’s failure to co-operate stalled investigations into extortion claims, says Ipid

Fugitive and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri hamstrung investigations into his claims of alleged extortion by ...


Bodyguard fingers tycoon Chabalala in murder of Ngcongo

Convicted Nkosi's confession details hit on Ngcongo


R5,000 bail for Matlaletsa in Horner murder case, but Mahlamba stays in jail - Here's why

One of the two men who were arrested in connection with the murder of a farm manager in the Free State has been granted ...