Anger as Mpumalanga chief bans home burials
/ 11 December 2021

Anger as Mpumalanga chief bans home burials

People who buried relatives at home were detained at the Mathibela tribal council and ordered to pay a R20 000 fine

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R1.1-billion land claim ‘captured’
/ 21 January 2020

R1.1-billion land claim ‘captured’

This story was produced in partnership with Pulitzer Center. Details of the land claim settlement for MalaMala, one of South Africa’s most exclusive game reserves, are unlikely ever to be made public after a deal was reached outside of court proceedings in 2013. The settlement was the largest in the country’s history and saw the […]

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/ 23 June 2005

Nurse accused of injecting child with HIV tainted blood

A nurse accused of injecting her stepson with HIV-contaminated blood in January last year will appear in the Mhala Regional court on Thursday, Limpopo police said. Captain Moatshe Ngoepe said the woman — a nurse from Matikwane Hospital near Bushbuckridge — was arrested on January 17, 2004, after the now six-year-old boy told his biological mother she had injected him.

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/ 9 February 2005

Five-year-old girl raped, murdered in Limpopo

A five-year-old old girl was raped, murdered and her body tossed into a donga outside Matengteng, Bushbuckridge, in the Limpopo province. Police spokesperson Superintendent Moatshe Ngoepe said the child went missing on February 7 after being taken from her mother, who was visiting friends, by a neighbour who promised to drop her off at home.