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Search for Johannesburg worshippers swept by flood; 14 dead

Dec. 05, 2022 05:48 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The death toll from the tragic flash flood that swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg has risen from nine to 14, officials have confirmed. Rescue teams on Monday resumed search operations for at least three people...

Flash flood kills nine at church gathering in South Africa

Dec. 04, 2022 10:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least nine people died and eight others were missing in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg, rescue officials said Sunday. The dead and missing were all part of the congregation,...

Israeli arrested in South Africa with weapons, torture van

Nov. 17, 2022 12:44 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A man reputed to be one of Israel's most wanted gang leaders was arrested during a raid of a home in a posh Johannesburg suburb where South African authorities said they also found guns, drugs, and a van equipped for torture. The 46-year-old Israeli is a member...

Police: 21 bodies found at mine in South Africa

Nov. 03, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police are investigating the discovery of at least 21 bodies suspected of being illegal miners that were found near an active mine in the town of Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg. According to police, 19 bodies were discovered on Wednesday...

Thousands march in South Africa's 1st Pride since COVID-19

Oct. 29, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — More than 3,000 people on Saturday took part in the first Pride march in South Africa since the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating the LGBT community and defying a U.S. warning of a possible terror attack in the area. The U.S. government this week...

Outrage in South Africa as charges dropped in gang rape case

Oct. 27, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Women’s rights groups in South Africa expressed outrage Thursday and criticized police for perceived failures after charges were dropped against 14 men accused of gang raping and robbing female members of a film crew at an abandoned mine in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg....

Suspected serial killer appears in court in South Africa

Oct. 18, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African women’s rights groups and sex workers demonstrated outside a Johannesburg court on Tuesday as a 21-year-old man appeared in connection with the discovery of six decomposed bodies believed to be those of sex workers. The man appeared in the dock...

Man in South Africa charged with murder after 6 bodies found

Oct. 11, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 21-year-old male has appeared in a South African court in connection with the discovery of six bodies at a car repair workshop in Johannesburg. The victims are believed to have been sex workers and the suspect is so far facing one charge of murder. ...