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Dustan Blom just before and after his death

Three years ago, Dustan Blom married Talita. At the time, she was pregnant with twins, in March Talita’s uncle Gert died and it was while the family were on their way to Gert’s funeral that they found out there were complications with Talita’s pregnancy and she had to be rushed to the Sandton MediClinic. Five hours after giving birth to her son and daughter, Jarred and Megan, she died from an amniotic embolism, an obstetric condition that collapses the heart and lungs. The premature infants survived, leaving Dustan a widower and a single father, he battled with his grief that Dustan’s sister Julie flew from her home in England to comfort him. Their mother had died

about two years earlier from a brain tumour. The diagnosis had come just seven weeks before her death. “He was devastated. He was in a world of pain. The woman who had been ‘the one’ had slipped away,” said Julie. Julie said Dustan’s twin children were healthy and in the care of Talita’s family. Julie told The Star that Dustan’s life had taken a sad turn earlier this year. The 36-year-old Dustan was last seen on September 17 at the Dros in Olivedale, leaving the restaurant with an unknown woman. He allegedly had offered to give her a lift home. According to a missing person report, the tracking device in his Nissan QashQai had been deactivated and his cellphone

Kwaito star in court for raping a teenager - Honeydew Honeydew - The bail Flight risk application by rape accused Prosecutor Willem le Roux and musician Sipho Ndlovu opposed his bail application. was postponed by the He said even without a Roodepoort Magistrate’s passport Ndlovu could easily Court on Monday. leave the country if granted Magistrate Piet Kotze bail. postponed the case to Tuesday, when he would make his ruling. Ndlovu, who performs under the name Brickz, has been in custody since 1 November for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in March. In an affidavit submitted as part of his bail application, Ndlovu denied raping the girl and indicated he intended ...To Page 5 pleading not guilty.

turned off. Security guards at the Montecasino complex approached a car that had been parked for several days. There was a bad smell coming from the vehicle, and the security personnel called the police. Blom’s decomposing body was

found in the boot of his car in the parking lot at Montecasino in Fourways. Dustan had been murdered and dumped in his own car. Police arrested a 24-yearold woman named Maruschka Robinson over the murder. Robinson was also friends with Guil Yahav, an ex-bouncer who made headlines in 2002 for his role in a vicious murder Lollipop Lounge owner Gigi revealed that Robinson had worked as a stripper at her strip club, but had left four months ago “by her own choice”, and she hadn’t seen her since. She declined to comment further. The motive for the murder may have been robbery. The same week, a 32-year-old man was arrested on Thursday in connection with Blom’s

Malema is accused of making nearly R4-million from corrupt activities. He is out on bail of R10 000 and faces charges of fraud, corruption, moneylaundering and racketeering. His co-accused are Kagisho Dichabe, Lesiba Gwangwa, Helen Moreroa and Makgetsi Manthata. They are out on bail of R40 000 each. The State alleges that The department paid the company R43m. According to the charge sheet, Malema

substantially benefited from this payment, using it to buy a farm and a Mercedes-Benz. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema will be able to contest South Africa’s 2014 general elections without having to answer to allegations of corruption against him. The case was postponed in the high court in Polokwane until September 2014. But he will make representations to the court on the 21st and 22nd

Dustan and Talita on their wedding day 3 years ago

murder. During the first week of November two brothers, Louis and Heinrich Coetzee, Ian Manyika, a Zimbabwean, and Alex de Kooker, appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court charged with two counts of fraud after they allegedly took money from Blom’s account. FNB has opened a separate case. According to state prosecutor Yusuf Baba, the card was in the hands of each of the accused between September 18 and 27 and revealed an extensive list of transactions. Investigators are still trying to determine if the four men are also linked to the killing. They are understood to be sifting through evidence to see if the four helped in Blom’s murder. On September 18, Manyika ...To Page 5

Malema’s fraud case postponed

November about why the fraud charges against him should be dropped. ”They thought arresting me would silence me... They are arresting me with the hope that nationalisation would die... They say we stole money in the department of roads and works, I have never worked there.” Malema said. He went on to describe the African National Congress as the “apartheid ANC” and labelled President Jacob Zuma a criminal.

Voting registrations ran smoothly

Preliminary reports estimate that approximately 1.1 million people visited voter registration stations on the first day of the Independent Electoral Commission’s registration drive on Saturday. IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela said their initial trends also show a high turnout of young people, with up to 75% of new registrations being people under the age of 30. The IEC has set a target of getting two million new registrations by the time the voters’ roll closes

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Surprise for Mr Ivan Olivier on his 50th birthday Surprise helicopter trip for Mr Ivan Olivier to celebrate is 50th birthday. Photo’s highlight quick glipse at Curo Aurora’s new buildings and Mr Olivier and Family

MineArc opens its first SA-based manufacturing facility in Northriding Australian mining-refuge-chamber manu- facturer MineArc Systems has opened its first Africa-based facility in North Riding, Johannesburg, in a move that the High Commissioner for Australia, Graeme Wilson, believes demonstrates a show of confidence in the local mining industry by the Australian private sector. “Australia is a good partner to South Africa, as it is a global mining superpower that has invested heavily in the continent. The

opening of this facility is a great example of an Australia-based mining equipment, technology and services (Mets) company expanding its footprint into Africa,” he said at the facility’s launch last week. The official opening of the facility, MineArc’s third-largest global operation, came shortly before the company was due to deliver the first of 17 MineArc CoalSafe refuge chambers to

South Africa-based Anglo American Coal’s New Denmark colliery, in Mpumalanga. The refuge chambers at New Denmark would serve as an advanced safety feature of the mine, with each capable of safely housing up to 16 miners for up to 48 hours in the event of an underground emergency, such as a fire or toxic smoke or gas release.

Supa Quick Kyasand Serious about Convenience Frank Naicker, a franchisee of Supa Quick in the Kya Sand, is a man who runs his business with the community at heart. The father of two has a caring streak to his strict business persona His business venture began March 5th of this year and has been operating ever since helping motorist and residents with wheel alignment, balancing,

shocks and suspension services to mention a few. Supa Quick Kya Sand’s busiest time of the day is usually around lunchtime where they work on six to seven cars at a time. For convenience purposes, they have a capacity to service more cars at one go to avoid quees and waiting. Although his business seems all bloomy, challenges are inevitable.

“Ja, there are challenges involved in this business, we are quite very new around and trying to get the local residents to know about us has not been an easy task but it always works out somehow because of the quality of service we provide”, says Naiker “I am happy about the decision I made. There is easy access to the main road which attracts

potential customers and this is the only Supa Quick running in this area”, he added. Thulani Methula is the present-day manager at Supa Quick and according to Naicker he is running the business smoothly for everyone involved. In addition to the qualified staff members Supa Quick employs three

trainees named Isaac Ditaba Motlounge and Christopher Ratyaya who are from the Diepsloot area, and Kayleigh Jacobs who resides in Lanseria. “I am happy to learn more and gain experience”, said Isaac Ditaba Motloung one the trainees. This is Mr Naikers generous way of helping the community in the Northgate area and it is evident that those working for him are grateful and willing to work and learn from their positions as well as from the owner of the business. The six months operating business has future plans to expand in a nearby area and to leave Thulani to run

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Rock Superstars Nickelback will be at Coca Cola Dome on Friday 6th December 2013 and Sunday 8th December 2013. Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and close to half a million copies in South Africa. Over their career, they achieved five Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards as well as 12 Juno awards in Canada and were named “Group of the Decade” by Billboard magazine in 2009. With multi-platinum hit albums and singles all over the world, including How You Remind Me, Photograph, Burn It To The Ground and Rockstar join recent chart topping songs like When We Stand Together, Bottoms Up, Lullaby and Trying Not To Love You. This event is not to be missed as it covers over a decade of hits, making it a Nickelback show to remember.

Kirk Franklin, an award-winning US gospel singer and Revrend is set to perform at Rhema Bible Church in Randburg on December 6

On the 16th November US singer Ciara performed at Hush in Rosebank as part of its 3rd birthday. Also on the line up was deejays Dimplez, Milkshake and Snypes

Michael Jackson immortal World Tour to sa postponed Cirque du Soleil commented: “Due to touring logistical reasons we are no longer able to bring The Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour to every market we had scheduled for 2014 and regretfully, South Africa is one of these markets which is very sad indeed. “We will however look at re-routing this tour to bring the show back in the future and appreciate our fans understanding and continued support.” Big Concerts is disappointed by the news and will communicate to fans regarding a new tour date. Fans that have already bought tickets to one of the performances got a full refund:


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Maxwell fans are in for a musical treat when this sensational ambassador of soul sings a mix of his earlier classic songs and recent numbers from the first of the BLACKsummers’night trilogy albums. Maxwell is ready to give a sensory experience that he never fails to deliver on the 7th December at Coca Cola Dome

#SickNotes DJ feature: Matthew Kemp has finally joined the ranks of the up and coming DJ talent in this country. Crossing over from trance to techno, celebrated his birthday at Aruba Lounge Bunburry Bonang Matheba is officially one of the biggest female digital influencer in Southern Africa. She has 500k followers on Twitter... 500k members on her Facebook Fanpage!! Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune won the Sports Star of the Year award at the South African Sports Awards at Sun City. Some critics argued that opening the voting for the main award to the public had made it a popularity vote that the footballer was always likely to win.See full details of the awards on page 8.


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Four held suspected of fraud involving Blom From Page 2; cameras withdrawing money at an ATM in Strydom Park. Manyika admitted this in his own statement to the court, but said that Malan had called him and asked him to withdraw the money with the card. He claimed not to know that its owner was dead. Robinson and Malan were also caught using the card on two other occasions, before it ended up in the hands of the Coetzee brothers. On September 21, they used the card to withdraw tens of thousands of rand at OR Tambo International Airport. However, on September 22, the day in

which Blom’s body was discovered, the brothers were making huge withdrawals at Montecasino to use for gambling. They then met Manyika and another unknown male before making further withdrawals. The card was also used by De Kooker, who used it to book a room at Montecasino’s Palazzo Hotel and to rent a car. His room later revealed he was in possession of false ID documents that could be linked to other fraudulent activities. Overall, the group withdrew R119 000, despite trying to withdraw more than R285 000.

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A list of other credit cards found throughout the police investigation have led investigators to believe the group may be responsible for other fraud cases across Gauteng. Joe Strauss, representing the Coetzees, said his clients had been ordered by their “employer” to use the credit card and make the withdrawals, and that the owner of the credit card, Blom, had given them permission to use it. Strauss also revealed the employer of the Coetzees and Manyika is still an outstanding suspect. While De Kooker abandoned his bail

application on Tuesday, the other three men denied being part of a syndicate in their written statements to the court. Louis Coetzee’s bail bid was denied because of a pending case in Germiston, but both Manyika and Hein Coetzee were granted bail of R10 000. However, their legal representatives said that neither could afford to pay such sums. It still remains unclear if the four suspects are linked to the murder itself, but they will be appearing in court alongside Robinson and Malan on January 16.

From Page 2; said his client would not flee and would stand trial. He said Ndlovu had not committed any crime after he was arrested for drug possession in 2007. Ndlovu paid a fine. Mokgopi asked that the court release Ndlovu on R2 000 bail. Will stand trial

Earlier, Mokgopi said Ndlovu will stand trial and answer to the charge he faces. "The accused will remain within the borders of the country and stand trial. He was born and bred here... he lives here." Mokgopi was responding to the closing arguments opposing his bail application. - SAPA

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Louka witnessed Lolly’s murder - report Johannesburg - Strip club boss Lolly Jackson's alleged murderer George Louka has claimed that he witnessed the killing but denies that he is to blame, The Star reported In a recorded interview a man, whom the newspaper identified as Louka, claimed he had information that would help convict Jackson's real killer. He also claimed he had spoken to the investigating officer a number of times, offering to return to South Africa if he

was granted witness protection. Louka said the people behind the killing had stolen millions of rand from Jackson and Jackson became aggressive. This was what had sparked his murder. "They are professionals," he reportedly said, but did not disclose who "they" were. The Cyprus Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that Louka's life would be in danger if he was extradited to South Africa, as the authorities would be unable to protect him.

Mother of a Diepsloot toddler arested Police arrested a twenty three year old mother (23yrs) of a toddler in Randburg CBD yesterday Tuesday 12 November 2013. The mother of a Diepsloot toddler (7 months) was in company of a male friend when arrested. Information was received from a community member at about 19:30 which lead the police to a tavern in the

CBD. The woman was relaxing with a friend when police arrived. The mother has been charged with child neglect and murder; she will appeared in court on 14 November 2013, at Pretoria Magistrate Court. The investigation is in process and more arrests are expected.

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Annual sports awards celebrates stars Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs Captain Itumeleng Khune walked away with a brand new BMW 1 series and R1 million half of which will be shared

equally with the charity organization of his choice after being named the 2013 SA Sport Star of the Year at glitzy ceremony at the Sun City. He was voted by

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the public ahead of swimming sensation, Chad Le Clos; cricketer Hashim Amla; wheelchair tennis player Lucas Sithole and athletic

runner Mapaseka Makhanya. The prize was awarded at a glitzy ceremony on Sunday where Fikile Mbalula, The Minister of Sport

Currorians won in the pool against Trinity House High School at a Gala hosted by Trinity House High school

and Recreation South Africa, honoured the Sporting heroes who excelled in the last 12 months. Khune says winning the SA Sports Star of the year is proof that football remains the biggest sporting code in this country. Mapaseka Makhanya, who was also the only woman in the running for the Sports Star of the year nominee, won the Sportswoman of the Year ahead of Lee-Anne Pace and Mandisa Williams. Makhanya had a fantastic year as she was crowned champion in the 1500m and 5000m at the SA Senior championships in Stellenbosch. She was also crowned as overall winner of the SPAR Grand Prix

series and claimed victory at the Gauteng Marathon, smashing the women's record by more than 6 minutes in her marathon debut. Cameron van der Burgh emerged victorious in the Sportsman of the Year category. He is Africa's first hometrained world record holder and individual male Olympic Champion. Earlier this year he won a gold medal in the men's 50m breaststroke and a silver in the 100m Final World Championships in Barcelona. Sportswoman with Disability and Sportsman with Disability awards went to Kgothatso Montjane and Lucas Sithole respectively. The Proteas won

the Team of the year, pipping the Springboks and Kaizer Chiefs FC. after arriving from a successful tour against Pakistani in Dubai, Mbalula lauded the nominees and the winners, saying it has been “a great sporting year for our sportsmen and women both locally and internationally”. “We have bravely said, during the course of the year, yours is to inspire a generation. Tonight, we proudly rolled the red carpet for the champions. We are not apologetic about rewarding our heroes, this is about the athletes. No athlete should go home with nothing to show for his achievement.”

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