Graeme Hosken, Times LIVE

Graeme Hosken

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Gauteng, South Africa

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Past articles by Graeme:

UN tactics under fire after fatal attack on SA crew

South African military commanders want the UN to review its combat mission safety protocols after a sniper killed the flight engineer on an air force Oryx transport helicopter and wounded the chopper commander while they were doing duty in the volatile eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. .. → Read More

Suspected international kidnapping kingpin's bail application exposes wealth and business empire

Esmael Nangy, who has eight children through his two wives, launched his bail application in court on Thursday. → Read More

LISTEN | 'Skin was hanging from their bodies. It was total carnage'- Horror at the scene of Boksburg tanker blast

Hospital staff relive the chaos that followed the Boksburg gas tanker tragedy on Christmas Eve. → Read More

Infamous international diamond dealer gunned down in hush-hush SA hit

Off-duty Sandton police officer wounded in N12 attack after driving friend home from funeral → Read More

SANDF dismisses as fake reports that Monde Lobese is new navy chief

The SANDF says the navy has not appointed a chief and will notify the media when it has → Read More

How rival zama zamas, rogue soldiers, cops and Lesotho's political parties work 'in cahoots'

The rivalry is spilling into SA as Lesotho heads to general elections in October → Read More

Hijacked by zama zamas: Gun battles, bombs force closure of working gold mines

Sibanye-Stillwater forced to stop work at Soweto gold mining operation as illegal miners take over → Read More

Zama zama economics: R10k for a KFC bucket, R20k for a prostitute — 2.4km under the earth

Cops estimate at least R3m in cash circulates underground in North West at any given time → Read More

Police miss snatching alleged Soweto tavern killers in abortive op on Lesotho border

Specialised Gauteng detectives have hunted the alleged killers of 16 revellers massacred in a Soweto tavern to Lesotho, where they narrowly missed arresting them in a failed clandestine operation at the Maseru border post. → Read More

NPA to assess evidence in sexual assault complaint against finance minister Enoch Godongwana

Enoch Godongwana is set to know soon whether police will be instructed to continue their investigation into him. → Read More

REVEALED | How SA’s most notorious thugs got out of jail free and killed 24, including two Hawks officers

The number of case withdrawals involving dangerous cash-in-transit criminals is cause for serious concern → Read More

EXCLUSIVE | Crime Intelligence’s spy wire-taps ‘go slow’ on SA’s most dangerous criminals

Agents in the SAPS’ Crime Intelligence division have, in the past 18 months, lost nearly all ability to live-monitor cellphones of SA’s most dangerous criminals, including cash-in-transit robbers, because of, among other things, a shortage of designated officers needed to sign off on critical approvals. .. → Read More

Suspected Johann Rupert jewellery thief nabbed in Soweto

Hawks pounce on alleged burglar three years after SA’s biggest jewellery heist → Read More

Gauteng nurse ‘key’ in kidnapping syndicate probe as cops hit back with charges

Those close to the case in which a businessman was kidnapped say the woman has a case to answer → Read More

Illegal Lesotho miners’ rivalry at centre of tavern bloodbath

Fifteen innocent patrons in the wrong place at the wrong time as rival gang member hunted down in Soweto local. → Read More

Stage 2 load-shedding begins tonight

Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 2 load-shedding from 5pm on Monday night. → Read More

Brace yourselves: Eskom's power warning to freezing South Africans

Utility warns the lights could go out as early as 5pm as the system is severely constrained. → Read More

Soweto protesters force ReaVaya buses to a halt

Protesters in Soweto have brought ReaVaya bus services to a halt. → Read More

'I was at church & preparing for my wedding' when Hillary Gardee was killed, says murder suspect

Sipho Mkhatshwa, in his bail bid, says he was nowhere near Hillary Gardee when she was kidnapped and murdered. → Read More

‘Arrogant cowboys’: Joburg nurse shot in botched anti-kidnap operation

Late-night drive home turns horrific for mother and daughter as elite SAPS officers open fire on wrong vehicle → Read More