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Cannibalism case back in court

The bail application of a Zimbabwean man who admitted in his statement to the police to tearing out the heart of his client’s lover and eating it, continues in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Andrew Chimboza, 35, testified on Wednesday that he killed Mbuyiselo Manona, 62, in self-defence at[…]

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Parole ruling for ‘Prime Evil’

After two decades behind bars, former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock will know on Thursday whether he will be granted parole. Justice Minister Michael Masutha was expected to announce his decision on De Kock’s parole application in Pretoria. De Kock, who was nicknamed “Prime Evil”, approached the High Court in[…]

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Monthly payouts on retirement funds

Government’s proposed retirement reforms will encourage individuals to receive their retirement payouts monthly and not as a once-off lump sum, the National Treasury said on Wednesday. This would ensure pension fund members were protected and could retire comfortably, spokesman Xolisa Dodo said. “Government is proposing important measures to lower charges[…]

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Dismissed editor turns to court

Dismissed Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois will approach the Labour Court following her dismissal, her lawyer said on Tuesday. “The matter has been conciliated by the CCMA. We are now heading to the labour court,” said lawyer Jason White. Papers would be filed within a month, he said. Dasnois contended[…]

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Maimane: Malema asks good questions

EFF chief Julius Malema asks good questions, but his answers are bad, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday. There were also some “significant hypocrisies” in the way Malema represented the constituency that put the Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament, he told a Cape Town Press Club meeting. Maimane[…]

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Man found eating heart claims self defence

A Zimbabwean, who was found apparently eating the heart of a man he had allegedly killed, had acted in self defence, the Athlone Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town heard on Wednesday. Andrew Chimboza, 35, who runs a window-tinting business, said he visited a female client in Gugulethu at night to[…]

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Zille appointed to NCOP

DA leader Helen Zille was appointed deputy chairwoman of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Tuesday, her party said. Zille, also the premier of the Western Cape, would serve in the rotating position for a year. The position would then be given to a delegate from another province. “We[…]

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NGO apologises for controversial ad

Feed A Child SA has apologised after its advertisement, meant to raise awareness about starving children, drew heavy criticism. “We apologise for the advertisement. It was not intended to cause harm to anyone,” chief executive Elza Rautenbach told Sapa on Wednesday. The advert which was aired on television, showed a[…]

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Heideveld emergency centre open

Following the closure of one of the busiest hospitals in the Cape Flats, the District Health Services (DHS) in the Western Cape government have announced the opening of the new Heideveld Emergency Centre. The centre is built on the premises of the current Heideveld Community Day Centre (CDC) and will[…]

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Final Oscar arguments set for Aug 7

Final arguments in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial will be heard on August 7, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Tuesday after the defence closed its case. “No heads of argument can be published in print or electronic media until the commencement of the arguments in court,” Judge Thokozile Masipa[…]

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