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Five WCape prison officials arrested

Five correctional services officials accused of working with a gang to commit various crimes in prison were arrested in Worcester on Thursday, Western Cape police said . “The officials aged 33, 36, 40, 41 and 43 will be charged for offences relating to the drug trafficking and corruption acts,” Lt-Col[…]

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Man alive when heart ripped out: cop

A Gugulethu man was alive when his heart was ripped out last month and then allegedly cut into pieces to eat, the Athlone Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town heard on Thursday. Investigating officer Constable Mphumelelo Yengwa said he attended the autopsy of 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manona, who was allegedly killed by[…]

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Tutu calls for Israel, Palestine peace

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged citizens of both Palestine and Israel to stand up and say enough is enough. “Once again, the people of Israel and Palestine are embroiled in a deadly contest of tit-for-tat violence in which there can never be victors, only losers,” Tutu said in a[…]

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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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