Accused in Ottery elderly couple murder granted bail

The family of an elderly couple from Ottery have expressed their anger that the men who were arrested in connection with their murder has been released on bail. 29-year-old Gcinile Ngcobela and 20-year-old Lwazi Ntsibantsiba are accused of robbing and strangling Rugaya and Riedwaan Addinall, both 82-years-old, at their Ottery[…]

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Sand stuffed down Franziska’s throat

Loud applause greeted a prosecutor’s demand on Thursday that four men accused of the rape, murder and robbery of a teenager in Tokai Forest in Cape Town, be denied bail. There were also gasps in the public gallery when prosecutor Rene Uys told the court that 16-year-old Franziska Blochliger died[…]

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#ZephanyNurse accused: ‘I was desperate’

“Yes, I was desperate. But not desperate enough to steal a baby.” This was the testimony of a Lavender Hill woman on trial in the Western Cape High Court for kidnapping baby Zephany Nurse 19 years ago. The soft-spoken seamstress, whose identity is being withheld to protect the new identity[…]

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‘I didn’t know Zephany was stolen’

The accused in the Zephany Nurse kidnap case has stuck to her plea explanation during cross examination, and insists she did not know the infant had been stolen. The Lavender Hill woman, who can’t be identified to protect the identity of Nurse, who now has another name, claimed she was[…]

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DA mayor accused of domestic violence

A DA mayor in the Western Cape has been accused of domestic violence after he allegedly assaulted his wife during an argument. Police spokesman Captain Malcolm Pojie confirmed that a domestic violence case had been opened at a local police station on Monday night following an altercation at the complainant’s[…]

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Accused in Baron murder withdraws bail bid

Only one of the three suspects accused of the kidnapping and murder of a Strandfontein man is continuing his application to be released on bail. Romano Jenniker and Warren Challen, two of the three men arrested for the brutal murder of 26-year-old Chad Baron, appeared before Magistrate Walter Golding in[…]

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Family speak out on Camps Bay murder

Family members of a Guatemalan man accused of killing his girlfriend in Camps Bay say that he distanced himself from them about a year ago. Diego Dougherty Novella, 41, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of killing American marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban. His brother[…]

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Century City serial killer case postponed

Relatives of the victims of alleged Century City serial killer Kahangayi Sedumedi left the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court frustrated after the case was postponed on Tuesday. Sedumeni made a brief appearance on murder, rape and robbery charges. The case was postponed for further investigation. He was arrested in January after the[…]

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Bail conditions relaxed for Patel

Three bail conditions imposed on a Limpopo businessman accused of murdering his wife were scrapped by the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. This after Rameez Patel’s defence lawyer, Tumi Mokwena, argued that his client needed some bail conditions to be relaxed as they were denying him the opportunity to oversee[…]

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