Paarl man granted bail in alleged assault of niqabi

Jaco Stander, the man accused of physically and verbally assaulting niqaabi, Asheeqah Benjamin was granted R2000 bail in the Paarl magistrate court on Wednesday. Paarl residents and members of the ulema packed the court to support Benjamin. The court heard that Stander has Tourette’s Syndrome and mental health problems. An[…]

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Experts unpack sexual violence amongst children

The Teddy Bear Clinic says it has assisted children as young as five that have instigated or orchestrated instances of sexual violence, having full awareness of the wrong they were about to commit. The clinic’s director, Dr Shaheda Omar, spoke to VOC’s Breakfast Beat show following the alleged gang rape[…]

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Shivambu appears in court over assault of journalist

EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu is the latest of the party’s MPs to be facing assault charges. It’s been almost two years since a scuffle between Shivambu and a Netwerk24 photojournalist was captured on camera in the Parliamentary precinct. Shivambu made his first court appearance related to the incident on Thursday. READ: Shivambu manhandles journalist: Parliament still[…]

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Malema, Ndlozi to appear for alleged assault of police officer

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi are set to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court, north of Johannesburg for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Malema and Ndlozi allegedly attacked a senior police officer at the funeral service of struggle veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in April last year.[…]

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Bathabile Dlamini calls for harsh punishment for Mampintsha

Minister of Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini has called for a harsh punishment for musician Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo. The musician is facing a charge of assault after a video that showed him allegedly assaulting his musician girlfriend Bongekile Simelane, known as Babes Wodumo, went viral. Mampintsha says he has[…]

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Mduduzi Manana quit to save face‚ says DA

Former deputy higher education and training minister Mduduzi Manana’s resignation as a member of parliament was an attempt to “evade accountability”. That was how the DA interpreted his abrupt resignation on Tuesday. Manana was supposed to appear before Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests on Wednesday. The resignation[…]

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McBride due back in court

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly assaulting his daughter. McBride has been charged with child abuse, and an alternative charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, after he allegedly assaulted one of[…]

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