Bob Hewitt

Hewitt has 7 days to hand himself over

Former tennis champion and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt must hand himself over to police within seven days following the Constitutional Court’s dismissal of his appeal. His lawyer Johan Engelbrecht told News24 on Tuesday that although he had not seen the order himself, his junior had told him the court dismissed[…]

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Hewitt set to appear for bail application

A bail application is set to be heard for former tennis Grand Slam champion and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt at the Johannesburg High Court on Monday. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein previously said Hewitt had abused his position of authority when he raped two young women and sexually[…]

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Hewitt to apply for leave to appeal

Former tennis star Bob Hewitt intends applying for leave to appeal his conviction on two counts of rape and one of sexual assault in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, a day after he was sentenced to in effect six years in jail and a R100 000 fine. On[…]

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Tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for six years

Tennis star and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt was sentenced to an effective six years in jail by Judge Bert Bam in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. “There are clearly no prospects of rehabilitation,” said Bam. “The effective period of imprisonment is six years.” On Count 1, for rape,[…]

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R10,000 bail for Hewitt

Convicted rapist Bob Hewitt was granted R10,000 bail by the High Court in Johannesburg sitting in Palm Ridge on Monday. The former Grand Slam tennis champion was expected back in court on April 17 for sentencing proceedings. The matter would be transferred to the High Court in Pretoria, Judge Bert[…]

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Hewitt case drawing to a close

The rape and sexual assault case of Bob Hewitt is slowly nearing its end after the defence team closed its case in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, on Wednesday. Judge Bert Bam expected the State to hand in its heads of argument on March 2 and[…]

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Hewitt trial continues

The trial of Australian-born former tennis star Bob Hewitt, accused of rape and sexual assault, is expected to continue in the Johannesburg High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge, on Wednesday. Hewitt is on trial for the rape of two of his former students, namely Theresa Tolken and Suellen Sheehan in[…]

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Hewitt wants discharge

Former tennis doubles star Bob Hewitt’s lawyer indicated on Wednesday he will apply for his client’s discharge in the rape and indecent assault case against him. Terry Price asked Judge Bert Bam in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, for a postponement so he could prepare an[…]

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New witness expected in Hewitt trial

A third witness is expected to testify on Wednesday, in the trial of former tennis champion Bob Hewitt, charged with rape and indecent assault, in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge. Two of Australian-born Hewitt’s alleged victims have already testified. Hewitt, 75, is facing two charges of[…]

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