Uber driver in India found guilty of rape

A former driver for the ride-sharing service Uber was convicted by a Delhi court on Tuesday of raping a female passenger last year. The former driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, was also convicted of kidnapping, in addition to rape while endangering the life of a woman, for an assault in New[…]

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US judge dismisses 9/11 case against Saudi Arabia

A US judge has dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks, who accused the country of providing material support to al-Qaeda. US District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan, New York, said Saudi Arabia had sovereign immunity from damage claims by families of[…]

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Fraud, corruption case against licensing officials postponed

The case against four City of Cape Town licensing officials, accused of fraud and corruption, has been postponed for further investigation. The council employees appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning. They were appearing for more than 100 cases between them relating to the issuing of[…]

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No risk with suspected swine flu case in CT

A health expert has sought to allay concerns of a breakout of the potentially deadly H1N1 virus, following rumours of a suspected swine flu case in the Athlone area. The concerns come as the city comes to grips with a chilly start to the winter season, almost certain to bring[…]

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Krejcir case postponed again

Outstanding cellphone records are the reason for the latest postponement of the attempted murder, drugs and kidnapping case against Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others on Friday. The matter was postponed to Monday, May 18, after Annelene van den Heever, for Krejcir, told the court that cellphone records from[…]

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Krejcir case postponed

The conspiracy to murder case against Radovan Krejcir and seven others was postponed in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Krejcir, along with taxi boss Siboniso Miya, Owen Serero, Zodumo Biyela, crime intelligence officer Sergeant Nandi Nkosi, Welcome Nkanyiso Mafunda, Siphiwe Memela, and Mike Grigorov, would return to the[…]

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Chimboza to hear fate this week

A Zimbabwean who killed and mutilated his ex-client’s boyfriend will hear later in the week whether he is to serve 15 years or more for his deeds, the Western Cape High Court said on Monday. Judge Ashley Binns-Ward listened to final arguments in respect of 35-year-old Andrew Chimboza and said[…]

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Stakala case moves to Commercial Court

VOC News has learnt that the case involving accused Shahied Stakala will be transferred to the Bellville Commercial Court due to the significant amount of money involved. All cases opened against Stakala from various police stations in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg will all be handed to one state prosecutor[…]

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