Zuma appoints new Constitutional Court judge

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Justice Nonkosi Zoliswa Mhlantla as a judge of the Constitutional Court, the presidency announced on Monday. Mhlantla, who is currently a judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal, will take up the new position from December 1, spokesperson Bongani Majola said in a statement. The[…]

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Derby-Lewis showed remorse: Judge

The man who was linked to the murder of SACP leader Chris Hani was on Friday a free man after being granted medical parole in the High Court in Pretoria. After an extensive court battle, Judge Selby Baqwa ruled that Clive Derby Lewis’s medical parole was immediately effective, saying the[…]

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Judge explains heart-eater’s sentence

A Western Cape High Court judge explained his reasoning on Wednesday for giving a window tinter an 18 year sentence for murdering a man whose heart was ripped out and cut into neat blocks. Andrew Chimboza, 35, pleaded guilty to murdering 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manona in Gugulethu in June last year.[…]

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Malema questions judicial candidate

A candidate for the judge president position in the Limpopo High Court opened a can of worms when he disclosed that he voted for the ANC, not long after he said he was also close friends with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was interviewing High Court[…]

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Petition for Dewani judge to be dismissed

A petition was launched on Friday to have the Western Cape High Court judge in British businessman Shrien Dewani’s trial recused because of her “biased conduct”. The “Justice4Anni” Facebook group, which has almost 23,000 likes, is petitioning Justice Minister Michael Masutha about Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso. The petition called[…]

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Oscar guilty of culpable homicide

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. “The unanimous decision of this court is the following. On count one murder…the accused is found is not guilty…instead he is found guilty of culpable homicide,” she said. “There is[…]

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Retired judge must preside over debate: Malema

A retired judge should be appointed to chair parliamentary debates, EFF leader Julius Malema suggested on Thursday. Briefing journalists after an Economic Freedom Fighters’ caucus meeting, Malema called into question the objectivity of Parliament’s current presiding officers. “We are not impressed at all with these presiding officers because of their[…]

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