Bester’s lawyers demand Showmax hand over docu-series copies

Convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester‘s lawyers have joined his girlfriend and co-accused, Dr Nandipha Magudumana, in writing to Showmax to demand that he be furnished with copies of its documentary series ‘Tracking Thabo Bester’ with immediate effect. The documentary is due to be aired on March 15. Bester’s defence team[…]

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UAE detains Khashoggi lawyer, rights group says

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has detained a US citizen and civil rights attorney who served as the lawyer for the assassinated journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a human rights group has revealed. In a statement yesterday by the group Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), it announced that the Virginia-based civil[…]

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Two men appear for the murder of top gang advocate

Two KwaZulu Natal men accused of the murder of top gang advocate, Pete Mihalik, and the attempted murder of his eight-year-old son, made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. The incident took place outside the Reddam House School in Green Point. 26-year-old Sizwe Sinzokohle Biyela[…]

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Lawyers want charges against students dropped

Lawyers are working tirelessly to ensure charges are dropped against 23 students arrested outside the gates of parliament on Wednesday as part of the week-long #FeesMustFall protest. As a result of an interdict obtained by the University of Cape Town (UCT), close to 100 students were arrested in Cape Town[…]

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Lawyer in paedophilia case threatened

Defence attorney William Booth says he has received anonymous threats for his defence of two men accused of sexual offences against minors, but will not turn his back on his clients. Up to five letters per day have been delivered to his home and office and he has also received[…]

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Lawyer forks out R25m for Montana’s mansions

A lawyer with close ties to a company that won large tenders from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA when Lucky Montana was at its helm, bought Montana two upscale properties worth almost R25 million and paid for it in cash. Rapport has obtained copies of property contracts, emails and[…]

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Cape Town rape, murder accused’s lawyer quits

A Cape Town man, charged with killing a woman and raping two others he met while cycling, has to look for another lawyer after his withdrew from the case on Monday. Likhaya Makana, representing Johan Lewis, applied to the Western Cape High Court to withdraw because of a “conflict of[…]

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