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Visser to appeal life sentence for farm-worker murder

Martin Visser, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a farm-worker, is expected to apply for leave to appeal against his conviction and sentence on Thursday. Forty five-year-old Visser, from Lutzville on the Western Cape’s West Coast, was sentenced on Wednesday by the high court sitting in Vredendal[…]

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Egypt court overturns Mohamed Morsi’s life sentence

Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi has had a life sentence overturned by the country’s Court of Cassation, which ordered a retrial in the case that revolves around accusations of espionage with Palestinian group Hamas. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, had a death sentence overturned by the same court last[…]

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Three Worcester gangsters get life for murder

Three gang members in their twenties received life imprisonment on Thursday morning for killing two men last year. A fourth member received 20 years in jail for his role in the murders. “There is no doubt that criminals like yourselves, who have been convicted of very serious crimes, must be[…]

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Seven life terms for gang boss

George “Geweld” Thomas, leader of the feared 28s gang in Bishop Lavis, was sentenced to an effective 175 years in jail in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for each of the seven murders he was convicted of. In May, Judge Chantell Fortuin found[…]

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