Group accused of killing e-hailer in mob justice attack set to return to court next month

LOCAL The murder case against 12 people accused of killing e-hailing driver, Abongile Mafalala in Parkwood will return to court on 20 October 2023. According to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila, the matter had been postponed for continuation of discussions around a possible plea and sentencing agreement.[…]

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More arrests expected in Bester escape case: NPA

Three more people are expected to be arrested in connection with the escape of murderer and rapist Thabo Bester from the Mangaung Correctional Centre. The State told the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday that police are finalising cellphone data and bank statements. Eight people have so far been arrested for[…]

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NPA to investigate 64 Apartheid-era cases emanating from TRC

Government is ramping up its efforts to comply with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations (TRC). It’s more than 24 years since the TRC recommended that prosecution be considered for perpetrators of Apartheid crimes where evidence existed and when amnesty was not sought or denied. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)[…]

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Life imprisonment for man who raped stepdaughter, 15

Ntuzuma regional court on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old man to life imprisonment for the rape of his stepdaughter in April last year. The 15-year-old was at her maternal grandmother’s house: “He lied to the grandmother that the girl’s mother was sick in hospital and he needed the child to go[…]

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