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Ramaphosa axes Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi

President Cyril Ramaphosa has fired controversial senior National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi. An inquiry, chaired by retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro, found that Jiba, the suspended deputy national director of public prosecutions, and Mrwebi, suspended special director of public prosecutions, were not fit and[…]

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Arms deal lawyer dishes more dirt

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has received new evidence to bolster its corruption case against former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales. An affidavit signed by Thales’ South African lawyer, Ajay Sooklal, deposed on July 7, contains further details around the alleged €1m donation Thales paid the ANC[…]

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Muslim lawyers call for Modi’s arrest

Two South African groups want Indian prime minister Narenda Modi to be arrested for war crimes should he set foot in South Africa for the Brics Summit later this month. The Muslim Lawyer Association and the South Africa Kashmir Action Group (SAKAG) have jointly lodged a complaint and request for[…]

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Justice Minister backs beleaguered NPA head Shaun Abrahams

Justice Minister Michael Masutha said he has “full confidence” in chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams and he had supported the 2016 decision to bring charges against then-finance minister Pravin Gordhan – a move that knocked the rand but was reversed two weeks later. Abrahams had been accused by opposition parties and[…]

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Henri van Breda to be sentenced

Sentencing proceedings of Henri van Breda are expected to get underway in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. On May 21, Judge Siraj Desai found Van Breda guilty of murdering his parents and brother at their family home in Stellenbosch in 2015. He was also convicted of the attempted[…]

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Ramaphosa’s first 3 months of office

It’s been three months since Cyril Ramaphosa was inaugurated as South Africa’s president and his pledge for a “new dawn” is unravelling, albeit slowly in some cases. Before he was sworn in on February 15, Ramaphosa’s influence as ANC president started to show: a new board was announced at the[…]

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