By Anees Teladia A memorial service was held in honour of two operatives of the former armed wing of the ANC (uMkhonto weSizwe) last night, marking 30 years since their tragic sacrifice for liberation. The two freedom fighters, Coline Williams and Robbie Waterwitch died for South African freedom in an[…]
National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi wants to repair the “massive credibility challenges” at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Batohi presented a frank assessment of the NPA to the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services on Tuesday afternoon. She said it was publicly known that the NPA had[…]
The TRC Victims Family Group has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to establish a commission of inquiry into the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) because many cases from the Apartheid era remain untouched. The group includes families of the late Imam Abdullah Haron, Steve Biko, Chief Albert Luthuli as well as[…]
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[…]
Earlier this year, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced that it will prioritise prosecutions in 15 apartheid-era murders. The 1985 case of the Cradock Four in which four anti-apartheid activists, including TV journalist Lukhanyo Calata’s father, were murdered by the apartheid government, is one of the 15 cases that will[…]
Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi – an eyewitness, and participant to large-scale corruption at state entities – has delivered damning confirmatory testimony to a decade-old Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report into tender rigging at the prisons department. During the sixth day of his marathon testimony before the state capture commission[…]
The nephew of anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, says the family is cautiously optimistic ahead of the appearance of former security branch police sergeant Joao Jan Rodrigues in court on Monday. The NPA confirmed 80-year-old Joao Rodrigues would be appearing in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder and defeating[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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