By Aneeqa Du Plessis “Sometimes a life needs to be lost in order to save the lives of many,” says reformed ex-convict Bradwin Daniels. In a time where many youth across the Cape Flats are directionless and falling victim to the scourge of gangsterism daily, parolee, Daniels has taken it[…]
The legal team of former President Mohammed Morsi’s family is looking to charge senior members of the Egyptian regime, which ousted the country’s first-democratically elected president in a military coup. Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first-democratically elected president, passed away during a court hearing last year on June 17. Many in the[…]
One of South Africa’s most revered and respected sons has died – Nelson Mandela’s fellow-Rivonia treason trialist Denis Goldberg. The anti-apartheid campaigner from Cape Town was imprisoned for 22 years and served a long history with the South African Communist Party, Umkhonto we Sizwe and a long list of organisations[…]
Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s president for almost 30 years who stepped down after a popular revolution in 2011, has died. He was 91. Mubarak served as Egypt’s fourth president starting in 1981 until his ouster in what became known as the Arab Spring revolution. He was jailed for years after the[…]
Harvey Weinstein’s day began with expensive coffee and Acqua Panna mineral water at a breakfast meeting with his lawyers in a Four Seasons hotel near Manhattan’s criminal courts. It was due to end at New York’s violence-plagued Rikers Island jail complex, where the former Hollywood film producer was ordered to[…]
By Qudissiyah Kasu Bogus prison wardens are targeting the families of inmates by calling them up and telling them that they could secure the release of inmates for a nominal fee. The Western Cape Regional Commissioner Delekile Klaas said that it has come to their attention that there are individuals[…]
It seems opposition MPs don’t want to let go of calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty. They say stronger deterrents are needed to help stem the tide on violence. Lawmakers engaged in a heated debate on the matter in the National Assembly on Thursday at the request of the[…]
Two men tried to break in to the Voorberg prison in Porterville in the Western Cape on Saturday, allegedly to drop off some mandrax, according to Western Cape police. Captain FC van Wyk said a warder raised the alarm at about 01:00 that two people had cut electrical wires surrounding[…]
Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow admitted that he has used drugs while in prison, on at least 20 different occasions. Taking the stand to testify in mitigation of sentence in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday, Ninow told the court that since his arrest in September 2018, he is[…]
By Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert This story is part of a series focusing on former gang members who changed their lives for the better. Searching for comfort and a sense of belonging, 28-year-old Nico from Bonteheuwel said his life took a turn for the worse upon discovering that his mom was diagnosed[…]
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