Alleged UCT rapist to remain behind bars

An alleged serial rapist, believed to be behind the attacks on two UCT students and a hiker, will remain behind bars as the Director of Public Prosecutions decides in which court his trial will be heard. Patrick Hlomane, 35, appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of[…]

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Tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for six years

Tennis star and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt was sentenced to an effective six years in jail by Judge Bert Bam in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. “There are clearly no prospects of rehabilitation,” said Bam. “The effective period of imprisonment is six years.” On Count 1, for rape,[…]

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India bans film in which rapist blames victim

India has banned the broadcasting of a controversial documentary in which one of the men convicted for gang-raping and murdering a female student is shown blaming the victim mainly because of her gender – a move the film’s maker called “arbitrary censorship”. Home Minister Rajnath Singh told parliament on Wednesday[…]

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