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Yet another D-Day for Jacob Zuma in high court on Tuesday

Former president Jacob Zuma will face off against the state capture commission in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Tuesday morning, the office of the chief justice confirmed on Monday afternoon. The hearing will be streamed live on the judiciary’s YouTube channel. Zuma has applied to the court for a rescission[…]

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If convicted, Pistorius could return to jail: Expert

If the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) replaces Oscar Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction with murder on Thursday, it could order that he be taken back to prison pending a possible high court hearing on his sentencing, an expert has said. Marius du Toit, a defence lawyer and former prosecutor, told[…]

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Supreme Court to rule on Motsoeneng case

The Supreme Court of Appeal is expected to rule on Wednesday morning whether SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appeal against an earlier court judgment suspending him was valid. DA senior media officer Samkelo Mgobozi told News24 the party had been informed by their senior counsel judgment would be handed[…]

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Shock over Parow ‘child porn’ ruling

Molo Songololo has expressed shock and disgust at a judgement issued by the sexual offences court in Parow, which let a convicted child pornographer seemingly off the hook with a suspended 8 year sentence. Andries Petrus Retief was convicted of luring minors to his farm in Durbanville, where he proceeded[…]

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Govt files notice to appeal al-Bashir judgment

The government has filed a notice applying for leave to appeal a ruling that it should have detained Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who was in South African for an African Union summit. Al-Bashir was meant to be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC). ”It was filed yesterday at[…]

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Government appealing Bashir ruling

Government will appeal the High Court in Pretoria’s ruling regarding Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. “Government has decided to appeal the recent High Court (Gauteng) judgment on the matter relating to President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir,” spokesperson Phumla Williams said in a statement on Monday. “The reasons for the appeal will[…]

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Judge Masipa grilled over her Oscar Pistorius ruling

The handling of the Oscar Pistorius trial took centre stage during the Judicial Service Commission interviews on Monday night, City Press reported. In the spotlight was North Gauteng High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa, who was being interviewed for the position of judge president of the soon-to-be launched Limpopo Division of[…]

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Outrage across US over Ferguson ruling

Thousands of people rallied in US cities including Los Angeles and New York to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. Gunshots rang out and police lobbed tear gas at an angry crowd in suburban St.[…]

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