Judgment expected in Tazné van Wyk’s murder case

LOCAL Judgment is expected in the High Court in Cape Town on Monday in the murder of eight-year-old Tazné van Wyk. The accused, 54-year-old Moyhdian Pangkaeker, was arrested in February 2020 following Tazne’s disappearance near her home in Elsies River a few days earlier. The girl’s body was found in[…]

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Jesse Hess murderers to be sentenced next month

LOCAL The Western Cape High Court has found the cousin of UWC student, Jesse Hess, guilty of two counts of murder, two counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, sexual assault, fraud, and theft. David van Boven murdered Hess and her grandfather, Chris Lategan, in her Parow home in 2019. Van[…]

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Dalindyebo must hand himself over: Justice ministry

AbaThembu King Buyelakhaya Dalindyebo is expected to present himself at the Mthatha prison to start serving his 12-year jail sentence on Wednesday, despite his petition to the justice ministry to reopen his case. The ministry said on Wednesday it was considering the petition from his lawyer Yasmin Omar, but that[…]

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Maqubela to appeal sentence, conviction

Convicted killer, Thandi Maqubela was expected back in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday where she was to appeal her sentence and conviction. The widow was found guilty of the murder of her husband, acting Judge Patrick Maqubela. During her sentencing in March, Murphy said Maqubela had lacked empathy[…]

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Boston bomber apologizes, admits guilt

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday apologized for the deadly 2013 attack at a hearing before a U.S. judge formally sentenced him to death for killing four people and injuring 264 in the bombing and its aftermath. The 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, who had not testified during his trial, referred[…]

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Call for harsher sentence after ‘Geweld’ appeal

The State on Wednesday argued for leave to appeal “too lenient” sentences handed down to 28s gang leader George “Geweld” Thomas in the Western Cape High Court. This is in response to an appeal launched by Thomas and 14 co-accused against their convictions and sentences. Prosecutor Willie Viljoen argued that[…]

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US court sentences Boston bomber to death

A US jury has decided Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should die for his role in the Boston marathon bombing in April 2013. The sentence on Friday came after 14 hours of deliberations on whether Tsarnaev, who was a teenager when he carried out the attacks with his elder brother Tamerlan, should be[…]

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Egypt, a brutal regime: Tamimi

“For people in South Africa who are familiar with the Apartheid years, the current regime in Cairo is very similar to its tactics of suppressing people, imprisoning them, sentencing them to death, and killing them at random. It is a very brutal regime that sees power in sheer military strength,[…]

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