Former President Jacob Zuma says fraud and corruption charges against him are prompted by political vengeance and spite. This is according to papers filed at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) where Zuma is set to appeal the 2018 Pretoria High Court ruling which stated that he had to pay[…]
The manager of a Cape Town orphanage, who is accused of fraud and corruption, should not be granted bail as she is a flight risk and her “very existence in South Africa is based on fraud”, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court heard on Tuesday. Prosecutor Adiel Jansen said he also[…]
A trial date has been set for the alleged killer of 13-year-old Rene Roman – a year after her murder. Andrew Plaatjies appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Friday for a pre-trial conference, where it was confirmed that all outstanding particulars had been supplied to the defence. It[…]
There is a need for “coherent clear legislation” to provide for the protection of women in Muslim marriages, the Women’s Legal Centre told the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Advocate Nazreen Bawa, for the centre, said there was an “unmet constitutional obligation”, GroundUp reported. The centre is asking the[…]
Four men accused of murdering teenager Franziska Blöchliger are due to appear at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. The group is facing charges of murder, rape and robbery with aggravating circumstances. A post-mortem found that Franziska, 16, was strangled and suffocated and had sustained blunt-force trauma when she was[…]
The pre-trial hearing of Henri van Breda, accused of killing his parents and older brother, has been postponed to February 3, 2017. The State has requested a postponement in order to provide all the particulars of their case to the defence. The State has until November 30 to give particulars[…]
The State on Friday submitted an affidavit, detailing what it said was proof that twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie had planned to leave South Africa for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Thulsie twins, who were arrested more than two weeks ago, are accused of plotting[…]
Here are eight things you ought to know about the State’s case against Henri van Breda. 1. Henri van Breda handed himself over to the police after they informed his advocate, Pieter Botha, of his imminent arrest. He reported to the Stellenbosch police station on Monday afternoon, where he was[…]
The State has filed an affidavit to oppose Oscar Pistorius’s bid to appeal his conviction of murder with the Consitutional Court, eNCA reports.According to eNCA, the State said that it was in the interests of justice that Pistorius be sentenced on the crime he has committed, and that Pistorius does[…]
The State has indicated it will oppose bail for a 79-year-old man accused of killing a man on his Athlone property. The man made a brief appearance in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday and is being held in the hospital section of Pollsmoor Prison because of his age, his[…]
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