“Closet Killer” trial to kick off next month

By: Zaahidah Meyer The trial of Ziyaad Haywood otherwise known as the “Closet Killer” is expected to begin next month. Haywood faces 21 charges, including murder, robbery and kidnapping. The 34-year-old was on the run for almost two years before being arrested by Grassy Park police in July 2018. Parents[…]

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Hannah Cornelius murder and rape trial set to resume

The criminal trial of the men accused of raping and murdering Stellenbosch University student Hannah Cornelius is expected to resume in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Eban van Niekerk, Geraldo Parsons, Vernon Witbooi and Nashville Julius allegedly accosted Cornelius and her friend Cheslin Marsh in her VW Citi[…]

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Trial of alleged coup leaders opens in Burkina Faso

Two senior allies of Burkina Faso’s deposed former President Blaise Compaore and scores of others appeared in court on Tuesday accused of organizing a 2015 coup attempt against a transitional government. Protesters, angered by Compaore’s attempt to change the constitution to extend his 27-year rule, forced him to flee the[…]

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Trial continues on coffin assault case

The trial of Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen, who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin, is set to continue on Thursday in the High Court of the Middleburg Magistrate’s Court. The two men are facing charges of kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted murder, and[…]

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Trial of Marikana miners resumes

The trial of 19 men accused of killing several non-striking miners in Marikana in 2012, will resume in the North West High Court sitting in Rustenburg on Monday. The men are also charged with killing two policemen and two security guards. One of them, Anele Zonke, is already serving a[…]

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