A 66-year-old man was sentenced to 15 life terms and an additional 30 years in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday for rape, abduction and sexual assault, according to the police. Herman Harker, who the police termed a serial rapist, was sentenced for four counts of abduction and sexual[…]
Two gangsters from Manenberg in Cape Town have been sentenced in the Western Cape High Court to lengthy prison sentences after being found guilty of various crimes, including murder, committed during 2016 and 2017, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape said on Saturday. On Friday, Donovan[…]
The City of Cape Town has been ordered to halt all prosecutions of homeless people who allegedly break by-laws. The Western Cape High Court also ordered the city to review its municipal legislation related to vagrancy and nuisances. Seven homeless people asked the court for an interdict to stop the[…]
Social workers, neighbours, his grandmother and even his mother failed to protect 18-month-old Jeremiah Ruiters from the monster who attacked his little body for weeks – biting, clawing and breaking his growing bones. On Wednesday that man – his mother’s boyfriend Ameerodien Peters – was finally convicted in the Western[…]
Agrarian rights campaigners, property developers and the City of Cape Town will lock horns in the Western Cape high court from Tuesday over the proposed development of a critically important piece of agricultural land in the heart of the Cape Flats. The Philippi horticultural area (PHA) has been home to[…]
Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane failed to show up at the Western Cape High court on Wednesday for a court application lodged by the District Six Working Committee (D6WC). She is being taken to court in her personal capacity by the D6WC for her alleged failure[…]
Businessman Jason Rohde is expected to learn his fate on Wednesday when Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe sentences him for the murder of his wife Susan. During closing arguments last week, the State said asked the court to impose more than the prescribed minimum of 15 years in[…]
Thirteen judgments in the Western Cape High Court are more than six months overdue, four of which are more than a year late. According to the judicial norms and standards, judges are expected to deliver judgments within three months of the last hearing, according to a GroundUp report. The latest[…]
Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana cited the need to protect classified documents when he tried to get the Western Cape High Court to order the department’s director general to stop the disciplinary proceedings of three officials. “We are in essence here to protect those documents,” advocate Porchia Long submitted on Zokwana’s[…]
Murder-accused Rob Packham will have to wait until Thursday to hear whether he can still attend his daughter’s wedding, as he fights a second accusation of violating the conditions of being on bail while awaiting trial for the murder of his wife Gill. This was after prosecutor Susan Galloway and[…]
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