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  1. Zuma gets another hammering in Concourt

    Date: 13 Dec 2018
    Former president Jacob Zuma. The former president signed a SADC protocol that would turn a blind eye to human rights abuses, among others, which is illegal, the apex court ruled. <div class="single-conte... See full details

  2. AB Xuma scholar patroller rape-accused acquitted on all charges

    Date: 13 Dec 2018
    The judge says the state failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the scholar patroller was guilty. AB Xuma Primary School scholar patroller, Johannes Molefe, has been acquitted on three charges of rape and eleven of sexual assault which he allegedly committed in 2017. <a href="https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/j... See full details

  3. Shock, anger and despair

    Date: 13 Dec 2018
    Angry parents vow to mete out mob justice FURIOUS Soweto parents have vowed to mete out mob justice on a primary school patroller acquitted of a string of sexual violation charges relating to their young daughters. Anger, shock and despair filled the high court sitting in the Palmridge Magistrate&rsquo;s Court yesterday when Johann... See full details

  4. Unprecedented number of complaints against judges

    Date: 13 Dec 2018
    THE Judicial Service Commision has received an unprecedented number of complaints, totalling almost 100, against judges in the 2017/18 financial year. This emerged in the JSC&rsquo;s annual report tabled in Parliament this week by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. In his report, Justice Mogoeng said the JSC&rsquo;s judicial conduct comm... See full details

  5. ‘Taxi’ rapist given 600-year prison term

    Date: 13 Dec 2018
    SERIAL taxi rapist Lebogang Gift Mokoena, who is already in jail for life, has again been sentenced for other heinous crimes and will spend 600 years behind bars. The Roodepoort Magistrate&rsquo;s Court sentenced 29-year-old Mokoena, from Soweto, to another life sentence and 35 years yesterday. He was also up for charges... See full details

  6. ‘Prison canteens add VAT’

    Date: 13 Dec 2018
    Protesting inmate says levy is illegal AN INMATE who secured a court victory compelling Correctional Services to release a dying prisoner on parole is now taking on prison authorities for allegedly inflating canteen prices. Piet Kgwatedi Mokwena, a third-year LLB student at Unisa and former businessman, wanted administrators of Pre... See full details

  7. State does U-turn in plea bargain deal

    Date: 13 Dec 2018
    THE State has declined to enter into a plea bargain with a Soweto woman accused of killing her foster mother. Nomvula Ramonotsi, 36, was expected to plead guilty to the murder charge yesterday. In return for the plea, the State would agree to have her sentenced to a 15-year prison term. However, the South... See full details

  8. Divisions over rape accused pastor

    Date: 13 Dec 2018
    WHILE people across the country were drawn to the testimony of a young student, Cheryl Zondi, against Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso, who is charged with rape, assault and human trafficking, Bronkhorstspruit residents heard whispers of disturbing allegations against a religious leader in their area. Word had reached the... See full details

  9. Warning to fine dodgers

    Date: 13 Dec 2018
    A TAXI driver in the city who had 62 outstanding warrants, totalling R81 850, was arrested while trying to overtake on the shoulder of the N2, near Jan Smuts Drive, in Cape Town on Tuesday. It was after a traffic officer ran a check and discovered the 33-year-old driver&rsquo;s alleged transgressions. &ldquo;A few weeks ago, we warne... See full details

  10. Manyi, Lesufi ask AfriForum’s view on schoolboy shot dead on farm

    Date: 12 Dec 2018
    According to his mother, the victim was looking for a job when he was shot in the back. Businessman Mzwanele Manyi and Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi&nbsp;appear to be teaming up in requesting AfriForum to respond to a report of an 18-year-old boy who was shot on a litchi farm while allegedly looking for a job. Grade 1... See full details

  11. VBS Bank mayors’ bloodbath

    Date: 12 Dec 2018
    Net closes in on looters as Limpopo seven axed THE NET is closing in on those fingered in the looting of the embattled VBS Mutual Bank. Yesterday, at least half-a-dozen more mayors were axed in Limpopo for losing nearly R1.1 billion invested with the doomed VBS bank, while senior officials in seven municipaliti... See full details

  12. Police to pay prophet R100 000

    Date: 12 Dec 2018
    POLICE have, not for the first time, learnt the hard and costly way that they cannot just arrest anyone without evidence of criminality. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=ceb0e928-bbd5-4c7d-9bbe-981e98ec9d39&scale=175&file=65102018121200000000001001&... See full details

  13. Court finds against Zuma

    Date: 12 Dec 2018
    Ex president &lsquo;acted illegally&rsquo; in backing suspension of SADC Tribunal on Zimbabwe farms FORMER president Jacob Zuma has once again been found to have acted illegally, by backing the suspension of the Southern African Development Community Tribunal which ordered the Zimbabwean government to compensate aggrie... See full details

  14. Court finds against Zuma

    Date: 12 Dec 2018
    Ex president &lsquo;acted illegally&rsquo; in backing suspension of SADC Tribunal on Zimbabwe farms FORMER president Jacob Zuma has once again been found to have acted illegally, by backing the suspension of the Southern African Development Community Tribunal which ordered the Zimbabwean government to compensate aggrie... See full details

  15. Emfuleni mayor ‘plays hide-and-seek’ with ANC

    Date: 12 Dec 2018
    Jacob Khawe, who has been cleaning up the graft-riddled municipality, was asked to resign but has so far dodged the party and giving notice. With no resignation forthcoming from Emfuleni mayor Jacob Khawe as &ldquo;legitimately expected&rdquo;, the Sedibeng ANC has pinned its hope on the party&rsquo;s provincial executive committee ... See full details

  16. Limpopo ANC asks two party bigwigs to step aside over VBS scandal

    Date: 12 Dec 2018
    Processes to replace seven sacked mayors will begin soon, the party said, adding that the strategy to deploy cadres in government has failed dismally. The ANC in Limpopo has fired seven mayors, and asked two of the province&rsquo;s heavyweights to resign from their positions due to their involvement in the VBS Mutual Bank looting sa... See full details

  17. If Mngxitama was white, he’d already be in jail, claims ToekomsVonk

    Date: 12 Dec 2018
    Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama speaks to The Citizen in Boksburg, Johannesburg. Picture: Neil McCartney</p... See full details

  18. Toddler Courtney Pieters’ rapist-murderer Mortimer Saunders gets two life sentences

    Date: 12 Dec 2018
    Judge Babalwa Mantame said a long period of imprisonment was warranted. The public gallery received the sentence loudly and positively. Mortimer Saunders, who was found guilty of the rape and murder of toddler Courtney P... See full details

  19. SEX SCANDAL ROCKS ANC

    Date: 11 Dec 2018
    Women&rsquo;s League calls on the mother body to probe spokespeI respect tI respec THE ANC Women&rsquo;s League yesterday called on the ANC to deal speedily with allegations of sexual harassment against national spokesperson Pule Mabe as the scandal rocked Luthuli House. Mabe has become the latest ANC leader to be embroiled in a se... See full details

  20. ‘Children were coached’

    Date: 11 Dec 2018
    Defence claims Soweto schoolgirls caught up in factional fight involving parents, staff THE &ldquo;coaching&rdquo; of alleged sexual abuse victims in a supposed plot against a Soweto principal should result in the acquittal of a former scholar patrol guard accused of shocking acts on schoolgirls. This was the c... See full details

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