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  1. ‘Uninvited busybodies’: Mpofu slams Zondo commission, HSF for meddling in Zuma case

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    Dali Mpofu has slammed 'busybodies' - State Capture Commission and the Helen Suzman Foundation - for opposing the former president's application. The proceedings at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday in former president Jacob Zuma’s application, which sought to have his arrest stayed, was clouded by matters around jurisdiction, among other issues. ... See full details

  2. Guptas may want to escape Dubai, but kids and Atul don’t have passports

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    The family is likely to be feeling the tightening of the legal lasso after Interpol's red notices were issued on Monday. An article in Sunday World has focused on the ongoing difficulties of the controversial Gupta fa... See full details

  3. AfriForum joins Zuma case, says ‘everyone is equal before the law’

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    The office of the chief justice has announced that the case will be heard virtually by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday. Civil rights organisation AfriForum has ordered its legal team to join the rescission application by former president Jacob Zuma against his 15-month sentence for contempt of court. Joining as a friend of the court, the lobby group said... See full details

  4. Disabled granny, 82, allegedly raped, murdered by 16-year-old

    Date: 05 Jul 2021
    THE family of the slain 82-year-old disabled granny from Kuruman, Northern Cape, who was allegedly raped and murdered at her home, say they want justice. The grandmother, Kealebogo Moeng, was allegedly raped and murdered at her home in Cassel, outside Kuruman, on Friday at about 9pm after she refus... See full details

  5. ‘Malicious’ magistrate jails dad for R300 upkeep

    Date: 05 Jul 2021
    A MAGISTRATE who ordered police to arrest and detain a father for offering to pay R300 for child maintenance has been found to have acted maliciously. Thabo Masia, from Atteridgeville in Pretoria, was told by the magistrate to go and think about his low offer “clearly and thoroughly” in... See full details

  6. Gupta net closing: What is an Interpol Red Notice?

    Date: 05 Jul 2021
    The Interpol Red Notice issued for the Guptas and their accomplices is not an arrest warrant, but can make hiding a little harder. They can keep running, but hiding will become much harder now for the Gupta family, since the issuance of a Red Notice by the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol). The National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigative Dir... See full details

  7. Interpol issues a Red Notice for the Guptas

    Date: 05 Jul 2021
    Efforts to bring the Guptas back to South Africa have intensified, according to the Investigative Directorate. The National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigative Directorate (ID) has confirmed that Interpol has issued Red Notices for the Gupta family members, their spouses and along with four others. In a statement released on Monday, ID head advocate Hermione Cro... See full details

  8. WATCH: Bosasa evidence to be heard at Zondo Commission

    Date: 05 Jul 2021
    Pretoria Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair and former deputy justice and correctional services minister Thabang Makwetla will present evidence. A new week for the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will see Bosasa-related evidence presented to Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.  Former Bosasa boss An... See full details

  9. Still no closure on murder of dagga couple’s Jules Stobbs

    Date: 05 Jul 2021
    The first anniversary of Stobbs' murder hangs over the community like a morbid cloud of smoke. It has been a year since the murder of Jules Stobbs, one half of the “dagga couple”. His killers are still free while can... See full details

  10. Zuma’s arrest still imminent despite rescission approval by ConCourt

    Date: 04 Jul 2021
    Police said there has not been any change to the commitment by Bheki Cele, despite Saturday's ConCourt developments. Despite the Constitutional Court agreeing to hear former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s contempt rescission case, there is still an imminent arrest for Zuma should he not hand himself over to the police by 12 midnight on Sunday. On Tuesday last week, <a href="https:... See full details

  11. Emfuleni woes deepen as municipality fails to pay service providers

    Date: 04 Jul 2021
    A sum of 41 vehicles are being held hostage by a service provider after they were serviced but not paid for in the last two years. Woes in the Emfuleni Local Municipality are continuing to deepen. It has emerged that the municipality is running short of service vehicles, with 41 service vehicles being held hostage by a repair service provider due to payment failures for... See full details

  12. People die in their cars amid hospital carnage (Part 1)

    Date: 04 Jul 2021
    HEALTH experts can&rsquo;t agree on when Gauteng will hit the peak of the third wave, but it appears lockdown level 4 is likely to be extended, as infections rise nationally. Across the province health-care workers are taking a beating in the latest offensive launched by a virus that keeps mutating and bringing death. A matron from a Gauteng hospital this week spoke of how the current s... See full details

  13. Complete ban on booze not a silver bullet to reduce unnatural deaths, study finds

    Date: 03 Jul 2021
    In comparison to total bans, partial or throttled liquor sales have proven to be 'largely ineffective' in curbing unnatural deaths.&nbsp; The significant role alcohol plays in the high number of unnatural deaths in South Africa has once again been revisited by researchers, with a <a href="../../Users/Nica/Downloads/13345-59039-1-PB.pdf" target="_blan... See full details

  14. Fake news causes thousands of teachers to refuse Covid-19 jab

    Date: 03 Jul 2021
    Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said it was worrying that some teachers had fallen for fake news traps and hoaxes. Gauteng Department of Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed concerns that almost 10,000 teachers and support staff in the Gauteng Department of Basic Education sector have refused to take the Covid-19 vaccine. The department said on Friday that a ... See full details

  15. Zuma admits he was legally ill-advised, asks apex court to rescind contempt ruling, jail term

    Date: 03 Jul 2021
    Zuma says he fully accepts that the most legally appropriate route he should have taken would have been to apply for interim relief to interdict his appearance before the State Capture commission. Former President Jacob Zuma has admitted he was wrong to think that he could not be forced to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, and conceded h... See full details

  16. People die in their cars amid hospital carnage (Part 2)

    Date: 03 Jul 2021
    B/Fwd fm P1&nbsp; Vaccinologist and dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Shabir Madhi, said there was early evidence the third wave had peaked in Gauteng, and that figures from next week might confirm this. &ldquo;Unfortunately, due to severe disease and death lagging behind by two weeks co... See full details

  17. Zuma Foundation describes ConCourt as a product of angry people

    Date: 01 Jul 2021
    Says the majority court judgment made 'spurious' claim that Zuma had attacked the Constitutional Court. The Jacob Zuma Foundation has described the Constitutional Court judgment sentencing the former president to 15 months behind bars as &ldquo;judicially emotional,&rdquo; angry and inconsistent with the country&rsquo;s Constitution. In a statement late on Wednesday the... See full details

  18. Will Jacob Zuma hand himself over?

    Date: 01 Jul 2021
    Ellias Lwana, who works at a petrol station in the east of Pretoria, said it was good that Zuma was sentenced because he refused to tell the truth The country is waiting anxiously to see what will happen if ex-president Jacob Zuma does not hand himself over to the police by this weekend. Ellias Lwana, who works at a petrol station in the east of Pretoria, said it was go... See full details

  19. WATCH: ConCourt to rule on CR17 campaign

    Date: 01 Jul 2021
    The question is did Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane illegally obtain the campaign's financial records? Did President Cyril Ramaphosa lie to Parliament about donations made during his 2017 ANC presidential election campaign?&nbsp; The Constitutional Court will today rule on the much anticipated matter.</s... See full details

  20. Cadre deployment: Mkhwebane flags Mbalula’s irregular advisor appointments

    Date: 01 Jul 2021
    The Public Protector found a number of advisors in the ministry of transport were irregularly appointed. <div class="p-block_kit... See full details

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