Jacob Zuma’s long-awaited day in court finally set

Former president Jacob Zuma and French arms dealer Thales will finally go on trial in May. The corruption case against the two came before Judge Nkosinathi Chili, sitting in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg, briefly on Tuesday morning. The accused were not in court but were represented by their legal teams. The case was […]

Year 2020 not for former president Jacob Zuma

The year 2020, has not been a pleasant one for former stateman Jacob Zuma – but his battles are far from over. On Friday, Zuma was dealt a heavy blow when the second-highest court in the land ruled against him. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein dismissed, with costs, an application he had lodged […]

Man sentenced to life for raping & killing 7-year-old girl from Verulam

Amanda died in hospital the following day. A Verulam man was handed a life sentence for raping a little girl and stabbing her to death. The sentence, which was handed down on Thursday in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban, came after the court heard how Laston Moodley, 26, had raped and killed a 7-year-old […]

KZN pupil jailed for 17 years for trying to run over teacher

The learner has been found guilty of assault with grievous bodily harm, car hijacking, and attempted murder. A 24-year-old KwaZulu-Natal pupil has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for assaulting his teacher, dragging her out of her car and trying to run her over. Department spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa said the department welcomed the sentence, […]

Black Friday is Judgment day for Jacob Zuma

Friday is judgment day for former president Jacob Zuma. A full bench of KwaZulu-Natal High Court judges sitting in Pietermaritzburg will decide whether or not to grant Zuma leave to appeal. He’s challenging an earlier adverse decision to dismiss his application for a permanent stay of prosecution. This relates to the corruption charges against him […]

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Fourth person in shooting near Durban High Court dies

A fourth person has died following the shooting at a flat in the Durban CBD. The incident took place on the first floor of a building very close to the Kwazulu Natal High Court. Four others were seriously wounded and are remaining in hospital. An off-duty constable based at Albert Park, was one of those […]