Alexandra family now hopeful after creche teacher charged with attempted murder

The family of a two-year-old Alex burn victim on Thursday said they had renewed hope that justice would be served after the teacher accused of pouring boiling water over their son was now facing an attempted murder charge. The teacher – who has not yet pleaded – briefly appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates Court on […]

Acting NPA Mpumalanga boss and co-accused back in court for bail hearing

The Pretoria Magistrate’s Court will today hear the bail application of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA’s) acting Mpumalanga head, a Hawks unit commander, and a senior government official who were arrested this week for corruption. State advocate Matric Luphondo, Mpumalanga human settlements department head Kebone Masange, and Hawks unit commander Lieutenant-Colonel Ayanda Plaatje, are accused […]

Transport union wants answers from NPA over delay in state capture arrests

The United National Transport Union (Untu) has called on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to explain the delay in arresting and prosecuting those responsible for the loss of billions of rand through state capture. Untu initially directed the questions about the lack of prosecutions to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, who referred them to the […]

Durban men jailed for 155 years for hijacking spree

The Durban Regional Court has sentenced two men who went on a hijacking spree in the Montclair, south of Durban to 155 years collectively behind bars. The men, Sphamandla Sithole and Sizwe Mkhungo carried out their reign of terror in August 2018. According to the National Prosecuting Authority, their crime spree beagan when an e-hailing […]

Prosecutors threaten to close down courts countrywide amid claims of racism

State prosecutors have threatened to shut down courts across the country after accusing the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of racism and discrimination. Prosecutors affiliated to the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) took to the streets to picket outside the NPA head office in Pretoria East yesterday. Among the grievances, racism, discrimination, […]

3 more ANC councillors to join graft-tainted Zandile Gumede in court

Three more ANC councillors from the eThekwini Municipality are set to join former mayor Zandile Gumede and her accused in the dock on fraud and corruption charges linked to the Durban Solid Waste tender. The councillors – Mthokozisi Nojiyesa, Bhekokwakhe Welcome Phewa and Sduduzo Khuzwayo – appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on […]

Mthokozisi Ntumba murder case: More charges may be added against those accused

The State said it was still finalizing its investigation and more charges may be added in the case against four police officers accused of murdering Mthokozisi Ntumba. Tshepiso Kekana, Cidraas Motseothata, Madimetja Legodi and Victor Mohammed, aged between 27 and 51, made their first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Ntumba was shot […]

NPA says it has strong case against police officers arrested for Mthokozisi Ntumba’s death

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says they believe they have a water-tight case against four police officers arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Mthokozisi Ntumba. Ntumba, a bystander, was shot dead in Braamfontein, Johannesburg during student protests last week. Police officers Tshepiso Kekana, Motseothata Boitumelo, Madimeja Lekgodi, and Victor Mohammed appeared in the […]

2 municipal officials amongst 17 charged in VBS fraud, theft & corruption case

Seventeen people have now been charged with swindling VBS mutual bank of R2.3 billion. They include two municipal officials who allegedly violated the public finance laws for depositing money with the bank. Former VBS chief finance officer (CFO) Phillip Truter is the only one sentenced after pleading guilty. Collins Chabane municipal manager Tsakane Ngobeni joins […]

11 suspects in court for allegedly selling privately-owned land in Limpopo

The case against the 11 suspects arrested in a land dispute that involves prominent Limpopo Blue Dot Properties was back in the Seshego Regional Court yesterday. The suspects, members of the Morena Seaka View Home Owners’ Association, are accused of selling portion 41 of the privately-owned farm to unsuspecting buyers in Mamahule, Dalmada, outside Polokwane […]