More disappointment for Marikana families as senior police officers acquitted

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) has been left disappointed after the high court in the North West acquitted four senior officers last week over the Marikana massacre almost a decade ago. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said they were still studying the judgment in order to make an informed decision. North West […]

Marikana massacre: 4 cops acquitted of all charges

Former North West Deputy Police Commissioner Mzondase Mpembe and three other senior police officers have been acquitted of all three charges related to the Marikana massacre. General Mpembe and his co-accused were facing charges of defeating the ends of justice. This is for allegedly failing to report the death in custody of Modisaotsile Sagalala, who […]

Mdluli acquitted on 4-convictions-of-intimidation

Former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli has been acquitted on four convictions of intimidation. This comes after the Constitutional Court found that sections of the Intimidation Act were unconstitutional. Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng pointed out that the constitutionality of the law had changed following a ruling last month. Mdluli and another accused were found guilty of […]

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Arthur Mafokate acquitted of assault charges

Arthur Mafokate has been acquitted of assault charges brought against him by his former girlfriend Busisiwe “Cici” Thwala in 2017. The ruling was made in the Midrand magistrate’s court on Tuesday. “We can confirm that our client Arthur Mafokate was yesterday acquitted of the assault charges against him at the Midrand magistrate’s court,” Arthur’s lawyer […]