Senzo Meyiwa murder-accused back in court

The five men accused of killing Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa are back in court on Friday. They were arrested in October last year in connection with the 2014 killing. Meyiwa was gunned down in Vosloorus at the house of his girlfriend’s mother. Advocate Gerrie Nel, Head of AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit, said he is […]

Security guard joins 8 co-accused in court for NW cash heist & murder of 2 cops

A North West security officer has been arrested in connection with a Mahikeng cash-in-transit heist that resulted in the death of two police officers. Thirty-one-year-old Thuso Tshepo Lobelo is a security officer who works at the G4S depot in Mahikeng. The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit arrested him on Wednesday in connection with the […]

Dept of Water and Sanitation takes Tshwane metro to court over river pollution

The Department of Water and Sanitation has approached the courts to force the Tshwane metro to clean up reported sewage sludge and solid waste flowing into the Pienaars river in the north of Pretoria. The court case will start on Monday. “We felt the metro was dragging its feet in dealing with pollution at the […]

Bongani Bongo back in court

Former State Security Minister Bongani Bongo is back in the Nelspruit magistrate’s court on Thursday morning. He faces charges of corruption, fraud, theft, and money laundering. The charges are linked to alleged dodgy land deals to the value of over R120-million. The cases allegedly took place while Bongo was an official in the Mpumalanga Human […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s office optimistic court will clear her name

The office of the Public Protector says it is hopeful that pending court processes in relation to Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s competence, will ultimately clear her from any wrongdoing. This follows a report by an independent review panel, appointed by the Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise stating that prima facie evidence exists to institute […]

Eleven people in court for setting Limpopo mine offices alight

Eleven people have appeared in court following an attack at the Palabora Mining Company in Phalaborwa, Limpopo. They were apprehended on Friday night following violent protests in the area, police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said. “Community members went on the rampage and torched the offices of the mine and a motor vehicle. Afterwards, the suspects […]

Man arrested in connection with Kraaifontein police murders to appear in court

A man accused of gunning down two police officers is expected in the dock on Tuesday. Sergeant Mnakwazi Mdoko and constable Mninawa Breakfast were ambushed and killed while on patrol in Kraaifontein on Sunday morning. Their firearms were also stolen. The suspect was tracked down and apprehended in Khayelitsha on Monday. The Hawks’ Katlego Mogale […]

South Africa to form first land court

A specialised court that will adjudicate on land-related disputes and also help speed up the land restitution process is on the cards. This comes after the Cabinet approved last week the Land Court Bill Amendment for submission to Parliament. On Monday, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola said the current Land Claims Court would […]

New court to handle land issues – Justice Minister Ronald Lamola

Justice Minister, Ronald Lamola, says land reform not only fixes economic issues, but restores the soul of the nation. Cabinet approved the Land Court Bill for submission to Parliament. It will operate with the same status as a High Court. “The panel recommends that the land court include the appointment of a permanent judge president […]