KZN teenager sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping 12-year-old boy

A KZN teenager who raped a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for15 years. Sifiso Nkatha, 18, was convicted and sentenced in the Durban Regional Court this week. Police said the incident took place on June 19, 2018. The victim was playing with his friends when he was called by the accused, who was 15-years-old at […]

Jacob Zuma jail term might be last resort for ConCourt, says analyst

There might be some leeway for former president Jacob Zuma in the contempt of court case brought by the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture even if the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) finds him guilty, a political analyst says. Last month the ConCourt heard arguments why Zuma should be jailed for his refusal to […]

Man who stabbed LGBTQI+ activist Lindokuhle Cele gets 25 years in jail

The man accused of stabbing an LGBTQI+ activist 21 times and leaving him for dead with the blade lodged in his eye in an apparent hate crime was found guilty and sentenced this week. Mvuyisi Noguda, 32, was accused of the murder of 23-year-old Lindokuhle Cele in February last year in what has been described […]

Man accused of ordering hit on wife to remain in jail after trial postponed

The case against a Limpopo man accused of ordering a hit on his wife and her friend has yet to be finalized, with defence lawyers arguing against further postponements because the accused has been in custody for a while. Thabo Stanley Leshabane, 57, is alleged to have hired hitmen to kill his 46-year-old wife Makoena […]

Man sentenced to 400 years in jail for raping his 10-year-old daughter almost 1000 times

The 46-year-old man who raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter close to 1,000 times over five years was sentenced to nine life terms in the Durban high court on Friday. The Verulam man was further given a 173-year prison sentence after being found guilty of 56 counts relating to rape, human trafficking, s.e.xual grooming, s.e.xual abuse and […]

Rapist gets 7 life sentences in jail

The Mpumalanga division of the High Court in Mbombela handed a hefty sentence this week for a rapist who raped seven women in a space of six years. The court heard how Bongani Mthandazo Msimango a 36-year-old man, “made the lives of defenceless women difficult by terrorising them thinking that he will get away with […]

I’m prepared to go to jail: Former president Jacob Zuma

Former president Jacob Zuma insists he will serve the prison term should the Constitutional Court decide on one.   Zuma has written a 25 point statement explaining why he didn’t appear before the state capture commission. He says he’s lost trust in South African judges, including those of the Constitutional Court. @PresJGZuma Statement On Constitutional […]

Child rapist sentenced to life in jail

Police management in the Western Cape has welcomed the sentencing of a child rapist to life imprisonment. In a statement released on Thursday, provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies said the 41-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the safety of his victims, was sentenced in the Oudtshoorn Regional Court on Wednesday following several […]

Prisoner involved in viral video serving life in jail for rape

An inmate and prison warder locked themselves in a room for some poking fun. And the intimate moment was caught on camera, with the video making waves on social media. The inmate is doing life for rape, robbery, housebreaking, attempted murder, and attempted rape. He was sentenced in 2008. According to a source, the woman […]

Northern Cape man sentenced to 15 years in jail for revenge murder

The Northern Cape High Court has sentenced Michael Monnapule Marema to 15 years imprisonment for the murder of George Monnapule Motheo. The murder was a revenge attack after Motheo killed Marema’s girlfriend in a car accident in 2016. Five years of the 15-year sentence was suspended by Acting Judge Amanda Venter. On the night of […]