Mzansi demands Hulisani Ravele host this Year’s SAFTAs

Hulisani Ravele has been trending on Twitter because her legions of supporters are rallying for her to bag a major hosting gig. The media personality is not new to the presenting business because her rise to fame started off with her presenting on kiddies shows like YoTV back in the late 2000’s. With the industry […]

PRASA gets permanent CEO 5 years later

Following Cabinet’s approval, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced officially on Saturday Zolani Mathews as the new CEO of the embattled Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa.) Matthews replaces Thandeka Mabija, who was appointed as acting CEO late last year by the new Prasa board. “We inherited a broken organization from years of poor performance, […]

Ex-court sheriff sentenced to 38 years in jail for fraud

The Oudtshoorn regional court has sentenced former sheriff of the court Abraine Coericius to 38 years’ imprisonment for fraud and money laundering. In 2016, Coericius, 42, identified three vacant plots for the complainants to buy while he was a sheriff of the court. Coericius supplied the contracts and received deposits and purchase prices for plots […]

Palesa Madiba’s killer gets 31 years in prison

The Johannesburg High Court has sentenced Dumisani Mkhwanazi to a total of 43 years in prison for the murder of University of Johannesburg student Palesa Madiba in 2013, as well as other charges. Mkhwanazi was sentenced to 20 years for murder, three for theft, eight years for defeating the ends of justice, 10 years for […]

Man sentenced to 20 years for setting alight girlfriend

The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Mpho Thobane to 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Viwe Dalingozi, in 2018. Thobane was found guilty of premeditated murder and arson after dousing Dalingozi with petrol and setting her alight in her flat in Johannesburg in November 2018. The murder caused an uproar, with […]

Mpho Thobane sentenced to 20 years for girlfriend’s murder

The man who killed Viwe Dalingozi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Mpho Thobane doused his girlfriend in petrol and set her alight in 2018. He has been found guilty of murder. The man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire and killing her could walk free due to a lack of evidence […]

Former police officer sentenced to 16 years for kidnapping and drugs

A former police official attached to the Protection and Security Services (PSS) unit, Moleboheng Precious Mohasoa, aged 29, and her co-accused appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court yesterday, 22 February 2021, for sentencing on drug-related and kidnapping charges. They were sentenced to 15 years on a count of kidnapping and 12 months for drug dealing. […]

Former cop sentenced to 17 years for girlfriend’s murder

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has hailed the “harsh sentencing” of former constable Xichavo Makamu for the murder of his girlfriend, Napsadi Thobejane. Makamu who was stationed at Welbekend police station was sentenced to 17 years following his appearance in the Johannesburg high court on Tuesday, 23 February. Ipid national spokesperson Ndileka Cola said […]

Zondo: Jacob Zuma must spend 2 years in prison

Justice Raymond Zondo has asked the Constitutional Court to declare former president Jacob Zuma in contempt of court and to be sentenced to two years imprisonment. In papers filed urgently on Monday, Zondo asked the court to confirm Zuma’s refusal to honour a summons for him to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations […]

Cable thieves in Western Cape sentenced to 1 250 years in jail

Five thieves have been sentenced to an accumulative sentence of 1,250-years in the Western Cape on 19 February. National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla Sitole has welcomed the tough sentence. In total there were seven suspects, two passed away during the course of the trial, they all pleaded not guilty. They […]