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The NPA was silent yesterday about AfriForum's claims that the prosecuting authority has applied for the extradition of Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe. A News24 report says the extradition is in connection with the alleged assault of model Gabriella Engels in Johannesburg in 2017.
Three appeal judges have ruled that the police have a duty to protect the public, and even suspected criminals deserve to be treated with dignity, notes a report in The Mercury. They confirmed the five-year effective prison sentences of five KZN police officials, who were involved in breaking the neck of a suspected robber during an interrogation.
Njabulo Ndlovu (36), who spent 14 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit and graduated with an LLB degree during that time, is unable to find work because his record still shows he is an ex-convict with a criminal record.
In a bid to reduce SA’s road death toll of 14 000 a year, the Department of Transport has brought in a new evidential breath alcohol testing machine, piloted in the Western Cape and launched in Pietermaritzburg last week.
A lawyer whose firm is at the centre of a Public Protector probe into the alleged monopolisation of lucrative litigation outsourced by the State Attorney’s Office, was roped in to assist in the prosecution of former President Jacob Zuma, notes a Times Select report.
KZN advocates became targets of cybercrime at the weekend with as many as 17 reporting that they had fallen victim to versions of SIM swap and phishing scams. Business Day says most were MTN clients and said they were at a loss as to how criminals obtained personal information, especially since the fraudsters appeared to know that they were advocates.
Former President Jacob Zuma is consulting his lawyers and will meet the Press Ombudsman over reports that he kept $30m (R422m) from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
AfriForum’s bid to prosecute National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise on animal cruelty charges moved a step closer on Friday when a witness agreed to provide a statement, notes TimesLIVE.
Business rescue practitioners of the formerly Gupta-owned Koornfontein mine are asking the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) for an urgent interdict to restrain furious members of NUM, according to Rapport. It notes Chris Monyela, one of the practitioners, says in his affidavit he was severely assaulted in his Pretoria office last Monday.
Former President Jacob Zuma will go into battle in May to avoid spending about a quarter of a century behind bars for alleged corruption without two of his leading criminal advocates.
Although former KPMG auditor Jacques Wessels has become the first individual to face any real sanction related to the Estina dairy farm saga, after the NPA provisionally withdrew charges against Gupta family members and business associates in November last year – he has been barred from acting as an auditor – criminal charges may yet flow from the incident.
Former ANC leader Zolani Xego (48) – arrested by the Hawks in December 2018 – is suing the Minister of Police for R400k. A Daily Dispatch report says Xego was being sought by the Hawks apparently for missing a deadline to hand himself over.
The woman who was caught on camera allegedly assaulting minors at a creche in Carletonville, Gauteng, is expected to next appear at Oberholzer Magistrate’s Court on 7 May. According to a News24 report, the woman (40) was arrested on 26 March 2019 and charged with the assault of a minor, according to Brigadier Mathapelo Peters.
Nelson Mandela Bay ANC councillor Andile Lungisa's appeal against his conviction and effective two-year jail sentence has been dismissed in the Eastern Cape High Court (Makhanda). Lungisa was convicted of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after he smashed a glass water jug over the head of DA councillor Rano Kayser during a heated council meeting in October 2016.
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) heard arguments last week from various parties with a vested interest in former apartheid police officer Joao Rodrigues’ request for a permanent stay of prosecution for the 1971 murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol.