Legal Articles and Guides
The K-word showed ultimate disrespect, a Randburg magistrate said yesterday when finding businessman Peter-Paul Ngwenya guilty of crimen injuria. TimesLIVE reports that Magistrate Pravina Raghoonandan said regardless of race, the K-word could not be accepted as part of a culture.
The Minister of Police has been ordered by the Constitutional Court to pay R300 000 in damages plus costs in a wrongful arrest case that dates back to 2012, notes News24.
In a matter that has spurred heated debate on the doctrine of common purpose in rape cases, two men convicted on eight counts of rape are looking to overturn their sentences and convictions in the Constitutional Court.
In the latest news of shenanigans seeping from VBS Mutual Bank saga, the Daily Maverick's Pauli van Wyk says former Public Investment Corporation (PIC) officials Ernest Nesane and Paul Magula were bribed to ‘look away and not raise issues’ while VBS was being robbed into insolvency and the PIC defrauded.
Coligny murderers Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte are set to appeal their convictions in the SCA, says a report on the IoL site.
SA businessman Tim Marsland (53) – accused of fleecing nearly R280m from the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund in a money-laundering scam which spanned the region – is facing extradition and nearly 500 years of imprisonment if found guilty, says a Sunday Times report.
Hout Bay crime-fighters have hired top criminal defence attorney William Booth to address shortcomings in the justice system that releases repeat offenders to terrorise the valley again, reports Weekend Argus.
Convicted wife killer Rob Packham has based his SCA application to appeal his conviction on the police’s ‘manifestly unjust’ national photo identification system, which he charges is ‘startling in its application’, says a report on The Citizen site.
The conviction of former crime boss Richard Mdluli after many years of legal delays was an important vindication of the rule of law, according to Freedom Under Law. TimesLIVE reports that the Freedom Under Law welcomed the conviction by the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) on Tuesday on counts of kidnapping, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and intimidation.
A motorist sentenced to a R4 000 fine or eight months in prison, suspended for three years on condition he wasn’t caught speeding again, is off the hook because the Kroonstad Magistrate’s Court convicted Nkosinathi Gama incorrectly for contravening section 59 of the National Road Traffic Act.
Solidarity is considering asking AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit, headed by Advocate Gerrie Nel, to mount a private prosecution of former Eskom boss Brian Molefe for fraud, according to Connie Mulder, of Solidarity's research institute.
The National Lottery Board is increasingly approaching the courts to declare illegal gambling proceeds forfeited to the state, Netwerk24 reports. In a recent case, the board applied to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to declare winnings of a relatively small amount (R3 658) forfeited.
Johannesburg's Mayor Herman Mashaba wants Parliament to intervene in what he claims is the NPA’s failure to prosecute the city's criminal cases.
More than R2m that was found inside a vehicle that was stopped at a roadblock in Colesberg in 2017, has been forfeited to the state.
The case of a man who allegedly presented himself as an orthodontist to apply for a loan has been moved to the Cape Town Regional Court, where he will appear on 4 September.