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Paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi, who are facing culpable homicide and negligence charges in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy, have been served with arrest warrants.
A fourth suspect – allegedly part of a syndicate claiming to be prophets which swindled Northern Cape community members of approximately R1.4m – has been arrested, the South African Police Service's elite crime-fighting unit, the Hawks said this week.
A group of 30 women police officers handcuffed a father who had missed a Maintenance Court hearing and sang Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo (You strike a woman, you strike a rock) as they marched him out of his office.
Police have claimed victory in an ongoing court battle over guns involving underworld figure Ralph Stanfield. A Cape Times report notes the SCA has found in favour of the police by ruling their holding on to Stanfield’s seized firearms was justified.
Three men whose cattle were confiscated by police six years ago are suing the Minister of Safety & Security for R9.5m following the loss of 116 animals, says a report in The Witness.
Tongaat Hulett has put executives – including its former CEO Peter Staude, who was paid R176m in the decade to 2018 – in the firing line over an accounting scandal that threatened the collapse of the firm.
Constantia businessman Rob Packham, who is serving 22 years in jail for killing his wife Gill, has again approached the SCA after it dismissed his application for leave to appeal his conviction in October.
The oft-delayed trial of three former Aurora Empowerment Systems directors accused of polluting a key water source, will kick off with a pre-trial hearing on 25 February 2020 in the Springs Regional Court, reports Fin24.
The Asset Forfeiture Unit of the NPA has obtained a provisional High Court order to freeze the assets of the state capture-accused financial advisory company, Regiments Capital.
The EFF faction lobbying to remove deputy president Floyd Shivambu from the party’s executive have additional ammunition after he was served with a summons to appear in court on an assault charge.
Rob Packham – serving 22 years in jail for killing his wife Gill – has been unsuccessful in a bid to appeal his conviction in the SCA.
Media owner Iqbal Survé is alleged to have deliberately manipulated the share price of a company he had a significant stake in, apparently to avoid repaying a R4.3bn investment financed by government workers’ pensions.
SA’s first chain of cannabis shops selling THC products is facing collapse after its founder was raided and arrested by the Hawks, says a Saturday Star report.
A cellular network hacker was denied leave to appeal his conviction and three-year sentence at the SCA yesterday.
Electric shocks under running water, dog attacks, forcible restraint, beatings with batons and brutal assaults. In 2014, 20 inmates at Leeuwkop prison in Johannesburg claimed they were the victims of a surge of mass torture at the hands of prison officials and emergency security team members, notes a News24 report.