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Zuma appeal doomed, say prosecutors

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
Prosecutors in Jacob Zuma’s corruption case have criticised the former President’s bid to appeal against last week’s ruling dismissing his attempt to have charges against him dropped permanently, saying an appeal is doomed to fail.

Zuma wife plans to sue over poisoning allegations

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, accused of being involved in a plot to poison her estranged husband, former President Jacob Zuma, is planning to sue the NPA and the Hawks for malicious prosecution.

Appeal likely in Zuma corruption case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
The NPA says it is ready to proceed with the corruption trial of former President Jacob Zuma, but he is likely to seek to appeal against the dismissal of his permanent stay of prosecution, partly because he apparently cannot afford to go on trial, says a Business Day report.

Move to have arms trafficker's visa cancelled

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre has filed an application requesting the Western Cape High Court to cancel the visa of convicted arms trafficker and war criminal Guus Kouwenhoven, says a TimesLIVE report.

Fees Must Fall activist denied leave to appeal and bail

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe's application for leave to appeal his conviction and to be granted bail has been dismissed in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court, says a News24 report.

Zuma trapped in a Stalingrad straight-jacket

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 14 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
It's been a long time coming, but three KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) judges have finally given former President Jacob Zuma what he once claimed was all he wanted – his day in court – when on Friday they dismissed his claims that his corruption prosecution was so deeply politically tainted it should be abandoned, notes Legalbrief.

US freeze on Guptas will have international bite

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 14 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Sanctions imposed against the Gupta family and their business associate Salim Essa mean that the family will have a lot more difficulty doing business in the US and around the world.

Another report links EFF to VBS looting

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 14 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
In the latest report linking the EFF to the looting of VBS Mutual Bank, the Sunday Times claims a ‘fraudulent’ application for a home loan with the bank has cast light on what it says appears to be a slush fund to channel money to the party or its leader, Julius Malema.

Prosecute municipal officials in VBS fraud

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 14 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Parliament has decried the lack of clear and substantial action against senior municipal officials who oversaw the illegal investment of municipal funds in the now defunct VBS Mutual Bank.

Victims to get their say on Hewitt parole

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 14 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
The victims of rapist and former tennis star Bob Hewitt will be given an opportunity to make representations to have his release on parole overturned. According to Tania Koen, the lawyer who represented two of the three survivors, a date has been set for 21 October.

US move to target Guptas welcomed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 11 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
South African authorities have been urged to deal with the Gupta family following yesterday’s US move to blacklist the controversial brothers with close links to former President Jacob Zuma.

Army intervention in Cape Flats violence bears fruit

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 11 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Thirteen weeks have passed since soldiers arrived in the gang-ridden crime hotspots of the Cape Flats – and, after the operation was initially criticised for being ineffective, the number of murders in the area has now steadily dropped.

Judgment on stay of Zuma prosecution tomorrow

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 10 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Former President Jacob Zuma will know tomorrow morning if his application for a permanent stay of prosecution has been successful.

Malema firearm prosecution imminent

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 10 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
AfriForum says it has been informed by ‘reliable sources’ within the NPA that EFF leader Julius Malema will ‘shortly’ be prosecuted for allegedly discharging a firearm into the air during the party’s fifth birthday celebration last year.

Duduzane Zuma planning to sue the state

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
Fresh from stating his side of the story before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Duduzane Zuma is taking on the state for allegedly malicious prosecutions, according to a report on the IoL site.

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