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Rohde murder trial: State questions impartiality of defence pathologist's report

2017-10-16 14:14

A post-mortem report, completed at the request of murder accused Jason Rohde a week after his wife's death, omitted key evidence which could cast doubt over its "impartiality", the Western Cape High Court has heard.

ANC left with egg on the face – UDM on SCA judgment on 'spy tapes'

2017-10-13 12:28

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says he is not surprised by the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to dismiss the appeal brought by President Jacob Zuma and the NPA, in relation to the reinstatement of corruption charges against the president.

SCA to rule on Zuma 'spy tapes' saga

2017-10-13 05:21

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will hand down judgment in an appeal by President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority in the 'spy tapes' saga.

Arno Lamoer corruption probe diary stolen from investigating officer

2017-10-12 22:11

The investigation diary containing vital details of the corruption case against former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer was stolen from the investigating officer, the High Court has heard.

AS IT HAPPENED: Second autopsy inconsistent with initial post mortem report, court hears in Rohde trial

2017-10-12 10:13

During the trial of murder-accused Jason Rohde, forensic pathologist Dr Akmal Coetzee-Khan has told the Western Cape High Court that the second autospy findings by Dr Reggie Perumal comes across as "misleading, subjective" and "make no sense".

Over 200 photos need to be sequenced in Jason Rohde's murder trial

2017-10-11 13:34

Over 200 photographs that will be used during the testimony of a forensic pathologist need to be sequenced before the murder trial of property mogul Jason Rohde can continue, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Judge inspects Spier hotel room where Susan Rohde’s body was found

2017-10-09 17:57

Western Cape High Court judge, murder-accused Jason Rohde and others have walked through the Spier Wine Farm to see where he allegedly killed his wife Susan.

Durban Point developer sues water sports clubs for millions in damages

2017-10-06 20:32

The Durban Point Development Company (DPDC), which has gone to court to evict two water sports clubs accusing them of standing in the way of a R35bn upgrade, has turned up the legal heat and issued a summons for "special" damages of more than R12m.

Rameez Patel killed wife with cricket bat, court hears

2017-10-04 22:40

Prominent Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel killed his wife with a cricket bat before strangling her, the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane has heard.

Wardle's new bail application postponed

2017-10-04 11:41

The second bail application of Brenda Wardle, who rose to international fame as a legal expert in the Oscar Pistorius case, has been postponed in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court, as she was not ready to proceed.

 

Zuma must appear in court before ANC elective conference - DA

2017-10-13 14:01

President Jacob Zuma must appear in court to face corruption charges before the ANC holds its elective conference in December, the DA has said.

We will 'interrogate' SCA spy tapes ruling - NPA

2017-10-13 11:51

The National Prosecuting Authority has said it will consider and 'interrogate' the judgment delivered by the Supreme Court of Appeal in President Jacob Zuma's 'spy tapes' saga.

Limpopo doctor allegedly rapes girl, 17, in his surgery

2017-10-12 23:07

A 52-year-old doctor who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl in his surgery has appeared in the Nkowankowa Magistrate's Court on a charge of rape, say police.

Patel's girlfriend knew he planned to kill his mother, court hears

2017-10-12 21:30

The Polokwane Magistrate's Court has heard that Rameez Patel's girlfriend knew that he was planning to kill his mother.

Widow unlawfully arrested and sexually harassed by police

2017-10-11 14:03

A judge has ruled that the police ministry is liable to compensate a 42-year-old recently-widowed mother for her unlawful arrest, detention and "intolerable treatment" at the hands of officers at two Durban police stations.

Memories, opinions of Rohde’s colleague 'cannot be relied upon' - defence

2017-10-10 20:17

The testimony of the man who tried to resuscitate the wife of Jason Rohde cannot be relied upon because he failed to see what was in front of him and his memory had faded, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

#LionMama: 'Anyone would have done the same for their daughter'

2017-10-09 17:20

The Eastern Cape woman accused of stabbing a man to death and injuring two others after finding them allegedly raping her 27-year-old daughter, says she would not do anything differently if placed in the same situation again.

'Cheating' Patel was planning to divorce wife, court hears

2017-10-05 19:45

Prominent Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel was planning to divorce his deceased wife Fatima eight months before she was killed, the Limpopo High Court has heard.

Traditional healer who chopped woman's head to pieces sentenced to life

2017-10-04 19:34

A KwaZulu-Natal traditional healer who 'influenced' four teenagers to procure a white, coloured or Indian woman's head for him has been sentenced to life in prison.

Patel murder trial marred by 3 missing key State witnesses

2017-10-03 19:25

The trial against Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel has been marred by three key State witnesses who are all allegedly out of the country.

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