Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Foul play has been ruled out as the cause of the fire at a Belhar property believed to be associated with taxi boss Colin Booysen.
Taxi boss Colin Booysen allegedly issued a death threat, using Numbers Gang colloquialisms, to a witness who was expected to testify against him and his bodyguards in a murder case, the Bellville Magistrate's Court has heard.
Taxi entrepreneur Colin Booysen's legal woes have become more tangled following a night in a Cape Town jail after he handed himself over when he heard that he was being sought by police, says his lawyer.
An arrest warrant has been issued for underworld figure Colin Booysen, the Cape Town Regional Court heard as he appeared in court for a separate trial.
Murder accused Colin Booysen has been granted bail of R10 000 in the Bellville Magistrate's Court.
Cape Town taxi fleet owner Colin Booysen is furious that he and his two bodyguards have been arrested for the fatal shooting of a man during an argument in Belhar and are being kept in custody.
Legal representatives for suspected underworld figures Nafiz Modack and Colin Booysen say they are concerned that their clients' safety is being put in jeopardy by police who leave them exposed.
A house in Belhar, Cape Town, was engulfed by flames on Saturday afternoon.
Taxi boss Colin Booysen has appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court - this time for allegedly intimidating a witness.
A convoy of police vehicles has ferried underworld figure Colin Booysen from the Cape Town Regional Court into police custody through a side entrance, for breaching his bail conditions in another matter.
In the wake of advocate Pete Mihalik's murder, no photographs of the legal practitioners representing four alleged underworld figures on trial for extortion may be taken, the Cape Town Regional Court has ruled.
A man who was allegedly killed by Colin Booysen, the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome "Donkie" Booysen, and his bodyguards, was shot from behind while he was running away, the Bellville Magistrate's Court has heard.
Colin Booysen, brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen, will become a target at Pollsmoor prison if he is sent there, the Bellville Magistrate's Court has heard.
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