A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
This follows an application for leave to appeal the judgment and sentencing of Diego Novella being denied by the Western Cape High Court.
While Gabriela Kabrins Alban was murdered in Camps Bay three years ago, her family made sure her voice was heard during her killer's sentencing, the Western Cape High Court noted.
The murder of US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban in Cape Town three years ago will forever haunt her loved ones, the Western Cape High Court has heard.
The man accused of murdering his US girlfriend, Gabriela Kabrins Alban, in a Camps Bay hotel room has been found guilty in the Western Cape High Court.
The Western Cape High Court has heard that Diego Novella is suffering from derealisation (feeling that surroundings are unreal) and depersonalisation (feeling numb, detached or unreal).
Guatemalan murder-accused Diego Novella has been declared a suicide risk after being rushed to the district surgeon soon after he revealed that he had lied in court when testifying on how his girlfriend Gabriela Kabrins Albans died.
It has been an emotional day in the Western Cape High Court as Diego Novella addressed the parents of the slain Gabriela Kabrins Alban.
The man tasked with taking hair, blood and saliva samples from Guatemalan murder accused Diego Novella, wept as he told the Western Cape High Court that a “broken” system hampered his efforts to do his work.
An interview with Guatemalan Diego Novella, shortly after his girlfriend was murdered, has come under scrutiny as the Western Cape High Court tasked itself with deciding whether it could be admitted as evidence.
The family of slain American citizen Gabriela Kabrins Alban returned to court to hear more details in her murder trial, only to find it would not go ahead until next week.
The lawyer for Guatemalan killer Diego Novella has received a tongue lashing as he submitted an application for permission to appeal his client's conviction and sentence for the murder of US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban.
Guatemalan citizen Diego Novella has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for killing his US girlfriend, Gabriela Kabrins Alban, at a Camps Bay hotel in July 2015.
A clinical psychologist who interviewed convicted killer Diego Novella believes that he poses a low re-offending risk, subject to managing his substance use and attending therapy.
Throughout the duration of the trial, Novella has displayed troubling behaviour and he was declared a suicide risk after he suffered a panic attack.
Final argument over whether Gautamalan national Diego Novella murdered his American girlfriend Gabriela Kabrins Alban while on holiday in Camps Bay has stalled again so that he can go for two different psychiatric consultations.
The Guatemalan man accused of murdering US sales executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban in Cape Town, has claimed in the Western Cape High Court that he was every bit the supportive boyfriend.
Guatemalan Diego Novella has told the Western Cape High Court that his slain former girlfriend Gabriela Kabrins Alban assaulted him twice before they travelled to South Africa.
From the PS chocolate bar left on her thigh, to the word written on her body - the scene where US marketing specialist Gabriella Kabrins Alban lay dead in a Camp's Bay Hotel was one of the strangest ever encountered by police, the Western Cape High Court has heard.
Forensic toxicology tests did not detect any commonly abused drugs in the body of murdered marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban.
Slain US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban was a different person after an extended period of illness and sometimes hit her then-partner Diego Novella, the Western Cape High Court has heard.
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