There’s no doubt he knows what the biggest threats to the turnaround efforts are, but remains captured by party dogma, writes Pieter du Toit.
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The two men accused of murdering Cape Town student Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris Lategan demand proof that they are linked to the murders, otherwise they will institute civil action, court hears.
It's been almost 20 years since Jesse Hess's father last saw his ex-wife's cousin, David van Boven. On Wednesday, he saw the man who once called him "Uncle Lance", appearing in the dock for his daughter's murder.
Jesse Hess was afraid of the relative who has since been identified as a person of interest in her murder, her paternal family has revealed.
The person of interest wanted in connection with the murder of Jesse Hess and her grandfather has been arrested for the rape of another Cape Town teenager.
When Sandy Hess tucked into her slice of chocolate cake on her niece Jesse’s 19th birthday, the treat was bittersweet. Usually, she would be forced to settle for vanilla, Jesse’s favourite.
A video of a larger-than-life Jesse Hess, dancing and sliding down the aisle of the Church of the Nazarene as she lip syncs to a song, reduced mourners to tears during the funeral service of the Cape Town student who spent 90% of her free time in the congregation.
Theology student Jesse Hess dreamed of becoming famous one day, but her name reached the headlines because of someone else's undoing of her, a senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) said at her memorial.
From ongoing attacks on women and children, to the apparent targeting of foreign nationals and the deployment of the army to the Cape Flats – violence grabbed the major headlines in South Africa in 2019.
Jeers rang out in the Bellville Magistrate's Court as a shackled David van Boven was escorted into the dock along with an accomplice for the murder of Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris Lategan, three months after they were found dead in their home.
A relative and person of interest in the double murder of Jesse Hess and her grandfather, Chris Lategan has made an appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court for the alleged rape of a Hanover Park teenager.
A relative has been identified as a person of interest in the murder of Capetonian Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris, the former University of the Western Cape student’s family has confirmed.
'So here we are today to claim ourselves, to claim our bodies,' writes Krog in the wake of a South Africa's week of horror.
The university says this will allow the campus community to reflect and heal as they continue to mourn the death of first-year-student Uyinene Mrwetyana.
Nineteen-year-old Jesse Hess was excited about winning a competition on a radio show, because she could spoil her grandparents and aunt who took her in. Hours later, she and her grandfather were found murdered in their Parow home.
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