Artist Zwelethu Mthethwa gets 18 years in jail for brutally kicking sex worker to death

2017-06-07 11:49

Artist Zwelethu Mthethwa has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for killing sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo.

Convicted artist Zwelethu Mthethwa turned into a monster, court hears

2017-05-24 23:01

Convicted artist Zwelethu Mthethwa turned into a raging, out of control monster, probably as a result of a booze-fuelled blackout, the Western Cape High Court has heard during pre-sentencing.

Convicted killer artist wants bail to sort life out before sentencing

2017-03-29 14:25

Convicted killer and artist Zwelethu Mthethwa has cited a young daughter in England and a gluten allergy as among the reasons he should be granted bail ahead of his sentencing.

Acclaimed artist found guilty of killing sex worker

2017-03-16 12:48

Acclaimed artist Zwelethu Mthethwa has been found guilty of killing sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo in Cape Town.

Judge questions whether murder-accused artist should have testified

2016-12-14 20:11

As acclaimed artist Zwelethu Mthethwa’s murder trial drew to a close in the Western Cape High Court, questions were raised about his decision not to testify.

Alcohol could be behind murder-accused artist's lack of recall - psychiatrist

2016-12-05 21:12

Artist Zwelethu Mthethwa’s failure to recall events from the night sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo was murdered is not as a result of memory loss or pathology, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Murder accused artists' case re-opened after evidence about his alcohol consumption surfaces

2016-11-28 14:09

Artist and murder accused Zwelethu Mthethwa has been granted leave to have his case reopened in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town.

Mthethwa case back in court

2016-02-04 05:36

Internationally acclaimed artist Zwelethu Mthethwa, who is accused of allegedly kicking a sex worker to death, is due back in court.

SA artist Zwelethu Mthethwa back in court later this week

2015-06-15 20:14

Internationally acclaimed artist Zwelethu Mthethwa will return to court later this week. Meanwhile, the mother of his alleged victim says her daughter was a happy person and didn't deserve to die in the way she did.

Court will see CCTV footage in renowned artist's trial

2015-06-15 11:52

A court will need to scrutinise video footage which the State alleges shows renowned artist Zwelethu Mthethwa kicking and stomping a sex worker to death, the Western Cape High Court has ruled.


Court 'mustn’t feel sorry' for killer and artist Zwelethu Mthethwa - Prosecutor

2017-05-29 23:02

The director of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) Sally Shackleton has described the proposed non-prison sentence for Zwelethu Mthethwa as an “appalling suggestion”.

Convicted artist Zwelethu Mthethwa denied bail

2017-03-31 13:45

Convicted killer Zwelethu Mthethwa has been denied bail following his application for release ahead of his sentencing.

Technology as 'silent witness' sunk killer artist Mthethwa

2017-03-16 16:55

CCTV cameras and vehicle tracking systems have been lauded as crucial direct evidence that has secured a murder conviction against acclaimed artist Zwelethu Mthethwa.

Judgment expected in Zwelethu Mthethwa murder trial

2017-03-16 09:03

The Western Cape High Court is expected to deliver a judgment in the matter involving acclaimed artist Zwelethu Mthethwa who is accused of killing sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo in 2013.

Murder-accused artist was often driven home after boozy night - witness

2016-12-12 21:47

Murder-accused artist Zwelethu Mthethwa's lawyer on Monday tried to show that he had a pattern of being driven home in his car after a night of heavy drinking at upmarket clubs.

Murder-accused artist Zwelethu Mthethwa's work at Iziko sparks heated debate

2016-12-02 13:09

The inclusion of the work of artist Zwelethu Mthethwa at the Iziko National Gallery has sparked outrage from the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce. Mthethwa is on trial for the murder of a sex worker.

Unique Porsche rims led to acclaimed artist's arrest

2016-03-07 14:30

The unique rims on a black Porsche owned by acclaimed artist Zwelethu Mthethwa led to the identification of his car and his subsequent arrest, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Mthethwa murder trial set to continue

2015-06-17 06:00

Acclaimed artist Zwelethu Mthethwa will return to court where his lawyer will continue to argue the CCTV system that captured his alleged victim’s murder is unreliable and the footage not authentic.

Witness defends CCTV system during artist's trial

2015-06-15 16:25

A man who installed CCTV equipment that allegedly captured artist Zwelethu Mthethwa killing a sex worker, is trying to convince the Western Cape High Court that the system can not easily be tampered with.

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