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'Justice has been done' - govt. reacts to Luyanda Botha's 3 life terms for rape, murder

2019-11-15 21:41

The South African government says while the three life sentences handed to rapist and murderer Luyanda Both for the senseless killing of Uyinene Mrwetyana won’t bring the budding University of Cape Town (UCT) student, they hope it brings solace in that justice has been served.

Foreign nationals preparing to leave Methodist Church refuge in Cape Town

2019-11-15 20:13

The foreign nationals sheltering in Cape Town's Central Methodist Church are preparing to leave and walk to the nearest country that will have them.

Family to officially launch Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation, with special message from Meghan Markle expected

2019-11-15 17:12

The family of slain 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana will launch a foundation in her name at the end of the month, they announced after her rapist and killer, Luyanda Botha, was sentenced to life.

Uyinene Mrwetyana's family shares grief after her killer is sentenced to life: 'We don't have any sympathy for him'

2019-11-15 13:09

The family of slain student Uyinene Mrwetyana has welcomed the three life terms handed down to her rapist and killer Luyanda Botha, saying they did not believe his confession meant he was remorseful.

Luyanda Botha handed 3 life terms for raping, killing Uyinene Mrwetyana

2019-11-15 10:36

Former post office worker Luyanda Botha will serve life in prison for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana, in terms of a plea and sentencing agreement heard in the Western Cape High Court.

England CWC winner joins Paarl Rocks

2019-11-15 09:26

England World Cup winner James Vince has joined the Paarl Rocks in time for their second Mzansi Super League game on Friday against the Durban Heat.

DA loses support in Western Cape by-elections, cedes ward to ANC in Matzikama

2019-11-14 16:05

The DA has lost a ward and retained two in Western Cape by-elections, but dropped significant votes in those two wards.

Cape Town cop's 81-year-old mother found her son's bullet-ridden body in driveway - family

2019-11-14 14:13

Career policeman André Kay’s 81-year-old mother heard 10 shots being fired outside their Bishop Lavis home. When she went to investigate, she came across her son’s bullet-ridden body in their driveway.

Senior Cape Town cop shot dead in driveway

2019-11-14 10:12

A senior Cape Town police officer has been shot dead outside his home in Bishop Lavis.

WATCH | This reader saw the Bugatti convoy in Cape Town and lost his marbles

2019-11-14 05:00

'It's mind blowing that there are only 20 of these in the world and I was seeing one of them in the flesh', writes Wheels24 reader Mthuthuzeli Mpiti when he saw six Bugatti's in Cape Town.

 

WATCH | Luyanda Botha pleads guilty to the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana

2019-11-15 21:21

Former South Africa Post Office worker Luyanda Botha was handed three life sentences for the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana in the Western Cape High Court. Watch as Botha pleads guilty here.

WATCH | Luyanda Botha handed three life sentences

2019-11-15 19:36

Luyanda Botha has received three life sentences for the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

Man allegedly linked to Jesse Hess, grandfather's murders was out on parole

2019-11-15 14:02

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.

Hit, pulled and bottles flung: Interfaith delegation 'attacked' at Cape Town church while trying to mediate for refugees

2019-11-15 11:05

An interfaith delegation trying to help mediate for a group of refugees and asylum seekers has allegedly been attacked in the Cape Town church in which hundreds have sought shelter.

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WATCH | Luyanda Botha pleads guilty, sentenced to life for Uyinene Mrwetyana rape, murder

The prosecution will be relying on the testimony of 16 State witnesses in its bid to prove its case against Luyanda Botha for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana. Watch Friday's proceedings, live from the Cape Town High Court here.

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Nelson Mandela Bay's mayor like Pablo Escobar, DA MP tells National Assembly

2019-11-14 20:30

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani was likened to infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar by the DA in a debate about violent crime in the National Assembly.

SA can't force refugees on other countries, says Home Affairs dept

2019-11-14 15:58

South Africa cannot force any country to take refugees or asylym seekers, says the deputy minister of home affairs.

Job ad offering 'free' fishing holiday to woman who will 'cook and clean' was a 'massive prank'

2019-11-14 11:10

A Clanwilliam man has been inundated with calls from hopefuls after a friend placed a fake newspaper ad offering a "free" fishing holiday in Henties Bay to any woman prepared to do the cooking and cleaning.

Wiese will play Super Rugby in 2020 - Stormers coach

2019-11-14 10:00

Utility forward Cobus Wiese will run out for the Stormers in the 2020 Super Rugby competition - and not for English club Saracens.

As Proteas seek recovery, Linde putting hand up

2019-11-13 20:26

George Linde is emerging as an option for the Proteas across all three formats. Lloyd Burnard reports.

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