ARTICLES RELATING TO COURTS

Makana dissolution: Govt considers appealing landmark judgment

2020-01-16 14:45

Citizen organisations have called on the government to accept and act on this week's judgment ordering that Makana's Council be dissolved and the municipality be put under administration.

Judge recuses himself from urgent application for suspension of liquidation order against Tumi Mokwena's law firm

2020-01-15 15:41

The urgent application by Polokwane lawyer Tumi Mokwena for the suspension of a liquidation order against his law firm, is removed from the Limpopo High Court roll after judge recuses himself.

'Mama Gumede is an honest person' - support grows for former eThekwini mayor ahead of her court appearance

2020-01-15 05:50

Supporters of embattled former eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede, hope that the case against her will be kicked out, maintaining their belief that the tender corruption case is politically motivated.

Father appears in court after Swellendam toddler stabbed to death in fight with mom

2020-01-14 13:25

A 33-year-old man has appeared in the Swellendam Magistrate's Court after he allegedly stabbed his 16-month-old daughter to death during a fight with the mother of his child in Buffeljagsrivier near Swellendam.

Prominent Polokwane lawyer fights to save firm, applies for suspension of liquidation order

2020-01-13 05:34

Prominent Polokwane lawyer Tumi Mokwena has lodged an urgent application in the Limpopo High Court for the suspension of a liquidation order against his law firm, TMC Incorporated.

Smiling convict threatens mother of child he is accused of killing

2020-01-10 16:06

Convicted killer George Shapo is in court for a third appearance in connection with the murder of six-year-old Mbali Mkhize in Gauteng last month.

Eight suspects in 'cash-in-transit plot' appear in court

2020-01-09 20:22

Eight suspects involved in an alleged plot to commit an armed robbery in the George area appear in the Thembalethu Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Brother of KZN family massacre accused: 'If my brother is guilty, he must be convicted'

2020-01-09 17:52

The brother of the prime suspect in a KwaZulu-Natal family massacre says if the accused is guilty, he should be jailed.

Vanderbijlpark teacher and co-accused await trial date in case of 6-year-old girl's kidnapping

2020-01-09 13:36

The four people accused of kidnapping a 6-year-old Vanderbijlpark girl will have to wait a little longer to know when they will be tried.

Mkhwebane 'driven by reckless determination to malign' Ramaphosa, say lawyers - report

2020-01-08 18:43

Lawyers acting for President Cyril Ramaphosa in his legal battle against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane say she is driven by a "reckless determination to malign" him, Business Day reports.

 

Sanef slams police 'harassment' of journalists at former Durban mayor Zandile Gumede's court appearance

2020-01-16 13:03

The South African National Editors' Forum has condemned an incident where a SAPS official allegedly barred journalists from using electronic devices, including laptops and cameras, inside the Durban Commercial Crimes Court during the appearance of former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede.

Two men jailed for armed cigarette robberies in East London

2020-01-15 15:18

Two East London men have been found guilty and sent to prison for six armed robberies targeting British American Tobacco delivery vehicles between August 2013 and April 2014

'Serious rot at core' of Mkhwebane's office - former Public Protector COO

2020-01-14 21:08

Former Public Protector Chief Operating Officer Basani Baloyi says in court papers there is a "crisis" at the Office of the Public Protector.

'Pig! You are evil!' - angry outbursts as parolee appears in rape, murder of Michaela Williams

2020-01-13 17:37

Angry family and friends hear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court that the man accused of the rape and murder of 12-year-old Michaela Williams in Cape Town was on parole after serving time for an attack on another child.

WATCH | Methodist church refugees celebrate release of their leader, Jean-Pierre Balous

2020-01-11 14:32

Refugees living at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town are celebrating the return of their leader, Jean-Pierre Balous, after he was granted R2 000 bail.

'We had no idea he couldn't walk', claims shop owner who refused access to child in wheelchair

2020-01-10 07:51

Mitchells Plain shop owner claims he didn't know a child couldn't walk when they refused him access to the superette. But the child’s mom hits back in Equality Court papers, writes GroundUp.

Vicki Momberg sues SAPS, justice ministers, NDPP for R8.5m for 'unlawful arrest'

2020-01-09 17:57

Convicted racist Vicki Momberg sues SAPS, justice ministers, provincial and national police commissioners as well as the National Director of Public Prosecutions for R8.5m, her lawyer confirms.

Boksburg pastor in court for allegedly raping four-year-old

2020-01-09 17:04

A Boksburg pastor appears in local magistrate's court for allegedly raping a four-year-old.

Robbery-accused refugee leader granted bail in Cape Town court

2020-01-09 13:20

Refugee leader Papi Sukami has been granted bail in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court after his arrest on two robbery charges during a prolonged impasse over relocation to another country.

North West man in court for rape, murder of 15-year-old girl

2020-01-07 11:43

A 40-year-old North West man is expected to appear again in the Bofokeng Magistrate's Court in Rustenburg for allegedly kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl.

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