Ramaphosa launches Sexual Offences Court: 'Women and children don't feel safe on SA's streets'

2019-03-28 16:33

South Africa has launched its 84th Sexual Offences Court at the Booysens Magistrate's Court where President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the declaration against gender-based violence and femicide.

Dlamini wants legislation overhaul to address domestic violence

2019-03-16 07:22

Minister in the Presidency for Women Bathabile Dlamini wants an overhaul of criminal justice legislation that could lead to domestic violence being categorised as a separate crime category.

Rohde to file for leave to appeal conviction for wife's murder

2019-03-12 11:34

Jason Rohde is applying for leave to appeal his murder conviction and 20-year sentence for the murder of his wife Susan and for staging her suicide, his advocate says.

A teenage witness and a gun at large – Court rules it is correct to keep Cape Town murder accused in custody

2019-03-01 16:22

With Wayne Lawrence's 16-year-old daughter a key witness in the case against him, and one of his guns still at large, the High Court has ruled that it was correct for a lower court to refuse him bail.

Limpopo businessman kills girlfriend, turns gun on himself - police

2019-01-09 12:17

A Limpopo businessman shot and killed his girlfriend while embroiled in a suspected lovers' quarrel before he turned the gun on himself, police have said.

Omotoso Trial: 'I'm not threatening you' - lawyer tells judge as he prepares to go to SCA

2018-10-25 22:31

The trial of rape-accused Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso is expected to be brought to a halt while the defence approaches the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein in a bid to have the trial judge removed.

Omotoso rape trial: 'We continue to support the man of God', says church

2018-10-25 09:18

Rape accused Timothy Omotoso's church, Jesus Dominion International, will 'continue to stand with and support the man of God', it says.

Omotoso trial: Cheryl Zondi's cross-examination 'brutally inhumane' - Dlamini, Memela

2018-10-18 12:15

A minister and an MP, who are responsible for women's issues, have expressed outrage at the "brutally inhumane and unnecessary style of cross-examination by advocate Peter Daubermann" in the rape trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso.

KZN man accused of raping stepdaughter 900 times to appear in court

2018-10-16 05:12

The 43-year-old man accused of raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter at least 900 times is expected to appear in the Verulam Magistrate's Court.

Hlumelo Biko assault trial to go ahead after mediation cancelled

2018-10-12 13:47

The trial of Hlumelo Biko for alleged assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to his wife will go ahead, almost a year after the complaint was laid.


He got out, shot her twice and drove off - eyewitness's dramatic account of Fourways shooting

2019-03-19 12:33

An eyewitness has given News24 a dramatic account of the shooting outside Life Fourways Hospital in which a woman was shot twice.

SA human rights lawyer to receive French award for work on gender-based violence

2019-03-14 14:37

South African human rights lawyer Bonita Mayersfeld will be appointed a Knight of the National Order of Merit by France for her work addressing gender-based violence.

#Mampintsha : 'If an alleged abuser opens a false counter case, he can be prosecuted for defeating the ends of justice' - lawyer

2019-03-06 05:22

Experts say if an alleged abuser opens a false counter assault case against his victim, he or she may be prosecuted for defeating the ends of justice.

Pastor convicted on 2 rape counts, remanded in custody

2019-02-15 13:37

The sentencing of a Limpopo pastor who was convicted of raping two teenage girls will now only take place next month.

WATCH: Omotoso rape trial postponed to December 10

The trial of rape-accused Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso is expected to continue in the Eastern Cape High Court.

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OVERVIEW: State says application for recusal of judge 'a ploy to delay proceedings' in Omotoso trial

2018-10-25 14:00

Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso’s legal team has brought an application for leave to appeal Judge Mandela Makaula’s refusal to recuse himself from the matter in the Port Elizabeth High Court.

OVERVIEW: Judge in Omotoso trial dismisses defence application to recuse himself

2018-10-22 09:49

The rape trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso has resumed in the Eastern Cape High Court.

OVERVIEW: 'It's about justice, leave everything to us' - Judge tells Zondi ahead of postponement in Omotoso trial

2018-10-17 10:07

Cheryl Zondi, the first witness in trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso, takes the stand for the third day in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth. WARNING: Some testimony might have content of a sexual nature.

'Guilty, not guilty, guilty' - 'confused' rape accused disrupts court

2018-10-12 17:17

Court proceedings involving one of the taxi drivers accused of kidnapping and raping several women took a dramatic twist when he kept changing his pleas.

Bodies of 2 kids found blindfolded in shallow grave identified as missing brother and sister

2018-10-10 13:57

The bodies of two children found in a veld in Soweto have been identified as a missing brother and sister.

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