Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko has welcomed the "hefty" jail sentence handed to child rapist and "heartless paedophile" Nicholas Ninow in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
A Limpopo man, who was arrested for allegedly murdering and raping a two-year-old boy as well as raping a Grade R pupil, has been charged with a second murder after his seven-year-old victim died of her injuries in hospital this week.
Thirteen months after she was raped by Nicholas Ninow, the now eight-year-old victim still has nightmares about him, scared that he will attack her in her room, like he did in the Dros restaurant bathroom.
After a week-long trial in September, Judge Mokhine Mosopa found Nicholas Ninow guilty of rape, the possession of an illegal substance and defeating the ends of justice.
A 35-year-old suspect has been arrested for allegedly raping a Grade R pupil in Limpopo who later succumbed to her injuries in hospital.
Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow's grandmother, who raised him, has pleaded with the court to recognise he is not only the so-called Dros rapist, but that he also has a good side.
Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow has shirked responsibility for his actions, arguing that if he had been sober he would have never have raped a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant.
The victims of convicted rapist and former tennis star Bob Hewitt will be given an opportunity to make representations to have his release on parole overturned.
A Moorreesburg pastor has been released after charges of sexually molesting and raping a four-year-old girl were provisionally withdrawn.
A Port Elizabeth mother accused of cutting off the penis of a man she suspected of her daughter's rape and murder has been released on bail after a fundraising effort by a children's organisation, which refused to see her and her seven-month-old son spend another night behind bars.
Malawi police on Thursday announced the launch of an inquiry into allegations by rights groups that its officers raped and tortured women during demonstrations over presidential election results.
Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life in jail in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
An off-duty policeman who attempted to rape a woman who bit his fingers off while fighting back has been sentenced to six years in jail.
Taking the stand to testify in mitigation of sentence in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Ninow told the court that since his arrest, he is still using drugs despite being incarcerated.
The trial of a 29-year-old man, who is facing 62 counts relating to various charges that include 19 counts of rape and the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl, was postponed after the interpreter fell ill.
Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow has testified in mitigation of sentence following a week-long trial where Judge Mokhine Mosopa found him guilty of rape, possession of an illegal substance and defeating the ends of justice.
Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow is expected to take the stand, when he testifies in mitigation of sentence.
Lobby group Not in My Name has called out political leaders for not being "on the ground" at a court case where a 26-year-old man has been accused of raping his neighbour's six-year-old daughter in Mamelodi.
An alleged child rapist and murderer has appeared briefly in the Groblersdal Magistrate's Court after being on the run since December 2018.
A 33-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 21-year-old student while she was passed out after she was seemingly drugged.
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