Category Archives: Criminal Law

Police

Malawian National bust for human trafficking

PRETORIA – A sting operation comprising members of the Hawks, Crime Intelligence and the Department of Home Affairs has led to the arrest of a Malawian national for human trafficking in Johannesburg on Thursday. The 38-year-old man told undercover police that he was selling four males and one female aged between 41 and 39 years for R500 per person. A transaction was made with police buying the five Malawian nationals for R2000. Later the man was arrested in possession of the money the police paid…

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Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Pretoria – Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. Pistorius was also sentenced to three years, suspended for five years, for firing a pistol under a table at Tasha’s restaurant, in Johannesburg, in January 2013. He was initially charged with premeditated murder and three additional charges relating to the incident, which include the unlawful possession of ammunition and contravention of the Firearms Control Act. In her ruling…

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SA Police Caspir

Minister green lights SA Police Force executions at Marikana

Marikana – In a written statement read back to the Farlam Commission by Dali Mpofu, Minister Susan Shabangu stated in 2008: “You must kill the bastards if they threaten you or the community. You must not worry about the regulations. That is my responsibility. Your responsibility is to serve and protect…” and “I want no warning shots. You have one shot and it must be a kill shot…” On the 12th of August Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded his testimony at the Marikana Commission of…

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