Category «Judicial»

NPA Responds to the City Press article

The National Director of Public Prosecutions has noted the front page City Press article published yesterday; to the effect that Minister Gordhan will be charged before Christmas. The article in so far as it relates to the NPA is entirely without merit. The investigations are currently underway and are believed to be at an advance …

State Employee’s House Siezed

On 6 October 2016 a former employee of the Independent Development Trust (the IDT), Martha Baloyi, appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, Pretoria on charges of fraud. She was released on bail and the case was postponed to 4 November 2016. Baloyi, who was employed at the IDT as a Project Implementation Manager, …

NPA Decides to Prosecute Julius Malema For Incitement

Members of the media are advised that, the Acting Special Director of Public Prosecution and Head of Priority Crimes Litigation Unit, Dr Torie Pretorius SC, on the recommendation of the prosecutor and after having perused the evidence and consulted with the DPP: Free State, Advocate Xolisile Khanyile and the DPP: KZN, Advocate Moipone Noko decided …

DPCI WELCOMES CONSTITUTIONAL COURT DECISION TO DISMISS HELEN SUZMAN FOUNDATION’S LEAVE TO APPEAL

Hawks

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court to dismiss the application for leave to appeal by the Helen Suzman Foundation and the Freedom Under Law. The decision was handed down on Monday afternoon. Judge Tuchten of the Pretoria High Court had earlier dismissed the urgent interdictory relief against …

NDPP DECIDES TO PROSECUTE COLONEL NAVIN MADHOE AND MR THOSHAN PANDAY FOR CORRUPTION

Members of the media are advised that on 02 September 2016, the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shaun Abrahams decided to institute a criminal prosecution against Colonel Navin Madhoe and businessman Thoshan Panday for corruption in contravention of Section 3(b) of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004. The charges …

NPA STATEMENT ON ELECTION, POLITICAL AND PUBLIC VIOLENCE

The National Director of Public Prosecutions (‘NDPP’), Advocate Shaun Abrahams, is extremely concerned about the high levels of election, public and politically related violence in our country. In this regard, the NDPP has committed teams of highly experienced prosecutors to work closely with law enforcement agencies responsible for investigating election, public and political violence related …

Battle Of Nkandla Ends In Justice

IFP

The unanimous judgment handed down today by the Constitutional Court has ended an inordinately costly two year process of back and forth in which the ruling party sought to use its parliamentary majority to protect the patently unlawful actions of its President. In light of this judgment and the statement of the Constitutional Court that …

NDPP Authorizes racketeering charges in the Cato Manor matter

Pretoria – Members of the media are advised that on 13 February 2016 the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shaun Abrahams authorized the prosecution of Johan Booysen and twenty seven (27)  members of the Cato Manor Organised Crime Unit on Racketeering charges in terms of section 2 (4) of the Prevention of Organised Crime …

NPA forfeits the vehicle that was used by poachers to kill a rhino to the victim (Rehabilitation Centre for Infant Rhinos)

Pretoria – On Friday 29 January 2016 the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) obtained an order in the Pretoria High Court in terms whereof a Mazda pick-up vehicle (the Mazda) was declared forfeited to the victim of a rhinoceros poaching incident, namely the Care for Wild Africa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre …

Democratic Alliance lawsuit set for hearing on 2 February 2016

The case between the Democratic Alliance and the Government of SA (State President, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and National Director of prosecutions), NomGcobo Jiba and the Advocates of SA has been set down for hearing on the 2nd of February 2016. Responding affidavit on behalf of the Government (State President, Minister of Justice …

Oscar Pistorius accused of murder

THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL OF SOUTH AFRICA JUDGMENT Reportable Case No: 96/2015 In the matter between: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS, GAUTENG     APPELLANT and OSCAR LEONARD CARL PISTORIUS                                 RESPONDENT Neutral citation:    Director of Public Prosecutions, Gauteng v Pistorius (96/2015) [2015] ZASCA 204 (3 December 2015) Coram:    Mpati P, Mhlantla, Leach and Majiedt JJA and …

Child rapist sentenced to life imprisonment

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

Pretoria: The North Gauteng High Court sentenced Ben Masilo Maselane from Soshanguve to two life sentences in respect of one count of rape and murder. He was further sentenced to six years imprisonment for housebreaking with intent to kidnap and six years imprisonment for kidnapping. During the night of 10 February 2007, the accused came …

Police killer sentenced to 25 years

Pretoria –  Dimakatso Mametsa pleaded guilty to charges of murder, possession of an illegal firearm and a further charge of robbery with aggravating circumstances unrelated to the murder of Constable Baloyi. The Atterdgeville  regional court accepted his guilty plea on 5 November 2015 and sentenced the accused to 13 years imprisonment for murder, 12 years …

Israeli fugitive back in Randburg court today

Police

Pretoria: 29 October 2015 – The South African Police Service’s Interpol Extradition Task Team will be vigorously opposing a bail application of an Israeli fugitive whom they (the task team) arrested earlier this month. Shay Moslie, a 33-year old Israeli national, who is facing charges of murder and attempted murder is alleged to be tied to the Israeli …

Onttrekking uit Strafhof ontbloot SA as menseregte-skender

VF+

Deur te onttrek uit die Internasionale Strafhof is ʼn skuld-erkenning van die ANC dat hulle ʼn fout gemaak het om president Omar al-Bashir in Suid-Afrika toe te laat. Nou probeer hulle verder weghardloop van die gevolge van hierdie fout. President Mbeki het uit sy pad gegaan om die beeld van Suid-Afrika as ʼn mensereg- sensitiewe …

Prosecutor nabbed for alleged corruption

Hawks

Pretoria- A prosecutor at the Kimberly Magistrate’s Court found himself at the wrong side of the bench when he appeared at the same court on Tuesday for corruption. Anele Kohlani (32) was arrested on Tuesday soon after receiving R1 500 bribe money from an accused who wanted his case to be withdrawn. It is alleged …

Attorneys Amendment Bill

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

The legal profession in this country remains an un-level and non-uniform playing field. The profession, it can be said, “has had it too good for too long” From the exorbitant legal fees charged by Senior Counsel and established law firms to the non- cooperation of some law societies which see lawyers protected at client expense …

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

Pretoria – Since the 20th of 0ctober 2014 the prosecution team, Adv Gerrie Nel and Adv Andrea Johnson, have been hard at work studying the judgement, researching and also consulting with legal experts with the view to establish whether or not there are sufficient grounds to appeal both the judgement and sentence. Today we announce …