Category «Judicial»

Prosecutor nabbed for alleged corruption

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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Kohlani (32) was arrested on Tuesday soon after receiving R1 500 bribe money from an accused who wanted his case to be withdrawn.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 …

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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 …

NPA reacts to Pistorius judgment

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

Pretoria – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it is disappointed that it could not secure a conviction on the original charge of premeditated murder, negligent discharge of a firearm and possession of ammunition in the Oscar Pistorius trial. “From the very beginning, the prosecutors held the view that there was sufficient evidence to secure …

De Kock denied parole

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria – Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has denied former apartheid-era police colonel, Eugene de Kock, parole. De Kock was sentenced to 212 years in jail in 1996 for the murders he committed during the apartheid years. According to Minister Masutha, not all the due processes were followed properly, as families of the …

Warrants for arrest of generals a shame

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“The issuance of warrants for the arrest of the head of the Army (Major General Solly Shoke), head of the Air Force (Lieutenant General. Zakes Msimang) and the Secretary of Defense (Dr. Sam Gulube) is a disgrace to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). This is a poor example of discipline and creates the …