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A Department of Correctional Services official was stabbed twice by an inmate who was attempting to escape at the High Court in Johannesburg. The official was treated for his wounds and could go home and the inmate was captured.
The long wait is finally over, the much vaunted and highly anticipated Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is set to start on Monday. The inquiry which will be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
According to reports, the presidency has dropped a hint that it will decide whether Zuma should pay back his legal fees following the outcome of a court challenge regarding government's funding of his corruption trial defence.
Janusz Walus, convicted murderer, will be applying for parole once again after being denied in 2015. Walus assassinated communist leader Chris Hani in 1993 and is currently serving a life imprisonment sentence.
One unfortunate convict met the wrath of a frustrated judge who had enough of being interrupted and ordered the convict’s mouth taped shut. The convict kept interrupting him in a sentencing case and so the judge acted swiftly.
Vicki Momberg was found guilty of being racist but apparently, her behaviour didn't change when she was in prison. The former estate agent was released on R2 000 bail on the 2nd of August and has served 4 months of her sentence.
South Africa's first convicted racist was released on R2 000 bail on Thursday, 2 August. Momberg was sentenced to 3 years in jail (1 year suspended) after she was found guilty of racism. She served 4 months of her sentence.
The Randburg Magistrate’s Court has granted Vicki Momberg leave to appeal her prison sentence. Momberg was sentenced to three years in prison with one-year suspended after being found guilty on four charges of crimen injuria.
Debbie Engels has praised the High Court ruling which overturned the government’s granting of immunity to Grace Mugabe. The ruling could see Mugabe face a court of law for allegedly assaulting Gabriella Engels.
The African National Congress Youth League was declared bankrupt by a High Court on 30 July. The league feels their former leaders are to blame for this situation they are now in and says it is one of many problems left by them.
The wife of the former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe could be facing a charge of assault after she allegedly attacked a South African model in 2017. Mugabe had diplomatic immunity but it was set aside by a court.
The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) was declared bankrupt on Thursday because of a legal bill it has failed to pay. The legal debt comes from a defamation case against the league in 2010, laid against them by Helen Zille.
Loyal supporters of Jacob Zuma gathered to hold a night vigil outside of the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Thursday night. The event was attended by ANC supporters and a group made up of religious and business leaders.
28-year-old Tebello Kutoane, an attorney and founder of legal consultancy firm Collective Intelligence, has been featured in True Love Magazine's Women's Month edition. Read more about the inspiring lady on Briefly.co.za.
DA member and Western Cape mayor Patricia de Lille was to face a second motion of no confidence on Wednesday. However, after a meeting between de Lille and the DA, the motion was withdrawn. It seems a deal was made.
The state capture inquiry has been granted a 24-month extension if there is no opposition against it. President Cyril Ramaphosa, political parties like the DA and EFF and the Public Protector are called on to have a say on this.
The ANC KwaZulu-Natal provincial Chairperson Sihle Zikalala has already been forced to backtrack on an earlier statement and sought to clarify his apparent withdrawal of support for former president Jacob Zuma.
Jacob Zuma is due to appear in the Pietermaritzburg High Court again on Friday and for the first time, in around ten years he will have a brand new legal team. Zuma will reportedly be represented by four senior advocates.
Nelson Mandela’s daughters Zenani and Zindzi Mandela are heading to the Constitutional Court to challenge their father’s decision to leave the family home in Qunu, Eastern Cape under the stewardship of a family trust.
Daniel Mantsha has taken on what is probably the most publicised criminal court case in the country. Mantsha will serve as Jacob Zuma’s new lawyer after the former president fired his former lawyer Michael Hulley two-weeks ago.
Execs from #VBSBanks could have stolen as much as 75% of the bank’s assets, it was recently reported. The curator is currently underway with efforts to try and recover some of the lost assets, a task that incredibly difficult.
Duduzane Zuma said he is innocent of all the Gupta-linked state capture allegations levelled against him. Zuma said he intended to plead not guilty in the upcoming trial which is related to allegations of bribery.
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