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Supreme Court asks NPA to rescue children from Eastern Cape church after congregation testifies to police killings

The youngest defendant in the trial of six of the seven Angels Ministry members in Ngkobo, who were linked to a brutal attack on the city’s police station in 2018 in which five police officers were killed and several seriously injured, was sentenced by the Eastern Cape Mthatha High Court, on Tuesday, to 18 years … Read more

Maseko’s Thulani and the advertisement, which activists suspect, have angered the Swazi monarchy

It’s been six months since a prominent Eswatini human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, was murdered in cold blood in front of his family. The killers are still unknown and the motive for killing him is still a matter of speculation. Political activists and the broader civil society insist that Maseko was assassinated by state agents … Read more

An investigation was scheduled for Enyobeni, but there was no word that 21 young men had been killed

Police have confirmed that an investigation to determine who is legally responsible for the deaths of 21 young men at Enyobeni Tavern in east London on 26 June 2022 will begin at the end of August. Police spokesman Brigadier Tempinkosi Kenana said police immediately assembled a team of investigators after the 2022 tragedy. “In coordination … Read more

‘We’re Legal Ghosts’ – A bitter Somali family struggles to obtain refugee status in South Africa

The legal team of a Somali family who had been harassed by law enforcement, refused medical assistance and scheduled their asylum application after 18 months, called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to intervene and support their court case against the Ministry of Home Affairs. “We are legal ghosts,” Abdullah Osman Shall said … Read more

The Ministry of Education and Health Culture is facing an inquiry after xenophobic sentiments

From Tuesday 25 to 27 July the The SA Health Professions Council (HPCSA) will continue to investigate misconduct against Limpopo MEC Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba over xenophobic remarks to a patient from Zimbabwe last year. Ramathoba appealed to the Pretoria High Court to urgently stop the hearing scheduled for 25-27 July but failed. She wanted … Read more

Civil society calls on the public to report cases of health xenophobia to the Health Ombudsman

Although several Civic organizations expressing concern On preventing some pregnant and lactating immigrant women from accessing some public health facilities, Health Ombud spokesperson Ricardo Malacaña confirmed that the office has not received and has not received any complaints related to such a matter. The issue in question was the subject of a ruling by the … Read more