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Lawyers’ condemnation note regarding the Road Accidents Fund

Deputy Minister of Transport Lisa Mangku. Photo: Gallo Images/Ziad Douglas Lawyers representing the victims have issued a scathing memorandum on the Road Accident Fund ‘crisis’. They blame the CEO and want to appoint a new board of directors. The Deputy Minister for Transport and the RAF blamed lawyers for many of the problems. Lawyers from … Read more

Senzo Miiwa Murder: Judge asks Zandile Kumalo how no one in the house saw the intruders escaping

Judge Ratha Mokjuatlheng’s response during Senzo Miyewa’s trial at the Pretoria High Court in Pretoria. Photo by Phil Magakoe / Gallo Judge Zandile Kumalo asked how it was possible that he didn’t see the intruders when they fled her home after Senzo Miiwa was shot. Kumalo told the court that there were witnesses who saw … Read more

Four people were shot dead in a taxi in Port Shepstone

Four people have been shot dead at a taxi stand in Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal. (Photo by Gallo Images/Netwerk24/Jaco Marais) Four people were killed in a shooting on a taxi in Port Shepstone on Tuesday afternoon. Four others sustained gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Brigadier Guy Necker said: “Unidentified gunmen … Read more

‘Baby J seems to have been tortured for a long time’: Doctor testifies at 5-year-old’s murder trial

The couple was arrested and charged with murder and child neglect. A Johannesburg couple appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court accused of killing their 5-year-old child. Baby G, as determined by the court, had bruises on his body and was said to have been malnourished when he was admitted to the hospital. A doctor told … Read more

Miyewa trial: Zandile Kumalo says police should have questioned Bafana chief’s wife

The five accused of killing soccer star Senzo Miiwa. Photo by Phil Magakoe / Gallo A lawyer representing one of the men accused of killing Senzo Miyiwa asked State Witness Zandil Kumalo what she meant during a television interview when she said the police should expand their investigation. Khumalo said she was meant to be … Read more

Justice Linathi: Rape, murder accused accuses state of treating co-accused as a witness

Peter Manyama and his ex-fiancée, Rudisha Kempher, are on trial for the rape and murder of 5-year-old Linathi Solunte. Jack Stander / Gallo Images A man on trial for the murder of a child he believes to be himself has accused the state of fabricating evidence against him to keep the spotlight away from his … Read more

‘I hear this from you’: Zandile Kumalo pleads ignorance when told she is a suspect in Miyiwa murder

Zandile Kumalo heard Monday that she remains a suspect in the Senzo Miiwa murder case. A lawyer in the Senzo Miiwa case has revealed that all the people who were in the house the night of his murder are suspects in his death. Counsel Zandile Mchololo asked state witness Zandile Kumalo — the sister of … Read more

Soweto gay man beaten and robbed by ‘Grindr Gang’

LGBTQIA+ groups have said that the dating site Grindr, an app for LGBT people, is becoming increasingly unsafe. A 23-year-old Soweto man was beaten and had his belongings stolen after being lured through Grindr. dating app. Police said the suspects have not yet been arrested. According to LGBTQIA+ groups, the dating site is becoming increasingly … Read more

SARS fails to try to persuade Agrizzi to return assets in Italy for alleged tax debts of more than R174 million

Former Bosasa CEO Angelo Agrizzi faces two criminal cases for corruption. After evidence at the State Seizure Commission, SARS assessed Agrezzi’s tax finances and said he owed millions in undisclosed income tax. However, SARS failed to obtain a court order to repatriate Agrizzi’s assets to Italy to pay the alleged tax debt, which has been … Read more

VIP Attack: The officers were charged with assaulting GBH, pointing a firearm and obstructing justice

Eight police officers of the Presidential Protection Service have been formally charged. The group faced a number of charges. They all covered their faces with masks and head coverings during the trial. Eight Presidential Protective Services police officers caught on video assaulting motorists on Gauteng’s N1 highway, have been formally charged at Randburg Magistrates’ Court … Read more