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Court rejects convicted Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow’s version of events, finds...

Warning: This article contains graphic detailsThe Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has rejected Nicholas Ninow's claim that he acted impulsively when he raped a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria last year.Instead, Judge Mokhine Mosopa accepted the State's version that he followed her into the bathroom.At the start of his…

Justice for Jesse Hess: Campaign to hire PI who helped crack...

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to hire a private investigator to look into the murders of University of Western Cape student Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris, before it becomes a cold case.Hess, 19, a first-year theology student, and her 85-year-old grandfather were found dead in their Parow flat on August 30.The body of…

Here comes the sun: Gauteng temperatures soar to above 30 degrees-2019

Summer is here, Gauteng!That is the message from the South African Weather Service (SAWS).According to forecaster Edward Engelbrecht, the maximum temperature in Pretoria reached 30 degrees Celcius on Sunday – the first indication that summer has arrived."As for the rest of the week, we are expecting it to remain in the 30s. It might go…

Victory for amaBhungane as court declares mass interception by State ‘unlawful...

Investigative journalism centre amaBhungane walked out of court victorious on Monday after successfully challenging parts of South Africa's surveillance law, the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA).The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg declared mass surveillance and the interception of foreign signals by the National Communications Centre "unlawful and invalid".READ…

State capture inquiry: Estina testimony postponed after Thabethe’s legal team withdraws-2019

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture on Monday postponed the testimony of the former head of the Free State Department of Agriculture, Peter Thabethe, after his legal team withdrew.Thabethe revealed this information to inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. While he did not go into any detail, he said he knew "what…

Newcastle deputy mayor who crashed car into two homes out on...

Newcastle Deputy Mayor Reuben Molelekoa, who allegedly crashed his vehicle into two houses while drunk, has been granted bail and will only return to court in 2020, police said on Monday.Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said Molelekoa had appeared on September 11 and would return to court on March 20, 2020."[He] was arrested for…

Dad who killed son after mistaking him for a burglar freed...

A 51-year-old Vanderbijlpark man, who mistook his son for a burglar and shot him dead, was found guilty of murder in the Vanderbijlpark Regional Court on Friday, Netwerk24 reports. Coert Kruger was released on a warning and will serve no jail time. The death of his son is punishment enough, said Magistrate Robert Button. According to Vaal…

BREAKING | Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow officially found guilty-2019

Nicholas Ninow, the man who pleaded guilty to raping a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria in 2018, has officially been found guilty. At the start of his trial last week, Ninow pleaded guilty to two charges of rape as well as charges of defeating the ends of justice and…

Rain, wet outfield threatens Proteas 1st T20 in India-2019

Cape Town - Rain and a wet outfield threatens to scupper the first T20 International between the Proteas and India in Dharamsala.LIVE | India v Proteas, 1st T20 InternationalConstant rain for much of the weekend has left the strip covered and the outfield of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium extremely wet with puddles forming in many…

‘This premature death has robbed the country’ – Gwede Mantashe on...

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says that the untimely passing of deputy minister Bavelile Hlongwa has "robbed the country" of energy in the future."When she was appointed deputy minister I told everyone I want to work with her because she is silly, because I am equally silly."Our combination was going to break mountains…

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