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Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius To Know His Fate Today

Oscar Pistorius To Know His Fate Today

By the end of Tuesday Oscar Pistorius, South Africa and the world will know whether the convicted paralympian will spend the next few years in jail or be confined under house arrest. What has been dubbed the trial of the century is expected to conclude today when Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to hand down

Australia To ban Import Of Lion Trophies From SA

A permanent ban on the importation of lion parts, including trophies is planned by Australia. This was announced after South African conservationist; Ian Michler met with Australian Environment Minister, Greg Hunt and other MPs in Canberra earlier this month. Canned lion hunting, or ‘captive’ hunting as the breeders and hunters refer to it, is a type

Arms Deal Critic Refuses To Testify At “Flawed” Arms Deal Commission

Arms deal critic Hennie Van Vuuren on Monday chose to snub the Seriti Commission of Inquiry because he has lost faith in the process meant to uncover alleged corruption surrounding the 1999 arms deal. “I am mindful of the fact that the arms deal has wrought havoc on the lives of ordinary South Africans and


Politics Not Behind Mthembu Shooting – ANC

The shooting of African National Congress (ANC) MP Jackson Mthembu was not politically motivated said the party’s national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa on Monday. Kodwa went on to caution those causing distrust and confusion. “The ANC cautions against any malicious and misleading statements being made to suggest a political motive in this case and calls on

Pravin Gordhan

Corrupt NW Municipality Must Be Placed Under Administration – DA

Fraud and maladministration are rife in the Madibeng Local Municipality in the North West, said Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Kevin Mileham in a statement on Monday. This after an internal audit revealed unauthorised expenditure for the 2013/2014 financial year. “Madibeng is also the very Municipality where four people were killed in protest action, demanding access

Nelson Mandela

Mandela Fraudulently Obtained Qunu Property – Winnie

Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela may have committed land fraud, and acted “irregularly and unlawfully” when he registered a plot of land in Qunu, Eastern Cape, said his ex-wife and African National Congress stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. According to a report in the City Press on Sunday, the ANC veteran claims in court papers

Oscar Pistorius

No Cell Prepared For Oscar – Correctional Services

The Department of Correctional Services on Monday denied reports a prison cell had been prepared for paralympian Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Central prison. This, after Eyewitness News reported Pistoriusmay be housed in a prison cell in the same section as Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir. “Any insinuation that the department has prepared a cell to

Mxolisi Nxasana

Nxasana Seeks R7.5m To Walk Away From NPA Position

The future of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) remains unclear as its head Mxolisi Nxasana remains locked in negotiations with President Jacob Zuma. According to a report published in the Mail and Guardian on Friday, Nxasana rejected the president’s offer of R5 million to step down and demanded R7.5 million instead. Nxasana’s suitability in the