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Teens lawyer unpaid : Report


The former lawyer for Don Steenkamp, convicted for the murder of his family is taking legal steps to recover his legal fees from Steenkamp’s guardian, The Star reported on Monday. Stoffel de Jager was appointed instructing attorney by Steenkamp’s guardian, Bennie Heckroodt, according to the report. On Friday, de Jager …

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De Klerk name change to go ahead

FW de Klerk

The proposal to rename Table Bay Boulevard to FW de Klerk Boulevard will go ahead, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille’s office said on Monday. “We are going to council on the 28th of January and subject to approval in council, the remaining of the road will take place,” spokeswoman …

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Basson to be sentenced

Wouter Basson

Sentencing proceedings of apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson are expected to start in Pretoria on Monday. The sentencing had previously been postponed twice. Basson was found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) in December 2013, following a six-year long inquiry. The HPCSA …

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KZN cop caught with alleged stolen car

An off-duty KwaZulu-Natal policeman allegedly found in possession of a suspected stolen vehicle has been arrested, police said on Sunday. A vehicle tracking company traced the car in Jacobs and followed it to Verulam outside Durban on Friday, said Colonel Jay Naicker. “They pulled the vehicle over and confronted the …

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Zuma meets Greek orthodox pope


President Jacob Zuma met with the Pope and Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa: Theodoris II on Sunday in Pretoria. Zuma, flanked by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe and a delegation from the international relations and cooperation department, welcomed Theodoris II to his official …

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1 killed and 10 injured in KZN crash

One person was killed and 10 were injured when a minibus crashed in the Harding area on Sunday, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services said. One of the injured was in a critical condition, said spokesman Robert Mckenzie. The patients were transferred to St Andrews hospital for further care. The police would …

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Cops hunt Gauteng gunman

A case of attempted murder is being investigated after a man shot and wounded a woman in Factoria, Krugersdorp, Gauteng police said on Sunday. Just after 7pm on Friday, the man and a 36-year-old woman were in the man’s green Toyota Corolla in a secluded area when they began arguing, …

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Man arrested after Ecape woman raped


Eastern Cape police have arrested a man for raping a woman at her home in Ngonyama in the Dutywa area, a spokesman said on Sunday. Spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha said the man overpowered the woman during the attack at around noon on Saturday, and raped her. She reported the rape …

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Zuma must talk or else: EFF

EFF leader Julius Malema has warned that his party will disrupt President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address, if the leader does not appear before Parliament for a question and answer session, the City Press reported on Sunday. Malema sent a two-page letter to Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete requesting …

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