Court news around South Africa for 23 August 2016.
Eastern Cape court news.
Port Elizabeth: A pre-trial conference is expected to get underway in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday in the case involving murder accused Christopher Panayiotou. Last month Panayiotou made his first appearance in the Port Elizabeth High Court alongside 30-year-old Sizwezakhe Vumazonke and 28-year-old Sinethemba Nemembe. A self-confessed middleman Luthando Siyoni, who claims he arranged the hit has since become a state witness. Panayiotou is accused of orchestrating the murder and abduction of his wife Jayde in April last year. Vumazonke and Nemembe are accused of carrying out the alleged hit together with a fifth suspect 35-year-old Zolani Sibeko.
KwaZulu-Natal court news.
Camperdown: Two men, aged 27 and 39, accused of shooting SA Communist Party member Nsikelelo Blose in Inchanga appear in the Camperdown Magistrate’s Court. They are alleged to have shot Blose at a tavern in Inchanga’s Fredville area on August 21. The two men have not been identified by an order of the court. Blose was alleged to have been a witness in the killing of another SACP member, Philip Dlamini, who was gunned down in January 2016.
Western Cape court news.
Cape Town: A 75-year-old paedophile has been arrested in Cape Town in connection with a string of child sex crimes he allegedly committed in Australia more than ten years ago. Anthony Peter Freedendal is already serving jail time in Pollsmoor Prison for child sex assaults committed in Cape Town. He is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.
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