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Court news around South Africa for 28 July 2016.

Gauteng courts

Johannesburg: Three SABC journalists – Lukhanyo Calata, Busisiwe Ntuli, and Thandeka Gqubule – who were recently axed will approach the Labour Court in a bid to have their dismissals overturned.

Johannesburg: The bail application of twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie is expected to continue in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. The pair has been accused of planning to detonate explosives at an American mission and Jewish institutions. They face terrorism charges.

Johannesburg: Judgement is expected in the Johannesburg High Court in the case against Neo Mogotsi who was charged with murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Limpopo courts

Polokwane: A suspected body parts merchant is expected to appear in the Mokerong Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo for a formal bail application. Edward Raatji was arrested after he was caught allegedly transporting a woman’s skull and genitals to an undisclosed client at a taxi rank in Polokwane a fortnight ago.

Western Cape courts

Cape Town: Jerome Moses, Daniel Easter, Jonathan Jonas, and Howard Oliver will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court where they have been charged with the murder, rape, and robbery of 16-year-old Franziska Blochliger. The teenager was jogging in the Tokai forest on March 7 when she was attacked and killed.

Cape Town: Cape Town music promoter David Forbes will appear in the Cape Town Regional Court on a charge of murder. He allegedly shot dead Toufiq Joseph at a city petrol station in January last year.

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