Court news around South Africa for 26 August 2016.
Free State court news.
Bloemfontein: Peter Frederiksen will appear in the Bloemfontein High Court for a pre-trial conference. Frederiksen, 63, was arrested in September 2015, after 21 clitorises were found in the freezer of his Langenhoven Park, Bloemfontein home. He faces a number of charges including assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, possessing unregistered medicine, possessing unlicensed firearms, distributing and possessing child pornography, conspiracy to murder, and bigamy.
Gauteng court news.
Pretoria: The High Court in Pretoria is expected to hear an appeal by state prosecutors against Oscar Pistorius’s six year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The state wants a harsher sentence imposed for the 2013 murder.
KwaZulu-Natal court news.
Durban: Four men are expected to make a formal bail application in the Durban Magistrate’s Court. They are accused of killing Durban accountant Hoosen Dhoda, who was killed in an alleged botched business robbery on August 1. The four men – Sipho Golden Mbele, Bomakwakhe Magubane, Sandile Patrick Dlamini and Ayanda Dlamini – have only been charged with murder and not robbery, as police are still investigating.
Pietermartizburg: Thandazile Khoza will be sentenced in the High Court in Pietermartizburg for plotting her late husband’s murder to claim his funeral policies. She admitted that she hired killers who tried to stab him to death but when he survived they returned a week later and shot him dead. She pleaded guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder.
Verulam: A 43-year-old man is expected to apply for bail in the Ndwedwe Magistrate’s Court. He allegedly raped and beat an elderly woman in her home, and stabbed her husband several times when he broke into their house earlier this month.
Western Cape court news.
Cape Town: Sotheby’s boss Jason Rohde will be back in the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court where his bail application is expected to continue. He faces a charge of murder for allegedly strangling his wife at the Spier Wine Estate on July 24. Police initially thought the mother of three had committed suicide, but it became a murder investigation after the post mortem was completed.
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