Court news around South Africa for 10 October 2016.
Gauteng court news:
Johannesburg: The retrial of murder accused Patrick Wisani is set to start in the High Court sitting in Randburg. Wisani, who was the ANC Youth League chairman for the Joburg inner city branch, is accused of sjambokking his girlfriend Nosipho Mandleleni to death in September last year.
Johannesburg: Mafuthi Chiliza and ten others will appear in the Palm Ridge High Court for a pre-trial conference. They face charges of racketeering and 36 220 charges of theft.
Johannesburg: Lucky Simelane will appear in the Palm Ridge High Court for trial where he faces 14 counts of rape, 12 counts of kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and attempted murder.
Pretoria: Former National Prosecuting Authority advocate Glynnis Breytenbach and her former lawyer Gerhard Wagenaar are expected back in the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court where they face charges of contravening the NPA Act and two charges of defeating the ends of justice. Breytenbach faces two additional charges of fraud and perjury.
Pretoria: The trial of Nico Henning, accused of masterminding the murder of his estranged wife Chanelle Henning, is expected to start in the Pretoria High Court. Henning was arrested in 2014 for his wife’s November 2011 murder, after the two so-called middlemen André Gouws and former Nigerian Olympian Ambrose Monye were both sentenced to life imprisonment.
Pretoria: The trial against former Hawks boss Anwa Dramat, together with his co-accused, suspended Gauteng Hawks boss, Major General Shadrack Sibiya and Hawks Colonel, Lesley Maluleke, is expected to start in the North Gauteng High Court. They face four counts of kidnapping, two counts of defeating the ends of justice and one of contravention of the Immigration Act.
North West court news:
Brits: The case against three men accused of killing a North West policeman is expected to resume at the Brits Regional Court. Samuel Marothodi Maphanga, Ndoda Mathibefazi and Jonathan Seloane are accused of killing Warrant Officer Sipho Sithole, 48, in Letlhabile near Brits in November last year, before they hijacked his car.
Western Cape court news:
Cape Town: Former Proteas cricketer Thamsanqa Tsolekile, 35, is expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on assault charges for allegedly slapping a teenage boy in the face outside a high school, throwing stones at passing cars and shouting abuse at the drivers.
Cape Town: A Cape Town policeman attached to the flying squad will appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court for a formal bail application. He faces a charge of attempted murder for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend and her ten-month-old baby. His name cannot be released, by order of the court.
Cape Town: Christopher Jantjies is expected to apply for bail at the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court for allegedly murdering Metro police officer Ben Koopman.
Cape Town: Gift Sabondo is expected back in the Western Cape High Court where he is on trial for the murder of his teenage girlfriend, 15-year-old Elda Japhta, in May last year.
Cape Town: Murder accused Zwelethu Mthethwa is expected back in the Western Cape High Court. The acclaimed international artist is accused of kicking and beating a sex worker to death in Woodstock.
Cape Town: Three men will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s court for a bail application. They face murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances charges for allegedly shooting dead train driver Piet Botha at the Netreg train station near Bonteheuwel in July.
Cape Town: George Riedewaan will appear in the Cape Town Regional court on nine charges of rape and sexual assault. He is accused of raping his daughter’s friends over a five month period. The victims of the alleged sexual assaults and rapes are aged 8, 9, 10 and 12.
Montagu: A police offficer is expected to appear in the Montagu Magistrate’s Court. The 47-year-old warrant officer Frederick Soldaat is accused of raping a 15-year-old on August 30.
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