Court news around South Africa for 10 October 2016.
Eastern Cape court news:
Port Elizabeth: Businessman Christopher Panayiotou and co-accused, Sinethembe Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko will appear in the Port Elizabeth High Court where they are on trial for the murder of Panayiotou’s schoolteacher wife, Jayde Panayiotou, in April last year. Alleged triggerman Sizwezakhe Vumazonke died in custody.
Northern Cape court news:
Danielskuil: Four people accused of killing Democratic Alliance councillor Johannes Baatjies and his business partner continue their bail applications in the Danielskuil Magistrate’s Court. Zonisele Magawu, Charles Thompson Mpondomisa, Matthews Legodu, and Richard Hasana face a charge of murder.
Western Cape court news:
Cape Town: World renowned scientist Professor Tim Noakes is expected to testify in the trial against him at the Belmont Square Conference Centre in Rondebosch. The Health Professions Council of South Africa charged him with professional misconduct after he gave “unconventional” advice to a breastfeeding mother on social media.
Cape Town: Sentencing proceedings in the Western Cape High Court in the case against Bongani Dlamini. He was convicted of murdering a five year old girl, Anovuyo Ndamase, in Khayelitsha in 2015.
Cape Town: Howard Oliver, Jerome Moses, Jonathan Jonas and Daniel Easter are expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court where they face charges of rape, robbery and murder. The men are accused of attacking 16-year-old Franziska Blochliger on March 7 while she was jogging in Tokai forest.
Knysna: A plea bargain submitted by a Plettenberg Bay man accused of having links to an international pornography ring – involving the rape and torture of babies – was rejected by the Director of Public Prosecution at his last court appearance in September. The 38-year-old computer engineer who cannot be named until he has pleaded is expected to appear in the Knysna Regional Court on charges relating to the possession of child pornography involving more than 51,000 images.
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