Nkandla SMS heads to Supreme Court – iAfrica.com

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 1:29 PM A picture of President Jacob Zuma’s private residence in Nkandla. AFP Both the ANC and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have confirmed that the Supreme Court of Appeal will tomorrow hear new arguments in the case involving the controversial Nkandla SMS. The ANC has appealed an earlier judgment by the High Court in Johannesburg which ruled in favour of free speech and declared the SMS to be “fair comment”. The ANC’s Jackson Mthembu says the party is confident it can convince the Bloemfontein court that the wrong law was applied to their complaint. “The heart of our argument is that the DA’s SMS was a false accusation against Zuma.” The…

Court hears Oscar and Reeva’s ‘loving’ texts – Independent Online

REUTERS Defence advocate Barry Roux at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko Related Stories Pretoria – The defence in the Oscar Pistorius trial has spent Tuesday morning trying to disprove the State’s assertion that Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp had serious issues in their relationship. On Monday, the High Court in Pretoria heard of two arguments the couple had in the month leading up to Steenkamp’s death. In their WhatsApp conversations, Steenkamp wrote of how frightened she was of the athlete when he was angry. They also revealed a strong jealous streak as he fought with her for allegedly flirting with another man, despite his own serial dating prior to their relationship….

Court hears Oscar and Reeva’s ‘loving’ texts – Independent Online

REUTERS Defence advocate Barry Roux at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko Related Stories Pretoria – The defence in the Oscar Pistorius trial has spent Tuesday morning trying to disprove the State’s assertion that Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp had serious issues in their relationship. On Monday, the High Court in Pretoria heard of two arguments the couple had in the month leading up to Steenkamp’s death. In their WhatsApp conversations, Steenkamp wrote of how frightened she was of the athlete when he was angry. They also revealed a strong jealous streak as he fought with her for allegedly flirting with another man, despite his own serial dating prior to their relationship….

Cop in court for protester’s murder – News24

2014-01-27 18:20 Johannesburg – A policeman accused of shooting dead a protester appeared briefly in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The matter against the officer, who cannot be named because an identity parade has not been conducted, was postponed to Tuesday for a bail application. He was among four police officers arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a protester. He was the only one who was charged with murder. “After receiving the initial factual report on the incident, it was decided that there is enough evidence to arrest and charge the member who fired the shots, for murder as well as defeating the ends [of justice] and the others for defeating the…

Hofmeyr speeding court date bungled – Mail & Guardian Online

Steve Hofmeyr’s court date has been confused at the police station where we was held after being arrested for speeding, says the NPA. Musician Steve Hofmeyr. (Gallo) There has been a misunderstanding about the court appearance date of Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr, who was arrested for speeding last week, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. Hofmeyr would appear in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate’s Court on December 30, and not on Monday, said NPA spokesperson┬áMedupe Simasiku. “There was a misunderstanding at the police station about the date,” he said. Hofmeyr was arrested in Bronkhorstspruit on Thursday night for speeding and was released on bail of R500. “He will appear … on charges of reckless and…