JOHANNESBURG, April 18 – Convicted racist Vicki Momberg’s leave to appeal both her conviction and sentencing was dismissed by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Momberg, 49, Momberg was sentenced to three years imprisonment with one year suspended by the same court last month.
She was found guilty of four counts of crimen injuria in November last year, after she was seen shouting racial slurs at a black police officer who was trying to assist her after she was involved in an alleged smash-and-grab incident.
In June 2017, the Equality Court awarded damages of R100,000 to Constable Clement Mkhondo after he was verbally assaulted by Momberg.
The sentence was widely welcomed by political parties and civil society.
JOHANNESBURG, February 23 (ANA) – Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile has spoken out against the decision by Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba to scrap the Jozi@Work programmes. Speaking during the state of the province (Sopa) debate at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, MEC Maile, who is an African National Congress […]
GEORGE, June 13 – Police in Thembalethu in George are appealing for information after a scrap yard dealer in the area allegedly abducted two young boys, tied them to a tree and then poured paraffin over them before setting one of them alight. In a statement on Tuesday morning, police spokesperson Captain Dumile Gwavu said […]
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 4 — He was a photojournalist who covered the horrors of Kenya’s election violence 10 years ago that left more than 1,000 people dead. Appalled by government corruption that he felt weakened the state, Bonifice Mwangi decided to put down his camera and become a political activist. Now the 34-year-old is reinventing […]