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Give children time to express themselves, says NA speaker Baleka Mbete at funeral of Jackson Mthembu’s daughter

MBOMBELA, March 30 – National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete on Saturday appealed to parents in general to be “polite” so that their children can open up and express their feelings to them. Mbete was addressing about 3000 mourners at KaNyamazane Stadium at Mbombela in Mpumalanga during the funeral service of Nokhwezi Mthembu, the daughter of […]

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Free State father sentenced to two life imprisonment terms for for raping his daughters

BLOEMFONTEIN, March 30  – A 45-year-old man convicted of raping his daughters has been sentenced to two life imprisonment terms in the Botshabelo Regional Court near Bloemfontein for raping his own two daughters, Free State police said on Saturday. “On 26 November 2017 the accused’s family, consisting of two daughters and a son, were about […]

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Rodrigues can’t defend himself against ‘vague allegations’, says defence in #Timol case

JOHANNESBURG, March 28 – Former apartheid security branch officer Joao Rodrigues’s legal representative on Thursday faced a full bench at the Johannesburg High Court in a desperate attempt to rescue his client from standing trial for the 1971 murder of Ahmed Timol. The now 80-year-old is asking the court for a permanent stay of prosecution. […]