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Zuma directs Masutha to act on black lawyers’ complaints

PRETORIA, July 14 -The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) urged President Jacob Zuma to urgently set up a commission of inquiry to establish why they get sidelined on the lucrative South African government’s numerous court cases, which they say are specifically given to white attorneys and law firms. “We demand the following … that the president [Zuma] […]

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22-year-old man gets life for farm robbery and murder, two female accomplices get 4 and 6 years

JOHANNESBURG, July 14 – A 22-year-old man, Sabelo Zulu, has been sentenced by the Mthunzini High Court to life imprisonment for a farm murder, 12 years for attempted murder and 15 years for robbery. KwaZulu-Natal police on Friday said Zulu’s female accomplices – Nana Madikane, 44, and Thandiwe Cele, 54 – were also slapped with prison […]

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Suspects arrested by task team investigating OR Tambo Airport “follow home” robberies

JOHANNESBURG, July 14 – Police in Gauteng have arrested four suspects in connection with a spate of “follow-home robberies” from OR Tambo International Airport. In a statement on Friday, police said the arrests were made on Thursday night following a crime intelligence-driven operation as part of efforts to foil follow-home robberies and other crimes in the […]

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Chamber of Mines says it was not consulted on Gigaba’s 14-point action plan

JOHANNESBURG, July 14 – The Chamber of Mines has welcomed National Treasury’s inclusive growth action plan, but raised concerns that the plan does not address the critical challenges facing the mining sector, and that the Chamber was not consulted before the plan was developed. This comes after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday unveiled a 14-point action […]

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Three ANC councillors shot in KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN, July 13 – Three African National Council (ANC) councillors from uMzimkhulu were shot on Thursday evening, while they were at a local shop together. Speaking to African News Agency (ANA) on Thursday night, ANC KwaZulu-Natal provincial spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli said that PR councillor Sindiso Magaqa, ward 11 councillor Nonsikelelo Mafa and ward 16 councillor Jabu Mzizi were shot. […]