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Rights group petitions Parliament again over disgraced MP Manana

JOHANNESBURG, May 17 – Rights group Sonke Gender Justice on Thursday said it has filed another complaint with Parliament’s ethics committee against embattled African National Congress MP Mduduzi Manana. The organisation first wrote to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests in 2017 following Manana’s assault of three women at a Johannesburg nightclub. ”We note […]

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Mugabes should know justice can’t be bought – Gabriella Engels’ mother

PRETORIA, May 11 – The family of Johannesburg model Gabriella Engels who made headlines in 2017 after laying assault charges against Zimbabwe’s then first lady Grace Mugabe, on Friday said they will continue to press for charges, and not money. Speaking to the African News Agency (ANA) at the High Court in Pretoria, Gabriella’s mother Debbie […]

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SA didn’t grant Grace Mugabe immunity, but only recognised it

PRETORIA, May 10  The South African government did not grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe, but only recognised it after the 2017 assault charge, a lawyer representing the foreign ministry told the Pretoria High Court on Thursday. Advocate Hilton Epstein SC argued that it was Pretoria had not conferred the diplomatic standing, […]

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Kwaito star Mafokate’s attempts to get matter settled out of court fruitless

JOHANNESBURG, September 20 –Nineties Kwaito star Athur Mafokate’s attempts to get his assault charge resolved through mediation have proven futile. Mafokate appeared briefly in the Midrand Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. He is accused of allegedly physically abusing his ex-girlfriend, musician Cici, whose real name is Busisiwe Twala. His legal representative asked for a postponement for a possible […]