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There appeared to be systematic torture days before Neil Aggett died, court hears

Apartheid activist Neil Aggett seemed to have been severely punished through "systematic torture" days before his death in detention at the infamous John Vorster Square, according to close friend David Dison.Dison was also the junior attorney for the Aggett family during the first inquest in 1982.He was speaking at the reopened inquest in the High…

Lesotho PM questioned over wife’s murder

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane was questioned by police on Wednesday over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife, a police chief said.Thabane was interviewed at his office rather than at a police station, following a request by his party, the All Basotho Convention (ABC)."We did not see a problem with that (request). It was…

Call to immediately suspend Judge President Hlophe amid gross misconduct claims

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) should immediately place Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe on suspension following allegations of gross misconduct, nepotism and abuse of power, the DA said on Wednesday."These allegations present a threat to the credibility and independence of the judiciary and must be treated with the seriousness they deserve," party…

Fugitive wanted for string of KwaZulu-Natal killings arrested

A KwaZulu-Natal fugitive wanted for a string of murders and robberies committed in the last two years has been arrested."He is set to appear in court soon and is suspected to be linked to many taxi-related incidents in the province," police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said.Naicker said on Wednesday that the 32-year-old man was wanted…

Thursday’s temperatures | Thundershowers expected as warm conditions persist

Warm weather is expected on Thursday, accompanied by thundershowers over much of the country, according to the South African Weather Service.Warnings Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the central and north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape as well as the western parts of the North West.WatchesHeavy rain is expected in places along the Wild Coast…

Govt has no plans to bleed jobs at ailing SOEs – ANC

The ANC says the government has no plans to retrench staff at ailing state-owned enterprises (SOEs) despite referring to substantial restructuring.The party held a post-lekgotla media briefing on Wednesday to outline the resolutions it had taken over the weekend.Its economic committee chairperson Enoch Godongwana said restructuring did not necessarily follow retrenchments.Godongwana added when the government…

Mpianzi probe: ‘We are giving input with honesty and courage’ – Parktown Boys’ High as Lesufi threatens legal action

Parktown Boys' High School says it has noted that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi would be laying charges against it in the next 48 hours. The school along with its School Governing Body (SGB) released a statement on Wednesday saying it would remain in communication with Lesufi regarding the matter. READ | Boy seated next to Enoch Mpianzi…