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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Shrien Dewani fit to stand trial for wife Anni’s honeymoon murder

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:34pm by Bloomberg

    ... their honeymoon in Cape Town, was fit to stand trial, South African High Court Judge John Hlophe ruled. The trial would start on October 6 and should be concluded in December, Rodney de Kock, director for public prosecutions in the Western Cape province, said after a panel of three court-appointed psychiatrists and a psychologist unanimously found that Dewani didn't suffer from any mental ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius told ‘snowball of lies’, prosecutor claims in closing arguments

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... a heated argument. The defence team says Pistorius was a vulnerable and caring boyfriend who killed Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder hiding behind the door. "The court should have no difficulty in rejecting his full version of events, not only as not reasonably possibly true, but in essence as being absolutely devoid of any truth," Nel told the Pretoria court during his ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius must face consequences of his deed, prosecutor says as judge weighs verdict

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 07:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Pistorius murder case awaits the judge's verdict The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius wrapped up yesterday with the prosecution making a final call for the South African Paralympian to "face the consequences" of shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa will now analyse more than 4,000 pages of evidence before ...

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    Defence team wraps up case in Oscar Pistorius murder trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:30pm by Reuters, AP

    ... to return to court on August 7 to give final arguments before Masipa. Pistorius says he killed Steenkamp by mistake, thinking an intruder was in the toilet and about to attack him. The prosecution ... Reuters in Pretoria, Associated Press in Johannesburg Court adjourns for a month to allow the legal teams to prepare and submit their closing arguments Oscar Pistorius’ defence team ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Rhino poacher jailed for 77 years A South African court has jailed a rhino poacher for 77 years, one of the heaviest sentences handed out for the crime ... number of killings, with 370 slaughtered since January. South African National Parks hailed the sentence, saying it showed that "the courts are keen on stamping out the scourge ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Mandela family in court feud over final resting place

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Johannesburg Relatives split over whether former leader should be buried in his village or at birthplace Mandela family in feud over final resting place As Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition in hospital, a family feud over where the 94-year-old former president should be buried went to the courts. Mandela's oldest daughter, Makaziwe, and 15 ...

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    Extradited Briton Shrien Dewani charged in South African court with ordering wife's murder

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... After losing a three-year extradition fight, Dewani, 34, arrived in South Africa yesterday and was promptly brought to a Cape Town court. He sat expressionless as Judge John Hlophe ruled that he ... Hindocha, Anni's brother, said the delay in extraditing Dewani had been "very frustrating" but expressed hope that he would finally see justice for his sister. "It has been very ...

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    Oscar Pistorius reports to psychiatric hospital for court-ordered tests

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... red-brick public hospital, whose patients often come from poor backgrounds. In a bid to avoid media attention, the athlete ditched the grey SUV vehicle that normally drives him to court, arriving in a sedan with tinted windows. There was no sign of family and friends who often arrive in court with him to offer support. Last week, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that the Paralympian sprinter ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius tried to save his shot girlfriend, radiologist tells South African court

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:44pm by AP

    ... not been recovered and that a distraught Pistorius was going to harm himself. The testimony in a Pretoria court was the first detailed, public description of the immediate aftermath of the shooting ... after he realised he had shot Steenkamp, he pulled on his prosthetic legs and tried to kick down the toilet door before finally giving up and bashing it in with a cricket bat. Inside, he said he ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius aware of gun rules against intruders, court hears

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 12:05pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... court heard Oscar Pistorius was aware of gun safety rules restricting the use of lethal force against intruders, a gun dealer testified on Monday as the Paralympian’s trial for killing his girlfriend entered its third week. Gun licenser Sean Rens told the court in Pretoria that the 27-year-old athlete, who stands accused of intentionally shooting dead his girlfriend, had scored highly ...




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