Legal Articles and Guides
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri) has expressed concern with the police raids on people’s homes in Sebokeng, near the Vaal, in pursuit of looted goods from the unrest that gripped Gauteng and KZN a few days ago.
Whether former President Jacob Zuma has succeeded in further delaying his corruption trial will be known today when KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) Judge Piet Koen delivers his decision on the former President’s application to postpone a virtual hearing so he can be present to make an oral submission.
Independent Media says it has appointed veteran anti-apartheid lawyer, Michael Donen SC, to chair its external inquiry into the Tembisa decuplets story, according to a report on the IoL site.
Jacob Zuma will argue for a postponement of his corruption trial when it resumes in virtual mode before the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) this morning.
After a 12-year battle, Clara Phillips (84) and her disabled son have been vindicated by the SCA that ruled against their eviction from a Somerset West property.
Former President Jacob Zuma's lawyers want the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) to hold a ‘spy tapes’ hearing to determine if his rights to a fair trial were violated by the NPA – and they have applied for the right to call witnesses, according to legal writer Karyn Maughan in a News24 report.
Unprincipled lawyers and others who speak on behalf of Jacob Zuma are comfortable to weaponise gender, race, ethnicity, and poor legal argument in defence of the indefensible.
Having taken a trouncing in the KZN High Court (Pietermaritburg) on Friday when his application to stay his arrest was dismissed with costs, Jacob Zuma’s legal team turns its attention to the Constitutional Court today, which will adjudicate on his application to reverse or ‘rescind’ its judgment that held him in contempt of court and sentenced him to 15 months in prison.
Having stretched his resistance to his incarceration to the limit on Wednesday night, former President Jacob Zuma is considering seeking to secure his release while the Constitutional Court decides on his application for a rescission of its ruling that he was guilty of contempt for defying its orders to appear before the State Capture Inquiry.
Like Humpty Dumpty, once the rule of law is broken by a general perception that court orders do not have to be obeyed, it cannot be put back together in precisely the same way it was.
After a tense stand-off outside his Nkandla home, Jacob Zuma was taken to the Estcort Correctional Centre in KZN last night, minutes before the expiry of a court deadline for the police to arrest the former President who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt.
Black doctors have lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) against the body tasked with examining them – the Colleges of Medicine of SA (CMSA).
Although the pivotal issue is the court’s jurisdiction to stay the Constitutional Court’s order that President Jacob Zuma be jailed for contempt of court, Zuma’s counsel resorted to appealing to Judge Bhekisisa Mnguni to view with sympathy the plea of ‘a penniless, old man with health issues’ when the matter played out in the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) yesterday.
Insurance Claims Africa (ICA), the public loss adjuster spearheading the fight against insurers over Covid-19 business interruption claims, has lambasted SA's short-term insurance sector for using lawyers to delay settling claims and has hinted it may launch ‘ground-breaking litigation’ against the sector, says a Business Day report.
Police have backed off arresting President Jacob Zuma unless specifically ordered to do so. In what a Business Day report describes as a last-ditch effort to avoid arresting Zuma, the police have written to the Constitutional Court arguing to desist from enacting the order pending the outcome of legal challenges to the apex court’s ruling of a 15-month sentence for Zuma, after he defied an order of the court to testify before the state capture inquiry.