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MTI opposes final liquidation

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation
Mirror Trading International (MTI), suspected of fleecing investors of up to R8bn, put a spanner in the works by informing the Western Cape High Court that the company is opposing a final liquidation.

Is Zuma having second thoughts?

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
How happy the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will be with the 25 March date set by the Constitutional Court to hear its contempt application against former President Jacob Zuma is debateable.

NPA decides not to appeal sunflowers murder ruling

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
The NPA will not be appealing the SCA judgment which acquitted the two men found guilty of murdering 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu in Coligny, North West, says a News24 report.

Tribunal told of SAPS sanitiser deal over-charging

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
Two companies accused of overcharging SAPS for hand sanitiser appeared at the Competition Tribunal yesterday in the first Covid-19 excessive pricing case involving the public sector.

Hlophe decision to take charge of Bongo trial questioned

By Daily News Published on Monday, 01 March 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
Questions are being raised about why Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe appointed himself to preside over the corruption case against former President Jacob Zuma acolyte and former State Security Minister Bongani Bongo.

Commission hears Minister influenced by Guptas

By Daily News Published on Monday, 01 March 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
The State Capture Inquiry has heard how a list of recommendations for an Eskom board subcommittee flowed from Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa to previous Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Zuma 'no' to ANC meeting on Zondo

By Daily News Published on Friday, 26 February 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma has reiterated he will only go to the State Capture Commission if its chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, recuses himself, according to those who have gone to his Nkandla homestead to negotiate with him.

Another corruption scandal under Magashule's watch

By Daily News Published on Friday, 26 February 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
Another corruption scandal from the Ace Magashule era as Free State Premier is approaching boiling point. According to a Volksblad report, a Hawks investigation into the province’s RDP housing scandal involving more than R1bn is in an advanced stage with the police obtaining additional documents from the Zondo Commission.

VBS liquidators sue KPMG for close to R1bn

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 25 February 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
The liquidators of VBS Mutual Bank that collapsed due to the epic fraud and plunder by its former owners and managers is seeking to reclaim nearly R1bn from audit firm KPMG, which signed off its accounts at the time the alleged crimes were being committed.

Businessman poised for Zuma-style 'no show'

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
Businessman Auswell Mashaba, of Swifambo Rail Leasing, may follow in the footsteps of former President Jacob Zuma by refusing to comply with a summons issued by the Zondo Commission.

Finally, Zuma gets corruption trial date

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
Almost three years after the charges were reinstated, the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) yesterday approved 17 May as the start date for the corruption trial of former President Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales. 

Mkhize associates score from Covid-19 contracts

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Ethics
Digital Vibes, an obscure communications company from KZN, appointed two close associates of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize as paid consultants after it secured an irregular communications contract from the Department of Health, claims a Scorpio report on the Daily Maverick site.

Commission offers Zuma 'stay out of jail' option

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, although grabbing media attention in its stand-off with former President Jacob Zuma by asking the Constitutional Court to jail him for two years for contempt following his defiance of its order instructing him to appear before the commission, has nevertheless offered him a way out.

DA questions Cele’s ‘Zuma-tea party’ visit

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone has called on the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, to clarify in which capacity he met with former President Jacob Zuma at Nkandla.

SIU finds Ithala boss’ PPE deal ‘irregular’

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 February 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
Politically-connected accountant Roshan Morar has been given a slap on the wrist by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) over an irregular R4m PPE contract granted to one of his companies by the KZN Department of Education.

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