Midday news wrap: 13 March 2015
The National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed that it will prosecute former Crime Intelligence Unit head Richard Mdluli on charges of fraud and corruption.
The organization, Freedom Under Law, won a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling to reinstate charges against him after they were dropped.
The court says action should be taken against the NPA’s deputy head Nomgcobo Jiba, and its serious commercial crimes unit head advocate Lawrence Mgwebi, for their part in dropping charges against Mdluli.
Mdluli has also been accused of murder, after claims he killed the husband of a woman he was having an affair with 15 years ago.
kaya fm’s Nomsa Zwane reports
JUDGE MASIPA DISMISSES PISTORIUS APPEAL
The National Prosecuting Authority is pleased at High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa’s decision to dismiss an application by Oscar Pistorius’s defence team.
Lawyers for jailed South African Olympic athlete lost a bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges.
Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.
He was sentenced to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide.
Here’s NPA spokesperson Velekhaya Mgobhozi.
GANG RAPE WARNING IN EKURHULENI
Ekurhuleni residents have been warned of a group of women offering lifts to man and gang rapping them.
This after a man in Tembisa was allegedly abducted by three women and repeatedly sexually assaulted for four days.
The man told police that he caught a lift with the women from Germiston to Tembisa when they drove around with him until they reached a garage in Oakmoor, Tembisa.
He says the trio demanded payment at a gunpoint before taking him to a house where he was kept as a sex slave for four days.
Tembisa police spokesperson Capt Manyadza Ralidzhivha says the man was drugged and dumped under a bridge in Olifantsfontein.
DA WANTS NHLEKO TO BE SACKED
The DA says Police Minister Nathi Nhleko must be given a chop with immediate effect.
The opposition has accused Nhleko of lying to the nation when he claimed that Hawks head Anwar Dramat had decided to leave his post,
When he was suspended unlawfully by the minister.
Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride has also been served with a notice of suspension.
Mcbride has gone to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, to interdict his suspension.
He believes that this forms part of an agenda to remove the leadership of the Hawks.
DA’s Dianne Kohler Barnard says the minister must go…