‘People like you don’t deserve to live in a society,’ said Judge Neliswa Mali as she found Lehlohonolo Sipho Senamela guilty.
The verdict is the first faced by the veteran leader, and if found guilty, the offences could land him behind bars for more than a decade.
The three corruption-accused former ministers are off the hook, with the public protector finding the allegations against them were ‘unsubstantiated’.
Judge Mmonoa Teffo ruled on Thursday that the court did not have the jurisdiction to hear the urgent application.
The DA believes they’ve identified two of the three councillors who betrayed their party and voted with the ANC to elect Geoff Makhubo as mayor of the City of Johannesburg.
‘The extent of damage has been reported to the district office and the department of infrastructural development to fast-track the repairing process,’ says Bandile Masuku.

SANParks warns holidaymakers of road closures in Kruger Park due to rain

Many gravel roads in the Kruger Park have been closed due to heavy rainfall.

World Hong Kongers attend service for student who died during clashes

A teacher who attended with her son said the memorial hall was decorated with white flowers and photos of Alex Chow.

World New Zealand military set for risky mission to retrieve bodies from volcano

The number of people believed to have died in Monday’s disaster now stands at 16.

World Russia’s only aircraft carrier on fire in port

More than 400 people were on board when the fire erupted during welding operations in an Arctic shipyard.

Four arrested eThekwini councillors to remain in posts for now – Mayor Kaunda

The councillors were apprehended on Wednesday in connection with the Durban Solid Waste tender corruption allegations.

Pretoria woman’s fever blister turns out to be cancer

Doctors initially told Cornelia du Preez to put Labello on her infected lip, but she has since been diagnosed with lip cancer. WARNING: Graphic images. Not for sensitive viewers.

DA questions Zandile Gumede’s whereabouts after another council meeting no-show

The ANC in KZN says it has not received reports that Gumede has not been attending council meetings, and suggested the DA write to the Speaker about the matter.

M13 highway in KZN ‘on the verge of collapse’

A concerned resident said the damage was visible after the Easter weekend floods, but that eight months later, no repairs have taken place.

The tripartite alliance will be ‘reconfigured’ – SACP

The SACP and Cosatu demand to be treated as equal partners by the ANC.

Missing persons alert issued for Stellenbosch University student

28-year-old Asanele Same was last seen on Friday, and her family have been unable to get hold of her.

Dudu Myeni loses bid to stop Outa in ‘delinquency’ case

The organisation will remain on the court roll in the third court defeat the former SAA chairperson has suffered this month.

Father arrested for allegedly stabbing his 7-month-old baby to death – report

Police say the man turned the knife on himself after he fatally stabbed his seven-month-old baby.

World Britain votes in ‘Brexit election’

The vote has been described as the most important in a generation.

World Taiwan probes massive visa scams involving Chinese visitors

Local media cited investigation sources as saying that around 5,000 mainlanders are believed to have come to Taiwan via the scams since 2017, including many officials. 

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