Help me here, people: I don’t understand Parliament’s position on elder rape. Why is it that raping a child attracts a mandatory life sentence, but there’s no similar sanction for raping someone in her eighties?
It’s a question you have to ask following an appeal judgment this week dealing with the rape of an elderly woman.
Faced with facts that didn’t add up, a judge put himself out to get to the truth – and has exposed what seems like a racket between debt counsellors, lawyers and a valuer to prey on over-indebted clients.
In his Western Cape High Court judgment last week, Judge Ashley Binns-Ward recounted his growing unease with two cases he had been hearing.
That foul-mouthed magistrate who physically bullied witnesses may have lost her job – but she’s right back in court. This time she’s on the other side of proceedings, trying to find a presiding judge who might be more friendly to her.
Leah Shaanika, who, among other bizarre behaviours, throttled a litigant when he was reluctant to sign documents, has been challenging the legal processes that led to her losing her job.
HANDS up readers who drove through Smithfield these holidays. Did you swoosh past our quaint golf course, laid out by British officers stationed here during the Boer War? Did you notice the flamingos in our dam?
Are you one of thousands who enjoyed the town’s hospitality and say the N6 is possibly the best national road route right now?