Prosecutor releases robbers because ‘she did not understand Afrikaans’

crime+robberyTwo men accused of being part of a gang of robbers were mistakenly released after a miscommunication in the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) office, The Saturday Star reported.

The newspaper reported that a prosecutor misunderstood an instruction from a control … Read the rest

Breytenbach hearing continues

The disciplinary hearing of suspended NPA prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach continues in Pretoria on Friday.

A senior National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) official is expected to testify on Friday as the authority’s final witness.

Breytenbach was suspended from the NPA on April … Read the rest

National Prosecuting Authority’s decision on Marikana miners welcomed

The Justice Ministry on Sunday welcomed the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision to withdraw murder charges against 270 Lonmin mineworkers.

“We welcome the decision but will await formal report as requested,” said Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.

The workers were initially … Read the rest