This week’s Grocott’s Direct covers law, the courts, and constitutional rights and duties under lockdown. Emergency medical services (EMS) workers are afraid to return to duty until they know their status and that of their two (previously) confirmed positive colleagues. Follow the online link to the full story to find the account of a man kicked out of a local store because he works at EMS (shortly after the positive Covid-19 status of two colleagues was made public), and what a human rights lawyer has to say about it. Lawyers discuss the possible repercussions of delayed justice as a result of the…
Immediately after the ANC’s National Working Committee meeting, Gwede Mantashe told South Africans that: “it was unfortunate that some leaders had used an intelligence report as a reason for Gordhan's dismissal.” Mantashe who somersaulted on his earlier disagreement on Zuma’s decision to cleanse National Treasury, also said: “the intelligence report is a complicated matter”.
Going… Whichever way it was skinned, it had become increasingly obvious that the days of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in JZ’s cabinet were numbered. Like a little boy, the poor man was summoned to return from a meet-greet-and reassure-trip that he, his Deputy Mcebisi Jonas and a few industry titans had undertaken just last Sunday.
Strange noises coming from the back of the car of a man caught speeding led an alert police officer to a two live animals and five dead ones being transported in the boot of a car passing through Port Alfred this morning.
About 350 people joined in protest action against President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle, on Church Square at lunchtime on Friday. Many protesters were carrying placards urging government to put an end to corruption, to stop radical economic looting, to defend democracy and to recall the president.
"Remember the eisteddfods we used to take part in at the Monument?" I said to my brother who has been living out of South Africa for more than 30 years.
With accused number three in the Zion Dam murder case Siviwe Gqotholo to be sent for psychiatric observation, the five men accused of the horrific torture and murder of a Grahamstown resident in October last year will return to court later this month.
Three suspects linked to a June 2016 rhino poaching case at Buckland’s Private Game Reserve 40km from Grahamstown remain in custody following a brief appearance in the magistrate’s court in Grahamstown on Wednesday 15 March.
Police arrested a suspect and are looking for a second in the vicious robbery of an elderly Grahamstown couple this morning Saturday 18 March. One of the suspects is well known to the couple.
Starting on Monday 20 March, South Africa will celebrate National Library Week. With this there is also good news for Grahamstown as the Hill Street public library officially reopens on Wednesday after a year of closure due to renovations.