South Africa’s favourite reality TV show, the ‘Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial,’ has been adjourned by Judge Masipa. An application was brought before the court by defence Advocate Barry Roux, in agreement with state prosecutor, Gerrie Nel that the trial be postponed for a number of weeks.
Hours after Boston commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, a bomb scare occurred at the marathon’s finish line, when a man wearing a black veil walked barefoot through the street, shouting “Boston Strong!”
Two unattended backpacks, found at the Boston Marathon finish line, were detonated and one man arrested, on the one-year anniversary of the deadly bombing.
On Tuesday, more than a 100 girls were kidnapped from a secondary school in Nigeria’s Borno state. No one has since come forward to claim responsibility for the kidnappings but the militant group Boko Haram is suspected to be behind the events.
Criminal law expert William Booth says Oscar Pistorius crumbled under Gerrie Nel’s cross examination by presenting different versions of what happened on February 14. So how’s Oscar doing? “Not well at all.”
Oscar Pistorius read in court the Valentine’s Day card that Reeva Steenkamp gave to him before he shot her to death, containing the message “I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you.”
Gerrie Nel has been hammering away at Pistorius for days now, and talks are that Nel’s grilling may continue for the rest of the day. Pistorius’s strong will and focus may have served him well on the track, but on the witness stand it isn’t doing him any favours. Oscar’s biggest problem at the moment is dolus eventualis.
If you’re watching the Oscar Pistorius trial, you’re witnessing the defendant getting himself into knots on the stand. This one tweet captures exactly how badly the morning has gone for Ozzy P.
Frazier Glenn Cross, the man suspected of killing three people in two separate shootings at Jewish centres in Kansas on Sunday was captured on camera by Kansas City news station KMBC shouting what sounded like “Heil Hitler!” from the back of a police cruiser after his arrest.
This morning, the dedicated Oscar Pistorius trial channel on DSTV channel 199 featured an interview with one Mark Batchelor, a former Bafana Bafana footballer who suffered an alleged threat by Oscar Pistorius in 2012 that the Blade Runner would “break his legs.” We wrote a story about that incident, which the channel referenced for context [...]
Normally people who hate their job leave that discussion for the bar or their spouse. This guy was so fed up with his job as a court room stenographer, he wrote “I hate my job” and other gibberish in 30 cases.
Earlier today we reported that a UCT rugby player was accused of punching a woman in the face during a brawl. We have the ALLEGED video of the assault. You can read all about that, here.
A young lady named Irini Agathagelou has posted a message to Carte Blanche on Facebook, telling of an alleged attack carried out by a UCT 1st XV player, after their historic comeback win against NWU Pukke.
No jokes. A nine-month-old toddler has been charged with attempted murder in a court in the city of Lahore, Pakistan, last week. The child is in hiding after appearing in court facing murder charges with the rest of his family. His case has focused the spotlight on Pakistan’s dysfunctional justice system.
Hostage situations don’t occur everyday, but only in a low budget action film would you see a man wielding a meat-cleaver as his weapon of choice. Check out the radical images of a crazy man in China holding a woman hostage with a meat-cleaver.
Titled ‘Heartbleed’ by the researchers who discovered the bug, it affects an important and widely used internet security protocol called SSL. It is estimated that as much as 66% of the web may have been compromised.
Smart cars are perfect for inner city transport: they’re small, light on fuel and convenient. But their small size is actually a disadvantage. Their lightweight design makes them a target for tipping.
Oh the irony. A man from Oregon in the USA was arrested for driving under the influence, wearing the most ironically incriminating shirt.
South Africans have another highly anticipated court drama on their hands. With the Pistorius trial reaching fever pitch, the trial of Shrien Dewani may be the next high profile case to enjoy airtime on the small screen.
And he’s bawling his eyes out. “I can’t imagine the pain, the sorrow and the emptiness I’ve caused you,” and “I have terrible nightmares. I wake up in a complete state of terror.”
This is mental. A 16-month-old child was almost hit by a truck on Thursday in Gauteng. Traffic police say that the child was walking along the N1 near the Grasmere offramp, with no parent or caretaker in sight.
Take a stroll down the abandoned mines in Johannesburg, where hundreds, if not thousands of illegal miners, known as Zama Zamas, risk their lives to support their families. Watch VICE’s incredible exposé on the illegal mines in Jo’burg and the deadly gang warfare within them.
You remember the story of how the Waterkloof Four were released, but then two of them were sent back to jail for 12 months after a video of them using cellphones and partying in jail was released, right? Well it looks the one has ballsed it up again..
Jacob Zuma has responded to a damning report into the construction of his R246 million Nkandla homestead by the Public Protector, who found that Zuma had ”benefited unduly” from the construction of non-security features including a swimming pool, amphitheatre, kraal, cattle culvert and chicken run, and that he ought to pay back the money used in their construction.
That is correct. Shrien Dewani will very likely be staying in Valkenberg after he lands in South Africa from 8 April to stand trial for the murder of his wife, Anni Dewani. Shrien will enjoy a direct overnight flight from London to Cape Town. Upon landing he’ll be transferred straight to the High Court, where he’ll be charged in the presence of his lawyer.
Police have opened a murder investigation, after the body of a 53-year-old man was found drifting in the sea next to a burning life raft in the Caribbean Sea, near the island of St Vincent. A diver found sailing instructor John Edward Garner’s body after seeing smoke from his life raft close to a burnt-out yacht.
Max Clifford used to be Shrien Dewani’s PR guy, until Clifford was charged with sex crimes. On the opening day of his defence against indecent assault charges, Clifford opened up about his affairs, his penis size and sex parties he attended in the 1960s.
A man named Christopher Jaye Reeves was arrested on charges of possession of meth with the intent to distribute, after police pulled him over for speeding through traffic. The kicker – he was wearing a Superman suit.
Police ballistics expert Capt. Christiaan Mangena gave an explosive testimony, illustrating the last moments of Reeva Steenkamp’s life. Over the past couple of day’s Oscar Pistorius’s defense have repeatedly attacked the evidence, claiming that the police contaminated the scene. However, this was not the case when Mangena testified.