Today's Big Stories

Traditional leaders are not above the law - Pierre de vos

Constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos says traditional leaders must be subject to the Constitution.

This comes after the Supreme Court of Appeal sentenced King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo to 12 years imprisonment for arson, kidnapping and attempts to defeat the ends of justice.

The Xhosa monarch was set to appeal the ruling in the Constitutional Court, but de Vos said an appeal was not likely to succeed.

Listen to the full conversation (with John Webb standing in) on Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

De Vos said customary law could not take over the role of the courts, and the legislature must take a stance on the power of traditional leaders in South Africa.

King Dalindyebo was due to report to prison but had his bail extended by two weeks. There were also claims that the Council of Traditional Leaders was looking for a chief to take the place of King Dalindyebo in jail.


This article first appeared on 702 : Traditional leaders are not above the law - Pierre de vos


Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

A judge has ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not hold any position at the SABC and Twitter has wasted no time reacting.

AbaThembu clan: Will there be a crisis following King Dalindyebo's arrest?

AbaThembu clan: Will there be a crisis following King Dalindyebo's arrest?

With the King of the Xhosa AbaThembu clan charged to 12 years in prison, Ray White speaks to Somadoda Fikeni about what happens next.

Popular articles
Zim ministers snub Mugabe's cabinet meeting call

Zim ministers snub Mugabe's cabinet meeting call

Regional Co-Ordinator at Crisis Zimbabwe Coalition, Joy Mabenge says the keys to Mugabe's impeachment are turning very fast.

Tender irregularities plague City of Cape Town

Tender irregularities plague City of Cape Town

Allegations point to irregularities in the tender processes where some bidders were preferred by the City's senior executives.

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

Up for a Springboks level scrum? Instructions on how to ensure you get the deals in your inbox the moment they become known...

I didn't believe that he was ever going to step down - JJ Cornish

I didn't believe that he was ever going to step down - JJ Cornish

EWN Africa Correspondent, JJ Cornish describes Mugabe's Sunday evening speech as a humiliating downturn for the Zim president.