Action Society welcomes positive movement in two ongoing court cases

Action Society welcomes positive movement in two of the three cases we attended in the past week. We managed to bring the case of a raped teenager to closing arguments, and the murder case of Aaliyah Chingy is moving steadily with a pre-trial conference on the horizon.

“Every step, even if it seems like a minor step, is movement and movement creates
momentum. At Action Society it is our role to make progress in these cases and we are pleased with the progress we have made,” said Action Society’s Kaylynn Palm.

Orchid: Teenager raped in Mitchells Plain

The Mitchells Plain teenager accused of raping Orchid, a teenage girl, appeared at the Mitchells Plain Magistrates court where the matter was postponed to 6 February 2024 for closing arguments.

Aaliyah Chingy: Stabbed and tossed in a shallow grave

Moeneeb Hess, the man accused of killing Aaliyah Chingy appeared at the Bellville Regional Court in the murder case of Aaliyah Chingy. Her body was found in a shallow grave in Delft in February 2023. Aaliyah’s body was covered in stab wounds The case was postponed to 4 March for a pre-trial conference.

Mietjie Ontong: Killed in cold blood

The small town of Hermon in the Western Cape was shocked to its core when one of the pillars of their community, Mietjie Ontong, was killed by two men in her home in October 2023. On Tuesday Action Society was at the Wellington Magistrate’s Court where we heard that the fingerprints and lab report are still outstanding. The matter has been postponed to 13 February 2024 for the reports to be filed as well as a Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) decision whether the case will be heard in Regional or High court.

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