Court Wrap 11 November 2022

Friday, 11 November 2022: Khayelitsha man murders girlfriend with screwdriver

Nosiphiwo James (29) was allegedly killed by her boyfriend with a screwdriver in Taiwan in Khayelitsha on 8 May, Mother’s Day. She was murdered on the same day and in the same area where six people were gunned down.

The man accused of killing James was arrested following cooperation between Action Society and SAPS in the Eastern Cape. He was transported to Cape Town and has made several court appearances. Action Society has monitored the case since the man’s arrest – and will continue to keep a close eye on the matter.

The man appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court on Friday, 11 November; the case has been postponed to January 2023. The investigation is still incomplete.

https://actionsociety.co.za/khayelitsha-man-in-court-for-nosiphiwe-james-murder-action-society-starts-watching-brief-after-successful-arrest/

https://actionsociety.co.za/cooperation-between-saps-and-action-society-leads-to-arrest-of-khayelitsha-gbv-murder-suspect-action-society-appointed-as-watching-brief/

 

Wednesday, 9 November 2022: Cape Town mother in court for an assault case

Action Society team was in the Blue Downs Magistrates Court on Wednesday, assisting a woman with an assault case. She was not only supported by Action Society but from the members of Women of Hope in Kleinvlei.

Now the woman claims that her abusive ex-husband manipulated his daughter into accusing her mother of assault, which saw her arrested. The mother was released and is trying to get her child help, as her daughter has become a victim of cyberbullying since being taken out of her mother’s care. She also claims that her ex-husband is harassing her despite legally divorcing him.

The matter has been postponed to February 2023. The case was postponed as the magistrate was not in the office on her court appearance.

https://actionsociety.co.za/abusive-father-manipulates-daughter-to-accuse-mother-of-assault/

 

Monday 7 November 2022: 12-year-old girl raped in Mitchells Plain

Action Society was in the Mitchells Plain Magistrates Court on Monday, assisting a 12-year-old girl a family member allegedly raped. The young girl was reportedly raped by her uncle, who stayed in the same house. The girl said he had sex with her and used a condom. The matter has been postponed to 17 November 2022.

 

Strand woman beaten badly by her boyfriend

Action Society is assisting a woman whose boyfriend severely beat up. The man appeared in court on Tuesday, 1 November 2022.

Bail was set at R500, and the accused was warned not to contact the victim in any form.

The woman was assaulted in September this year by her new boyfriend. According to her, the accused beat her after he had a ‘fight ‘with her ex-boyfriend.

The accused beat the woman so severely that she had to get stitches in her face. Her family is aware of the incident, but they are putting pressure on her to withdraw the case. The woman is also scared that she will lose her job if she must go to court every time. She has mandated Action Society to assist with the matter. The matter has been postponed to December 2022.

 

Belhar mother murdered while taking her child to school

Action Society was in court more than a week ago, supporting the family of Lauren Kennedy (25). She was shot and killed while walking her 7-year-old child to school last month.

The suspect appeared in the Bellville Magistrates Court on 1 November. According to news reports, she was allegedly killed by her abusive ex-boyfriend.

The case was postponed to early December 2022.

 

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