Citizen Reporter
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23 Dec 2021
6:10 am

These are the cases that kept our eyes on SA’s courts in 2021

Citizen Reporter

Another high-profile case was that of former Tembisa constable Rosemary Ndlovu for having six of her relatives killed and plotting the murders of six more so she could cash in on their insurance.

Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla

Thousands of criminals passed through South Africa’s courts in 2021. The most high-profile person who found himself in Lady Justice’s firing line was former president Jacob Zuma. In June, the Constitutional Court found him guilty of contempt over his refusal to take the stand at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, chaired by then Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, and sentenced him to 15 months behind bars. He was locked up at the Estcourt correctional centre a week later, which gave way to violent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in the days that followed. Two months later, he was...